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James Christopher Read (born July 31, 1953) is an American actor.

Read was born in Buffalo, New York. He started acting as a student of the University of Oregon where he graduated in 1976. He studied acting in New York and then did several off Broadway and regional theatres such as The Denver Center Theatre Company, where he had a couple of leading roles and spent three seasons.

Read is perhaps best known for his role as George Hazard in the three North and South TV miniseries (1985, 1986 and 1994) based on the John Jakes trilogy of novels of the same name, and for his co-starring role in the movie Beaches. Read is married to actress Wendy Kilbourne, whom he met on the set of North and South. He had a recurring role on The WB series Charmed as Victor Bennett and was also a regular during the first season of Remington Steele. Currently, he may be seen as Ken Davis in the ABC family drama Wildfire.

In 1998, he also earned his Masters Degree in psychology from Pepperdine University.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

James Christopher Read (born July 31, 1953) is an American actor.

Read was born in Buffalo, New York. He started acting as a student of the University of Oregon where he graduated in 1976. He studied acting in New York and then did several off Broadway and regional theatres such as The Denver Center Theatre Company, where he had a couple of leading roles and spent three seasons.

Read is perhaps best known for his role as George Hazard in the three North and South TV miniseries (1985, 1986 and 1994) based on the John Jakes trilogy of novels of the same name, and for his co-starring role in the movie Beaches. Read is married to actress Wendy Kilbourne, whom he met on the set of North and South. He had a recurring role on The WB series Charmed as Victor Bennett and was also a regular during the first season of Remington Steele. Currently, he may be seen as Ken Davis in the ABC family drama Wildfire.

In 1998, he also earned his Masters Degree in psychology from Pepperdine University.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1953-07-31

Place of Birth Buffalo - New York - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 This Is Us (1 episode) as Duffy Collins
2010 All Signs of Death as Westin Nye
2009 Castle (1 episode) as Anton McHugh
2006 Pepper Dennis (1 episode)
2005 Wildfire (52 episodes) as Ken Davis
2003 Cold Case (1 episode)
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Elle's Father
2002 American Dreams (10 episodes)
2001 Not Another Teen Movie as Preston's Father
2001 Crossing Jordan (1 episode)
1998 Becker (1 episode)
1998 Charmed (15 episodes) as Victor Bennett
1998 Indiscreet as Zachariah Dodd
1998 Push (8 episodes)
1997 Walking Thunder as Abner Murdock
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1 episode) as Ben
1996 Profiler (1 episode)
1996 The Cape (1 episode)
1996 Full Circle as Judge Carter
1996 7th Heaven (1 episode)
1995 When the Dark Man Calls as Detective Michael Lieberman
1995 The Other Woman as Michael
1995 Star Trek: Voyager (2 episodes)
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode)
1994 Heaven Help Us (1 episode)
1994 Intimate Portrait (1 episode)
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode)
1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1992 Love Crimes as Stanton Gray
1991 Princesses (1 episode)
1991 Home Improvement (1 episode)
1990 Web of Deceit as Paul Evanston
1988 Beaches as Michael Essex
1988 Eight Men Out as Claude 'Lefty' Williams
1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (2 episodes) as Cary Grant
1987 Shell Game (6 episodes)
1985 North and South (15 episodes) as George Hazard
1985 Lace II (1 episode) as Daryl Webster as Daryl Webster
1984 The Initiation as Peter
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Jessie (1 episode)
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1983 Blue Thunder as Police Officer on Bridge
1982 Remington Steele (88 episodes) as Murphy Michaels
1982 Cheers (1 episode) as H.W. Sawyer
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (1 episode)
1971 Columbo (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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