Ray McKinnon (actor)

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Ray McKinnon
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McKinnon in 2010
Born
Raymond Wilkes McKinnon

(1957-11-15) November 15, 1957 (age 63)
Nationality American
Education Valdosta State University
OccupationActor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1998;died 2010)

Raymond Wilkes McKinnon (born November 15, 1957) [1] is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Best known for H.W. Smith in Deadwood (2004), Lincoln Potter in Sons of Anarchy (2011), and Mayans M.C. (2018-2021), and for his film roles in Bugsy (1991), Apollo 13 (1995), and The Accountant (2001). [2]

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Early life and education

McKinnon was born on November 15, 1957 and grew up in Adel, Georgia, the son of Raymond McKinnon, a car dealer, and his wife Dorothy McKinnon. He attended local schools. [3]

In 1981, McKinnon graduated with a degree in theatre from Valdosta State University. [4]

Career

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. [5] He is also known for his role as Lincoln Potter in the fourth season of the FX show Sons of Anarchy [6] and its spin-off series Mayans M.C.

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. [7]

McKinnon wrote, produced, directed and played 'Snake' in the 2004 film Chrystal, starring Blount and Billy Bob Thornton. The supporting cast included Goggins, Grace Zabriskie, Harry Lennix, Harry Dean Stanton and Johnny Galecki. [8]

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. [9] The first season was broadcast from April to May 2013, and the fourth and final season ended in December 2016. [8] The series won a Peabody Award in 2013.

