Do You Know... Claude Akins?
Do you know…
Akins (born: Claude Marion Akins
in Nelson, Georgia, May 25, 1926 – died: in Altadena, California,
January 27, 1994) was an American actor with a long career on
stage, screen and television?
in appearance and voice, Akins could be
counted on to play the clever (or less than clever) tough guy,
on the side of good or bad, in movies and television.
He is best remembered as Sheriff
Lobo in the 1970s TV series B. J. and the Bear,
and later The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, a
spin-off series, with Ben Cooper appearing as Waverly.
As a film actor, Akins
first appeared in 1953's From Here to Eternity.
In television, Akins had
an early appearance in Adventures of Superman (episode number
69, "Peril by Sea"), playing a villainous co-conspirator.
Akins died of cancer.
Burial: Cremated, Ashes
given to family or friend.