Claude Akins Net Worth

Claude Akins Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Claude Marion Akins net worth is
$2 Million

Claude Marion Akins Wiki Biography

Claude Marion Akins was an actor born on 25th May 1926 in Nelson, Georgia USA, and despite his long and fulfilled career, he is probably best remembered for his role of Sheriff Lobo in “B.J. and the Bear“ TV series and its later spin-off series “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo“. Claude passed away in 1994.

Have you ever wondered how rich Claude Akins was? According to sources it has been estimated that Claude Akins’ overall net worth was $2 million., acquired through a prosperous acting career which spanned for four decades starting from the early ’50s. During his long career he appeared in vast number of productions both in movies and on television, which significantly influenced his net worth and popularity.

Claude Akins Net Worth $2 Million

Although born in Nelson, Georgia, Claude grew up in Bedford, Indiana. As a teenager and adolescent, Akins served with the US Army Signal Corps in Burma and the Philippines during World War II. In 1949 he graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Theatre, and was a Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity member.

Having attended acting-related studies which were his main interest, Akins decided to pursue an acting career. His first film appearance was a secondary role in the 1953 film “From Here to Eternity“, next to Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra. The following year he played next to Lee Marvin in “The Caine Mutiny“ and continued with a series of roles in films such as “Rio Bravo“, “Don’t Give Up the Ship“, “Merrill’s Marauders“, “The Devil’s Brigade“, and “Comanche Station“ among many others. Claude’s another notable movie appearance was with Yul Brynner and Robert Fuller in “Return of the Seven“(1966), all of which added to his net worth.

In addition to his productive film career, Akins also had a fruitful career as a television actor. He was cast in a great number of TV series, including “The Adventures of Superman“, “Crusader“ and “I Love Lucy“. However, his more notable roles were in westerns such as “Northwest Passage“, “Boots and Saddles“, “Sheriff of Cochise“ and “Wagon Train“ among many others. These roles made him a familiar television personality and brought him significant popularity, as he continued to play ’the tough guy’ in various productions.

Claude also appeared in the role of a rodeo clown convicted of armed robbery in an episode of the NBC series “Star Stage“, which then launched the syndicated police drama “State Trooper“.

Before landing his signature role of Sheriff Lobo, Akins starred next to Frank Converse in the NBC series “Movin’ On“ from 1974 to 1976, and appeared in a made-for-TV movie “In Tandem“.

However, his best-known role on TV in the series “B.J. and the Bear“ started as a recurring role, but the popularity of his character garnered him his own show – „The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo“.

Having built a name and net worth for himself in the entertainment industry, Claude did various testimonial TV commercials for brands such as PoliGrip, AAMCO Transmissions and Rollins Truck Leasing in the late ’70s and early ’80s. He continued appearing in films and TV productions until his passing.

When it comes to his private life, Akins was married to Therese Fairfield from 1952 until the end of his life, and the couple had three children. He was a life-long passionate golfer and a small golf tournament in Bendrofd, Indiana bears his name. Claude died death from cancer on 27th January 1994 in Altadena, California, USA.

