Is Alan Autry Related To Gene Autry? Alan Autry Wife, Children and Family


Alan Autry is a man of many talents with his feet in sports as well as entertainment ( Source : twitter )

Alan Autry and Gene Autry are distantly related as cousins per their family history. 

Carlos Alan Autry Jr. is an actor, politician, and former National Football League player from the United States. He was known as Carlos Brown during his brief football career.

Moreover, on the NBC (and later CBS) television series In the Heat of the Night, he played Captain Bubba Skinner, a character played by Carroll O'Connor. He's also appeared in films and on television.

Gene Autry was also a performer and is the only entertainer with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame from five different categories. Besides, sharing a common familial ancestry, it looks like they also shared a common field of work. 

Quick Facts About Alan Autry

NameAlan Autry
Full nameCarlos Alan Autry Jr.
BornJuly 31, 1952
PlaceShreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
First WifeVicky Brown
ProfessionNFL football player, actor, radio host, politician
Second WifeKimberlee Autry
FatherCarl Autry
MotherVerna Autry

According to the reports, Alan and Gene Autry are distant cousins.

Interestingly, a source claimed that after reading several biographies of both Gene Autry and Alan Autry, a connection is made if we go back several generations in the family tree, according to at least one biographer.

Gene Autry's career spanned 70 years, according to his official website. He is the only entertainer with five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for each of his five categories (radio, recording, motion pictures, television, and live theater).

Additionally, he appeared in 93 films and 91 television productions. He was also a talented musician, having recorded and written hundreds of songs. He was also a fantastic businessman, owning a major league baseball team, several television stations, and several radio stations. 

Gene Autry and Alan Autry are believed to be distant relative.
Gene Autry and Alan Autry are believed to be distant relative. ( Source : twitter )

Alan Autry, in turn, is best known for playing police officer Bubba Skinner in the television series "In the Heat of the Night." Carlos Alan Autry was born in 1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana. His name was changed to Carlos Brown after his parents divorced when he was a year old.

Well, in 1975, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, where he was a backup quarterback who did start a few games. After his football career ended, he began acting under the stage name Alan Autry. From 2001 to 2009, he was the mayor of Fresno, California.

Alan Autry's Wife And Children

Alan Autry is married to his beloved wife Kimberlee Autry.

They have been married for 28 years. Alan Autry and Kimberlee Autry married in 1994, according to reports. Furthermore, the couple has two children together.

Kimberlee, on the other hand, is not his first wife. He was previously married to his first wife, Vicky Brown. They had been married for six years. Vicky Brown and Alan were married in 1980 and got divorced in the year 1986. They have a child together.

Other details about his wives, however, remain unknown. Alan Autry is relatively quiet when it comes to sharing details about his personal life, and he makes an effort to keep his personal life out of the public eye. 

Moreover, Autry returned home and ended his career after nine years in Hollywood. He was divorced by 1986, had become a Christian, and began to devote much of his time to charitable causes. He then married to his second wife, Kimberlee Autry; the couple has two children.

Alan Autry Family Background

Alan Autry was raised by father Carl and mother Verna Autry in Shreveport, Louisiana.

After his parents divorced when he was a year old, his name was changed to Carlos Brown. He helped his mother and stepfather, Joe Duty, plant and harvest cotton, grapes, and other crops in California's San Joaquin Valley. They moved to Riverdale, California, when he was twelve years old.

Former Fresno Mayor Alan Autry on the Trevor Carey Show!
Former Fresno Mayor Alan Autry on the Trevor Carey Show! ( Source : twitter )

Likewise, he was a standout quarterback for the Riverdale Cowboys in high school. He was a second-string tight end for the Tigers in his senior year after receiving an athletic scholarship to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. In 1975, he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, where he spent three games as the starting quarterback in 1976.

Moreover, his football career ended abruptly when he was released by then-coach Bart Starr. Autry then moved to Hollywood to pursue a career as an actor. In 1979, he attempted a football comeback with the B.C. Lions of the CFL (as Carlos Brown). He was the backup quarterback to Joe Paopao and another ex-Green Bay Packer, Jerry Tagge.

Some FAQs

Is Alan Autry Related To Gene Autry?

Yes, Alan Autry is related to Gene Autry as distant cousins.

Who are Alan Autry's parents?

Alan Autry's parents are Carl and Verna Autry.

Who is Alan Autry's wife?

Alan Autry is currently married to wife Kimberlee Autry.

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