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Freddie McKay


Rocksteady singer Freddie McKay had several hits within the ’60s (among that was miscredited to another person!), recorded using the Spirit Defenders, among various other studio room groups, and caused Jamaica’s best reggae companies Duke Reid, Coxsone Dodd, and Prince Buster. Purportedly blessed in the past due ’40s in St. Catherine, Freddie McKay continued to record for the Studio room One and Treasure Isle brands, working with studio room rings the Revolutionaires, the G.G. Allstars, as well as the Spirit Defenders, with whom McKay trim “Picture in the Wall structure” (his biggest strike), “SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Dance,” as well as other exciting, but non-charting, music including “Aged and Grey.” Based on the compilation AWAKEN Jamaica, a different one of McKay’s strikes, “Love Is really a Treasure,” was released in the past due ’60s like a Treasure Isle Kids solitary. The song’s reissue in the first ’70s got the performer incorrect again, this time around list Tommy McCook’s All Celebrities. Ultimately, the record was arranged straight and some of Freddie McKay’s singles continued to be perennial favorites on ska and rocksteady compilations years later.

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Full Name Freddie McKay
Date Of Birth January 1, 1947
Died November 19, 1986
Profession Singer
Nationality Jamaican
Music Songs I'm a Free Man, Love Is a Treasure, Picture on the Wall, Lonely Man, Sweet You Sour You, Rock A Bye Woman, Father Will Cut You Off, Tribal Inna Yard, Blow Wind, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut, High School Dance, Come Down Sun, It's Running Over, So Long Farewell, Praising The Father, Won't Get Away, Tears Won't Help You, Rock a Bye Woman / Version, Show & Tell, Some A Dem Weh, Oh Carol, When You're Smiling, Peace in the Garden, I'm Not Your Love, Jah Man, What You Gonna Do, Hey Stranger, Old And Grey, You'll Be Sorry, Watch Your Step, Some A Them Run Away, My True Love
Albums A Lonely Man, The Best Of Freddy McKay, Tribal Inna Yard, Picture on the Wall, Picture on the Wall (Deluxe Edition), Soul Defenders at Studio One, Creation, Magic

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1 He made guest appearances on all three of the longest running North American science fiction series: The X-Files (1993), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Smallville (2001).



