Alan Autry Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, In the Heat of the Night and Net Worth.

By | April 26, 2021

Alan Autry Biography

Alan Autry (Carlos Alan Autry Jr.) an American actor, politician, and former National Football League (NFL) football player. He gained popularity for his role as Captain “Bubba” Skinner on the NBC television series, In the Heat of the Night, starring Carroll O’Connor and other films and other television series.

Alan Autry Age

Autry was born on July 31, 1952, in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America.

Alan Autry NFL

In 1975, Autry was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, where he ended up the following year, as the starting quarterback for three games. In 1979, he made a football comeback attempt, playing for the B.C. Lions of the CFL, as Carlos Brown, the third-string quarterback behind Joe Paopao and another ex-Green Bay Packer, Jerry Tagge.

However, his football career was cut from the team by the then coach, Bart Starr, then he decided to move to Hollywood to become an actor.

Alan Autry Acting Career

Autry made his film debut in the 1978 movie, Remember My Name. He is best known for his outbreak role as Captain Bubba Skinner on the television series In the Heat of the Night; he also has been in numerous movies and other television shows. After nine years in Hollywood, he returned home and left his career.

In 1997, Autry launched his own production firm, Dirt Road Productions. In 2002, he released The Legend of Jake Kincaid, a western based on a story he wrote and was still the director of the film, which features actors coming from Autry’s acting classes. The cast also includes Eric Roberts, Lee Majors, Fred Williamson, Rachel Hendrix, and himself.

Money generated from donations to see the movie will be split 50/50 with the church keeping half for its ministries and Autry using the other half to continue his film production plans. There’s no limit to the size of the church that can screen the film. Autry will make himself available to either show up in person or use Skype to give his testimony and talk about the film before screening.

According to Autry, there were times when he wanted to give up on the project but he felt like God was pushing him on to complete the movie that deals with a Mixed Martial Arts fighter who has his faith tested.

Filming started in July 2013 and includes locations in and around Fresno. An octagon ring was erected in the Rainbow Ballroom for one of the big fights between local actor Brett Prieto and Casey Olso, a former Fresno State wrestler turned MMA fighter.

Autry planned on the story of an MMA fighter to be part of a potential TV series he put together called “Choices.” Each episode would deal with important Christian messages about life. But a few days into filming what would have been episodes two and three of the series, Autry decided that the performances were so good that the script should be expanded and turned into a film.

The film has been shown to five test groups, three in Fresno and two in Oakhurst. One of the concerns the director/writer heard was that sitting the movie in the world of MMA gave it a slightly violent edge. “You have to entertain people and MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world,” Autry says.

Alan Autry Music

Autry also produced the charity, “In the Heat of the Night” CD “Christmas Times’s A Comin” alongside his In The Heat of the Night co-star Randall Franks under the banner of Autry-Franks Productions. The duo performed in the charity CD as well as on “Jingle Bells” and was able to feature many music legends, the likes of Kitty Wells, Jimmy Dickens, and Pee Wee King as well as legends from the Bluegrass genre, from Jim & Jesse to The Lewis Family.

The CD released on Sonlite and MGM/UA was one of the famous Christmas releases of 1991 and 1992 with Southern retailers and fortunately, 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.

In 2013, Crimson Records (sister label to Lost Nite Records)—an American reissue independent record label founded by Jerry Greene in the early 1960s, released “Alan Autry and Randall Franks Mississippi Moon: Country Traditions”, and Americana CD the features both actors both vocally on various classic and original songs.

The song includes country, bluegrass, and Southern gospel, and features special appearances by Bluegrass Hall of Fame members, Jim and Jesse McReynolds as well as Mark Wheeler, the three-time Dove Award nominee.

Alan Autry Fresno CA

In 2000, during the 2000 Fresno mayoral election, Autry was elected to succeed Jim Patterson as the mayor of Fresno, California, and defeated former Mayor Dan Whitehurst. He then ran for the position a second term (2005-2009) and was re-elected on March 2, 2004, with more than 72 percent of the vote.

From there, the Independent politician was ineligible to run for re-election and so he endorsed Ashley Swearengin, who was elected in November 2008, to succeed him as a mayor. It was that year that Autry was hosting a radio news talk show on KYNO AM 940 in Fresno but resigned to leave the station three years later in 2011.

Since leaving office in 2009, Autry’s been repeatedly approached to return to politics, even a possible run for the state Senate. He says there’s more important work to be done – work where he can use his 35 years of experience as an actor.