Personal life

McKinnon was married to Lisa Blount, an actress and producer, from 1998 to her death in 2010. [10] He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, the hometown of Blount. [11]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989 Driving Miss Daisy Trooper #1
1990 Tune in Tomorrow Cub Reporter
1990Vampire CopRaymond
1991 Paris Trout Carl Bonner
1991 Livin' Large! Harmon
1991 Bugsy David Hinton
1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Detective Frank
1993 Sommersby Lawyer Webb
1993 Needful Things Deputy Norris Ridgewick
1993 A Perfect World Deputy Bradley
1995 Apollo 13 Jerry Bostick - FIDO White
1995 The Net Dale
1995 The Grass Harp Charlie Cool Jr.
1998 Goodbye Lover Rollins
1999This Is Harry LehmanHarry LehmanShort film
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Vernon T. Waldrip
2001 The Accountant The AccountantShort film, Also writer and director
2002The PicketsCraigShort film
2002 The Badge Deputy C.B.
2003 The Missing Russell J. Wittick
2004 Chrystal 'Snake'Writer/Producer/Director
2006 Come Early Morning Toby
2006 Things That Hang from Trees Tom Wheeler Sr.
2007 Randy and the Mob Randy Pearson / Cecil PearsonWriter/Director
2008 The Last Lullaby Ominous Figure
2009 That Evening Sun Lonzo ChoatProducer
2009 The Blind Side Coach Cotton
2010Spanola Pepper Sauce CompanyDirector, Short film
2011 Take Shelter Kyle
2011 Hick Lloyd
2011 Dolphin Tale Mr. Doyle
2011 Footloose Wes Warnicker
2011 The Last Ride Stan
2012 Mud Senior
2019 Ford v. Ferrari Phil Remington
2020 News of the World Simon Boudlin
2021 Chaos Walking Matthew
TBA Sick Girl MalcolmPost-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989 In the Heat of the Night 'Timer'Episode: "Crackdown"
1990 Murder in Mississippi Lyle's FatherTelevision movie
1990Rising SonKen MottTelevision movie
1990Web of DeceitStuart TroxelTelevision movie
1990 When Will I Be Loved? Man With BasketballTelevision movie
1990–1991 In the Heat of the Night Jethro Puller2 episodes
1991Night of the HunterBen HarperTelevision movie
1991In the Line of Duty: Manhut in the DakotasBob CheshireTelevision movie
1991 I'll Fly Away Donny HubbardEpisode: "The Hat"
1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Lee BobTelevision movie
1991–1992 Designing Women Dwayne Dobber2 episodes
1992 In Sickness and in Health Dr. NylandTelevision movie
1992 Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story LesTelevision movie
1992IndecencyVictorTelevision movie
1993 Arly Hanks Hobert MiddletonTelevision movie
1994 Picket Fences Jeffrey MurrayEpisode: "Paging Doctor God"
1994 The Stand Charlie CampionTelevision miniseries
Episode: "The Plague"
1994 Sisters BillyEpisode: "Protective Measures"
1994 Roswell Deputy Joe PritchardTelevision movie
1994Moment of Truth: Caught in the CrossfireBuddy RiversTelevision movie
1994 The Boys Are Back BillEpisode: "The Fishing Trip"
1994 Matlock Wade ParsonsEpisode: "The Tabloid"
1994 Scarlett Will BenteenTelevision miniseries (2 episodes)
1995 Legend KyleEpisode: "Knee-High Noon"
1995 The Client Lenny Barlow2 episodes
1996 Forgotten Sins Steve SweetlerTelevision movie
1996 Dead Man's Walk Bill 'Long Bill' ColemanTelevision miniseries (3 episodes)
1996 The Pretender LawsonEpisode: "Flyer"
1996 Nash Bridges Unknown roleEpisode: "Zodiac"
1997Old ManShanty Man With GunTelevision movie
1997 Brooklyn South Gilbert Van EggidyEpisode: "A Reverend Runs Through It"
1998 Michael Hayes Unknown roleEpisode: "Devotion"
1999 NYPD Blue TedEpisode: "T'aint Misbehavin'"
1999The Price of a Broken HeartUnknown roleTelevision movie
1999 Any Day Now Unknown roleEpisode: "You really Believe in That Stuff?"
2000Rocky TimesSheriff RickTelevision movie
2001 The Practice Frank VaughanEpisode: "Suffer the Little Children"
2002 Philly Dewey HicksEpisode: "The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds"
2002 The X-Files Wayne 'Mad Wayne'Episode: "Improbable"
2004 Deadwood Reverend H.W. SmithRecurring role (11 episodes)
2008 Comanche Moon Bill ColemanTelevision miniseries (2 episodes)
2010 Justified Mr. DukeEpisode: "Blind Spot"
2011 Sons of Anarchy US Attorney Lincoln 'Linc' PotterRecurring role; 12 episodes (season 4)
2013–2016 Rectify Creator/writer/executive producer/director
Creator (23 episodes)
Writer (17 episodes)
Executive producer (25 episodes)
Director (3 episodes)
2017 Fear the Walking Dead Proctor John2 episodes
2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit William LaBottEpisode: "The Book of Esther"
2018–2021 Mayans M.C. US Attorney Lincoln 'Linc' PotterRecurring role; 12 episodes
2019 Wayne Wayne McCullough Sr.Episode: "Get Some Then"
2019 Heartstrings Roy MeegersEpisode: "Two Doors Down" [12]
2019 Reprisal Tommy QuinnEpisode: "The Tale of Harold Horpus"

Awards and nominations

AssociationYearCategoryNominated WorkResult
Academy Awards 2002 Best Live Action Short Film The Accountant Won
Atlanta Film Festival 2001 Best Narrative Short The AccountantWon
2001 Southeastern Media Award The AccountantWon
Austin Film Festival 2001 Short Film Award The AccountantWon
Independent Spirit Awards 2010 Best Supporting Male That Evening Sun Nominated
2014 Best Ensemble Cast Mud Won
Gotham Awards 2011 Best Ensemble Performance Take Shelter Nominated
Nashville Film Festival 2007 President's Award Randy and the Mob Won
2007 Audience Choice Award Randy and the MobWon
Slamdance Film Festival 2001 Spirit of Slamdance Award The Accountant
Randy and the Mob
Won
Sundance Film Festival 2004 Dramatic Chrystal Nominated
SXSW Film Festival 2009 Best Ensemble Cast That Evening SunWon
Washington DC Independent Film Festival 2002 Best Fiction Short Form — Grand Jury Award The AccountantWon
2002 Best Fiction Short Form — Audience Award The AccountantWon
Writers Guild of America 2015 Episodic Drama for "Donald the Normal" Rectify Nominated

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