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My whole life, I've been working towards this one thing. Going pro. Being the greatest. And for as long as I can remember, I thought that was actually possible. Then I get to school, and... I look around, everyone's good.
— McKay to his father ("The Next Episode")

Christopher "Chris" McKay, also known as McKay, is a main character in the first season of Euphoria. He is portrayed by Algee Smith, while his 11-year-old counterpart is portrayed by twins Yohance and Zakai Biagas Bey.

Known to his friends as McKay, the football star finds the adjustment to college harder than expected as he struggles on the field and in his relationship with Cassie Howard.

Early Life[edit | edit source]

If there were 129 D1 teams, and 85 players per team, that made him one of 10,965. And he realized... he didn't stand a chance of going pro.
— Rue's voiceover ("The Next Episode")

McKay grew up with his mother (whom he describes as "OCD"), his father, Frederick, and his younger twin brothers, Roy and Troy. Growing up, McKay was pressured by his father into striving for a career in football. He underwent intense practice sessions, during which he threw up on at least one occasion. Though he hated his father for his methods, McKay believed his determination would one day translate into success.

During his high school football career, McKay held the state record for most receiving yards in his junior and senior years and broke the school's records for most receptions, most yards during a game (112), most yards per catch, and most yards after the catch. He also befriended Nate Jacobs and entered a relationship with Cassie Howard.

After graduating East Highland High School, McKay was recruited to play division one football into the local state college, 30 miles from his house. Although he believed that he was smarter than most of his teammates and would invest the money he won wisely, he came to the realization that all his peers had equal or higher levels of skill and drive. During a positional breakdown, McKay decided to calculate the odds that he would be drafted; upon discovering that they were very low, he began to doubt that he would end up succeeding.

Throughout the Series[edit | edit source]

Relationship[edit | edit source]

McKay and Cassie

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Dark caramel skin with hair that is often braided back with the sides shaved. Small, dark brown, almond shaped eyes and full lips with a parial goatee. Lean and fit body with a six pack and defined biceps. Very urban, yet simple style; sporting mostly blue or beige hoodies, bomber jackets and a tan canvas jacket to the carnival with Cassie.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season One (7/8)

Quotes[edit | edit source]

All right, look, I don't know what she's done, guys, but I'm just saying, I think she's cool. She's smart. She's funny. Bro, she likes cars, man. She loves cars.
— McKay to his friends ("Pilot")
Why you gotta make everything so sexual? ...I'm trying to have a real-ass conversation with you.
— McKay to Cassie ("Stuntin' Like My Daddy")
It's not like it's that big of a fucking secret, Cassie.
— McKay to Cassie regarding her sex videos ("Shook Ones Pt. II")


Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also: Category:Images of Chris McKay

References[edit | edit source]

Characters of Euphoria
Season 1
Main Characters
Rue BennettJules VaughnCassie HowardLexi HowardNate JacobsCal JacobsMaddy PerezKat HernandezGia BennettChris McKayFezco
Recurring Characters
Aaron JacobsAliAmy VaughnAshtrayBarbaraCoachDanielDavid VaughnEthanHernandezLeslie BennettLeslie BennettMouseHayesRobert BennettRobert BennettRoy McKaySonia PerezSuze HowardTed PerezTedTroy McKayTyler
Minor Characters
CusterJohnnyLuke KastenMinakoTrevorWes
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