Douglas Fred "Freddie" Odom, Jr. is an actor, author, teacher, and independent American politician. In March 2012, as a City Councilmember, Odom came out as a person with autism. He was subsequently elected Mayor of Bluffton, Georgia.
After successfully auditioning for a role alongside Victoria Henley in the play Sister Queens, Odom became a regular cast member in "Georgia's Official Folk-Life Play," Swamp Gravy. He was elected to the Bluffton City Council in November 2010. After appearing in an article on Swamp Gravy in the January/February 2012 issue of Southwest Georgia Living, Odom self-identified as autistic in the following issue.
In 2014, Odom published a book about his experiences, titled They Can Kill Me, But They Can't Eat Me. 
- "Proud Community Actor," Southwest Georgia Living, March/April 2012, p. 6.