Full NameClaude Akins
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthMay 25, 1926
DiedJanuary 27, 1994, Altadena, California, United States
Place Of BirthNelson, Georgia, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
EducationNorthwestern University
SpouseTherese Fairfield (m. 1952–1994)
ChildrenWendy Akins, Claude Marion Akins Jr., Michele Akins
ParentsErnest Akins, Anna Maude Akins
SiblingsHazel Mapes
MoviesRio Bravo, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Comanche Station, The Caine Mutiny, Inherit the Wind, The Defiant Ones, Return of the Seven, A Man Called Sledge, Merrill's Marauders, The Burning Hills, The Devil's Brigade, Monster in the Closet, Curse, Waterhole No. 3, The Killers, Falling from Grace,...
TV ShowsLegmen, B. J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Movin' On, Nashville 99, The Rhinemann Exchange
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979)$50,000 per 1 hour episode
1[on his role in From Here to Eternity (1953)] My first scene on film was where I walk into the office and report Private Prewitt absent to Sergeant Warden, played by Burt Lancaster -- and I was scared to death. Burt was one of the big stars of that era, but still very nice. Fred Zinnemann, the director, was extremely patient and understanding. And somehow I got through it. My panic has always been the time right up to the end of my first scene. Once that first shot is in the can, I'm home free.
2I was very fortunate that I get paid for what I love to do. I know a lot of good actors who simply can't find work. Every time I get a job, I say to myself, 'You've beaten the odds.'
3Between the war movies I've been in and the heavies I've played, I have about 1,000 dead behind me. I've been killed a good many times, but I took a lot of guys with me.
1Appeared with Andy Griffith in "Onionhead: and "Matlock: The Thoroughbred".
2Appeared with Sidney Poitier in two films, "Porgy and Bess" and "The Defiant Ones".
3Claude Akins lost his bid to be elected President of the Screen Actors Guild in 1975. The winner was Kathy Nolan (The Real McCoys).
4Before acting he was a limestone salesman.
5Father Ernest was a former stonecutter who later became a policeman; his mother's name was Maude. He had an older sister named Hazel. The family moved from his native Nelson, Georgia to Bedford, Indiana when Claude was six months old.
6First performed at the age of 5 in a church play in which he played a bird.
7Trained at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Virginia in the late 1940s and toured in such shows as "The Hasty Heart" and "The Comedy of Errors".
8Majored in speech and theater at Northwestern University.
9Made his Broadway debut in a small, uncredited role in "The Rose Tattoo" in 1951, and is not listed in for any roles on Broadway.
10Invested well in later years in a shopping center in the San Fernando Valley and in a 69-house development in Vista, California.
11During the 1980's and 90's Claude Akins did many television commercials as the spokesmen for AAMCO transmission, with the slogan "Double A, [honk, honk], M, C, O".
12Served as a Master Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II.
13Played chess with his friend, William Windom.
14Those who remember him for the many villains he played, especially early in his career, might be surprised to know that his father was a police officer in Claude's home town of Bedford, Indiana.
15He has an entry in Jean Tulard's "Dictionnaire du cinéma/Les acteurs" published in Paris in 2007 by Robert Laffont/Bouquins, pg. 17 (ISBN: 978-2-221-10895-6).
16He was always very friendly to everyone and was very gracious in signing every autograph request.
17A lifelong golfer, he played in a lot of pro-am golf tournaments for various charities right up until his death, including the Vantage Championship Pro-Am at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, North Carolina, in the early 1990s. He was a close friend and golfing partner of another golf fanatic and veteran movie heavy, Robert J. Wilke.
18Graduate of Northwestern University.


