McCray has an associate's degree in television production and broadcasting from Jefferson State Community College. His company is involved in film production and talent management. He was a candidate for Birmingham City Council District 1 in the 2009 Birmingham City Council election, running on a platform of efficient economic development and improved public works. He came in last in his district with 54 votes (1.6%).
- "Birmingham City Council elections: District 1 candidate Brandon McCray." (August 12, 2009) The Birmingham News