Chi McBride: Date of Birth, Birthplace, Age, Nationality, Net Worth, and More

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Kenneth McBride, aka ‘Chi’ McBride, is an American actor born on September 23, 1961. He is popularly known on the Boston Public series for his role as Principal Steven Harper’ at the high school. His other notable works include ‘Emerson Cod’ on Pushing Daisies, ‘Detective Laverne Winston’ on Fox Drama Human Target, and ‘Detective Don Owen’ in the Golden Boy crime drama. Besides being an actor, he is also a writer.

Career Highlights

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Former singer and musician turned Actor shot to fame almost overnight with the hit song “He’s the champ,” which was a parody of boxer Mike Tyson and his marriage with actress Robin Givens. Esquire Records signed him, and he joined the rhythm and blues band Covert. He later took on the stage name “Chi” coming from his hometown Chicago.

Family and Personal Life

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Before starting his career as an actor, he worked as a telephone operator. In an interview with Venice magazine, he quoted “five stages in an acting career. There’s ‘Chi, who?’ Then ‘Get me, Chi McBride.’ Then ‘Get me a Chi McBride type.’ Then ‘Get me a young Chi McBride.’ And then ‘Chi Who?’ “. Chi McBride is married to Julissa Marquez, and they have one child.

Family Information
Wife's/Spouse's NameJulissa Marquez
Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Dating)N/A
Civil StatusMarried

Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts

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More Interesting Facts
Full/Real NameKenneth McBride
Gender (Biological)Male
Age (as of today)61 years
Date of BirthSeptember 23, 1961
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height1.94 m, 6 feet 4 inches
Weight92 kg, 203 lbs
Net Worth / Wealth$15 Million

Height, Weight, and Age

Chi McBride's height is quite tall measuring 1.94 m. Chi McBride weighs 92 kg. Being born on September 23, 1961, translates to an age of 61 years as of todays date (June 9, 2023).


It is a different genre – a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television.

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I was working at a phone company. I got tired of my life and wanted to change it, so I did.

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I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me, Oh Man, you’re so funny, you need to be in television. But that and a quarter won’t get you on a bus.

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Let’s be real: It’s just TV; it’s just entertainment.

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You have to take some dramatic license just to make it entertaining sometimes.

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