Ray McKinnon (actor)
|Born||Raymond Wilkes McKinnon
November 15, 1957
Adel, Georgia U.S.
|Residence||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S|
|Education||Valdosta State University|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa Blount (1998-2010; her death)|
McKinnon began acting and later directed. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Reverend Smith in the HBO series Deadwood, which ran from 2004 to 2006, a total of three seasons and 36 episodes. He is also known for his role as Lincoln Potter in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed FX show Sons of Anarchy.
He founded Ginny Mule Pictures, a production company, with his wife Lisa Blount, an actress and producer, and Walton Goggins. Together the trio won the Academy Award in 2001 in the category Live Action Short Film for The Accountant, which they produced with their company.
McKinnon wrote, produced, directed and played 'Snake' in the critically acclaimed 2004 film Chrystal, starring Blount and Billy Bob Thornton. The supporting cast included Goggins, Grace Zabriskie, Harry Lennix, Harry Dean Stanton and Johnny Galecki.
He wrote, directed, and acted in the television series Rectify, the first original series from SundanceTV, featuring a man released from Georgia state prison after 19 years on death row, and it explores the effects on him, his family and his small town. Aden Young stars as Daniel Holden. The first season was broadcast from April to May 2013, and the fourth and final season ended in December 2016. The series won a Peabody Award in 2013 and its first season was critically acclaimed.
Marriage and family
|1989||In the Heat of the Night||Jethro Puller||1989–1991|
|Driving Miss Daisy||Trooper #1|
|Designing Women||Dwayne Dobber||1991–1992|
|Needful Things||Deputy Norris Ridgewick|
|1994||The Stand||Charlie D. Campion||TV mini-series|
|Roswell||Deputy Joe Pritchard|
|1995||Walker, Texas Ranger||Garland Briscoe|
|Apollo 13||FIDO (Flight Dynamics Officer), White team|
|1996||Dead Man's Walk||Long Bill Coleman|
|2000||O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Vernon T. Waldrip|
|2001||The Practice||Frank Vaughan|
|The Accountant||The Accountant|
|2002||The X-Files||Mad Wayne|
|2003||The Missing||Russell J. Wittick, photographer|
|2004||Deadwood||Rev. H.W. Smith|
|2006||Come Early Morning||Toby|
|Things That Hang from Trees||Tom Wheeler Sr.|
|2007||Randy and The Mob||Randy and Cecil Pearson|
|2008||Comanche Moon||Bill Coleman||TV mini-series|
|The Last Lullaby||Ominous Figure|
|2009||That Evening Sun||Lonzo Choat||Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male|
|The Blind Side||Coach Burt Cotton|
|2010||Justified||Mr. Duke||Blind Spot, Season 1, Episode 7|
|2011||Sons of Anarchy||Lincoln Potter|
|Dolphin Tale||Mr. Doyle|
|2001||The Accountant||Academy Award for Live Action Short Film
shared with Lisa Blount
|2006||Randy and The Mob|
|2013||Rectify||"Jacob's Ladder" (season 1, episode 6), "The Source" (season 3, episode 6), "All I'm Sayin" (season 4, episode 8)|
|2006||Randy and the Mob|
|2013–2016||Rectify||Creator and head writer|
|2008||I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down|
- "Raymond W Mc Kinnon - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Poling, Dean (18 March 2007). "Oscar winner comes home to VSU". The Valdosta Daily Times. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- [-VSUVisit-2007 Valdosta Daily Times, 2007
- "Academy Award Winner To Speak for the President's Lecture Series - Valdosta State University". Valdosta State University. 5 March 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Los Angeles Times (19 June 2014). "'Rectify's' Ray McKinnon tries to find what matters". Los Angeles Times.
- "Sons of Anarchy casts Ray McKinnon, continuing the Deadwood/FX link". HitFix.
- "The Accountant". www.sundance.tv.
- "The Many Faces of Ray McKinnon". Den of Geek.
- "Rectify creator Ray McKinnon wants to leave some season finale questions unanswered". The A.V. Club.
- "Oscar-winning director, Ray McKinnon still misses his wife Lisa Blount, who died in 2010. Says no to second marriage??!!". liverampup.com.
- "Ginny Mule Pictures". Short Film Central.
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