Joe Sullivan - Hoppy's Official Look Alike

Hoppy fans - meet Joe Sullivan, Hopalong Cassidy's official look-alike and character representative!  Joe "Hoppy" Sullivan has been portraying Hopalong Cassidy at various functions around the country.  His costume is a detailed replica of the one Hoppy wore in 1939, including Bohlin made products.  

An experienced horseback rider, Sullivan uses his own black/silver saddle and tack.  He

presents a unique slide show on the cowboys and cowgirls who starred in the B-Western

movies during the 30's, 40's and 50's and narrates Hoppy's tribute to America.  Joe is

authorized by Hopalong Cassidy Enterprises to portray Hoppy.  He has appeared and

performed at the New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA and has

appeared as the host for the Hopalong Cassidy Western Series on Satellite TV.  Joe also

performed at Carnegie Hall and toured China with the Great American Cowboy Group.

Sullivan has been portraying Hoppy for 28 years, and is retired from sales management for

a livestock feed and animal health manufacturing company. He is presently with a

Therapeutic Riding Center for the mentally and physically challenged as a horse handler. 

Joe has been presented with several awards including a lifetime achievement award as an

entertainer.  Sullivan says, I enjoy keeping the spirit of my childhood hero "Hoppy" alive and

meeting so many wonderful people sharing in the same interest. A big thrill was meeting

and knowing Grace Bradley Boyd, a great lady.

Joe has appeared and performed at the following events:

Great American Cowboy Tour - Bejing/Shanghai

The Great American Cowboy in Concert - Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade - Pasadena, CA (riding with the Roy Rogers family)

Cowboy Music & Poetry Festival - Melody Ranch, CA

Tombstone Western Film Festival - Tombstone, AZ

Western Legends Roundup - Kanab, UT

Saddle Up Celebration - Pigeon Forge, TN

Old Tucson Studios - Tucson, AZ

Knoxville Film Caravan - Knoxville, TN

National Film Festival of the West - Scottsdale, AZ

Hopalong Cassidy Festival - Cambridge, OH

Lone Pine Film Festival - Lone Pine, CA

Mule Camp SASS - Gainsville, GA

Hopalong Cassidy 100th Birthday Celebration - Lone Pine, CA

SASS End of Trail - Norco, CA

Indiana State Fair - Indianapolis, IN

National 4th of July Parade - Philadelphia, PA

National Cherry Blossom Parade - Washington, DC

Hoppy Celebration at Paramount Ranch Studios - Thousand Oaks, CA

Cowboy Christmas - Las Vegas, NV

Gene Autry Festival - Gene Autry, OK

Roy Rogers Film Festival - Victorville, CA & Portsmouth, OH

Golden Boot Awards - Beverly Hills, CA

Cowboys, Heroes & Friends - Branson, MO

Frontier Fest - Thornton, WV

Cowboy Days - Las Cruces, NM

Red River Western Festival - Shreveport, LA

Dean Smith Celebrity Rodeo - Abilene, TX

Joe has appeared in the following productions:

Host for the Hopalong Cassidy Western Series on Satellite TV

Video - Sunbelt Broadcasting "Where They Make Movies", produced by Dave Holland

Video - "On Location in Lone Pine", produced by Dave Holland

Video - "Days of Yore", SASS End of Trail in Norco, CA

Joe "Hoppy" Sullivan

Hopalong Cassidy Look-Alike Joe "Hoppy" Sullivan at Carnegie Hall

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