Rosco P. Coltrane

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 14, 2010

Whatever happened to James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard? I loved him and that hound dog, Flash, on the show!
Rae Stovall, Jacksonville, Fla.

An avid fisherman, Best, 83, recently moved near a good fishing hole in Hickory, N.C., with wife Dorothy and their beagle and two spaniels. He stays busy with productions for his Best Friend Films, for which he often writes, directs and performs. In his spare time, Best, a first cousin of music legends Don and Phil Everly (the Everly Brothers), makes frequent personal appearances and is a professional painter specializing in rural scenes. His recent autobiography, Best in Hollywood: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful, is available in stores and online, including at Best’s own Dukes-filled website,, which also features a gallery of his paintings.