Ray McKinnon (born November 15, 1957) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. He was married to actress and producer Lisa Blount from 1998 until her death on October 25, 2010 . He graduated with a degree in Theatre from Valdosta State University. Along with his wife, McKinnon won the Academy Award in the category Live Action Short Film in 2001 for The Accountant. The film was produced by Ginny Mule Pictures, a company founded by himself, Lisa Blount and Walton Goggins. Ray currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, the hometown of his late wife.