PUSHING DAISIES Chi McBride Biography

CHI MCBRIDE © 2007 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Chi Mcbride: Emerson Cod

Date Of Birth: September, 23rd 1961  City: Chicago, Illinois

Chi McBride has established himself as one of the most respected actors in television and film. He just wrapped “First Sunday,” starring opposite Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams. He next appears in the upcoming “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,” and last season starred on the critically acclaimed ABC drama series “The Nine.”

McBride’s other feature film credits include the Touchstone film “Annapolis,” opposite James Franco and Tyrese; “Waiting,” opposite Ryan Reynolds; “Roll Bounce,” with Bow Wow and Nick Cannon in a film from the producers of Barber Shop; Steven Spielberg’s “The Terminal,” starring opposite Tom Hanks; “I, Robot,” opposite Will Smith; “Narc”; “Paid in Full”; “Undercover Brother,” with Eddie Griffin; “Gone in 60 Seconds,” opposite Nicholas Cage; “The Kid,” co-starring with Bruce Willis; and starring roles in “The Frighteners,” “Hoodlum” and “Mercury Rising.” McBride also received critical acclaim for his starring role in the Hudlin Brothers’ production, “Tang,” a segment of HBO’s “Cosmic Slop Trilogy.”

He made his feature film debut in “The Distinguished Gentleman,” opposite Eddie Murphy, and followed with roles in the Oscar-nominated “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “The Great White Hype.”

McBride is probably best known though for his five-year run on the critically acclaimed David E. Kelley series, “Boston Public,” as Principal Steven Harper. Additional TV roles include a five-episode arc on “House,” playing Bundini Brown in ABC’s telefilm “Muhammad Ali: King of the World,” plus appearances on “Killer Instinct” and “Deviant Behavior.” He’s also well known for his role as the wisecracking, philosophical janitor on “The John Larroquette Show.”