December 21, 2018
I hope that you have yourself a merry little Christmas. I'm excited for the holiday and for today's featured Where Are They Now celebrity... Alan Autry!
Many of you wanted to see what's up with actor Alan Autry, I saw the votes. Well, you ask and you shall receive. This week we are catching up with the famous actor.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Michael Cole: Co-starred as Pete in the TV series "The Mod Squad"
Charlotte Rampling: She has appeared in "Georgy Girl", "Orca", "The Verdict" and other movies
Cathy Lee Crosby: Co-host of the TV series "That's Incredible!"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Alan Autry on Celebrity Nooz
July 31, 1952, Shreveport, Louisiana
Carlos Alan Autry
CLAIM TO FAME:
He is best known for his role as Captain Bubba Skinner on the television series In the Heat of the Night.
Autry was married to Vicky Brown from 1980-1986, and they have a daughter, Lauren (b. 1981). Autry is currently married to Kimberlee Autry. She has a daughter Heather from a previous marriage. Together they have a son, Austin (b. 1996).
As a child, Autry worked with his mother and stepfather Joe Duty in the fields of California's San Joaquin Valley, planting and harvesting cotton, grapes and other crops.
At the age of 12, the family settled in Riverdale, California. He was a star quarterback for the Riverdale Cowboys in high school and received an athletic scholarship to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1975 and ended up as starting quarterback in 1976. However, his football career came to a sudden end when he was cut from the team by then coach Bart Starr. That's when he decided to pursue a career in acting.
His first film appearance was in the 1978 motion picture Remember My Name under the name Carlos Brown. He also had small parts in North Dallas Forty (1979) and Popeye (1980) under that name.
While filming Southern Comfort (1981) in Louisiana in 1981, he made contact with his father and decided to change his name back to Autry. This is also when he began going by his middle name, Alan, instead of by Carlos. His acting career peaked when he played a small-town Mississippi policeman in the "In the Heat of the Night" (1988) TV series which ran from 1988 to 1995.
Is a born-again Christian and began to devote much of his time to working with charitable causes.
Is a Republican.
Joined forces with his In the Heat of the Night co-star Randall Franks to produce the charity "In the Heat of the Night" CD "Christmas Time's A Comin'" featuring the cast of the show.
Though not Hispanic, Autry's parents named him "Carlos" after a Louisiana politician admired by his father.
In November 2000, he was elected mayor of Fresno, California, serving for two 4-year terms, through January 2009.
As of September 2008, Autry had been hosting a radio news talk show on KYNO 940 AM in Fresno. Autry left his duties as host of the news talk show in the spring of 2011.
WHERE IS HE NOW:
The last screen appearance of Alan Autry was in the 2017 movie Victory by Submission
. Autry has a great screen presence, voice, and acting talent. I hope that he makes a comeback in a big way.
2017 Victory by Submission...Hank Hendricks
2013-2015 Hart of Dixie (TV Series)...Mayor Gainey / Mayor Todd Gainey, Sr. / Todd Gainey Sr.
- Alabama Boys (2015) ... Mayor Gainey
- Stuck (2014) ... Mayor Gainey
- Back in the Saddle Again (2014) ... Mayor Gainey
- Something to Talk About (2014) ... Mayor Gainey
- I Run to You (2013) ... Mayor Gainey
- On the Road Again (2013) ... Mayor Todd Gainey, Sr.
- I'm Moving On (2013) ... Mayor Todd Gainey, Sr.
- Why Don't We Get Drunk? (2013) ... Todd Gainey Sr.
- Where I Lead Me (2013) ... Todd Gainey Sr.
