Before inhabiting the Reverend H. W. Smith in Deadwood, Ray McKinnon
had been plying the acting trade for the past fifteen years. Films include Bugsy
, A Perfect World
, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
and The Missing
Ray's initial foray into directing was his 38-minute dark comedy, The Accountant, which he also penned. The Accountant went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2002. Ray wrote and directed his first feature film, Chrystal, which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Chrystal stars Ray's real life wife, Lisa Blount as the title character and Billy Bob Thornton. Ray also has a role in the film as the gnarly nemesis, 'Snake.' Chrystal is slated for release later this year.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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