Kent McCray, our
McCray was referred to as the New Breed. Having worked as Michael
Landon’s producer on both Little House on the Prairie and Highway
to Heaven, Mr. McCray has developed an industry reputation working
“faster and with less fuss” than television had ever seen.
born in Connecticut, Mr. McCray developed his skills nationally; having
majored in Theater Arts at the Julius Hart College of Music to then move
on to be the only pupil of the legendary Dr. Nagy (formerly of Yale).
McCray began his career at NBC in 1951 with work on the Colgate
Comedy Hour during television’s Golden Age. He later worked with
Red Skelton, Ralph Edwards’ This is Your Life and later Bob
Hope (including his famed overseas trips).
McCray has worked in all phases of filmmaking; production,
scoring (choosing music for films) and supervising the scoring and
McCray teamed with Michael Landon when he joined Bonanza as
Associate Producer and then went on to produce The High Chaparral.
Kent ran Michael Landon’s production team for Little House on the
Prairie at the behest of Mr. Landon. Mr. McCray later produced
Movies of the Week: The Loneliest Runner, Killing Stone and two
seasons of the NBC series Father Murphy. Other activity included
the feature film Sam’s Son, the Emmy nominated Where Pigeons
Go to Die and the CBS/Columbia pilot Us.
Michael Landon’s death, Kent and his partner/wife Susan McCray,
produced the highly acclaimed tribute to Michael Landon, Memories
with Laughter and Love.
McCray is also Co-Partner and Co-Executive Producer of all Adobespaceship
Productions. He came back to the forefront at the behest of Michael Kemp
and Bernie Granados, Jr. to join, as a mentor and consultant, with a new, innovative production team.
Mr. McCray, gladly
“After 55 years in television, I can
honestly say I wouldn’t have wanted to be in any other business. For me,
it was, and is, a dream that came true.” Kent at the dedication of the
Kent McCray Television Studio, Hartford, CT. Click on image to
Bernie Granados Jr.