The actor/director bought the property on the banks of the Tickfaw River in Holden three years ago, and recently shot his new movie Smothered there.

A spokesman for the star tells WENN, "Almost all of the entire 58 acres was covered in water.

"John was away at the time of the flood, but was getting pictures and updates via text from his team at the studio. His mother, who lives on the property, was moved to a different location, and luckily, no one was hurt. Two of John's four dogs were thought to be missing at one point, but were found safe in the bedroom of the main house."

Schneider's studio team, known as the PseuperKrew, set up a GoFundMe campaign to help cover costs of repairing the studio.

"They decided to do something after the flood waters went down and realised the extent of the damage," the representative explains. "They set up a GoFundMe page to help, and so far the campaign has raised over $12,000 (£7,500). The studio plans to create a plaque that will include all the names of the contributors."

Prior to the flooding, which hit Louisiana and Mississippi earlier this month (Mar16) and left thousands of homes under water, John was on a roll as a studio boss - seven films have been shot at John Schneider Studios since he took the Camp Singing Waters property over.