|Born||Claude Marion Akins
May 25, 1926
Nelson, Georgia, United States
|Died||January 27, 1994
|Known for||Playing "Sheriff Lobo" in B.J. and the Bear|
Claude Marion Akins was an American actor (born May 25, 1926, in Nelson, Georgia - died January 27, 1994, in Altadena, California). With his big body and deep voice, Akins usually played the clever (or less than clever) tough guy, on the side of good or bad, in movies and television. He is famous as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s TV series B.J. and the Bear, and later The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, a spinoff series.