Flap1970Lobo Jackson
A Man Called Sledge1970Hooker
The Great Bank Robbery1969Slade
The Outsider1968TV SeriesDetective Keller
The Devil's Brigade1968Pvt. Rocky Rockman
Garrison's Gorillas1968TV SeriesColonel Pryor
Judd for the Defense1967TV SeriesCalvin Wolf
Hondo1967TV SeriesBrock
Waterhole #31967Sgt. Henry Foggers
The Guns of Will Sonnett1967TV SeriesTurnbaugh
Laredo1966-1967TV SeriesCotton Buckmeister
Combat!1966-1967TV SeriesRosie / Charlie Pelton / Mastin
The Lucy Show1967TV SeriesLt. Finch
First to Fight1967Capt. Mason
Return of the Magnificent Seven1966Frank
The Monroes1966TV SeriesBud Chapel
Hazel1966TV SeriesMilwaukee Ames
Incident at Phantom Hill1966Krausman
The Legend of Jesse James1966TV SeriesHarte
Ride Beyond Vengeance1966Elwood Coates
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesEl Supremo
The Big Valley1965TV SeriesCallahan
The Virginian1962-1965TV SeriesHezekiah / Lump
The Trials of O'Brien1965TV SeriesGlen Daley
A Man Called Shenandoah1965TV SeriesFordy Brown
Rawhide1960-1965TV SeriesJerry Boggs / Aloysius Claybank / Sergeant Parker / ...
Slattery's People1965TV SeriesDr. Roy Kirk
Daniel Boone1965TV SeriesToka
Branded1965TV SeriesNed Travis
Mr. Novak1964TV SeriesLou Myerson
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesSergeant Henning
The Killers1964Earl Sylvester
A Distant Trumpet1964Seely Jones
The Fugitive1964TV SeriesRalph Simmons
Destry1964TV SeriesDeputy Sheriff Rafe Collins
The Great Adventure1963TV SeriesFather Kranz
Laramie1960-1963TV SeriesBritt Walker / Sheriff Tyler Shaw / Jim Dark / ...
Empire1962-1963TV SeriesJoe Horvath
The Dakotas1963TV SeriesTom Doucette
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesPolice Lieutenant
The Untouchables1960-1963TV SeriesVince Majesky / Karl Hansa / Jake 'Dodo' Ryan
Alcoa Premiere1963TV SeriesCaptain Michael 'Gunner' Lujack
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962TV SeriesSheriff Jordan
Wide Country1962TV SeriesBullriver
Bonanza1960-1962TV SeriesCol. Edward J. Dunwoody / Sam Hill / Ezekiel / ...
Black Gold1962Chick Carrington
The Twilight Zone1960-1962TV SeriesCmdr. William Fletcher / Steve Brand
Outlaws1962TV SeriesSgt. Ben Thompson
Merrill's Marauders1962Sgt. Kolowicz
Bus Stop1962TV SeriesHarry Stumbo
Frontier Circus1962TV SeriesPowcheek
The Roaring 20's1961TV SeriesMitch Mitchell / Capt. Maples
Surfside 61960-1961TV SeriesHarry Lodge / Mike Hogan
Wagon Train1957-1961TV SeriesWill Cotrell / Wes Varney / Garth Redmond / ...
Tales of Wells Fargo1957-1961TV SeriesRake / John L. Sullivan / John Leslie Nagel / ...
Route 661961TV SeriesCam Bludge
Claudelle Inglish1961S.T. Crawford
The Deputy1961TV SeriesJason Getty
Zane Grey Theater1956-1961TV SeriesDeputy Chuck Wagner / Simmy, the Comanchero / Sheriff Adam Prescott / ...
Shirley Temple's Storybook1961TV SeriesPeg-leg the Pirate
Riverboat1959-1960TV SeriesBeaudry Rawlins / Jarret Sutton
Dan Raven1960TV SeriesSarge
Klondike1960TV SeriesJohn Conrad
The Tall Man1960TV SeriesDan Rees
The Rifleman1958-1960TV SeriesBletch Droshek / Tom Benton / Floyd Doniger
The Rebel1960TV SeriesTom Hall
Death Valley Days1960TV SeriesCaleb
Inherit the Wind1960Rev. Jeremiah Brown
The Alaskans1960TV SeriesConstable Watts
Wanted: Dead or Alive1960TV SeriesJack Kelly
Overland Trail1960TV SeriesJumbo
Adventures in Paradise1960TV SeriesSam Kayle
Pony Express1960TV Series
Law of the Plainsman1960TV SeriesSheriff Clifford Shaw
Comanche Station1960Ben Lane
The Texan1959TV SeriesClay Fallon
Yellowstone Kelly1959Sergeant
Hound-Dog Man1959Hog Peyson
Don't Give Up the Ship1959Lt. Cmdr. Farber
Porgy and Bess1959Detective
Bat Masterson1959TV SeriesJack Fontana
The Loretta Young Show1959TV SeriesRobert Wilson / Carl Hodges / Matt Malone
Steve Canyon1959TV SeriesSgt. Brecker
