Date of Birth:
25 May 1926
Claude Akins played in 11 movies in the Drama, Crime, Thriller, Music, Comedy, Western, Romance, History, Adventure, War, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi genres.
Claude Akins got succeed with average imdb rating 6.6.
Trained at Northwestern University's drama department, onetime salesman Claude Akins was a Broadway actor when he was selected by a Columbia talent scout for a small role in the Oscar-winning From Here to Eternity (1953). With a craggy face and blunt voice that evoked memories of Lon Chaney Jr., Akins was a "natural" for villainous or roughneck roles, but was versatile enough to play parts requiring compassion and humor.
A television actor since the "live" days, Akins achieved s... Read more