Bordertown 1990 TV Series Artemus Boone
Neon Rider 1990 TV Series
Booker 1989 TV Series Judge
American Boyfriends 1989 Julie's Father (as Don Mackay)
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk 1989 TV Movie Judge (as Don Mackay)
Wiseguy 1989 TV Series Harvey Sticks
Unsub 1989 TV Series Mr. Compton
The People Across the Lake 1988 TV Movie Real Estate Agent (as Don Mac Kay)
MacGyver 1988 TV Series Pilot
Body of Evidence 1988 TV Movie J.P.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1986-1987 TV Series Mr. Frampton / Dr. Fitzroy
The Beachcombers 1987 TV Series Judge
The New Adventures of Beans Baxter 1987 TV Series Bald Man
Stakeout 1987 Prison Officer (as Don Mackay)
Hands of a Stranger 1987 TV Movie Judge Forester
Malone 1987 Dr. Florian (as Don Mackay)
Airwolf 1987 TV Series Clive Harper
Loyalties 1987 Mike Sawchuk
Stingray 1987 TV Series Wally
The Stepfather 1987 Joe
Christmas Snow 1986 TV Movie Harry Bannerman
That Secret Sunday 1986 TV Movie Frank
Firefighter 1986 TV Movie Cindy's father
Nobody's Child 1986 TV Movie Mr. Baldanza
Danger Bay 1986 TV Series Chief
Perry Mason Returns 1985 TV Movie uncredited
Blackout 1985 TV Movie Dental Surgeon (as Don Mackay)
Brotherly Love 1985 TV Movie Ernest Deems
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story 1985 TV Movie Mailman / Harry
Secrets of a Married Man 1984 TV Movie Doctor
Dead Wrong 1983 Inspector Mullins
The Haunting Passion 1983 TV Movie uncredited
Jane Doe 1983 TV Movie Desk Sergeant
First Blood 1982 Preston (as Don Mackay)
The Grey Fox 1982 Al Sims (as Don Mackay)
Huckleberry Finn and His Friends 1980 TV Series Silas
The Plutonium Incident 1980 TV Movie Head of Personnel
Amber Waves 1980 TV Movie
Ski Lift to Death 1978 TV Movie Promoter (as Donald Mackay)
Loyalties 1933 Mike Sawchuck
Bates Motel 2014-2016 TV Series Minister / Reverend
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour 2013 TV Series Andy
Suddenly 2013 Pete
Motive 2013 TV Series Mr. Ashburn
Emily Owens M.D. 2013 TV Series Old Man
Shuffleboard Kings 2011 Short Bert Thompkins
Life Unexpected 2010 TV Series Judge
A Dangerous Man 2009 Video Judge (as Don Mackay)
Supernatural 2007 TV Series Grandpa
The Sandlot: Heading Home 2007 Video Chairman
Chupacabra 2007 Sgt. Dillion
Cries in the Dark 2006 TV Movie Alfred (as Don Mackay)
The Accidental Witness 2006 TV Movie Raymond Brunel
Masters of Horror 2005 TV Series Steven
The Dead Zone 2005 TV Series Dr. Jenson - Age 70
The 4400 2005 TV Series Minister
Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution 2005 TV Movie Judge
School of Life 2005 TV Movie Principal Bass
Smallville 2005 TV Series Las Vegas Minister
Cold Squad 2005 TV Series Divorce Judge
Pink Ludoos 2004 Dr. Berenstein
Lies Like Truth 2004
Snakehead Terror 2004 TV Movie Ray Wilkens
Jack 2004 TV Movie ER Doctor
Stealing Christmas 2003 TV Movie Bank Manager
Stargate SG-1 2002 TV Series Committee Member #2
Big Shoes to Fill 2002 Short Judge
Pasadena 2002 TV Series Jack Cameron
Living with the Dead 2002 TV Movie Old Man
Dead in a Heartbeat 2002 TV Movie Elderly Gentleman
Mysterious Ways 2002 TV Series Shawn Leonard
The Chris Isaak Show 2002 TV Series Judge
Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story 2002 TV Movie Judge Sharp
Speaking of Sex 2001 Dr. Fromm
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Judge Carmody
By Dawn's Early Light 2000 TV Movie Mayor
My 5 Wives 2000 Judge Roberts (as Don Mackay)
Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 TV Series
Deadlocked 2000 TV Movie Forest
Hope Island 2000 TV Series Charlie
Best Actress 2000 TV Movie Morty
Sabrina, the Animated Series 1999-2000 TV Series Additional Voices
Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy 2000 TV Series Judge Ames
Heaven's Fire 1999 TV Movie Mr. Lords
The Outer Limits 1995-1999 TV Series Ollie Gibb / Pat Dooley / Dr. Link
Poltergeist: The Legacy 1997-1999 TV Series Dr. Davis McBride / Dr. Risling
Silver Wolf 1999 TV Movie Sonny LaFramboise (as Don Mackay)
The New Addams Family 1998 TV Series Max
An Unexpected Life 1998 TV Movie Dr. Randall
Circle of Deceit 1998 TV Movie Wexler
Dead Man's Gun 1998 TV Series Howard Spence
Ellen Foster 1997 TV Movie
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1997 TV Series Mr. Schoedsack
Dad's Week Off 1997 TV Movie Mr. Mendelson
Millennium 1996-1997 TV Series Jack Meredith
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story 1997 TV Movie Father
Alibi 1997 TV Movie Court Clerk
The Sentinel 1996-1997 TV Series Bert Gershwin / Stein
Viper 1997 TV Series Dr. Newhouse
Titanic 1996 TV Mini-Series Mr.Dickie
Murder at My Door 1996 TV Movie Mr. Emile
Two 1996 TV Series Pop Dellar
Maternal Instincts 1996 Doctor
The Limbic Region 1996 TV Movie Newspaper Editor
Sliders 1995-1996 TV Series Artie Feld
Abducted: A Father's Love 1996 TV Movie Judge
In the Lake of the Woods 1996 TV Movie Speaker
The X-Files 1994-1996 TV Series Judge / Oates / Charlie / ...
The Halfback of Notre Dame 1996 TV Movie Father O'Malley
Brothers' Destiny 1995 TV Movie Henry (as Don McKay)
Shadow of a Doubt 1995 TV Movie Detective Maguire (as Don Mackay)
M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 TV Series Senator Campbell
Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story 1994 TV Movie Accountant
The Man Who Wouldn't Die 1994 TV Movie Henry Graham (as Don Mackay)
Beyond Obsession 1994 TV Movie Judge Mahoney
A Stranger in the Mirror 1993 TV Movie Mike (uncredited)
Stroke 1993/II Short Father
City Boy 1992 TV Movie Clerk (as Don McKay)
Home Movie 1992 TV Movie Charlie Ace
The Commish 1991-1992 TV Series Phil / Dr. Warton
Fatal Memories 1992 TV Movie Judge
Highlander 1992 TV Series Stanley
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures 1992 TV Series Mr. Tupper
Showdown at Williams Creek 1991 Jury Foreman
From Flores 1990 Short Captain Crabbe (voice)
21 Jump Street 1988-1990 TV Series Kyle Morgan / Sergeant / Desk Officer / ...

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