Chi McBride

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Actor

Birth Date: September 23, 1961

Age: 62 years old

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

A former musician who turned to acting, Chi McBride earned a reputation for adding depth and humanity to the stock no-nonsense authority figure in a wide variety of film and television projects. Following a few guest appearances on TV, McBride had his first significant role as Heavy Gene, the surly bus station janitor on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC, 1993-96). Almost out of the gate, he showed an unfortunate knack of landing quality roles on series that ultimately proved short-lived. From there, McBride landed supporting turns in features like "Hoodlum" (1997) and "Mercury Rising" (1998), and courted controversy as the fictional black butler to Abraham Lincoln on "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer" (UPN, 1998). He went on to land one of his most beloved roles, playing beleaguered high school principal Steven Harper on "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-04) while securing higher-profile films like "The Terminal" (2004) and "I, Robot" (2004). McBride had memorable leading roles on "Pushing Daisies" (ABC, 2007-09) and "Human Target" (Fox, 2010-11), but again was the victim of cancellation. Regardless of his lack of a ratings hit, McBride was a durable character actor who added grace and gravitas to every performance.

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Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-headStream

Guest Voice
Smart Judge
Series
2022
100%

Better Call Saul Presents: Slippin' Jimmy

Voice
Show
2022

How We RollStream

Actor
Archie
Series
2022
67%

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the UniverseStream

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Metcalf/Judge
Movie
2022
95%

Ostatni gwizdek

Actor
Walt Gordon
Show
2021

Fancy NancyStream

Guest Voice
Gus the Mailman
Series
2018

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Voice
Nick Fury
Show
2017

This Is UsStream

Guest Star
Paul
Series
2016
94%

Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man vs. the Sinister 6

Voice
Show
2016

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled

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Nick Fury
Show
2015

Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled

Voice
Nick Fury
Movie
2015

Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload

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Nick Fury/Red Skull
Show
2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload

Voice
Nick Fury
Show
2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload

Voice
Nick Fury
Show
2013

The Arsenio Hall Show

Guest
Show
2013

Murder Police

Voice
Randall Hickox
Show
2013

Golden Boy

Actor
Detective Don Owen
Show
2013

Hawaii Five-0: Extras

Actor
Show
2013

Pawn Shop ChroniclesStream

Actor
Johnson
Movie
2013
18%

Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors

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Nick Fury
Show
2012

Ultimate Spider-ManStream

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Nick Fury
Series
2012

SuitsStream

Guest Star
Terrence Wolf
Series
2011
91%

The Talk

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Talk
2010

Hawaii Five-0Stream

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Lou Grover
Series
2010

Hawaii Five-0Stream

Guest Star
Lou Grover
Series
2010

Hawaii Five-0Stream

Writer
Series
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Human TargetStream

Actor
Winston
Series
2010
75%

The Family Tree

Actor
Simon Krebbs
Movie
2010

HawthoRNe

Guest Star
Show
2009

The Nine

Actor
Show
2009

First SundayStream

Actor
Pastor Arthur Mitchell
Movie
2008
12%

Who Do You Love

Actor
Willie Dixon
Movie
2008

Pushing DaisiesStream

Actor
Emerson Cod
Series
2007
96%

The Brothers Solomon

Actor
James
Movie
2007

The Nine

Actor
Malcolm Jones
Series
2006
100%

PsychStream

Guest Star
Series
2006
89%

Annapolis

Actor
Coach McNally
Movie
2006

Let's Go to Prison

Actor
Barry
Movie
2006

Killer Instinct

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Lt. Ray Cavanaugh
Show
2005

How I Met Your MotherStream

Guest Star
Rod
Series
2005
84%

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
Talk
2005

Roll Bounce

Actor
Curtis
Movie
2005

Waiting ...

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Bishop
Movie
2005

HouseStream

Guest Star
Edward Vogler
Series
2004
90%

Boston LegalStream

Guest Star
Series
2004
86%

I, RobotStream

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Lt. John Bergin
Movie
2004
56%

The TerminalStream

Actor
Joe Mulroy
Movie
2004
61%

MonkStream

Guest Star
Mayor Ray Nicholson
Series
2002
91%

Paid in FullStream

Actor
Pip
Movie
2002
53%

Undercover Brother

Actor
The Chief
Movie
2002

NarcStream

Actor
Captain Cheevers
Movie
2002
83%

Max Steel

Actor
Movie
2001

Boston Public

Actor
Principal Steven Harper
Series
2000

God, the Devil and Bob

Guest Voice
Show
2000

Max Steel

Voice
Jefferson Smith
Show
2000

Magicians

Actor
Tom
Movie
2000

Muhammad Ali: King of the World

Actor
Drew 'Bundini' Brown
Movie
2000

Dancing in September

Actor
Security Guard
Movie
2000

Gone in 60 SecondsStream

Actor
Donny Astricky
Movie
2000
25%

Disney's The Kid

Actor
Kenny
Movie
2000

The ParkersStream

Guest Star
Series
1999

The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer

Actor
Desmond Pfeiffer
Series
1998
20%

Mercury RisingStream

Actor
Thomas 'Bizzi' Jordan
Movie
1998
21%

The PracticeStream

Guest Star
Series
1997

HoodlumStream

Actor
Illinois Gordon
Movie
1997
43%

Nash Bridges

Guest Star
Series
1996

The Frighteners

Actor
Cyrus
Movie
1996

Cosmic Slop

Actor
T-Bone
Movie
1994

The John Larroquette Show

Actor
Heavy Gene
Series
1993

The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirStream

Guest Star
Series
1990

Married ... With ChildrenStream

Guest Star
Dexter
Series
1987

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