Claude Akins in 'Monster in the Closet'
Claude Akins (1926 - 1994)
Man with the Gun (Deadly Peacemaker; The Trouble Shooter) (1955) [Jim Reedy]: Shot to death by Robert Mitchum after Claude pulls a hidden gun from his sombrero. (Thanks to Brian)

The Burning Hills (1956) [Ben Hindeman]: Shot in the back by Skip Homeier as Claude goes to open the door of Natalie Wood's cabin. (Thanks to Brian)

Gunsmoke: The Cabin (1958) [Hack]: Stabbed to death with a pitchfork by James Arness. (Thanks to Gordon)

Comanche Station (1960) [Ben Lane]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Randolph Scott. (Thanks to Brian)

The Rifleman: Strange Town (1960) [Bletch Droshek]: Shot to death by Chuck Connors. (Thanks to Gordon)

A Distant Trumpet (1964) [Seely Jones]: Hacked to death with a tomahawk by a Native American warrior just as Claude is about to kill Troy Donahue. (Thanks to Brian)

Combat: Ask Me No Questions (1966) [Mastin]: Machine-gunned by German sentries after Vic Morrow and the others throw Claude out into the open. (Thanks to Gordon)

Return of the Seven (1966) [Frank Riker]: Shot in the stomach by Emilio Fernandez; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Yul Brynner. (Thanks to Gordon)

Police Story: The Ten Year Honeymoon (1973) [Ken Shaner]: Shot in the stomach in a shoot-out with a suspect; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Paul Burke. (Thanks to Gordon)

Monster in the Closet (1986) [Sheriff Sam Ketcham]: Bitten on the chest by the monster (Kevin Peter Hall) after Claude confronts it in the street.
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