Alan Autry

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Carlos Alan Autry (born July 31, 1952) is an actor, politician, and former NFL football player. He is best known for his role as Captain Bubba Skinner on the television series In the Heat of the Night (TV). He appeared in numerous movies and television shows and was later elected as Mayor of Fresno, California.

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Biography

Autry was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of Carl Autry and Verna Brown. His name was changed to Carlos Brown when he was a year old, after his parents divorced. He worked alongside his mother and stepfather Joe Duty in the fields of California's San Joaquin Valley, planting and harvesting cotton, grapes and other crops.They travelled around the valley living in worker camps. When he was 12 they settled in Riverdale, California.

In high school he was a star quarterback for the Riverdale Cowboys. He received an athletic scholarship to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he was a quarterback for the Tigers. In 1975 he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers where he was a second string and briefly in 1977, starting quarterback. When his football career ended he came to Hollywood, making his film debut in the 1978 motion picture Remember My Name.

He met his biological father Carl Autry for the first time in 1982 while on location in Shreveport,for the motion picture Southern Comfort, after finding his name in the phone book. Afterwards he made the decision to return to his birth name Autry. By 1986 he was a born-again Christian and began to devote much of his time to working with charitable causes.

He is married to Kimberlee Autry and they have three children.

Politics

Autry was elected Mayor of Fresno, California in November, 2000. His first term is from January, 2001 to January, 2005. He was re-elected on March 2, 2004 with over 72 percent of the vote. His second term will be from January, 2005 to January, 2009. He caused controversy in August, 2004 when he held a heterosexual-only "Marriage Commitment Day" event at City Hall.

Dirt Road Productions

In 1997 he started his own production company Dirt Road Productions. In 2002 he released The Legend of Jake Kincaid, a western based on a story he wrote. He also directed the film.

Filmography

Television

Starring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Credited as Alan Autry

  • Hannity & Colmes- (6-10-05) as Himself (interview)
  • CNN'S Lou Dobbs Tonight - (6/2/05) as Himself (interview)
  • Praise the Lord - (March, 2004)as Himself (Guest Host)
  • Praise the Lord - (March, 2003)as Himself (interview)
  • Praise the Lord -(January, 2003)as Himself (interview)
  • California 911 Memorial Video - (2001) as Himself (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Billy Graham Central Valley Crusade - (2001) as Himself
  • Get Away Right Away Child Safety Video -(1999) as Himself/Host
  • 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (1999) as Himself/Presenting
  • 30th Annual Victor Awards (1996) as Himself/Presenting
  • The George & Alana Show - (1995) as Himself (interview)
  • The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (1991) as Himself/Presenting
  • The Facts of Life - Peekskill Law (1988) as Clark Darrin
  • The A-Team - Quarterback Sneak (1986) as Mike "The Hammer" Horn
  • St. Elsewhere - Out on a Limb (1986) as John Corzinsky
  • Newhart - Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up? (1986) as Ed McKendrick
  • Hunter - High Bleacher Man (1984) as Whitey McVee
  • The Dukes of Hazzard - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke (1984) as Hurley
  • The A-Team - Labor Pains (1983) as Gary Crenshaw
  • The Mississippi - Murder at Mt. Parnassus (1983)
  • Cheers- The Boys in the Bar (1983) as Tom Kenderson

Credited as Carlos Brown

Films

Credited as Alan Autry

  • The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) as Jake Kincaid
  • Intruders (1992) as Joe Wilkes
  • The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990) as Matt
  • Street of Dreams (1988) as Maury Fields
  • World Gone Wild (1988) as Hank
  • Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) as George
  • Destination America (1987) as Larry Leathergood
  • Proud Men (1987) as Brian Winoon
  • At Close Range (1986 in film|1986) as Ernie
  • Blue De Ville (1986) as Sgt. Auggie Johnson
  • House (1986) as Cop # 3
  • Nomads (1986) as Olds
  • Brewsters Millions (1985) as Biff Brown
  • Eagle and the Bear (1985)
  • O.C. & Stiggs (1985)
  • Roadhouse 66 (1984) as Hoot

Credited as Carlos Brown

  • Dangerous Company (1982 in film|1982) as Donald Robinette
  • Southern Comfort (1982) as Cpl. Nolan (Coach) Bowden
  • Rage (1980) as Man #B
  • North Dallas Forty (1979) as Balford
  • Remember My Name (1978 in film|1978) as Rusty

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