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Bill McKinney (I) (1931–2011)

Bill McKinney, the movie and television character actor who was one of the great on-screen villains, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 12, 1931. He had an unsettled life as a child, moving 12 times before joining the Navy at the age of 19 during the Korean War. Once, when his family moved from Tennessee to Georgia, he was beaten by a... See full bio »

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 2011 The Custom Mary
The Silent Boss
 2010 How Do You Know
Maitre d'
 2009/II Fuel
Jake
 2008 Pride and Glory
Crime Scene Cop
 2007 Ghost Town: The Movie
Victor Burnett
 2007 Lucky You
Satellite Cashier
 2007 Take
Benjamin Gregor
 2006 Rocker
Mr. Hill
 2006 The Devil Wears Spurs
Barkeeper
 2006 The Garage
Bernie
 2005 2001 Maniacs
The Chef
 2004 Undertow
Grandfather
 2003 True Legends of the West
The Mayor
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Acme VP, Nitpicking
 2003 Hellborn
Gas Station Attendant
 2000 Paradise
Kerr
 2000 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Liver-Eating Jones
- Serpents (2000) ... Liver-Eating Jones
 1998 Where's Marlowe?
Uncle Bill
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
 1996 It Came from Outer Space II (TV Movie)
Roy Minter
 1996 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
Butch Maggart
 1995 Lone Justice 2
Verlon Borges
 1995 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Point After (1995) ... Sheriff
 1995 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Jonah Hex
- Showdown (1995) ... Jonah Hex (voice, as William McKinney)
 1995 Pointman (TV Series)
Hosey
- A Polecat Runs Through It (1995) ... Hosey
 1993 Love, Cheat & Steal
Kolchak
 1993 Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (TV Series)
Verlon
- The Smink Brothers (1993) ... Verlon
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Drew / Major Nicholas Slade
- Showdown at Malibu Beach High (1992) ... Major Nicholas Slade
 1991 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Ashe Crowe
- Obsession (1991) ... Ashe Crowe
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Harlan Pinder
- Deadly Encounters: Part 2 (1990) ... Harlan Pinder
- Deadly Encounters: Part 1 (1990) ... Harlan Pinder
 1990 The China Lake Murders (TV Movie)
Capt. Finney N.H.P.
 1990 Yellowthread Street (TV Series)
Hicks
- Key Witness (1990) ... Hicks
 1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Father Burke
 1988 War Party
The Mayor
 1988 Under the Gun
Miller
 1987 Ohara (TV Series)
Jake Gordon
- Silver in the Hills (1987) ... Jake Gordon
 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Mr. Warner
- Lovers and Friends (1987) ... Mr. Warner
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
- Scarecrow (1987)
- Yesterday's Gone (1987)
- Houston's Hero (1987)
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Charlie Demsey
- Powder Keg (1986) ... Charlie Demsey
 1983-1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Royko / Clint
- Bounty (1985) ... Royko
- Holiday in the Hills (1983) ... Clint
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Fuzzy Vision (1985) ... Sheriff
 1981-1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Nick Starret / Draper / Taggart
- Tailspin (1985) ... Nick Starret
- Sheriff Seavers (1985) ... Nick Starret
- Old Heroes Never Die (1984) ... Draper
- The Fall Guy (1981) ... Taggart
 1984 Cover Up (TV Series)
Sgt. Oliver
- Golden Opportunity (1984) ... Sgt. Oliver
 1984 Against All Odds
Head Coach
 1984 Legmen (TV Series)
Billy Ray
- I Shall Be Re-Released (1984) ... Billy Ray
 1984 The Master (TV Series)
Sheriff Kyle
- Max (1984) ... Sheriff Kyle
 1983 The Yellow Rose (TV Series)
Buck
- Trail's End (1983) ... Buck
 1983 The Mississippi (TV Series)
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Joseph Redstone
- Stopover in a One-Horse Town (1982) ... Joseph Redstone
 1982 First Blood
Kern
 1982 Tex
Pop McCormick
 1981 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Ramsay Bass / Ramsey Bass
- The Lazy Ace: Part 2 (1981) ... Ramsay Bass
- The Lazy Ace: Part 1 (1981) ... Ramsey Bass
 1981 St. Helens
Kilpatrick
 1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Ernie Kelbow
- Bang, Bang... You're Dead! (1981) ... Ernie Kelbow
 1979-1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Jim Riker / Willy
- Shine On (1979) ... Willy
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Dallas
 1980 Bronco Billy
Lefty LeBow
 1980 Carny
Marvin Dill
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Barrett
- Space Croppers (1980) ... Barrett
 1979 Young Maverick (TV Series)
Smokey Trumbull
- Hearts O' Gold (1979) ... Smokey Trumbull
 1979 The Runaways (TV Series)
Frank Bedsole
- They'll Never Forgive Me (1979) ... Frank Bedsole
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Johnny Bagley
- The Trap (1978) ... Johnny Bagley
 1977 Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Willie
 1977 The Gauntlet
Constable
 1977 Valentino
Policeman
 1976 The Shootist
Cobb
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
Tom Sellers
- Half Breed (1976) ... Tom Sellers
 1975 The Family Holvak (TV Series)
Sheriff / Deputy Shanks
- The Tribute (1975) ... Sheriff
- The Long Way Home: Part 1 (1975) ... Deputy Shanks
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
- Wheels of Death (1975)
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Tobias / Treach
- The Glory Game (1975) ... Tobias
- Woman in the Harbor (1975) ... Treach
 1975 Strange New World (TV Movie)
Badger
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
- Day of Execution (1975)
 1974 This Is the West That Was (TV Movie)
Drago Wellman
 1974 The Godchild (TV Movie)
Cpl. Crawley
 1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie)
Pratt
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Rocky - Cattle Rustler (uncredited)
 1974 The Parallax View
Parallax Assassin
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Crazy Driver
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie)
Mr. Brown
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Willy Coggins
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie)
Sergeant
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Luke Basket
- Swan Song (1974) ... Luke Basket
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Derek
- Rage to Kill (1974) ... Derek
 1974 Kodiak (TV Series)
Abel
- Captured (1974) ... Abel
 1973 The Outfit
Buck Cherney
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
Purdy
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Augie Morris
- All About Andrea (1973) ... Augie Morris
 1972 Junior Bonner
Red Terwiliger (as William McKinney)
 1972 Kansas City Bomber
Buddy Taylor (uncredited)
 1971-1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Lobo / Lobo Briggs
- The Biggest Game in the West (1972) ... Lobo Briggs
- The Man Who Murdered Himself (1971) ... Lobo
- Return to Devil's Hole (1971) ... Lobo (as William McKinney)
- Alias Smith and Jones (1971) ... Lobo
 1970 Angel Unchained
Shotgun
 1970 McCloud (TV Series)
Reuben
- The Concrete Corral (1970) ... Reuben (as William McKinney)
 1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Apartment Crasher
- This Will Really Kill You (1970) ... Apartment Crasher (uncredited)
 1970 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Crewman #1
- The Solid Gold Jeannie (1970) ... Crewman #1
 1968 The Road Hustlers
Hays
 1968 The Monkees (TV Series)
Janitor
- Some Like It Lukewarm (1968) ... Janitor
 1968 Firecreek
Bearded Gunfighter (uncredited)
 1967 She Freak
Steve St. John
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Alternate Names:

William McKinney

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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He and his Deliverance (1972) partner Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward were named the top villains of all time in Maxim magazine's "Maxim Goes to the Movies" issue for their performance as the mountain men in the John Boorman classic. See more »

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