If you don't recognize the name Anthony James (shown here as the diner counterman in a scene from "In the Heat of the Night") you may remember his face from many TV shows and movies - often Westerns - from the 70s and 80s. He was so good at playing "bad guys." He just released his autobiography which is a delightful account of his life and full of charm, wit, and humor. You can read my interview with him in the News-Sentinel.
Why not mosey on over to Jenny Matlock's place, too, for a hog-killin' good time.