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Claude Akins – MovieActors.com

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Akins in THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY.

About Claude Akins (1918 – 1994)

Claude Akins was born on May 25th, 1918, in Nelson, Georgia. On January 27th, 1994, Akins passed away in Altadena, California, from cancer.

Claude Akins appeared in nearly 100 films and at least 180 TV episodes in a career spanning over 40 years.

In 1953, Claude Akins first appeared in front of the camera in the movie, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY.

Akins quickly became a favorite for TV roles, notching up dozens of roles in shows including DRAGNET; (1951), MY FRIEND FLICKA; (1956), GUNSMOKE; (1955) and ZANE GREY THEATER; (1956).

In the early 1970s, Akins was in several supernatural TV films, playing "no-nonsense" sheriffs in both THE NIGHT STALKER; (1972) and THE NORLISS TAPES; (1973).

Akins was unrecognizable underneath his simian make up as the war mongering General Aldo in BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973).

Claude Akins's notable movie credits include...

TWISTED FEAR (1994)
FALLING FROM GRACE (1992)
THE CRUSE (1987)
TENTACOLI (1977)
BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)
THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY (1969)
INCIDENT AT PHANTOM HILL (1966)
HOT SUMMER NIGHT (1957)
BITTER CREEK (1954)

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Claude Akins in BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973).

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Claude Akins in THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY (1969).