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Bill McKinney

Highest Rated: 100% Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

Lowest Rated: 0% War Party (1989)

Birthday: Sep 12, 1931

Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

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."

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Custom Mary The Silent Boss (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 55% Fuel Jake (Character) - 2008
45% 42% Take Benjamin Gregor (Character) $5.1K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dean Teaster's Ghost Town Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocker Mr. Hill (Character) - 2006
55% 62% Undertow Grandfather (Character) $124.2K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Legends of the West The Mayor (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 20% It Came From Outer Space II Roy Minter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Promise to Carolyn Butch Maggart (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lone Justice II Verlon Borges (Character) - 1995
17% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Matt (Character) $43.4M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The China Lake Murders Capt. Finney N.H.P. (Character) - 1990
0% 76% War Party The Mayor (Character) $299.3K 1989
0% 35% Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Father Burke (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 20% Under the Gun Miller (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 13% Final Justice Chief Wilson (Character) - 1985
64% 45% Against All Odds Head Coach (Character) - 1984
100% 82% Heart Like a Wheel Don "Big Daddy" Garlits (Character) - 1983
85% 85% First Blood Kern (Character) - 1982
85% 66% Tex Pop McCormick (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 62% St. Helens Kilpatrick (Character) - 1981
20% 45% Any Which Way You Can Dallas, Black Widow (Character) - 1980
75% 47% Bronco Billy Lefty LeBow (Character) - 1980
50% 52% Carny Marvin Dill (Character) - 1980
37% 55% Every Which Way But Loose Dallas (Character) - 1978
75% 54% The Gauntlet Constable (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 35% Cannonball Cade Redman (Character) - 1976
90% 92% The Outlaw Josey Wales Terrill (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 12% Strange New World Badger (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Execution of Private Slovik Sergeant (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Godchild Cpl. Crawley (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Healers Mr. Brown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was Drago Wellman (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Willy Coggins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Pratt (Character) - 1974
89% 78% The Parallax View Parallax Assassin (Character) - 1974
90% 73% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Crazy Driver (Character) - 1974
79% 45% Cleopatra Jones Purdy (Character) - 1973
92% 63% Junior Bonner Red Terwiliger (Character) - 1972
89% 82% Deliverance Mountain Man (Character) - 1972
80% 75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Fermel Parlee (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Lobo (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Road Hustlers Hays (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 0% She Freak Steve St. John (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pointman Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baywatch Drew (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Harlan Pinder (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 70% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Luke Basket (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Derek Lewis (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Crewman 1 (Guest Star) 1970

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