2011/I Forgiven...Jake Kincaid
2002 The Legend of Jake Kincaid (TV movie)...Jake Kincaid
1999 Sons of Thunder (TV series)...Marion 'Butch' McMann
1998 Style & Substance (TV series)...Earl
1995-1996 Grace Under Fire (TV series)...Rick Bradshaw
1988-1995 In the Heat of the Night (TV series)...Capt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner / Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner / Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner
1992 Intruders (TV movie)...Joe Wilkes
1990 The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (TV movie)...Matt
1988 Street of Dreams (TV movie)...Maury Fields
1988 World Gone Wild...Hank
1988 The Facts of Life (TV series)...Clark Darrin
Peekskill Law (1988)
1987 Proud Men (TV movie)...Brian Winoon
1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck...George
1987 Destination America (TV movie)...Larry Leathergood
1986 Blue de Ville (TV movie)...Sgt. Auggie Valentine
1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV series)...Butch
Johnny Appleseed (1986)
1983-1986 The A-Team (TV series)...Gary Crenshaw / Mike 'The Hammer' Horn
1986 At Close Range...Ernie
1986 St. Elsewhere (TV series)...John Corzinsky
Out on a Limb (1986)
1986 Newhart (TV series)...Ed McKendrick
Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up? (1986)
1986 House...Cop #3
1985 Roadhouse 66...Hoot
1985 Webster (TV series)...Jack
1985 Brewster's Millions...Biff Brown
1985 The Eagle and the Bear (TV movie)
1985 O.C. and Stiggs...Goon
1984 Hunter (TV series)...Whitey McFee
High Bleacher Man (1984)
1981-1984 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV series)...Dawson / Hurley
1983 The Mississippi (TV series)
Murder at Mt. Parnassus (1983)
1983 Cheers (TV series)...Tom Kenderson
The Boys in the Bar (1983)
1983 Lone Star (TV movie)...Ranger George McCollum
1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV series)...J.T.
Gold Fever (1982)
1982 Best of the West (TV series)
The Funeral (1982) (as Carlos Brown)
1982 Dangerous Company (TV movie)...Donald Robinette (as Carlos Brown)
1981 Southern Comfort...Bowden (as Carlos Brown)
1980 Popeye...Slug - a Tough (as Carlos Brown)
1980 Rage! (TV movie)...Man #B
1979 North Dallas Forty...Balford (as Carlos Brown)
1979 Hello, Larry (TV series)...Max
The Final Papers (1979)
1978 Remember My Name...Rusty (as Carlos Brown)
To see Then & Now pictures of Alan Autry, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Michael Cole - ALIVE
Charlotte Rampling - ALIVE
Cathy Lee Crosby - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Ali Ejaz, 77, Pakistani actor (Tiger Gang, Chor Machaye Shor).
Tulsi Giri, 92, Nepali politician, Prime Minister (1963, 1964-1965, 1975-1977), liver cancer.
Kazimierz Kutz, 89, Polish film director and politician.
María Jesús Rosa Reina [es], 44, Spanish wrestler, cancer.
Shinobu Sekine, 75, Japanese judoka, Olympic champion (1972).
Bill Slater, 91, English footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers, national team), Alzheimer's disease.
Saidul Anam Tutul, 68, Bangladeshi film director and editor, heart attack.
Arun Bhaduri, 75, Indian classical vocalist, respiratory failure.
Jon Bluming, 85, Dutch martial artist and actor.
Gustavo L. Garcia, 84, American politician, mayor of Austin, Texas (2001-2003).
Galt MacDermot, 89, Canadian-American composer (Hair, Two Gentlemen of Verona) and pianist.
Penny Marshall, 75, American actress (Laverne & Shirley) and director (Big, A League of Their Own), complications from diabetes.
Oribe, 62, Cuban-born American hairstylist, heart attack.
Rona Ramon [he], 54, Israeli educator and activist, cancer.
Francis Roache, 82, American police officer and politician, Boston Police commissioner (1985-1993).
Andrey Shcharbakow, 27, Belarusian footballer (BATE Borisov, Slutsk, Vitebsk), traffic collision.
Chiquetete [es], 70, Spanish flamenco singer, heart attack.
Geeta Iyengar, 74, Indian yoga teacher, heart attack.
Karsten Johannessen, 93, Norwegian football manager (IK Start).
Colin Kroll, 34, American businessman (Vine, HQ Trivia), drug overdose.
Eugène Philippe LaRocque, 91, Canadian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall (1974-2002).
Lee Leonard, 89, American television host (The NFL Today, ESPN).
Jorge Adolfo Carlos Livieres Banks, 87, Paraguayan Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Encarnación (1987-2003).
Carl Long, 87, American fast food executive, president, CEO and chairman of Krystal (1981-1997).
Scott Matzka, 40, American ice hockey player (Grand Rapids Griffins, Örebro, Cardiff Devils), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Dave Newell, 73, Canadian ice hockey referee.
Giuseppe Sermonti, 93, Italian biologist and geneticist.
Joseph Thomin, 87, French racing cyclist.
T. K. Wetherell, 72, American politician and academic administrator, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (1991-1992), President of Florida State University (2003-2010).
