Jeff MacKay

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Jeffery Neill MacKay (October 20, 1948 – August 22, 2008)[1] was an American character actor.

Jeff MacKay
Jeffery Neill MacKay

(1948-10-20)October 20, 1948
Dallas, Texas, United States
DiedAugust 22, 2008(2008-08-22) (aged 59)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Early lifeEdit

MacKay was born in Dallas, Texas.


MacKay played Gordie Masterson, one of the shrunken protagonists, on the fantasy adventure series Dr. Shrinker, a segment of the Saturday morning children's TV show The Krofft Supershow.

He may be best remembered as Magnum's friend Mac on Magnum, P.I., but he was also featured in recurring roles in Black Sheep Squadron, as First Lieutenant Donald "Don" French JAG, Battlestar Galactica, Airwolf, The Greatest American Hero and Tales of the Gold Monkey. He also voiced Fireflight in Transformers.


MacKay died of liver failure on August 22, 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, aged 59.[1]

Partial filmographyEdit

  • Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974) – Culley Joe
  • Axe (1974) – Radio and Television Shows (voice)
  • The Brass Ring (1975) – Teddy
  • All the President's Men (1976) – Reporter
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976-1978, TV series) – 1st Lt. Donald French
  • Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982–1983, TV Series) – Corky
  • Songwriter (1984) – Hogan
  • Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988, TV Series) – Lieutenant McReynolds / Jim 'Mac' Bonnick / Ski / TV News Reporter (voice, uncredited)
  • Frame Up (1991) – Bob Sprague
  • Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up (1992) – Deputy Bob Sprague
  • JAG (1995-2005, TV Series) – Master Chief Petty Officer 'Big Bud' Roberts, Sr., USN
  • December (2010) – Larry Carter (final film role)


  1. ^ a b Obituary,; accessed August 27, 2008.

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