Jay Huguely (born September 21, 1940; died December 13, 2008 in Valencia, California) was a stage actor, advertising executive and television writer/executive who enjoyed a brief run of popularity as a novelty recording artist in the 1970s.
Recording as Cledus Maggard & the Citizen's Band, Huguely - working at the time for Leslie Advertising in Greenville, South Carolina - enjoyed his one and only hit in 1976 with "The White Knight." Released during the wave of popularity of the citizens' band radio, the song is about a semitrailer truck driver victimized by a Georgia highway patrolman's speed trap. He chose the name "Cledus" after his mother's name Cleta.
"The White Knight" reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart in February 1976, and was his only hit to reach that chart's Top 40. Following the success of this record, Huguely most notably was a producer on the 1980s television series "Magnum, P.I." In the 1990s, he was a writer and producer, known for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993), Street Justice (1991) and Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994).
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