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Claude Akins

Highest Rated:   100% Comanche Station (1960)
Lowest Rated:   0% Tentacles (1977)
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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
86% 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
36% 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
No Score Yet 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
78% The Killers
  • Earl Sylvester
1964
No Score Yet A Distant Trumpet
  • Seely Jones
1964
No Score Yet Merril's Marauders
  • Sgt. Kolowicz
1962
91% 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
81% 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 The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Steve Brand William Fletcher
  • 1962
  • 1960
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Claude Akins
  • 1956

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