John Schneider’s cool dad character abandons Superman, but returns for ‘Sydney White’

js.jpgWhen a Good-Ol’-Boy grows up, it must make him a Cool-Ol’-Dad.

Take Mount Kisco native John Schneider, who got his big break playing the playfully rebellious Bo Duke on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Almost two decades later, Schneider would win over a completely new generation, portraying überprotagonist Jonathan Kent — Clark Kent/Superman’s adoptive father — on “Smallville,” only for his character to die of a heart attack in the series’ 100th episode.

But Schneider’s days of playing paternal with panache continue on the big screen. He serves as father figure to another legendary character in the upcoming Amanda Bynes movie, “Sydney White.” In the movie trailer for this retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Schneider tells Bynes’ title character, “Your mom would be so excited…” making it approximately the 2,194th time he’s expressed emotional pride to on-screen offspring in the last seven years.

The most devout Suburbarazzi might recognize the trailer’s biggest scene-stealer. Jeremy Howard, at 6’3½,” is the tallest of the reinvented “Dwarfs.” He provides the trailer’s final punch line — or, more accurately, the trailer’s repeated-door-frame-face-slam line.

What’s Howard’s extended connection to the Lower Hudson Valley? Find out after the break.

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From ‘Sydney White’ to ‘Black Widow,’ son of ‘Mathnet’ cop continues Hollywood roll

jhoward.jpgIn January, I interviewed Yonkers native Joe Howard, known by me and other hard-core “Square One TV” fans as crime-solving mathematician George Frankly on the “Dragnet” spoof called “Mathnet.” During the phone interview, we briefly discussed his son, Jeremy Howard (right), an emerging actor in his own right. Turns out Jeremy’s been popping up everywhere since then.

In addition to hitting on Rebecca De Mornay’s character — then arguing with her — as a store clerk in the debut episode of HBO’s “John from Cincinnati,” the younger Howard has another supporting role in the upcoming Amanda Bynes feature film “Sydney White,” a modern-day retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

Check out Jeremy (in the green shirt) among a group of guys who appear to be the seven “dwarfs,” which only serves as irony as he is listed as 6′ 3½” on Internet Movie Database.

Jeremy also secured roles in two TV movies this year, including “Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder,” starring Lea Thompson and “Black Widow,” starring Jessie Spano herself, Elizabeth Berkley.

No word as to whether or not he greeted Berkley with “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so … scared!”