More Chi McBride Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Terminal)Chi McBride is perhaps best known to television audiences for his work on the acclaimed David E. Kelly series Boston Public, on which he starred for four seasons. In 2002, McBride won an AFI Award for Male Television Actor of the Year for his portrayal of principal Steven Harper on the show. He also has a growing list of feature film roles to his credit. McBride will next be seen later this summer in Alex Proyas' I Robot, based on the sci-fi book by Isaac Asimov, in which McBride stars with Will Smith.
McBride's recent film credits also include Paid in Full, Undercover Brother, Narc, The Kid, Gone in Sixty Seconds and Dancing In September. In addition, he made a cameo appearance in Andrzej Bartkowiak's Cradle 2 the Grave. His earlier film work includes Mercury Rising, Hoodlum, The Frighteners, What's Love Got to Do With It and The Distinguished Gentleman.
On the small screen, McBride recently portrayed Drew Bundini Brown in the biopic Muhammad Ali: King of the World. TV fans also remember him as Heavy Gene, the wisecracking janitor on The John Larroquette Show. His other television credits include the series Max Steel, God, the Devil and Bob and The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer. McBride has also guest starred on such series as The Practice, in a crossover episode from Boston Public, The Parkers, Nash Bridges, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and MarriedWith Children.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "The Terminal" (17-Jun-2004)
Biography #3 (for Narc)Chi McBride recently went back to his comedic roots starring opposite Eddie Griffin in Undercover Brother, but he is probably best known as the tough and dedicated principal of the fictional Winslow High in David E. Kelley's hit series, Boston Public. This fall he can be seen in Paid in Full, a story based on fact about the 80s drug scene.
In the summer of 2000, McBride starred opposite Nicholas Cage in Jerry Bruckheimer's Gone in 60 Seconds and co-starred opposite Bruce Willis in The Kid. Earlier that year, he starred as Bundini Brown in the telepic Muhammad Ali: King of the World.
McBride's other feature film credits include The Frighteners, Hoodlum, Mercury Rising. McBride also had a starring role in the Hudlin Brothers' Tang, a segment of HBO's Cosmic Slop Trilogy, for which he received well deserved critical acclaim.
Born and raised in Chicago in 1961, McBride has had great success in the short time he has been working in the entertainment industry. When a producer offered to help him pursue his dream, he moved to Los Angeles in the early 90s. Almost immediately he landed a spot in the television movie Revenge of the Nerds III and made several appearances on the network's comedy series In Living Color. In 1992, McBride made his feature film debut in The Distinguished Gentleman starring Eddie Murphy, and followed with roles in the Oscar-nominated What's Love Got To Do With It and The Great White Hype.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "Narc" (01-Jan-2000)