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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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The Outlaw Josey Wales


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 2011 The Custom Mary
The Silent Boss
 2010 How Do You Know
Maitre d'
 2009/II Fuel
 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
 2006 The Garage
 2005 2001 Maniacs
The Chef
 2004 Undertow
 2003 True Legends of the West
The Mayor
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Acme VP, Nitpicking
 2003 Hellborn
Gas Station Attendant
 2000 Paradise
 1995 Lone Justice 2
Verlon Borges
 1993 Love, Cheat & Steal
 1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Father Burke
 1988 War Party
The Mayor
 1988 Under the Gun
 1984 Against All Odds
Head Coach
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits
 1982 First Blood
 1982 Tex
Pop McCormick
 1981 St. Helens
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
 1980 Bronco Billy
Lefty LeBow
 1980 Carny
Marvin Dill
 1977 The Gauntlet
 1977 Valentino
Jail Cop
 1976 The Shootist
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Rocky - Cattle Rustler (uncredited)
 1974 The Parallax View
Parallax Assassin
 1974 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Crazy Driver
 1973 The Outfit
Buck Cherney
 1973 Cleopatra Jones
 1972 Junior Bonner
Red Terwiliger (as William McKinney)
 1972 Kansas City Bomber
Buddy Taylor (uncredited)
 1970 Angel Unchained
 1968 The Road Hustlers
 1968 Firecreek
Bearded Gunfighter (uncredited)
 1967 She Freak
Steve St. John
 1962 Secret File: Hollywood
Jimmy's Assistant Director (uncredited)
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Originally, Stanley Kubrick wanted McKinney for the role of the Drill Instructor in Full Metal Jacket (1987). McKinney was about to fly to London to meet with him, but Kubrick canceled at the last moment. He later explained to friend John Boorman that the prospect of meeting the Mountain Man from Deliverance (1972) was simply too terrifying. See more »

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