Yancy Derringer1958-1959TV SeriesToby Cook
Rio Bravo1959Joe Burdette
The Restless Gun1957-1959TV SeriesMatt Pierce / Lex Springer / Rafe Marlowe / ...
77 Sunset Strip1959TV SeriesEd Bird
General Electric Theater1954-1958TV SeriesDave Blackby / Duke Williams / Steve Crawford
Northwest Passage1958TV SeriesCalib Brandt
Bronco1958TV SeriesDirk Baggot
The Defiant Ones1958Mack
Schlitz Playhouse1954-1958TV SeriesGus Garner
Cheyenne1958TV SeriesSheriff Bob Walters
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1958TV SeriesKenny Lambert
Maverick1958TV SeriesPaisley Briggs
Perry Mason1958TV SeriesDet. Sgt. Phillip Dix
Climax!1958TV Series
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956-1958TV SeriesMiciah 'Big' Hart / Manion
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1957-1958TV SeriesJoe Doby / Frank Hedley
The Lineup1954-1958TV SeriesRoy Gilman / Ed Long
State Trooper1956-1957TV SeriesJanskey / The Rodeo Clown
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1956-1957TV SeriesCop
Studio 571955-1957TV SeriesAl / Martin
Boots and Saddles1957TV Series
The Adventures of McGraw1957TV SeriesJim Bennett
Have Gun - Will Travel1957TV SeriesDever
Joe Dakota1957Aaron Grant
Code 31957TV SeriesDred Emmis
The Lonely Man1957Blackburn (as Claude A. Akins)
The Silent Service1957TV SeriesHerndon
Whirlybirds1957TV SeriesRoger Bronson / Reporter Bronson
The Sheriff of Cochise1957TV SeriesHarry Clegg
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm1957Pete Logan
Hot Summer Night1957Truck Driver
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1957TV SeriesAnton Budenieff
The Sharkfighters1956Chief 'Gordy' Gordon
Crusader1956TV SeriesGlenn / Swain
The Burning Hills1956Ben Hindeman
Johnny Concho1956Lem
The Proud and Profane1956Big Soldier (uncredited)
My Friend Flicka1955-1956TV SeriesAugust Hoskins / Keenak / Matt Scott
Adventures of Superman1956TV SeriesAce Miller
Star Stage1955-1956TV SeriesHenley, the Rodeo Clown
Battle Stations1956Marty Brennan
Frontier1956TV SeriesBud
Johnny Moccasin1956TV MovieBillAmes
You Are There1953-1955TV SeriesFireman / Lewis Paine / Mob participant
Big Town1955TV Series
Man with the Gun1955Jim Reedy (uncredited)
The Millionaire1955TV SeriesSgt. Mike Harden
Lux Video Theatre1955TV SeriesMandy
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1954-1955TV SeriesPete Nemeck / Saracki / Carl
The Sea Chase1955Winkler (as Claude Akin)
Fireside Theatre1955TV SeriesJohn West
TV Reader's Digest1955TV SeriesDupont / Casco
Treasury Men in Action1954-1955TV Series
Soldiers of Fortune1955TV SeriesJonu
The Man Behind the Badge1955TV SeriesFrederick John 'Freddie' Webster / Tony
City Detective1954TV SeriesHardy
The Adventures of Hajji Baba1954Chief Executioner's Aide (uncredited)
The Human Jungle1954George Mandy
Medic1954TV SeriesDr. Vincente
Down Three Dark Streets1954Matty Pavelich
Shield for Murder1954Fat Michaels
The Raid1954Lt. Ramsey (uncredited)
The Caine Mutiny1954Seaman Lugatch aka 'Horrible'
Witness to Murder1954Police Officer (uncredited)
Dragnet1954TV SeriesSgt. Jack McCreadie / Ellis
Bitter Creek1954Vance Morgan - Henchman
From Here to Eternity1953Sgt. 'Baldy' Dhom (uncredited)
The Search1994TV Short
Twisted Fear1994Detective Lucky Douglas
Seasons of the Heart1993Pastor William Clay
Eerie, Indiana1992TV SeriesBank Robber / Grungy Bill
Grass Roots1992TV MovieSheriff
Falling from Grace1992Speck Parks
Incident at Victoria Falls1992TV MovieTheodore Roosevelt
Where Evil Lives1991Jack Devlin
In the Heat of the Night1991TV SeriesBenjamin Sloan
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw1991TV MoviePresident Theodore Roosevelt
Hunter1989TV SeriesAndy Polanski
Mothers, Daughters and Lovers1989TV MovieKibby
Matlock1989TV SeriesSam Taylor
