Chi McBride

Chi McBride


9/23/1961, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Kenneth McBride



Also Known As

  • Chi McBride on Season 2 of Human Target.
  • Chi McBride returns as Winston on Human ...
  • Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) and Winsto...
  • Winston (Chi McBride) on Human Target.
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Chi grew up in Chicago and graduated from high school at the age of 16. He originally planned to pursue a career in music. Later changing his mind, he decided to make the move to Los Angeles to try his hand at acting. He was not immediately successful,…more


Trivia and Quotes

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  • Quotes

    • (on ABC's "The Nine")
      Chi McBride: There are at least nine reasons -- the characters themselves. I think all the characters are well drawn and the action and the pilot from start to finish is white-knuckle suspense and it is enough to keep you in front of the TV and you will even be scared to move during the commercials.

    • (on the scariest thing that's happened to him)
      Chi McBride: I think the scariest thing I've ever done was getting into show business because you've got a better chance hitting a Coke bottle with a rock from 300 yards. It's a tough business. It is a tricky because you never know when it's going to start or when it's going to end. It is a constant testing of your will and a constant testing of your commitment.

  • To many a fervent tv viewer, Chi McBride may be best known for playing Principal Steven Harper, in Fox's hit series, Boston Public. Since the end of that show, he has portrayed memorable characters, both in television and the movies.moreless

    On the big screen he has appeared in such hits as I,Robot and The Terminal. But I remember him as the "person you love to hate", Ed Vogler, on the series, House,M.D. As Vogler, a billionaire who for a while, acts as C.E.O of Princeton Plainsboro Hospital, he becomes a worthy adversary to Dr. House. They constantly "butt heads", until House finds a way to force him out. Mr. McBride has guest starred on numerous programs, and was cast as the private eye, Emerson Cod, on the critically acclaimed, but short-lived series, Pushing Daisies. In his current role as Winston, on Human Target, he provides a much needed balance between the enigmatic and impulsive, Christopher Chance, and the very erratic, ultra-violent, Guerrero. The show does not always live up to expectations; this often happens when characters have been established in other forums, like a comic book series. But this season, so far, has been better than the last - hopefully Human Target will continue to improve, with the help of the talented Chi McBride.moreless
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    He does well in all his roles. I thought he was terrific on the tv show "Boston Public".