• Chi McBride is an African-American actor born in 1981 in Chicago, Illinois
• He began his career as a musician, but transitioned to acting in 1992
• He gained prominence with his role in 'Boston Public' and 'Hawaii Five-0'
• He is married to fellow actress Julissa McBride, with whom he has 3 sons
• He is not very active on social media, but has a decent following on Instagram.

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Short Info

Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 23, 1961
SpouseJulissa Mcbride
MarkHis shaved head
FactWas considered for the role of A.D.A. Ron Carver on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).

Who is Chi McBride?

Born Kenneth McBride on the 23rd September 1981 in Chicago, Illinois USA, he is an actor with the name Chi, that has followed him throughout his career, coming from his native Chicago He is best known to the world as Lou Grover in the crime-drama series “Hawaii Five-0” (2013-2018), and as the voice of Nick Fury in a number of animated projects of DC Universe, such as Ultimate Spider-Man” (2012-2017), and Avengers Assemble” (2013-2015), among others.

Chi McBride Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Of African-American ancestry, Chi was raised in a family of Seventh-Day Adventists, and went to Shiloh Academy, which is a Seventh-day Adventist school and is now known as Chicago SDA Academy, and from where hHe matriculated at only 16 years of age. During his teen years, Chi was focused on music, and started attending singing lessons and also took several instruments into his hands. He eventually became a part of a gospel choir in Chicago.

Career Beginnings

Before he started pursuing an acting career, Chi was a musician, and a member of the band Covert, but had success on his own, with the song “He’s the Champ”. However, he soon made the transmission into acting, making his debut in 1992 in the role of Malcolm Pennington in the television film “Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation”, starring Robert Carradine, Ted McGinley and Curtis Armstrong. He continued with minor roles in such films as “The Distinguished Gentleman”, also in 1992 with Eddie Murphy in the lead role, then in the Academy Award-nominated biopic about Tina Turner and Ike Turner, entitled “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, “The Fighters” in 1993, with Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado and Peter Dobson as the stars. His first notable appearance was in a lead roles in the TV comedy “The John Larroquette Show” (1993-1996), and before the end of the ‘90s, Chi featured in several successful films, including the action drama film “Mercury Rising” (1998), with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin.

Rise to Prominence

With the start of the new millennium, Chi’s name became more popular, and with the role of Steven Harper in the TV drama series “Boston Public”, he proved himself worthy of the highest recognition. Concurrently, Chi featured in a number of other projects, including the action thriller film “Gone in Sixty Seconds”, then the action film “Narc” in 2002, and in a supporting role in the film “Paid in Full”, starring Mekhi Phifer and Wood Harris. Gradually, he was becoming even more popular, and in 2004 starred with Tom Hanks and Catherine-Zeta Jones in the romantic comedy film “The Terminal”, and had a supporting role in the highly-acclaimed action film “I, Robot”, with Will Smith as the star. It was in 2007 that he was chosen for one of his prominent roles, as Emerson Cod in the TV comedy series “Pushing Daisies” (2007-2009), but it was in 2013 he reached prominence with the role of Lou Grover in the TV crime-drama series “Hawaii Five-0”, and so far has appeared in over 110 episodes of the award-winning series.
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Continual Success

The role of Lou Grover launched Chi to prominence, and in recent years he has featured in several successful projects, including the voice role of Nick Fury in the several animated films and TV series produced by DC Films, and the part of Chief Malcolm Brown in the film “Home Sweet Home” in 2015.

Do You Know How Rich Chi McBride Is?

Chi has now featured in over 60 film and TV titles, most of which have increased his wealth somewhat, so have you ever wondered how rich Chi McBride is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that McBride’s net worth is as high as $10 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

Chi McBride Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Son

When it comes to his personal life, Chi has been quite open about ups and downs that happen to him behind the camera. Chi is married to Julissa McBride, an actress herself, with whom he has three children, all sons.

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Chi McBride Wife, Julissa McBride

Born Julissa Marquez on the 8th June 1972 in New York, USA, she is an actress, known for “Love Beat the Hell Outta Me” (2000), “Go for Broke” (2002), and other differing roles she secured in her career. There is no further information about Julissa, as she has become more focused on family since retiring from the entertainment world in the early 2000s.

Internet Popularity

Chi hasn’t been very active on social media platforms, though he has a decent following on Instagram, with over 2,000 fans. He has used this social media platform to share his interest in different types of wine. He isn’t active on Facebook and Twitter.

