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Raymond Wilkes McKinnon (born November 15, 1957) is an American actor who portrayed Reverend H.W. Smith in the first season of HBO's Deadwood.


Ray McKinnon is a writer, actor, director and producer. He served from 2012 through 2016 as creator, showrunner, writer and director of the Peabody Award winning, Sundance TV series, "Rectify."[1]

As an actor, McKinnon has created a canon of unforgettable, offbeat and richly textured characters. In a career spanning two decades, McKinnon steadily built an impressive resume, including memorable roles on FX's critically acclaimed "Sons of Anarchy" (as Lincoln Potter) and the award winning HBO series "Deadwood" (as Reverend H.W. Smith). He has also appeared in series such as "NYPD Blue," "X Files" and "Matlock." Big screen credits include "Mud", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", "Take Shelter", "The Blind Side", "Footloose", "Apollo 13", and "Bugsy".[1]

As a filmmaker, in 2008, he produced and starred in the critically praised indie feature, "That Evening Sun", and garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his work as Lonzo Choat, opposite Hal Holbrook.[1]

McKinnon has complemented his work in front of the camera with other notable turns as a writer, director and producer. He has frequently collaborated with his friend Walton Goggins and his late wife, actress Lisa Blount, under their Ginny Mule Pictures banner. Their debut film, the McKinnon-penned and titular played, "The Accountant", won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2002. Their first feature, "Chrystal" (written and directed by McKinnon and starring Ms. Blount), was selected for the Sundance Film Festival's prestigious Dramatic Film Competition in 2004.[1]


Season 1[]



  • Driving Miss Daisy as Trooper #1 (1989)
  • Murder in Mississippi as Lyle's Father (TV Movie, 1990)
  • Rising Son as Ken Mott (TV Movie, 1990)
  • Tune in Tomorrow... as Cub Reporter (1990)
  • Web of Deceit as Stuart Troxel (TV Movie, 1990)
  • When Will I Be Loved? as Man with Basketball (TV Movie, 1990)
  • Vampire Cop (1990)
  • Paris Trout as Carl Bonner (1991)
  • Night of the Hunter as Ben Harper (TV Movie, 1991)
  • In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas as Bob Cheshire (TV Movie, 1991)
  • Livin' Large! as Harmon (1991)
  • The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw as Lee Bob (TV Movie, 1991)
  • Bugsy as David Hinton (1991)
  • In Sickness and in Health as Dr. Nyland (TV Movie, 1992)
  • Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story as Les (TV Movie, 1992)
  • The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag as Frank (1992)
  • Indecency as Victor (TV Movie, 1992)
  • Sommersby as Lawyer Webb (1993)
  • Needful Things as Deputy Norris Ridgewick (1993)
  • A Perfect World as Bradley (1993)
  • Arly Hanks as Hobert Middleton (TV Movie, 1993)
  • Roswell as Deputy Joe Pritchard (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire as Buddy Rivers (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Apollo 13 as Jerry Bostick - FIDO White (1995)
  • The Net as Dale (1995)
  • The Grass Harp as Charlie Cool Jr (1995)
  • Forgotten Sins as Steve Sweetler (TV Movie, 1996)
  • Old Man as Shanty Man with Gun (TV Movie, 1997)
  • Goodbye Lover as Rollins (1998)
  • The Price of a Broken Heart (TV Movie, 1999)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? as Vernon T. Waldrip (2000)
  • Rocky Times as Sheriff Rick (TV Movie, 2000)
  • The Badge as Deputy C.B. (2002)
  • The Missing as Russell J. Wittick (2003)
  • Chrystal as Snake (2004)
  • Come Early Morning as Toby (2006)
  • Things That Hang from Trees as Tom Wheeler Sr. (2006)
  • Randy and the Mob as Randy Pearson / Cecil Pearson (2007)
  • The Last Lullaby as Ominous Figure (2008)
  • That Evening Sun as Lonzo Choat (2009)
  • The Blind Side as Coach Cotton (2009)
  • Take Shelter as Kyle (2011)
  • The Last Ride as Stan (2011)
  • Hick as Lloyd (2011)
  • Dolphin Tale as Mr. Doyle (2011)
  • Footloose as Wes Warnicker (2011)
  • Mud as Senior (2012)
  • Ford v Ferrari as Phil Remington (2019)
  • News of the World as Simon Boudlin (2020)
  • Chaos Walking as Matthew (2021)

TV Series[]

  • In the Heat of the Night as Jethro Puller / Timer (1989-1991)
  • I'll Fly Away as Donny Hubbard (1991)
  • Designing Women as Dwayne Dobber (1991-1992)
  • Picket Fences as Jeffrey Murray (1994)
  • The Stand as Charlie Campion (1994)
  • Sisters as Billy (1994)
  • The Boys Are Back as Bill (1994)
  • Matlock as Wade Parsons (1994)
  • Scarlett as Will Benteen (1994)
  • Legend as Lyle (1995)
  • The Client as Lenny Barlow (1995)
  • Dead Man's Walk as Long Bill Coleman (1996)
  • The Pretender as Lawson (1996)
  • Nash Bridges as Gary Graham (1996)
  • Brooklyn South as Gilbert Van Eggidy (1997)
  • Michael Hayes (1998)
  • NYPD Blue as Ted (1999)
  • Any Day Now (1999)
  • The Practice as Frank Vaughan (2001)
  • Philly as Dewey Hicks (2002)
  • The X-Files as Mad Wayne (2002)
  • Deadwood as Reverend H.W. Smith (2004)
  • Comanche Moon as Bill Coleman (2008)
  • Justified as Mr. Duke (2010)
  • Sons of Anarchy as Lincoln 'Linc' Potter (2011)
  • Fear the Walking Dead as Proctor John (2017)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as William Labott (2018)
  • Exeter (2018)
  • Mayans M.C. as Lincoln 'Linc' Potter (2018-2022)
  • Wayne as Wayne McCullough Sr. (2019)
  • Dolly Parton's Heartstrings as Roy Meegers (2019)
  • Reprisal as Tommy Quinn (2019)
  • Dopesick as Jerry Mallum (2021)

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