Chi McBride

Highest Rated: 100% American Son (2008)
Lowest Rated: 5% Home Sweet Hell (2015)
Birthday: Sep 23, 1961
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Pronounced "shy," like the colloquial term for his hometown of Chicago, Chi McBride didn't get into acting until he was 30 years old. He is probably most recognized for his role as principal Steven Harper on Fox's Boston Public. Before his first movie, he worked for a phone company, trained as a gospel singer, and joined the hip-hop band Covert. With McBride as a producer and vocalist, the band released their first and only album For Your Bootay Only in 1991. Not soon after, he started appearing as a guest star on Fox sitcoms, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. His feature-length debut happened a year later in Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation. Billed as simply Chi, he then gained small roles for the Eddie Murphy movie The Distinguished Gentleman and the Tina Turner story What's Love Got to Do With It? In 1993, McBride found a spot for himself on NBC for The John Larroquette Show, playing the janitor Heavy Gene. Teaming up next with the Hudlin brothers, he then appeared in the HBO Twilight Zone-style trilogy Cosmic Slop, hosted by George Clinton. His next few diverse projects were supporting roles in Peter Jackson's horror comedy The Frighteners, Bill Duke's period crime flick Hoodlum, and the action thriller Mercury Rising. McBride's first leading role came in the form of the short-lived and controversial UPN sitcom The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, playing the stuffy English title character who was mistakenly enslaved to Abraham Lincoln. After appearances in Gone in 60 Seconds and Disney's The Kid, he found his well-known spot on Boston Public. While gaining high marks for his role on the David E. Kelley drama, McBride parlayed his increased notoriety into a number of higher-profile big-screen roles.2002 found McBride as a police captain in the intense cop-thriller Narc, and the over-the-top Chief in the comedy Undercover Brother. And while the following year saw Boston Public cancelled, the free-time afforded to McBride by the show's end only allowed him to sign on to roles in two of 2004's most anticipated films, the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks dramedy The Terminal and I, Robot, an action sci-fi flick starring Will Smith. Over the course of the next decade the reliable McBride became increasingly active on the small screen, essaying recurring roles on such hit shows as House and Pushing Daisies. Later, in 2012, he voiced the role of Nick Fury in the animated superhero series Ultimate Spider-Man.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
5% Home Sweet Hell Police Officer 2015
59% Draft Day Walt Gordon $21.2M 2014
13% Hustlers Johnson $5.4K 2013
10% The Family Tree Simon Krebbs $4.2K 2011
No Score Yet Happy Together Actor 2009
12% First Sunday Patsor Arthur Mitchell $38M 2008
No Score Yet Still Waiting... Bishop 2008
100% American Son Eddie 2008
15% The Brothers Solomon James $1M 2007
12% Let's Go to Prison Barry $5.6M 2006
No Score Yet Ultimate Avengers II Chief Elder 2006
10% Annapolis McNally $16.9M 2006
31% Waiting Bishop $16.2M 2005
65% Roll Bounce Curtis $17.4M 2005
56% I, Robot Lt. John Bergin $144.8M 2004
No Score Yet The N-Word Actor 2004
60% The Terminal Mulroy $77.1M 2004
25% Cradle 2 the Grave Chamber $34.7M 2003
84% Narc Capt. Cheevers $10.3M 2002
53% Paid in Full Pip $3.1M 2002
77% Undercover Brother The Chief $38.3M 2002
49% The Kid Kenny $68.5M 2000
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) Donny Astricky $101M 2000
No Score Yet Muhammad Ali: King of the World Bundini Brown 2000
No Score Yet Magicians Tom 2000
No Score Yet Dancing in September Actor 2000
17% Mercury Rising Tommy B. Jordan 1998
43% Hoodlum Illinois Gordon 1997
63% The Frighteners Cyrus 1996
96% What's Love Got To Do With It? Fross 1993
13% The Distinguished Gentleman Homer 1992
No Score Yet Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation Malcolm Pennington III 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Lou Grover Capt. Lou Grover Screenwriter
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
91% Suits
2011
D.A. Wolf District Attorney Wolf
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
58% Golden Boy
2013
Det. Don Owen
  • 2013
No Score Yet Ultimate Spider-Man
2012-2014
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
  • 2011
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Rod
  • 2011
75% Human Target
2010-2011
Winston
  • 2011
  • 2010
92% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2010
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Emerson Cod Emerson
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
100% The Nine
2006
Malcolm Jones
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
91% House
2004-2012
Edward Vogler
  • 2007
  • 2005
90% Monk
2002-2009
Mayor Ray Nicholson
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Steven Harper
  • 2005
0% Killer Instinct
2005
Lt. Matt Cavanaugh
  • 2005
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Principal Steven Harper Steven Harper
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Steven Harper
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show
1993-1996
Gene
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Dexter
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Ed Barker Ed
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder Police
Voice
No Score Yet The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
1998
Desmond Pfeiffer

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