Ray McKinnon

Actor, Writer, Director
A rangy, amiable performer with a knack for playing humorous Southern types, Ray McKinnon was a popular character actor in films and on television in the late 1990s and beyond, most notably in "O Brother, Where Art ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1957 in Adel, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Mud 2013 (Movie)

Senior (Actor)

Hick 2012 (Movie)

Lloyd (Actor)

Dolphin Tale 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Doyle (Actor)

Footloose 2011 (Movie)

Wes Warnicker (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Take Shelter 2011 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

The Last Ride 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Justified 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Buffalo Flows 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Narrator

That Evening Sun 2009 (Movie)

Lonzo Choat (Actor)

The Blind Side 2009 (Movie)

Coach Cotton (Actor)

Comanche Moon 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Randy and the Mob 2007 (Movie)

Randy Pearson/Cecil Pearson (Actor)

Come Early Morning 2006 (Movie)

Preacher Toby (Actor)

Chrystal 2005 (Movie)

Snake (Actor)

Things that Hang from Trees 2005 (Movie)

Tom Wheeler, Sr (Actor)

Deadwood 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Missing 2003 (Movie)

Russell J. Wittick (Actor)

Philly 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 (Movie)

Vernon T Waldrip (Actor)

The Accountant 2000 (Movie)

The Accountant (Actor)

Any Day Now 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

Nathaniel Rollins (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1990 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1990 - 1994, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

William Faulkner's Old Man 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

Charlie Cool Jr (Actor)

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

FIDO White (Actor)

Legend 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys Are Back 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Net 1995 (Movie)

Dale (Actor)

I'll Fly Away 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1990 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

Bradley (Actor)

Crossroads 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Designing Women 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Needful Things 1993 (Movie)

Deputy Norris Ridgewick (Actor)

Sommersby 1993 (Movie)

Lawyer Webb (Actor)

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

David Hinton (Actor)

In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Livin' Large 1991 (Movie)

Harmon (Actor)

Night of the Hunter 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

When Will I Be Loved? 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Tune in Tomorrow... 1990 (Movie)

Cub Reporter (Actor)

Driving Miss Daisy 1989 (Movie)

1st Trooper (Actor)

Forgotten Sins (TV Show)

Actor

In Sickness and in Health (TV Show)

Actor

Indecency (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Mississippi (TV Show)

Actor

Paris Trout (TV Show)

Actor

Rising Son (TV Show)

Actor

Roswell (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlett (TV Show)

Actor

The Price of a Broken Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Web of Deceit (TV Show)

Actor
Director (4)

Rectify 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Randy and the Mob 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Chrystal 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Accountant 2000 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Randy and the Mob 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chrystal 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Accountant 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

That Evening Sun 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chrystal 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A rangy, amiable performer with a knack for playing humorous Southern types, Ray McKinnon was a popular character actor in films and on television in the late 1990s and beyond, most notably in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000) and "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06). But he was also an accomplished writer and director whose debut project, "The Accountant" (2001), netted an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2002. McKinnon balanced his acting roles with turns behind the camera as writer, director and/or producer on three indies, including the critically praised "That Evening Sun" (2009). His versatility made him one of the more accomplished under-the-radar talents of the modern independent scene.

Relationships

Lisa Blount Actor

Wife
Met while co-starring in "Needful Things" (1993) married in 1998 together they co-founded the production company Ginny Mule Pictures Blount died in October 2010

EDUCATION

Valdosta State University

Valdosta , Georgia 1981

Milestones

2011

Cast in the remake of "Footloose," based on the 1984 dance drama that starred Kevin Bacon

2011

Joined the cast of the FX drama series "Sons of Anarchy"

2009

Played the high school football coach in "The Blind Side"

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("That Evening Sun")

2009

Co-produced and co-starred in the critically acclaimed drama "That Evening Sun"

2008

Appeared in the CBS miniseries "Comanche Moon"

2007

Wrote, directed and played dual roles in "Randy and The Mob"; also co-starred Blount and Goggins

2005

Wrote and directed first feature film "Chrystal," which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival; co-starred Billy Bob Thornton and wife Lisa Blount

2004

Landed a recurring role as H.W. Smith, a sympathetic reverend, on the acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"

2003

Appeared in Ron Howard's Western thriller "The Missing"

2001

Wrote and directed the Academy Award winning short film "The Accountant"; co-produced with wife Lisa Blount and Walton Goggins

2000

Played Holly Hunter's high-strung suitor in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

1995

Had a small role as a scientist in Ron Howard's "Apollo 13"

1993

Cast in "Needful Things," a film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name; first collaboration with future wife Lisa Blount

1991

Appeared in two episodes of "Designing Women" (CBS) as Carlene's (Jean Smart) ex-husband

1990

First acted opposite Walton Goggins in the NBC TV movie "Murder in Mississippi"

1989

First film appearance, "Driving Miss Daisy"

1989

Made TV acting debut on "In the Heat of the Night" (NBC)

Began his acting career on stage in Atlanta

Bonus Trivia

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McKinnon co-founded the production company Ginny Mule Pictures with Lisa Blount and Walton Goggins.

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