Autry was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, the son of Carl Autry and Verna Brown. His name was changed to Carlos Brown when he was a year old, after his parents divorced. He worked alongside his mother and stepfather Joe Duty in the fields of California's San Joaquin Valley, planting and harvesting cotton, grapes and other crops.They travelled around the valley living in worker camps. When he was 12 they settled in Riverdale, California.
In high school he was a star quarterback for the Riverdale Cowboys. He received an athletic scholarship to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he was a quarterback for the Tigers. In 1975 he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers where he was a second string and briefly in 1977, starting quarterback. When his football career ended he came to Hollywood, making his film debut in the 1978 motion picture Remember My Name.
He met his biological father Carl Autry for the first time in 1982 while on location in Shreveport,for the motion picture Southern Comfort, after finding his name in the phone book. Afterwards he made the decision to return to his birth name Autry. By 1986 he was a born-again Christian and began to devote much of his time to working with charitable causes.
Autry was elected Mayor of Fresno, California in November, 2000. His first term is from January, 2001 to January, 2005. He was re-elected on March 2, 2004 with over 72 percent of the vote. His second term will be from January, 2005 to January, 2009.
He is married to Kimberlee Autry and they have three children.
Alan Autry Facts
|Birth Name||Carlos Alan Autry|
|Birthday||July 31, 1952 (69)|
|Birthplace||Shreveport, Louisiana, USA|
|Height||6' 3" (1m91) How tall is Alan Autry compared to you?|
|The Legend of Jake Kincaid (2002) as Jake Kincaid|
|Sons of Thunder (1999) as Butch McMann|
|In the Heat of the Night (1988) as Captain Bubba Skinner (breakthrough)|
|Proud Men (1987) -movie as Brian Winoon|
|At Close Range (1986) as Ernie|
|Nomads (1986) as Olds|
|Roadhouse 66 (1984) -movie as Hoot|
|Southern Comfort (1981) as Corp. Nolan (Coach) Bowden|
|North Dallas Forty (1979)|
|Blue DeVille -movie as Sgt.Auggie Valentine|
|Destination America -movie|
|Popeye as Slug|
|Street of Dreams -movie|