Spent part of his formative years in Europe (Paris, Madrid, Rome and Florence)
After leaving college, moved to NYC's Greenwich Village and worked as a writer and sculptor
At an exhibition of his sculpture, spotted by photographer Richard Avedon who convinced him to appear in a photo shoot with model Suzy Parker
While returning from Paris with Suzy Parker on the ocean liner 'Ile de France', ship stopped to pick up survivors of the Andrea Doria wreck; McKay took photographs which were widely syndicated
Made uncredited appearance in "Raintree County"
Co-starred in the syndicated Western series "Boots and Saddles: The Story of the Fifth Cavalry"
Became a TV star as Capt. Adam Troy on "Adventures in Paradise" (ABC)
Offered starring role opposite Marilyn Monroe in "Something's Got to Give"; turned down part and quit acting
Spent 18 month traveling throughout Egypt and Libya
Appeared in "The Pleasure Seekers"
Last film, "I Sailed to Tahiti with an All-Girl Crew"
Co-directed TV adaptation of play "Untold Damage", starring Geraldine Fitzgerald and Richard Dreyfuss
Had perhaps biggest stage success as a playwright with "Sea Marks"
PBS broadcast an adaptation of his play "Sea Marks"
Was drama critic for the <i>Los Angeles Herald-Examiner</i>
Taught playwrighting at UCLA and at schools in Alaska and Hawaii
Began weekly program on Hawaii Public Radio reading from his own fiction