Bill McKinney

No matter what else he did, actor Bill McKinney was always destined to remain the crazed hillbilly who did terrible things to Ned Beatty in "Deliverance. " After serving in the Korean War, McKinney moved to southern ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1931 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Legend of Cactus Jack 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Garage 2014 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

Crime Scene Cop (Actor)

Take 2008 (Movie)

Benjamin Gregor (Actor)

Lucky You 2007 (Movie)

Satellite Cashier (Actor)

Undertow 2004 (Movie)

Grandfather (Actor)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Acme VP, Nitpicking (Actor)

The Green Mile 1999 (Movie)

Jack Van Hay (Actor)

Walker, Texas Ranger 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love, Cheat & Steal 1994 (Movie)

Kolchak (Actor)

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

Engineer (Actor)

Kinjite 1989 (Movie)

Father Burke (Actor)

Pink Cadillac 1989 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

War Party 1989 (Movie)

The Mayor (Actor)

The Highwayman 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Gun 1988 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Justice 1985 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

Against All Odds 1984 (Movie)

Head Coach (Actor)

Heart Like A Wheel 1983 (Movie)

Don "Big Daddy" Garlits (Actor)

First Blood 1982 (Movie)

Kern (Actor)

Tex 1982 (Movie)

Pop McCormick (Actor)

Any Which Way You Can 1980 (Movie)

Dallas (Actor)

Bronco Billy 1980 (Movie)

"Lefty" LeBow (Actor)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

Dill (Actor)

St. Helens 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Every Which Way But Loose 1978 (Movie)

Dallas (Actor)

When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1978 (Movie)

Tommy Clark (Actor)

The Gauntlet 1977 (Movie)

Constable (Actor)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

Jail Cop (Actor)

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

Cade Redman (Actor)

The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 (Movie)

Terrill (Actor)

The Shootist 1976 (Movie)

Cobb (Actor)

For Pete's Sake 1974 (Movie)

Rocky (Actor)

The Parallax View 1974 (Movie)

Assassin (Actor)

Thunderbolt And Lightfoot 1974 (Movie)

Crazy Driver (Actor)

Cleopatra Jones 1973 (Movie)

Officer Purdy (Actor)

The Outfit 1973 (Movie)

Buck (Actor)

Junior Bonner 1972 (Movie)

Red Terwillger (Actor)

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 (Movie)

Fermel Parlee (Actor)

Alias Smith and Jones 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Unchained 1970 (Movie)

Shotgun (Actor)

A Promise to Carolyn (TV Show)

Actor

It Came From Outer Space II (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Cheat & Steal (TV Show)

Actor

Strange New World (TV Show)

Actor

The China Lake Murders (TV Show)

Actor

The Godchild (TV Show)

Actor

The Healers (TV Show)

Actor

The Underground Man (TV Show)

Actor

This Is the West That Was (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Matewan 1987 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

No matter what else he did, actor Bill McKinney was always destined to remain the crazed hillbilly who did terrible things to Ned Beatty in "Deliverance. " After serving in the Korean War, McKinney moved to southern California and decided he wanted to become an actor. He attended drama school at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1957 and, after being admitted to Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio, made his movie debut a full decade later in 1967's ultra-low-budget "She Freak." McKinney made his TV debut in 1968 on the rock-'n'-roll sitcom "The Monkees," and subsequently began to show up frequently on the small screen. In 1972, McKinney earned widespread attention for his villainous role in the backwoods thriller "Deliverance." Afterwards, McKinney collaborated with some of the industry's most famous directors, playing a heavy in Sam Peckinpah's rodeo Western "Junior Bonner" and appearing in a supporting role in Alan J. Pakula's conspiracy thriller "The Parallax View." Following these roles, McKinney began a long collaborative relationship with actor and director Clint Eastwood. He first starred alongside Eastwood in Michael Cimino's comedy thriller "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" in 1974, and reteamed with him on such films as the revisionist Western "The Outlaw Josey Wales," the tough thriller "The Gauntlet" and the comedy "Every Which Way But Loose."

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