Actor Chi McBride

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on July 6, 2003

I think Chi McBride, who plays Principal Steven Harper on Boston Public, is great. Tell me more about this actor.
—Larry W., Ohio

Chi (pronounced Shy) McBride has quite a resume, considering he began acting just 10 years ago. Before his acting career took off, he worked for a phone company and was in a band, among other things. In addition to working on Boston Public, McBride, 41, has appeared in four movies released in the last year: Undercover Brother, Paid in Full, Narc, and Cradle 2 the Grave. Some viewers may recognize the Chicago native from his role as the janitor on The John Larroquette Show. McBride also had the title role in the controversial 1998 series The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer. On stage, he played eight characters in the play Nagataki Sake, which was directed by Robert Downey Sr.