Claude Akins

Claude Akins

  • Highest Rated: 100% Comanche Station (1960)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Tentacles (1977)
  • Birthday: May 25, 1926
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Trained at Northwestern University's drama department, onetime salesman Claude Akins was a Broadway actor when he was selected by a Columbia talent scout for a small role in the Oscar-winning From Here to Eternity (1953). With a craggy face and blunt voice that evoked memories of Lon Chaney Jr., Akins was a "natural" for villainous or roughneck roles, but was versatile enough to play parts requiring compassion and humor. A television actor since the "live" days, Akins achieved stardom relatively late in life via such genial adventure series as Movin' On (1974), B.J. and the Bear (1979), The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979) and Legmen (1984). In his last decade, Claude Akins was a busy-and most genial-commercial spokesperson.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Shield for Murder Fat Michaels 2003
No Score Yet Twisted Fear Actor 1994
75% Falling from Grace Speck 1992
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls Actor 1992
No Score Yet The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Theodore Roosevelt 1991
No Score Yet The Curse Nathan 1987
No Score Yet Monster in the Closet Sheriff Ketchum 1987
No Score Yet If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium Actor 1987
No Score Yet Manhunt for Claude Dallas Bill Pogue 1986
No Score Yet Celebrity Uncle Bun Luther 1985
No Score Yet The Baron and the Kid Harley 1984
No Score Yet The Concrete Cowboys Woody 1979
No Score Yet Murder in Music City Actor 1979
No Score Yet Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo Bert Springer 1977
No Score Yet The Rhinemann Exchange Actor 1977
0% Tentacles Capt. Robards 1977
No Score Yet Killer on Board Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Big Push Matt 1975
No Score Yet Eric Stan Swensen 1975
No Score Yet The Norliss Tapes Actor 1973
37% Battle For The Planet Of The Apes Gen. Aldo 1973
No Score Yet Death Squad Actor 1973
No Score Yet Skyjacked Sgt. Ben Puzo 1972
No Score Yet A Man Called Sledge Hooker 1971
86% The Night Stalker Sheriff Butcher 1971
No Score Yet Flap Lobo 1970
No Score Yet Lock, Stock and Barrel Punck Logan 1970
No Score Yet The Great Bank Robbery Actor 1969
60% The Devil's Brigade Rocky Rockman 1968
No Score Yet Waterhole No. 3 Sgt. Henry Foggers 1967
No Score Yet First to Fight Capt. Mason 1967
13% Return of the Seven Frank 1966
No Score Yet Ride Beyond Vengeance Elwood Coates 1966
No Score Yet Incident at Phantom Hill Krausman 1966
79% The Killers Earl Sylvester 1964
50% A Distant Trumpet Seely Jones 1964
No Score Yet Merril's Marauders Sgt. Kolowicz 1962
No Score Yet Gunfight in Black Horse Canyon Actor 1961
92% Inherit the Wind Reverend 1960
100% Comanche Station Ben Lane 1960
No Score Yet Yellowstone Kelly Sergeant 1959
No Score Yet Don't Give Up the Ship Lt. Cmdr. Farber 1959
83% Porgy and Bess Detective 1959
100% Rio Bravo Joe Burdette 1959
No Score Yet Onionhead Poznicki 1958
82% The Defiant Ones Mac 1958
No Score Yet The Lonely Man Blackburn 1957
No Score Yet The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm Pete Logan 1957
No Score Yet The Sharkfighters Chief `Gordy' Gordon 1956
No Score Yet The Burning Hills Ben Hindeman 1956
No Score Yet The Sea Chase Winkler 1955
No Score Yet Down Three Dark Streets Matty Pavelich 1954
92% The Caine Mutiny Horrible 1954
No Score Yet The Raid Lt. Ramsey 1954
No Score Yet The Human Jungle Mandy 1954
92% From Here to Eternity Sgt. Baldy Thom 1953

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Ethan Cragg Capt. Ethan Cragg
  • 1984
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Jim
  • 1973
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Sam Hibbing
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Guest Tucker Ad Bellam Hack Sy Howard Kane Jed Sweeney McLane Solis
  • 1972
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1958
  • 1956
  • 1955
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
El Supremo
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Ralph
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Karse Boggs Parker Manson Lark Marsden Aloysius
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Sam Hill Marshal Dowd Ezekial Col. Dunwoody
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Steve Brand William Fletcher
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Paisley Briggs
  • 1958
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Philip Dix
  • 1958
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Policeman
  • 1957
  • 1956
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Claude Akins
  • 1956
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Ace Miller
  • 1956

QUOTES FROM Claude Akins CHARACTERS

Sgt. Henry Foggers
In the cavalry, when you've got no horse ... you're afoot.