General Info

Full NameChi McBride
Net Worth$10 million
Date Of BirthSeptember 23, 1961
Height1.94 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Voice Actor


SpouseJulissa Mcbride


NominationsTCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
MoviesI, Robot, The Terminal, Let's Go to Prison, Mercury Rising, Roll Bounce, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Frighteners, Undercover Brother, The Brothers Solomon, First Sunday, Paid in Full, Disney's The Kid, Narc, Hoodlum, American Son, Draft Day, Pawnshop Chronicles, What's Love Got to Do with It, Revenge of...
TV ShowsHawaii Five-0, Human Target, Pushing Daisies, Boston Public, Golden Boy, Ultimate Spider-Man, The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, The John Larroquette Show, Killer Instinct, Murder Police, The Nine, Max Steel

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#Marks / Signs
1Towering height
2His shaved head


1After conceding that a musical career would probably not be happening, in 1986 he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for a job with AT&T as a billing clerk.
2His original dream was to have a musical career. He studied several instruments and sang with gospel choirs in his native Chicago.
3A gifted student, he graduated from high school at the age of 16.
4He has played the same character (Steven Harper) in three different television series: The Practice (1997), Boston Public (2000) and Boston Legal (2004).
5Was considered for the role of A.D.A. Ron Carver on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
6His name "Chi" comes from his hometown of Chicago
7Did not start acting until he was 30, but unusually, met with almost immediate, or true overnight, success.
8His first name is pronounced "shy".




Unspoken: Diary of an Assassin2017post-productionActor
Hawaii Five-02013-2017TV SeriesLou Grover / Capt. Lou Grover
Ultimate Spider-Man2012-2016TV SeriesNick Fury New Yorker Thunderball ...
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.2014-2015TV SeriesNick Fury
Avengers Assemble2013-2015TV SeriesNick Fury
Suits2011-2015TV SeriesTerrence Wolf
Home Sweet Hell2015Chief Malcom Brown
Draft Day2014/IWalt Gordon
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload2013TV SeriesNick Fury (voice)
Phineas and Ferb2013TV SeriesNick Fury
Pawn Shop Chronicles2013Johnson
Murder Police2013TV SeriesRandall Hickox
Golden Boy2013TV SeriesDetective Don Owen
Fruit of Labor2011ShortMr. Hoffman
The Family Tree2011Simon Krebs
Hawthorne2011TV SeriesGarland Bryce
How I Met Your Mother2011TV SeriesRod
Human Target2010-2011TV SeriesWinston
Psych2010TV SeriesCraig Snowden
Pushing Daisies2007-2009TV SeriesEmerson Cod
Still Waiting...2009VideoBishop
Who Do You Love2008Willie Dixon
American Son2008Eddie
First Sunday2008Pastor Arthur Mitchell
The Brothers Solomon2007James
The Nine2006-2007TV SeriesMalcolm Jones
Let's Go to Prison2006Barry
Monk2006TV SeriesMayor Ray Nicholson
Ultimate Avengers II2006VideoChief Elder (voice)
Killer Instinct2005-2006TV SeriesLt. Matt Cavanaugh
Roll Bounce2005Curtis Smith
House M.D.2005TV SeriesEdward Vogler
Boston Legal2005TV SeriesSteven Harper
I, Robot2004Lt. John Bergin
The Terminal2004Mulroy
Boston Public2000-2004TV SeriesSteven Harper
Cradle 2 the Grave2003Jump Chambers (uncredited)
Paid in Full2002Pip
Undercover Brother2002The Chief
Narc2002Captain Cheevers
Max Steel2001TV SeriesJefferson Smith
Rocket Power2001TV SeriesBig Tony
The Practice2001TV SeriesSteven Harper
The Kid2000Kenny
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000Donny Astricky
God, the Devil and Bob2000TV Series
Dancing in September2000Security Guard
Sliders2000TV SeriesMule Packer
King of the World2000TV MovieDrew 'Bundini' Brown
The Parkers1999TV SeriesCliff Rogers
Mercury Rising1998Tommy B. Jordan
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer1998TV SeriesDesmond Pfeiffer
Hoodlum1997Illinois Gordon
The John Larroquette Show1993-1996TV SeriesHeavy Gene
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesLuscious
The Frighteners1996Cyrus
Cosmic Slop1994TV MovieT-Bone (segment "Tang")
Married with Children1994TV SeriesDexter
What's Love Got to Do with It1993Fross (as Chi)
The Distinguished Gentleman1992Homer (as Chi)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1992TV SeriesEd Barker
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation1992TV MovieMalcolm Pennington III (as Chi)


Delusion2003Short producer


The Talk2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
That Little Extra2007Video documentary shortBishop
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Boarding: The People of 'The Terminal'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Robot Revolution: The Making of 'I, Robot'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHimself
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside 'The Terminal'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Day Out of Days: The 'I, Robot' Production Diaries2004Video documentaryHimself
The 2002 Billboard Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2001TV SeriesHimself
Gone in 60 Seconds: Stars on the Move2000Video shortHimself
Watch the Mercury Rising1999Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Frighteners'1998Video documentaryHimself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1995TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesPushing Daisies (2007)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorPushing Daisies (2007)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesPushing Daisies (2007)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaBoston Public (2000)
2002AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAActor of the Year - Male - TV SeriesBoston Public (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesBoston Public (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a New Drama SeriesBoston Public (2000)
2001TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaBoston Public (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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