Claude Marion Akins was a popular American character actor. He had a long career on television, stage, as well as the big screen. His most notable works include his role of Sheriff Lobo in the comedy TV series ‘B.J. and the Bear’ as well as in its spin-off series ‘The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo’. Born in Nelson, Georgia, in the US, he served for a brief time in the World War II as an army man before he began his acting career. His first movie role was in the Oscar-winning drama film ‘From Here to Eternity’. The film was a huge commercial success; it also won eight Oscars. He was also seen in the fictional Navy drama film ‘The Caine Mutiny’. His vast filmography also includes films like ‘The Human Jungle’, ‘Return of the Seven’, and ‘Battle for the Planet of the Apes’. Throughout his career he played guest roles in several popular TV shows as well. He played the main role in the comedy series ‘The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo’.