Pushed Too Far1988Sheriff Jim Forrest
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium1987TV MovieMo Wyshocki
The Curse1987Nathan
The New Mike Hammer1987TV SeriesCharlie Doureay
Manhunt for Claude Dallas1986TV MovieBill Pogue
Monster in the Closet1986Sheriff Sam Ketchem
Dream West1986TV Mini-SeriesTom Fitzpatrick
Crazy Like a Fox1986TV Series
Tall Tales & Legends1986TV SeriesGrandpa / Narrator
Hotel1985TV SeriesTyler Evans / Joe Lindstrom
Murder, She Wrote1984TV SeriesCapt. Ethan Cragg Captain Ethan Cragg
The Love Boat1983-1984TV SeriesCappy / Colonel Maddox
The Baron and the Kid1984TV MovieHarley Medford
Legmen1984TV SeriesTom Bannon
Masquerade1984TV Series
The Master1984TV SeriesMr. Trumbull
Celebrity1984TV Mini-SeriesUncle Bun Luther
Desperate Intruder1983TV MovieCarl
Bus Stop1982TV MovieSheriff Will
Darkroom1981TV SeriesBert Haskell
Fantasy Island1981TV SeriesCalvin Pearson
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1979-1981TV SeriesSheriff Elroy P. Lobo
B.J. and the Bear1978-1979TV SeriesSheriff Elroy P. Lobo Sheriff Lobo
Concrete Cowboys1979TV SeriesWoody Stone
Ebony, Ivory and Jade1979TV MovieJoe Blair
The Country Western Murders1979TV MovieBilly West
Little Mo1978TV MovieGus Berste
Police Story1973-1978TV SeriesOfficer Charles Stacy / Sergeant R.C. Pickett / Ken Shaner
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo1977TV MovieBert Springer
The Rhinemann Exchange1977TV Mini-SeriesWalter Kendall
The Oregon Trail1977TV SeriesLemus Harker
Killer on Board1977TV MovieOscar Billingham
Tentacles1977Sheriff Robards
Yesterday's Child1977TV MovieCliff Henley
Kiss Me, Kill Me1976TV MovieHarry Grant
Movin' On1974-1976TV SeriesSonny Pruitt
Timber Tramps1975Matt
Eric1975TV MovieStanley 'Stan' Swenson
Medical Story1975TV MovieDr. Matthews
Toma1974TV SeriesBernie Travlos
Mannix1974TV SeriesSgt. Al Reardon
McCloud1974TV SeriesSheriff Floyd Bevins
The Streets of San Francisco1974TV SeriesBob Mason
The Wide World of Mystery1974TV SeriesStyran
The Death Squad1974TV MovieConnie Brennan
Marcus Welby, M.D.1973TV SeriesJim Randall
Cannon1973TV SeriesLt. Bill Blaine
Medical Center1973TV SeriesWilliams
The Rookies1973TV SeriesBuck Sanborn
Battle for the Planet of the Apes1973General Aldo
Barnaby Jones1973TV SeriesEli Rile
The Norliss Tapes1973TV MovieSheriff Tom Hartley
Mission: Impossible1973TV SeriesSam Hibbing
Hec Ramsey1973TV SeriesMarshal Bert McCabe
Love, American Style1972TV SeriesFizik (segment "Love and the First Kiss")
Skyjacked1972Sgt. Ben Puzo
The F.B.I.1965-1972TV SeriesJason Peale / Ben Gambriella
Gunsmoke1955-1972TV SeriesHoward Kane / Worth Sweeney / Marshal Clint Tucker / ...
Longstreet1972TV SeriesFlecker
The Night Stalker1972TV MovieSheriff Butcher
McMillan & Wife1972TV SeriesFreddie O'Neal
River of Mystery1971TV MovieErnie Dorata
Lock, Stock and Barrel1971TV MoviePunck Logan


Twisted Fear1994dedicated to the memory of


Hollywood Beat1993TV SeriesHimself, guest
Academy of Country Music's 20th Anniversary Reunion1986TV SpecialHimself
The Way They Were1981TV Special
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHimself
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars1980Himself
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
I Love Lucy1956TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Matlock1991TV SeriesSam Taylor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1981TV SeriesHimself from NBC Special BOB HOPE'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY
B.J. and the Bear1979TV SeriesSheriff Elroy P. Lobo
Gunfight at Black Horse Canyon1961TV MovieRake
The Gun of Zangara1960TV MovieJake "Dodo" Ryan (uncredited)
Frontier Rangers1959Caleb Brandt (uncredited)

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