|Known for||Villains; Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo on TV's The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo|
|Top Roles||Rev. Jeremiah Brown, Big Soldier, Mack, Joe Burdette, Horrible|
|Top Genres||Drama, Western, War, Crime, Action, Romance|
|Top Topics||World War II, Book-Based, Romance (Drama)|
|Top Collaborators||Stanley Kramer (Producer), Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin, Don Siegel (Director)|
|Shares birthday with||Jeanne Crain, Charles Barton, Steve Cochran see more..|
Claude Akins Overview:
Character actor, Claude Akins, was born Claude Marion Akins on May 25, 1926 in Nelson, GA. Akins appeared in over 225 film and TV roles. His best known films include Rio Bravo, The Defiant Ones, The Caine Mutiny, The Devil's Brigade, Inherit the Wind, Comanche Station and The Killers (1964). Akins also starred as Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo in the TV series The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979-1981). Akins died at the age of 67 on Jan 27, 1994 in Altadena, CA .
Burly, surly-looking and in the 'Ernest Borgnine tradition', Claude Akins had a late start in films and almost inevitably found himself cast as villains. Equally inevitably, it seemed, his later career brought better and more sympathetic roles, and his cheerful grin was also to be seen in leading roles in TV series.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Claude Akins Quotes:
Rachel Brown: No! No, Pa! Don't pray to destroy Bert!
Rev. Jeremiah Brown: Lord! We ask this same curse for those who ask grace for this sinner! Though they be blood of my blood and flesh of my FLESH!
Ben Lane: Frank, take a ride up river. See if they crossed ahead of us. If they cut our track, it's gonna put us between a rock and a hard place.
Elwood Coates: [to himself] Now we gonna get all the money Whiskey Man. We don't have to share it with nobody.
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