When he was on In the Heat of the Night he was contacted by someone from Gene Autry's office. Gene wanted to know if they were related. Alan was a big fan of Gene and had been told by his family as a kid that they were relatives, but they did not know how they were related. Gene decided to have a genealogist check into it.They found that Alan's paternal grandfather and Gene Autry's father were brothers.
Alan and Gene got to meet with each other and were friends until Gene's death.
In 1982 Autry met his biological father for the first time.
He is currently in his second term as the Mayor of Fresno, California.
He was first elected in the November, 2000
General Election.His first term ran from January 2001 until January 2005.He was re-elected in the March 2, 2004 primary, with over 72 percent of the vote.
His second term will run from January, 2005 until January, 2009.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Alan Autry to the Board of Directors for the California State Film Commission.
He is 6'3" and weighs 235 lbs.
In high school he was all league in football, baseball, and basketball.
When he played for the Green Bay Packers his coach was football legend Bart Starr.
After Hurricane Katrina he travelled to the Gulf Coast to offer support to storm victims and also offer an invitation to make Fresno their home.
His nickname when he played football was "Carlos the Cannon " due to his strong throwing arm.
The official site for Alan Autry's most recent film The Legend of Jake Kincaid.
He was a commentator/color analyst for the Fresno State Bulldogs during the 1998 and 1999 fall seasons.
He played in the Canadian Football League for the B.C. Lions in 1979.
He played N.F.L. football for the Green Bay Packers during the 1975-76 and 1976-77 seasons.
Alan Autry: (In reference to Hurricane Katrina) We are all Americans. If something happens like this, you put a map of the U.S. up there, and erase all the state lines.
Alan Autry: (During negotiations with the California State Legislature in 2004) You have to have a storm before the rainbow.
Alan Autry: (During negotiations with the California State Legislature in Sacramento in 2004) I may not be the brightest chrome on the bumper...