Bill McKinney

Highest Rated: 100% Heart like a Wheel (1983)
Birthday: Sep 12, 1931
Birthplace: Not Available
A character actor beloved particularly for playing villains, Bill McKinney was born in Chattanooga, TN, in 1931. After spending some time in Los Angeles while on leave in the Navy, McKinney decided to settle there following his discharge in order to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He studied at the Pasadena Playhouse and Lee Strausberg's Actors Studio while paying the bills as a high-school teacher before he began landing TV roles on shows like The Monkees and I Dream of Jeannie. In 1972, McKinney was cast as a sadistic mountain man in the thriller Deliverance alongside Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight. His visage was soon synonymous with ominousness and violence, leading to a slew of roles as baddies in a wide variety of films over the coming years, like Cleopatra Jones, The Shootist, First Blood, and The Parallax View. McKinney also began collaborating with Clint Eastwood on a series of films, including The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way but Loose, Any Which Way You Can, and Pink Cadillac. By the 2000s, the actor, now in his seventies, was still going strong. He appeared in such films as 2007's Lucky You, 2008's Pride and Glory, and 2010's How Do You Know before passing away in December 2011 at age 80.

Highest Rated Movies



32% How Do You Know Actor $30.3M 2010
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Actor 2010
34% Pride and Glory Crime Scene Cop $15.8M 2008
No Score Yet Dean Teaster's Ghost Town Victor Burnett 2007
29% Lucky You Satellite Cashier $5.8M 2007
No Score Yet Rocker Mr. Hill 2006
No Score Yet The Garage Actor 2006
No Score Yet Dean Teaster's Ghost Town Actor 2006
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs The Chef 2005
55% Undertow Grandfather 2004
56% Looney Tunes: Back in Action Acme VP, Nitpicking $21.1M 2003
No Score Yet Asylum of the Damned Actor 2003
79% The Green Mile Jack Van Hay 1999
17% Where's Marlowe? Uncle Bill 1999
No Score Yet A Promise to Carolyn Butch Maggart 1996
No Score Yet It Came from Outer Space II Roy Minter 1996
No Score Yet Under the Gun (Iron Fist) Miller 1995
No Score Yet Lone Justice 2 Actor 1995
18% City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold Matt 1994
No Score Yet Love, Cheat & Steal Kolchak 1993
No Score Yet The China Lake Murders Actor 1990
75% Back to the Future Part III Engineer 1990
No Score Yet War Party Actor 1989
21% Pink Cadillac Bartender 1989
89% Miracle Mile Actor 1989
0% Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Father Burke 1989
No Score Yet Final Justice Chief Wilson 1985
70% Against All Odds Head Coach 1984
No Score Yet St. Helens Kilpatrick 1983
100% Heart like a Wheel `Big Daddy' Don Garlits 1983
85% Tex Pop 1982
88% First Blood Kern 1982
No Score Yet Carny Dill 1980
78% Bronco Billy Lefty LeBow 1980
20% Any Which Way You Can Dallas 1980
No Score Yet When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Tommy Clark 1979
37% Every Which Way But Loose Dallas 1978
No Score Yet The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle Willie 1978
43% Valentino Jail Cop 1977
82% The Gauntlet Constable 1977
90% The Shootist Cobb 1976
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales Terrill 1976
No Score Yet Cannonball Cade Redman 1976
75% Breakheart Pass Reverend Peabody 1975
No Score Yet Strange New World Actor 1975
88% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Crazy Driver 1974
93% The Parallax View Art, an Assassin 1974
No Score Yet The Outfit Buck 1974
57% For Pete's Sake Rocky 1974
91% Cleopatra Jones Off. Purdy 1973
75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Fermel Parlee 1972
91% Junior Bonner Red Terwiliger 1972
93% Deliverance Mountain Man 1972
No Score Yet Kansas City Bomber Actor 1972
No Score Yet Angel Unchained Shotgun 1970
No Score Yet She-Freak Steve St. John 1967


No Score Yet Baywatch
Drew Nicholas Slade
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
  • 1986
No Score Yet The A-Team
Clint Royko
  • 1985
  • 1983
No Score Yet Ironside
  • 1973
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1st Crewman
  • 1970