He graduated school at the age of 16.
He was nominated for an AFI TV Series Actor of the Year award and a Golden Satellite Award, for his work on Boston Public.
He wrote the hit song "He's the Champ." the song was parodied during the marriage of boxer Mike Tyson and actress Robin Givens.
He worked as a telephone operator for MCI.
He originally planned to pursue a career in music but he finally selected acting.
He joined the blues band Covert and was signed by Esquire Records.
He used to be musician and songwriter.
He made his film debut in The Distinguished Gentleman (1992).
His first is name "Chi", which comes from his hometown of Chicago.
He started acting when he was 30 years old.
Chi's name comes from his hometown of Chicago. It's pronounced shy.
Chi is married to Katie McKinley. The two have been married since February 1982.
Chi is 6' 5" (1.96 m).
(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.