John Wettaw, 79, American chemist (Northern Arizona University) and politician, member of the Arizona House of Representatives (1972-1992) and Senate (1993-2001).
Jerry Chesnut, 87, American songwriter ("Good Year for the Roses", "T-R-O-U-B-L-E", "It's Four in the Morning").
Eryue He, 73, Chinese writer.
Ronald Gajraj, 65, Guyanese politician, Minister of Home Affairs (1999-2005), heart attack.
Ralph Koltai, 94, German-born British stage designer.
Milunka Lazarevic, 86, Serbian chess player.
Arthur Maia, 56, Brazilian composer and musician, heart attack.
Timothy C. May, 67, American technical and political writer (Cyphernomicon).
Philippe Moureaux, 79, Belgian politician, Minister-President of the French Community (1981-1985, 1988).
Guy Rétoré [fr], 94, French actor.
Harald Stabell, 71, Norwegian lawyer.
Jacques Verdier [fr], 61, French writer.
Girma Wolde-Giorgis, 93, Ethiopian politician, President (2001-2013).
Gilberto Duavit Sr., 84, Filipino entrepreneur and politician, founder of GMA Network Inc., member of the House of Representatives (1994-2001).
Salvador Flores Huerta [de], 84, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (1993-2006).
Bill Fralic, 56, American football player (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Panthers), cancer.
Horst Herold, 95, German police officer, President of the Federal Criminal Police Office (1971-1981).
Matti Kassila, 94, Finnish film director (Komisario Palmun erehdys, The Harvest Month, The Scarlet Dove).
Patrick Daniel Koroma, 68, Sierra Leonean Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Kenema (since 2002).
Remedios Loza [es], 69, Bolivian artisan, TV presenter and activist, member of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly (1998-2002), cancer.
Joe Osborn, 81, American bass guitarist (The Wrecking Crew).
Tulsi Ramsay, 74, Indian film director (Zee Horror Show, Veerana, Guest House), heart attack.
Edmond Simeoni, 84, French politician and Corsican nationalism leader.
Joan Steinbrenner, 83, American philanthropist and sports executive, vice chairperson of the New York Yankees.
Thomas Thennatt [de], 65, Indian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Gwalior (since 2016).
Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, 73, Belgian economist and politician, member of the Chamber of Representatives (1991-1995) and the Flemish Parliament (1992-1995).
Ajayan, 68, Indian film director (Perumthachan), heart attack.
Abdullah Ayub, 92, Malaysian civil servant, Chief Secretary to the Government (1979-1982), stroke.
Seán Garland, 84, Irish politician, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ireland (1977-1990).
Christopher Hooley, 90, British mathematician.
Boris Kamov [ru], 86, Russian writer.
Sharmeen Khan, 46, Pakistani cricketer (national team), pneumonia.
Noah Klieger, 92, Israeli journalist and sports administrator (Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.).
Patricia Marshall, 94, American actress (Good News).
J. Evan Sadler, 67, American hematologist (Washington University School of Medicine).
Jessica Starr, 35, American meteorologist and television news presenter (WJBK), suicide.
Chris Sutton, 70, New Zealand metrologist.
Don Webster, 79, American media personality (WEWS-TV).
Nancy Wilson, 81, American jazz singer ("(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am"), Grammy winner (1965, 2005, 2007).
Bob Bryan, 87, American humorist, co-creator of Bert & I.
Prince Casinader, 92, Sri Lankan politician, MP (1989-1994).
Carlos Cecconato, 88, Argentinian footballer (El Porvenir, Independiente, national team).
Iraj Danaeifard, 67, Iranian footballer (Taj, Pas Tehran, national team), heart attack.
Rafael Ferrari [es], 84, Honduran television pioneer.
Wilhelm Genazino, 75, German journalist and author.
W. Brantley Harvey Jr., 88, American politician, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina (1975-1979), member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1958-1975).
Ferenc Kósa, 81, Hungarian film director (The Upthrown Stone, Ten Thousand Days).
James Lyons, 91, American admiral, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (1985-1987).
Nelson Martínez, 67, Venezuelan politician, Minister of Petroleum (2017), President of PDVSA (2017).
William Newsom, 84, American judge.
Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, 37, Iranian human rights activist and hunger striker, starvation.
Pavle Strugar, 85, Montenegrin military officer (Yugoslav People's Army) and convicted war criminal.
Mary Louise Watson, 99, American civil rights activist.
Joseph Zeller, 100, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1971-1980).