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Name: Claude Akins  
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Date of Birth: 25th May 1918
Place of Birth: Nelson, Georgia, USA
Profession: Actor
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Claude Marion Akins, an American actor (1914-1994). Powerful in appearance and voice, Akins could be counted on to play the clever (or less than clever) tough guy, on the side of good or bad, in movies and television. Best remembered as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s TV series B.J. and the Bear, and later The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, a spinoff series.

Akins also portrayed Rev. Jeremiah Brown in the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind, and later the gorilla leader Aldo in Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the last original Apes movie in 1973. Before his signature character Lobo, he appeared as trucker Sonny Pruett in NBC's Movin' On, from 1974 to 1976.

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