James MacKrell (1937-) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but grew up in
southern Louisiana. His career began in radio like his father before
him, and music publishing with the late Henry Mancini eventually took
him to Los Angles, California. His career evolved to encompass every
aspect of the show business industry, from local and network commercials
to hosting charity specials and guest starring in popular television
series and feature films. His first book, "Down from the Mountain,"
celebrates his passion for the spiritual connection between animals and
people, as well as his admiration for the American rural way of life.