“When it comes to politics, 60 is the new 80. It really ages you, “ says Autry, who is 64. “As I’m nearing the last quarter of my life, I’ve been thinking more about what I will be leaving behind – what good have I done.”

Alan Autry In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is an American police procedural crime drama television series, based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title. Starring in the film include, Carroll O’Connor (police chief Bill Gillespie) and Howard Rollins (police detective Virgil Tibbs), and was broadcast on NBC from March 6, 1988, until May 19, 1992, then on CBS from October 28, 1992, until May 16, 1995.

Its executive producers included Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett, and O’Connor. In the Fourth season of In the Heat of the Night Bubba goes to Los Angeles to extradite a Sparta resident responsible for a fire that killed two people, which was actually the first of two backdoor pilots for a series that featured Alan Autry, but neither were picked up by the network.

Alan Autry Movies And TV Shows

  • Roadhouse 66 (1984)
  • O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
  • Eagle and the Bear (1985)
  • Brewster’s Millions (1985)
  • Nomads (1986)
  • House (1986)
  • Blue de Ville (1986)
  • At Close Range (1986)
  • Proud Men (1987)
  • Destination America (1987)
  • Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)
  • World Gone Wild (1988)
  • Street of Dreams (1988)
  • The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990)
  • Intruders (1992)
  • The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002)
  • Forgiven (2011)
  • Victory by Submission (2016)
  • Remember My Name (1978)
  • North Dallas Forty (1979)
  • Rage! (1980)
  • Southern Comfort (1981)
  • Dangerous Company (1982)
  • Popeye (1980)

Alan Autry TV Shows

  • 1988–95 – In the Heat of the Night
  • 1995–96 – Grace Under Fire
  • 1998 – Style & Substance
  • 1999 – Sons of Thunder
  • 1983 – Cheers -The Boys in the Bar
  • 1983 – The Mississippi – Murder at Mt. Parnassus
  • 1983 – Labor Pains
  • 1986 – Quarterback Sneak
  • 1984 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke
  • 1981 – 10 Million Dollar Sheriff (Parts 1&2)
  • 1984 – Hunter – High Bleacher Man
  • 1986 – Newhart – Will the Real Dick Loudon Please Shut Up?
  • 1986 – St. Elsewhere – Out on a Limb
  • 1988 – The Facts of Life – Peekskill Law
  • 1979 – Hello, Larry – The Final Papers
  • 1982 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Gold Fever
  • 1982 – Best of the West – The Funeral
  • 2015 – Hart of Dixie

Alan Autry Height and Weight

Autry stands tall at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 meters) and has a body weight of 95 Kg (209 lbs).

Alan Autry Education

Autry joined Riverdale High School where he was a star quarterback for the Riverdale Cowboys. He as well received an athletic scholarship to the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California, where he was a second-string tight end in his senior year for the Tigers.

Alan Autry Family

Autry was born to Verna Autry (mother) and Carl Autry Sr., (father), whom they met for the first time in 1982, while on location in Shreveport for the video, Southern Comfort after he found Carl’s name in the telephone book. It was after that, that he decided to return to his birth surname of Autry.

Autry is a distant cousin of the famously known American singer (cowboy), Gene Autry. His parents changed his name to Carlos Brown when he was a year old after they divorced.

He worked along with his mother and stepfather, Joe Duty, in California’s San Joaquin Valley, where they planted and harvested cotton, grapes, and other crops. They traveled around the valley living in migrant worker camps. When Autry was twelve, they settled in Riverdale, California.

Alan Autry and Gene Autry

Alan Autry is a distant cousin of the famously known American singer (cowboy), Gene Autry.

Alan Autry Married

Autry was previously married to Vicky Brown, in the year 1980, and by 1986, the duo divorced Autry and became a born-again Christian and began to devote much of his time to working with charitable causes.

In 2007 in an interview done by Pat Robertson on The 700 Club and he said “I realized that God had moved in my life like never before. I really realized what God and the power of Jesus Christ was.” He also opened up to say that during his early years, he struggled with his drug and alcohol use.

In 1994, he married his second and current wife, Kimberlee Autry.

Alan Autry Children

The duo has three children, son Austin Autry, and daughters Lauren Autry and Heather Autry.

Alan Autry Salary

Autry earns an estimated annual salary of $485,000.

Alan Autry Net Worth

Autry has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million.

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