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Bill McKinney

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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
32% How Do You Know
  • Actor
$30.3M 2010
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
  • Actor
2010
35% 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
57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Acme VP, Nitpicking
$21.1M 2003
No Score Yet Asylum of the Damned
  • Actor
2003
80% 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
19% 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
74% Back to the Future Part III
  • Engineer
1990
No Score Yet War Party
  • Actor
1989
21% Pink Cadillac
  • Bartender
1989
88% Miracle Mile
  • Actor
1989
0% Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
  • Father Burke
1989
No Score Yet Final Justice
  • Chief Wilson
1985
67% Against All Odds
  • Head Coach
1984
No Score Yet St. Helens
  • Kilpatrick
1983
100% Heart like a Wheel
  • `Big Daddy' Don Garlits
1983
83% Tex
  • Pop
1982
87% 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
31% Every Which Way But Loose
  • Dallas
1978
No Score Yet The Christmas Coal Mine Miracle
  • Willie
1978
50% Valentino
  • Jail Cop
1977
81% The Gauntlet
  • Constable
1977
93% The Shootist
  • Cobb
1976
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Terrill
1976
No Score Yet Cannonball
  • Cade Redman
1976
78% Breakheart Pass
  • Reverend Peabody
1975
No Score Yet Strange New World
  • Actor
1975
87% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
  • Crazy Driver
1974
92% The Parallax View
  • Art, an Assassin
1974
No Score Yet The Outfit
  • Buck
1974
57% For Pete's Sake
  • Rocky
1974
90% Cleopatra Jones
  • Off. Purdy
1973
71% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
  • Fermel Parlee
1972
89% 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

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