Bill McKinney, Prolific Actor Known for Villainous Roles
In addition to memorable roles in movies such as Deliverance, McKinney worked widely in television, appearing in dozens of series from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Bill McKinney, an actor known for playing villainous roles in films such as Deliverance, as well as for dozens of other movies and television productions, died December 1, 2012, in Van Nuys, California. he was 80.
According to news reports the cause was esophageal cancer.
McKinney, who appeared in several Clint Eastwood movies (including The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Bronco Billy, Every Which Way But Loose and Every Which Way You Can), also had roles in The Parallax View, First Blood and dozens of other feature films.
In addition, he appeared in a long list of television series, including The Monkees, I Dream of Jeannie, Alias Smith and Jones, Kojak, Mannix, Columbo, Baretta, The Fall Guy, Father Murphy, B.J. and the Bear, Murder, She Wrote, The A Team, Hunter, Falcon Crest, In the Heat of the Night, Baywatch and Walker, Texas Ranger.
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