Birthplace: Adel, Georgia U.S.
Raymond Wilkes "Ray" McKinnon (born November 15, 1957) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer.
McKinnon was born in 1957 and grew up in Adel, Georgia, the son of Raymond McKinnon, a car dealer, and his wife Dorothy McKinnon. He attended local schools.
In 1981, McKinnon graduated with a degree in theatre from Valdosta State University.
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 and directed 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.
In 1998 McKinnon married Lisa Blount, an actress and producer. She died on October 25, 2010. He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, the hometown of Blount.
|1989||Driving Miss Daisy||Trooper #1|
|1990||Tune in Tomorrow||Cub Reporter|
|1991||Paris Trout||Carl Bonner|
|1992||The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag||Detective Frank|
|Needful Things||Deputy Norris Ridgewick|
|A Perfect World||Bradley|
|1995||Apollo 13||Jerry Bostick - FIDO White|
|The Grass Harp||Charlie Cool Jr.|
|2000||O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Vernon T. Waldrip|
|2001||The Accountant||The Accountant|
|2002||The Badge||Deputy C.B.|
|2003||The Missing||Russell J. Wittick|
|2006||Come Early Morning||Toby|
|Things That Hang from Trees||Tom Wheeler Sr.|
|2007||Randy and The Mob||Randy and Cecil Pearson|
|2008||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|
|2011||The Last Ride||Stan|
|Dolphin Tale||Mr. Doyle|
|1989-1991||In the Heat of the Night||Timer / Jethro Puller||3 episodes|
|1990||Murder in Mississippi||Lyle's father||TV movie|
|When Will I Be Loved?||Man with Basketball||TV movie|
|1991||Night of the Hunter||Ben Harper||TV movie|
|I'll Fly Away||Donny Hubbard||Episode: "The Hat"|
|The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw||Lee Bob||TV movie|
|1991-1992||Designing Women||Dwayne Dobber||2 episodes|
|1992||Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story||Les||TV movie|
|1993||Arly Hanks||Hobert Middleton||TV movie|
|1994||Picket Fences||Jeffrey Murray||Episode: "Paging Doctor God"|
|The Stand||Charlie D. Campion||Miniseries; Episode: "The Plague"|
|Sisters||Billy||Episode: "Protective Measures"|
|Roswell||Deputy Joe Pritchard||TV movie|
|The Boys Are Back||Bill||Episode: "The Fishing Trip"|
|Matlock||Wade Parsons||Episode: "The Tabloid"|
|Scarlett||Will Benteen||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|1995||Legend||Lyle||Episode: "Knee-High Noon"|
|The Client||Lenny Barlow||3 episodes|
|1996||Forgotten Sins||Steve Sweetler||TV movie|
|Dead Man's Walk||Long Bill Coleman||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|The Pretender||Lawson||Episode: "Flyer"|
|1997||Brooklyn South||Gilbert Van Eggidy||Episode: "A Reverend Runs Through It"|
|1999||NYPD Blue||Ted||Episode: "T'aint Misbehavin"|
|2001||The Practice||Frank Vaughan||Episode: "Suffer the Little Children"|
|2002||Philly||Dewey Hicks||Episode: "The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds"|
|The X-Files||Mad Wayne||Episode: "Improbable"|
|2004||Deadwood||Rev. H.W. Smith||11 episodes|
|2008||Comanche Moon||Bill Coleman||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2010||Justified||Mr. Duke||Episode: "Blind Spot"|
|2011||Sons of Anarchy||Lincoln Potter||11 episodes|
|2017||Fear the Walking Dead||Proctor John||2 episodes|
|2001||The Accountant||Academy Award for Live Action Short Film
shared with Lisa Blount
|2006||Randy and The Mob|
|2013-2016||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|