Alan Autry

Alan Autry

Infobox actor

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birthname = Carlos Alan Autry
birthdate = birth date and age|1952|7|31
location = Shreveport, Louisiana
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othername = Carlos Brown
yearsactive = 1977-present
spouse = Kimberlee
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Carlos Alan Autry (born July 31, 1952) is an American actor, politician, and former National Football League (NFL) football player. He is best known for his role as Captain Bubba Skinner on the television series "In the Heat of the Night". He appeared in numerous movies and television shows and was later elected mayor of Fresno, California.


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 1976, 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.


Autry was elected Mayor of Fresno, California in November 2000 by defeating former mayor Dan Whitehurst. He succeeded Jim Patterson. His first term was from January 2001 to January 2005. He was re-elected on March 2, 2004 with over 72 percent of the vote. He is a Republican. His second term will be from January 2005 to January 2009.

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 was also the director of this film.


Alan Autry and his "In the Heat of the Night" co-star Randall Franks joined forces under the banner of Autry-Franks Productions to produce the charity "In the Heat of the Night" CD "Christmas Time's A Comin'" featuring the cast of the show. The project raised funds for drug abuse prevention charities.With Franks producing, Autry performed his rendition of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" in homage to Gene Autry (who is not related to Alan). The duo both performed on "Jingle Bells" and "Christmas Time's A Comin'." Franks and Autry were able to include many music legends, some among them, Country Music Hall of Famers Kitty Wells, Jimmy Dickens and Pee Wee King as well as almost every top legend from the Bluegrass genre, from Jim and Jesse to The Lewis Family. The “Christmas Time’s A Comin’” CD released on Sonlite and MGM/UA was one of the most popular Christmas releases of 1991 and 1992 with Southern retailers.



tarring roles

*In the Heat of the Night (1988- 1995) as Captain Bubba Skinner
*Grace Under Fire (1995 - 1996) as Rick Bradshaw
*Style and Substance (1998) as Earl
*Sons of Thunder (1999) as Butch McMann

Guest starring roles

*Cheers- The Boys in the Bar (1983) as Tom Kenderson
*The Mississippi - Murder at Mt. Parnassus (1983)
*The A-Team
** Labor Pains (1983) as Gary Crenshaw
** Quarterback Sneak (1986) as Mike "The Hammer" Horn
*The Dukes of Hazzard
** Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke (1984) as Hurley
** 10 Million Dollar Sheriff (Parts 1&2) (1981) as Dawson [Credited as Carlos Brown]
*Hunter - High Bleacher Man (1984) as Whitey McVee
*Newhart - Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up? (1986) as Ed McKendrick
*St. Elsewhere - Out on a Limb (1986) as John Corzinsky
*The Facts of Life - Peekskill Law (1988) as Clark Darrin
*Hello, Larry - The Final Papers (1979) as Max [Credited as Carlos Brown]
*Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Gold Fever (1982) as J.T. [Credited as Carlos Brown]
*Best of the West - The Funeral (1982) [Credited as Carlos Brown]


*The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (1991) as Himself/Presenting
*The George & Alana Show - (1995) as Himself (interview)
*30th Annual Victor Awards (1996) as Himself/Presenting
*34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (1999) as Himself/Presenting
*Get Away Right Away Child Safety Video -(1999) as Himself/Host
*Billy Graham Central Valley Crusade - (2001) as Himself
*California 911 Memorial Video - (2001) as Himself (Master of Ceremonies)
*CNN'S Lou Dobbs Tonight - (6/2/05) as Himself (interview)
*Hannity & Colmes- (6-10-05) as Himself (interview)
*Praise the Lord
** (April 6, 2006) as Himself (interview)
** (January, 2003) as Himself (interview)
** (March, 2003) as Himself (interview)
** (March, 2004) as Himself (Guest Host)
*Newshour with Jim Lehrer - (July 28, 2006) as Himself (interview)
*The 700 Club - (January 9, 2006) as Himself (interview)


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

"Credited as Carlos Brown"
*Remember My Name (1978) as Rusty
*North Dallas Forty (1979) as Balford
*Rage (1980) as Man #B
*Southern Comfort (1981) as Cpl. Nolan (Coach) Bowden
*Dangerous Company (1982) as Donald Robinette

External links

*imdb name|id=0042641|name=Alan Autry
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* [ Alan Autry's "The Legend of Jake Kincaid"]
* [ Mayor Autry's official web page]

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