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."
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".
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.
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.