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Sonny Shroyer (Otis B. Shroyer)

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Biography

Valdosta, Georgia, USA
Sonny Shroyer was born in Valdosta, Georgia, a small town on the Georgia-Florida border. Shroyer, whose given name is Otis Burt Shroyer Jr., grew up steeped in the traditions of the deep South. He worked in the tobacco warehouses pushing tobacco buggies and helped his father in their fruit stand-ice cream parlor business. His prowess in high school football landed him a football scholarship at Florida State University (he later ended up playing football in the movie The Longest Yard (1974) with another FSU football player, Burt Reynolds). Read more...

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Character: College Football Coach

Forrest Gump 1994

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Character: Seaman Thompson

Roots 1977

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Character: Big Billy Hunniker

The Devil and Max Devlin 1981

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Character: Ghost of Matthew Goldyn

The Price 2008

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Character: Sheriff Ed Cooper

A Tale About Bootlegging 2005

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Character: Gov. Jimmie Davis

Ray 2004

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Character: Himself

CMT Insider 2004

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Character: James F. Blake

The Rosa Parks Story 2002

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Character: Himself

Inside Fame 2002

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Character: Delbert Birdsong

The Rainmaker 1997

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Character: Bert Kyler

Paradise Falls 1997

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Character: Coach Snell

The Ernest Green Story 1993

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Character: Sheriff Ashford

Scattered Dreams 1993

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Character: Plainclothes Cop #1

Love Crimes 1992

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Character: Mr. Critter

Santa's Magic Book 1996

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Character: Otis Cane

Diggity: A Home at Last 2001

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Character: Enos

Hee Haw 1969

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Character: Gerald Manfred

Superboy 1988

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Character: Sen. Owen Harper

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