Chi McBride has established himself as one of the most respected actors in television and film. Most recently, he garnered critical acclaim for his starring role as “Emerson Cod” on the fantasy drama “Pushing Daisies.”
McBride is familiar to FOX audiences with roles on the critically acclaimed David E. Kelley series “Boston Public,” a starring role on the police drama “Killer Instinct” and a five-episode arc on HOUSE. His additional television credits include “The Nine,” the telefilm “Muhammad Ali: King of the World” and “The John Larroquette Show.”
On the big screen, McBride’s credits include “First Sunday” opposite Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams and in “The Brothers Solomon” directed by Bob Odenkirk and starring Will Arnett and Will Forte. Prior to that, he collaborated with Odenkirk and Arnett on the Universal release “Let’s Go To Prison.”
McBride made his feature film debut in “The Distinguished Gentleman,” opposite Eddie Murphy, and followed with roles in the Academy Award-nominated “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “The Great White Hype.” His other credits include “Annapolis,” “Waiting,” “Roll Bounce,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Terminal,” “I, Robot” opposite Will Smith, “Narc,” “Paid in Full,” “Undercover Brother,” “Gone in Sixty Seconds” and “The Kid,” as well as starring roles in “The Frighteners” directed by Peter Jackson, “Hoodlum” and “Mercury Rising.” McBride also received accolades for his starring role in the Hudlin Brothers’ production of “Tang,” a segment of the “Cosmic Slop” trilogy.
Born and raised in Chicago, McBride currently divides his time between Vancouver, Canada, and Los Angeles.