Chi McBride
Chi McBride
Celebrated Name: Chi McBride
Real Name/Full Name: Kenneth McBride
Gender: Male
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 23 September 1961
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.94m
Weight: 92 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Julissa Marquez
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Chi McBride Gay?: N/A
Profession: Actor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $15 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

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.

Maybe you know about Chi McBride very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Chi McBride’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Chi McBride was born with the name “Kenneth McBride” in Chicago, Illinois, the U.S. He changed his first name to “Chi” (pronounced as ‘shy’), which came from Chicago, his hometown.  He graduated from high school at the age of 16. He formerly pursued a career in Music in Chicago.

His career as an Actor stared in the year 1992 and is currently active. He is of Afro American ethnicity and was raised in the Seventh-day Adventist religion. As a kid, he attended Shiloh Academy (now known as Chicago S.D.A. Academy). He mastered a medley of instruments and sang with gospel choirs. Later he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1986. There he started working for AT&T as a billing clerk.

Personal Life

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.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 23 September 1961, Chi McBride is 62 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.94m tall, and his weight is 92 kg.


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.

He featured in the movie “Revenge of the Nerds 3: The Next Generation”. In 1998, he acted alongside Bruce Willis in the film “Mercury Rising.” Perhaps his most beloved role is in the Drama “Boston Public,” where he appeared as a Principal Steven Harper. His other widely credited works include The John Larroquette Show, House, Desmond Pfeiffer ‘s Secret Diary, Killer Instinct, and Pushing Daisies.

His other filmography includes:


“Revenge of the Nerds 3: The next generation” [1992], “The Distinguished Gentleman” [1992], “What’s love got to do with it” [1993], “The Frighteners” [1996], “Mercury Rising” [1998], “Magicians” [2000], “Gone in 60 seconds” [2000], “Disney’s The Kid” [2000], “Undercover Brother” [2002], “Cradle 2 The Grave” [2003], “I, Robot” [2004], “Annapolis” [2006], “Ultimate Avengers 2” [2006], “Let’s go to Prison” [2006], “Who Do you Love” [2008], “The Family Tree” [2011], “Pawn Shop Chronicles” [2013], “Draft Day” [2014], “Home Sweet Hell” [2015], “Unspoken: Diary of an Assassin” [2017].


“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” [1992], “Married… With Children” [1994], “The John Larroquette Show” [1993-96], “”The Parkers” [1999], “Boston Public” [2000-2004], “House” [2005], “Killer Instinct” [2005-2006], “Pushing Daisies” [2007-09], “How I Met Your Mother” [2011], “Suits” [20111-2015], “Hawaii Five-O” [2013-20].

He is a voice actor too, voicing Nick Fury in “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “The Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Avengers Assemble,” “Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel” and “Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload.” He voiced ‘Randall Hickox’ in Murder Police.

His latest success accounts for his role as ‘Captain Lou Grover’ in Hawaii Five-O and ‘Donny Astricky’ in Gone in 60 seconds.

Awards & Achievements

Chi McBride has received the following nominations in his acting career:

A.F.I. Awards, U.S.A. (2012): Actor of the Year- Male; in a T.V. series for ‘Boston Public.’

Gold Derby Awards (2008): Comedy Supporting Actor for ‘Pushing Diaries.’

O.F.T.A. Television Award (2009-2008): Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Pushing Diaries.’

O.F.T.A. Television Award (2001): Best Actor in a Drama Series for ‘Boston Public.’

Golden Satellite Award (2003): Best Actor in a series, Drama for ‘Boston Public.’

T.C.A. Award (2001): Individual Achievement in Drama for ‘Boston Public.’

Net Worth & Salary of Chi McBride in 2024

Chi McBride Net Worth
Chi McBride Net Worth

As of July 2024, Charlie McBride’s estimated net worth accounts for a whopping $15 Million. Charlie is an incredible actor and also a very hard-working actor. His primary source of earnings is from acting. His earnings will surely be going to increase if he keeps working hard like this in his life.

Chi McBride had always been a bright and gifted student. He was a late bloomer as an Actor, starting very late in his thirties. He is also a writer, a voice actor and a former singer and musician. He currently resides in Los Angeles and loves playing Golf.



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