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Overview (3)

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameCarlos Alan Autry
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (2)

He was raised in Riverdale, California, in the San Joaquin Valley. He was a star player at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Patricia Noble (patnoble@lamar.colostate.edu)

Though not Hispanic, Autry's parents named him "Carlos" after a Louisiana politician admired by his father. The couple soon divorced, however, and Autry's mother took him to be with her family in central California. Carlos Autry now became Carlos Brown. Autry played sports in high school and earned a scholarship to the University of the Pacific where he played quarterback and then tight end on the football team. He attracted attention in the 1975 football draft and wound up playing for the Green Bay Packers. He started three games as quarterback but his efforts were disappointing and coach Bart Starr cut him from the team in 1977. Autry then moved into acting and played small parts in North Dallas Forty (1979) and Popeye (1980) under the name "Carlos Brown". While filming Southern Comfort (1981) in Louisiana in 1981, he again made contact with his father and afterwards decided to change his name back to Autry. He also dropped the "Carlos" and began to use his middle name -- Alan. His acting career peaked when he played a small-town Mississippi policeman in the In the Heat of the Night (1988) TV series which ran from 1988 to 1995. Later, Autry moved into politics and was elected mayor of Fresno, California, in 2000. In 2004, he was re-elected.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dinky-4 of Minneapolis

Spouse (2)

Kimberlee Autry (19 August 1994 - present) (1 child)
Vicky Brown (21 July 1980 - 26 June 1986) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (13)

Under the name Carlos Brown, played for the National Football League's Green Bay Packers (1975-1976) and the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions (1978).
Alan has a daughter, Lauren Autry (b. 1981), with his first wife, Vicky Brown. Wife Kimberlee Autry has a daughter Heather Autry (b. 1986) from a previous marriage. Alan and Kimberlee met in 1990 and were married in 1994. Together, they have a son, Austin Autry (b. 1996).
His daughter Lauren Autry can be seen In the Heat of the Night (1988) episode "Every Man's Family" as the little girl in the park who comes up to Bubba (Autry) and says "Hey, mister, can we have our frisbee back?" She also appeared with him in The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002).
Was elected mayor of Fresno, CA, on 7 November 2000, for a four-year term.
Originally said he wouldn't run for re-election as mayor of Fresno, CA, in 2004 when his term expired, but changed his mind and on March 2, 2004 easily won re-election with over 72% of the vote. He changed his mind about running again after the candidate he endorsed as his replacement dropped out of the race. His second term expired in January 2009.
His biological father was Carl Autry. His mother was Verna Brown. They divorced when he was around a year old. His mother married stepfather Joe Duty when he was six years old.
Alan's mother Verna Duty passed away in March of 2007. His stepfather Joe Duty died in 1972.
He was appointed to the California State Film Commission by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006.
Daughter Heather Autry has appeared on Grace Under Fire (1993). Wife Kimberlee Autry and son Austin Autry has appeared in The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002).
Mayor of Fresno, California. Term expires in 2005. [January 2002]
In addition to serving as Mayor of Fresno, California, Autry is CEO of Autry Entertainment Group, a production company also headquartered in Fresno. [July 2008]
He is in his second term as Mayor of Fresno. His term will expire in January 2009. [March 2007]
He will seek a second term as the Mayor of Fresno. After the candidate he endorsed to take his place dropped out of the race, he searched for a suitable replacement. When he could not find the right candidate he felt obligated to run again. On Friday December 5, 2003 he filed election papers and took the oath all candidates must take to enter the race. [December 2003]

Personal Quotes (24)

Your Mayor must seek new ways to bring jobs and industry to our community.
We must be willing to courageously invest in our city.
Nothing is more devastating to a community than out-of-control crime.
I'll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city.
I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.
I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.
All of the factors that make up a quality city - safe streets, high paying jobs, strong neighborhoods, etc. - emanate from a strong educational premise.
I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown.
We must do more to protect our neighborhoods and give integrity to our community plans.
We can no longer let the threat of an early frost send a chill of fear throughout a large portion of our workforce. Diversification is the only answer.
In fact, even the perception of a resurgence in crime can be enough to paralyze business momentum and destroy the sense of security that a vibrant and progressive city requires.
I will lobby tirelessly in cooperation with other mayors around the country to insure that federal funding for our recently added police officers continues.
High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
There has been much talk referencing what I consider conceptual reports like the Landscape of Choice and documents created as a result of the Great Valley Center.
A multi-purpose stadium is an absolute must in order to invigorate our downtown and, simultaneously, let the rest of the country witness that we can get things done.
You don't need a city charter to know that education is the foundation of any community.
We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.
The key to truly rebuilding our central city on a vital and sustainable foundation is people.
It cannot take decades to resurrect, we must act immediately with purpose and enthusiasm to rebuild.
Leadership demands that we make tough choices.
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
Every city across the country that has successfully renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education system as its fundamental key to success.
I'll work overtime to open the doors of opportunity to industry and commerce.
While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.

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