Appeared in a sitcom pilot for ABC called "Big Man, Little Man" playing a trapper during the gold-rush days of the mid-1800s who promised his best friend that he'd guide the man's daughter to California upon his death.
Claude Akin | Claude A. Akins
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[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 ...
Those 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.