Alan Autry

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Born

7/31/1952 , Shreveport , La .

Birth Name

Carlos Alan Autry

Gender

Male

Biography:

He was born Carlos Alan Autry to Carl and Verna Autry.He was an only child.When he was 11 months old his parents divorced after his father left them.His mother took him to Tulare Ca.where they lived with her father.Young Carlos Alan's name was changed to his mother's maiden name, Brown because his grandfather did not think there was any hope that he would ever get to see his father again and thought it would be best for the boy if he went by the family name.The Brown's were Oklahomans who had settled in California in earlier years.And it is from them that he picked up his Oklahoma drawl.When he was six years old his mother married a man named Joe Duty.Autry was very close to his stepfather(who passed away in 1972) and still refers to him as "my Dad".The family followed the crops around the San Joaquin Valley harvesting and planting apricots, grapes and cotton.By the time he was in fourth grade he had attended six different schools.When he was in the fifth grade they settled in Riverdale Ca.,where his stepfather found work driving a tractor and his mother cleaned houses during the day.In high school he was all league playing baseball, basketball and football.Autry was a star quarterback in high school for the Riverdale Cowboys.He was offered a scholarship to play for the University of the Pacific in Stockton as a quarterback for the Tigers.In 1972 while playing against the University of Washington in Seattle he suffered a knee injury that would ultimately shorten his football career.He graduated with a B.A. and was halfway through his student teaching when he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.One day while on his way to training camp he stopped off in Chicago to say hello to a "friend of a friend,of a friend who knew somebody" who was working on the crew of a movie.While there he met director Robert Altman.When his football career ended he contacted Altman who gave him a small part in the 1978 film "Remember My Name".Other parts soon followed.In 1979 he made a brief return to football playing in the CFL for the B.C. Lions.In 1981, while filming Southern Comfort in Louisiana he met his real father for the first time,after finding his name in the Shreveport phonebook.Shortly after that he returned to his birth name Autry.He has appeared in many TV shows and movies over the years.In October of 1985 he became a born again Christian.The part for which he is best known came in 1988,when he was cast as Officer (and later Sgt., Lt. and finally Captain )Bubba Skinner on "In The Heat of the Night".The series would run until 1995.In 1997 he founded Dirt Road productions in Fresno where he lives with his wife Kimberlee and their children - daughters Lauren and Heather and son Austin.Dirt Road productions has produced several projects and released their first full length film "The Legend of Jake Kincaid" in 2002.The western was based on a story he wrote. Autry also directed the film and stars as Jake Kincaid.His wife Kimberlee and former "Heat of the Night" costar David Hart(Parker Williams)are also in the film.He donates much of his time to working with churches,schools and charities.Autry was elected Mayor of Fresno on November 7,2000.In March of 2004 he was re-elected with over 72 percent of the vote.His second term will run from January 2005 until January 2009.

Complete list of credits for Alan Autry

Crew Credits

The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) - Writer
The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) - Director
The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) - Producer

Acting Appearances

Starring Roles
Sons of Thunder (1999) - Butch McMann
Style and Substance (1998) - Earl
Grace Under Fire (1993) - Rick Bradshaw
In the Heat of the Night (1988) - Captain Bubba Skinner

Guest Starring Roles
The 700 Club - Himself 1/9/07
PBS Newshour - Himself 7/28/2006
Praise the Lord - Himself 4/6/2006
Hannity and Colmes - Himself (2005)
Lou Dobbs Tonight - Himself (2005)
Praise the Lord - Himself (Host) - 3/25/04 (2004)
Praise the Lord - Himself - 3/20/03 (2003)
Praise the Lord - Himself - 1/9/03 (2003)Billy Graham - Himself - Central Valley Crusade (2001)
Style and Substance - Earl - I Went to a Garden Party (1998)
Style and Substance - Earl - Chelsea's First Date (1998)
Style and Substance - Earl - The Plate (1998)
Style and Substance - Earl - A Recipe for Disaster (1998)
Style and Substance - Earl - Pilot (1998)
Grace Under Fire - Rick Bradshaw - The Show-Me State (1996)
Grace Under Fire - Rick Bradshaw - Positively Hateful (1996)
Grace Under Fire - Rick - Thanks for Nothing (1995)
Grace Under Fire - Rick Bradshaw - Daycare (1995)
Grace Under Fire - Rick Bradshaw - The Breakup (1995)
Grace Under Fire - Rick Bradshaw - Grace and Rick and the Dance of Doom (1995)
Grace Under Fire - Rick Bradshaw - Movin' on Down (1995)
The George & Alana Show - Himself(1995)
The Facts of Life - Clark Darrin - Peekskill Law (1988)
The A-Team - Mike "The Hammer" Horn - Quarterback Sneak (1986)
St. Elsewhere - John Corzinsky - Out on a Limb (1986)
Newhart - Ed McKendrick - Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up? (1986)
Hunter - Whitey McVee - High Bleacher Man (1984)
The Dukes of Hazzard - Hurley - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke (1984)
The A-Team - Gary Crenshaw (as Carlos Brown) - Labor Pains (1983)
The Mississippi - - Murder at Mt. Parnassus (1983)
Cheers - Tom Kenderson - The Boys in the Bar (1983)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - J.T.(as Carlos Brown) - Gold Fever (1982)
Best of the West - - The Funeral (1982)
The Dukes of Hazzard - Dawson (as Carlos Brown) - 10 Million Dollar Sheriff (2) (1981)
The Dukes of Hazzard - Dawson (as Carlos Brown) - 10 Million Dollar Sheriff (1) (1981)
Style and Substance - Earl - Do Not Go Squealing Into That Good Night (0)

Movie/Mini-Series/Special Roles

The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) - Jake Kincaid
California 911 Memorial (2001) - Himself/Master of Ceremonies
34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (1999) - Himself/Presenting
Get Away Right Away Child Safety Video (1999) - Himself
30th Annual Victor Awards (1996) - Himself/Presenting
Intruders (1992) - Joe Wilkes
The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Awards (1991) - Himself/Presenting
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990) - Matt
Street of Dreams (1988) - Maury Fields
World Gone Wild (1988) - Hank
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) - George aka:The Silent Voice
Destination America (1987) - Larry Leathergood
Proud Men (1987) - Brian Winoon
At Close Range (1986) - Ernie
Blue Deville (1986) - Sgt. Auggie Valentine
House (1986) - Cop # 3
Nomads (1986) - Olds
Brewsters Millions (1985) - Biff Brown
Eagle and the Bear (1985) -
O.C. & Stiggs (1985) -
Roadhouse 66 (1984) - Hoot
Dangerous Company (1982) - Donald Robinette (as Carlos Brown)
Southern Comfort (1981) - Cpl. (Coach) Bowden (as Carlos Brown)
Rage (1980) - Man # B (as Carlos Brown)
Remember My Name (1978) - Rusty ( as Carlos Brown)