Chi McBride

Chi McBride

Highest Rated: 84% Narc (2002)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Family Tree (2010)

Birthday: Sep 23, 1961

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 54% LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled Nick Fury (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 20% Pawn Shop Chronicles Johnson (Character) $4.9K 2013
10% 24% The Family Tree Simon Krebbs (Character) $3.7K 2010
12% 57% First Sunday Pastor Arthur Mitchell (Character) $37.9M 2008
38% 62% Who Do You Love Willie Dixon (Character) - 2008
16% 31% The Brothers Solomon James (Character) $900.9K 2007
12% 48% Let's Go to Prison Barry (Character) $4.6M 2006
10% 60% Annapolis Coach McNally (Character) $17.1M 2006
30% 75% Waiting ... Bishop (Character) $16.1M 2005
65% 70% Roll Bounce Curtis (Character) $17.4M 2005
56% 70% I, Robot Lt. John Bergin (Character) $144.8M 2004
61% 74% The Terminal Joe Mulroy (Character) $77M 2004
84% 79% Narc Captain Cheevers (Character) $10.5M 2002
77% 64% Undercover Brother The Chief (Character) $38.2M 2002
53% 93% Paid in Full Pip (Character) $3M 2002
No Score Yet 17% Muhammad Ali: King of the World Drew 'Bundini' Brown (Character) - 2000
26% 77% Gone in Sixty Seconds Donny Astricky (Character) $101.6M 2000
No Score Yet 47% Magicians Tom (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 73% Dancing in September Security Guard (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's The Kid Kenny (Character) $69.7M 2000
21% 40% Mercury Rising Thomas 'Bizzi' Jordan (Character) $32.9M 1998
43% 65% Hoodlum Illinois Gordon (Character) $23.5M 1997
64% 71% The Frighteners Cyrus (Character) $16.5M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosmic Slop T-Bone (Character) - 1994

TV

Credit
93% 75% This Is Us Paul (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Lou Grover (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Writer
2013-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fancy Nancy Gus the Mailman (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet 78% Ultimate Spider-Man Nick Fury (Voice) 2012-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled Nick Fury (Voice) 2015
90% 86% Suits Terrence Wolf (Guest Star) 2015 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lego Marvel Super Heroes Nick Fury (Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Nick Fury (Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Police Randall Hickox (Voice) 2013
58% 67% Golden Boy Detective Don Owen (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet HawthoRNe Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Rod (Guest Star) 2011
75% 91% Human Target Winston (Character) 2010-2011
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
96% 96% Pushing Daisies Emerson Cod (Character) 2007-2009
0% No Score Yet Killer Instinct Lt. Ray Cavanaugh (Character) 2007 2005
100% No Score Yet The Nine Malcolm Jones (Character) 2006-2007
91% 91% Monk Mayor Ray Nicholson (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Principal Steven Harper (Character) 2000-2005
90% 96% House Edward Vogler (Guest Star) 2005
86% 90% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Max Steel Unknown (Voice) 2000-2002
55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
20% No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Heavy Gene (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Dexter (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992

QUOTES FROM Chi McBride CHARACTERS

Lt. John Bergin says: Spoon, nice shoes.

Lt. John Bergin says: So, what's the look?

Del Spooner says: What look?

Lt. John Bergin says: That look.

Del Spooner says: This is my face. What look?

Del Spooner says: What if I'm right?

Lt. John Bergin says: [sighs] Well, then I guess we're gonna miss the good old days.

Del Spooner says: What good old days?

Lt. John Bergin says: When people were killed by *other people*.

The Chief says: General Boutwell: This chicken is the b-o-m-b !

The Chief says: This chicken is the b-o-m-b !

Barry says: Eskimo kisses!

Bishop says: So, when things in your life become stagnant - you know, you're no longer happy with what you're doing - then you figure out what's important to you. Then create your own penis-showing game.

Cyrus says: And she was so young and beautiful!

Simon says: Stop. Hammer time.