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Jay McKenna

One of the multitudes of starry-eyed, young hopefuls who jump aboard a Greyhound headed for Hollywood, Jay McKenna (aka James McKenna) got further than most. The blonde, beach boy actor was discovered in a 1974 production of "Billy Budd" by casting director Gary Shaffer, and soon after began scoring parts on television. His favorite was ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Green Girl
The Green Girl Himself
Police Woman
Police Woman Leon Nocatee
Trapper John, M.D.
Trapper John, M.D. Coberly / Lance
Joni Paramedic


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 1981-1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Lance / Coberly
- Fat Chance (1983) ... Lance
- Who's the Lucky Father? (1981) ... Coberly (uncredited)
 1979 Joni
Paramedic (uncredited)
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Leon Nocatee
- Merry Christmas Waldo (1977) ... Leon Nocatee (as James McKenna)
 1977 CHiPs (TV Series)
Frat Rat
- Career Day (1977) ... Frat Rat (uncredited)
 1976 Executive Suite (TV Series)
Parking Valet
- Re: People Who Live in Glass Houses (1976) ... Parking Valet
 1975-1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Boy Student / Messenger
- Life, Death and Mrs. Armbruster (1976) ... Boy Student
- Half a Life (1975) ... Messenger
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Boy Student
- The Ring (1974) ... Boy Student
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 2014 The Green Girl (Documentary)

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San Joaquin Valley, CA: Lives a quiet life in the land East of Eden (California's San Joaquin Valley, not far from the town of Salinas, the setting for John Steinbeck's epic novel and the classic James Dean film.

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