Who is Chi McBride?
Kenneth ‘Chi’ McBride was born on 23 September 1961, in Chicago, Illinois USA, so is currently aged 58. He is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Captain Lou Grover in the CBS action police procedural drama series “Hawaii Five-0” (2013-present), and for providing his voice to Nick Fury in a variety of DC Universe’s animated projects, including “Ultimate Spider-Man” (2012-2017) and “Avengers Assemble” (2013-2015).
Would you like to know more about Chi McBride’s professional career and personal life? How rich is he, as of now? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Chi McBride Net Worth
His career started in 1992, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actor. So, if you ever wondered how rich Chi McBride is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $10 million, accumulated through his successful career. If he continues to develop his career further, his net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
Early Life and Education
Concerning his early life, Chi spent his childhood in Chicago, Illinois, where he was raised in a family of Seventh-day Adventists, so he went to Shiloh Academy, now known as Chicago SDA Academy – as a great student, he matriculated when he was only 16 years old. While in his teens, Chi wanted to pursue a career in the music industry, so he attended singing lessons and learned to play several instruments. Thereafter, he performed with gospel choirs in Chicago, as well as with his own band called Covert, and released the hit single “He’s The Champ”. However, he decided to change his vocation in 1986 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, spending some time there working as a billing clerk at AT&T.
The early 1990s: Career Beginnings
Speaking about Chi’s professional acting career, it began in 1992 when he made his debut film appearance in the role of Malcolm Pennington III in the Fox comedy film “Revenge Of The Nerds III: The Next Generation”, next to Curtis Armstrong, Robert Carradine and Ted McGinley, followed by his portrayal of Homer in the political comedy “The Distinguished Gentleman” (1992), starring alongside Eddie Murphy in the lead role. Both of these appearances marked the establishment of his net worth.
The mid-1990s: Rise to Fame
Chi’s next major role came in the following year, when he featured as Fross in the Academy Award-nominated biographical film “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, based on the life of famous singer Tina Tarner and now ex-husband Ike Turner, after which he was selected to appear in the main role of Heavy Gene in the NBC sitcom “The John Larroquette Show” (1993-1996), created by Don Reo, adding a considerable amount to his net worth, and increasing enormously his popularity. Subsequently Chi starred as Cyrus in Peter Jackson’s horror comedy film “The Frighteners” (1996), along with Peter Dobson, Trini Alvarado and Michael J. Fox.
The late 1990s
In 1997, Chi landed the role of Illinois Gordon in the crime drama film “Hoodlum”, and was then cast as FBI Agent Thomas ‘Bizzi’ Jordan in the 1998 political action thriller “Mercury Rising”, next to Alec Baldwin and Bruce Willis. In the same year, he was chosen to portray the title role in the UPN sitcom “The Secret Diary Of Desmond Pfeiffer”, which was followed by his appearances as Drew Bundini Brown, a trainer of Muhammad Ali, in the ABC biographical drama “King Of The World”, Donny Astricky in the action thriller “Gone In 60 Seconds” starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie, and Kenny in the fantasy comedy-drama “The Kid”, all in 2000.
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The early 2000s
With the early 2000s, he continued to line up success after success by providing his voice to Jefferson Smith in the action/science fiction animated series “Max Steel” (2000-2001), and starring as Steven Harper in the Fox drama series “Boston Public” between 2000 and 2004, both of which increased his net worth by a large margin, and led him to be nominated for such awards as a TCA Award, Golden Satellite Award, etc. Concurrently, he played Captain Cheevers in the crime thriller “Narc” (2002), featured as Pip in the 2002 crime drama “Paid In Full”, and appeared in the role of John in the short film “Delusion” (2003).
Gradually Chi started getting more serious parts, so his next major roles came in 2004, when he featured as Mulroy in Steven Spielberg’s romantic comedy-drama “The Terminal”, alongside Tom Hanks and Catherine-Zeta Jones, and as Lt. John Bergin in the sci-fi action “I, Robot”, with Will Smith in the lead role. In the following year, he became quite busy as he appeared in the recurring role of Edward Vogler in the Fox medical drama series “House”, Curtis Smith in the comedy-drama “Roll Bounce”, and in the main role of Lt. Matt Cavanaugh in the Fox Network crime drama series “Killer Instinct”, which lasted for a season.
The late 2000s
Chi’s next main role came in 2006, when he joined the cast of the ABC drama series “The Nine”, playing Malcolm Jones, after which he also starred in the main role of Emerson Cod in the ABC fantasy mystery comedy-drama series “Pushing Daisies” (2007-2009), for which he won an AFI Award nomination and an OFTA Television Award nomination. He also continued to appear on the big screen in such film titles as the 2006 comedy “Let’s Go to The Prison” portraying Barry, the comedy “The Brothers Solomon” (2007) playing James Coolwell, and the drama “American Son” in 2008, featuring as Eddie, among many others. Thereafter, he was chosen to appear in the main role of Winston in the Fox action drama series “Human Target”, between 2010 and 2011.
The 2010s and Recent Years
Chi’s first appearance in the current decade came with the role of Garland Bryce in the TNT medical drama series “Hawthorne”, which was followed by his portrayal of Simon Krebs in the comedy-drama “The Family Tree”, both in 2011. Subsequently, he was chosen to provide his voice to Nick Fury and other characters in a variety of DC Universe’s animated projects, including “Ultimate Spider-Man” (2012-2017), “Avengers Assemble” (2013-2015), and “Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H.” (2014-2015). Besides that, Chi increased his popularity all over the world with the role of Lou Grover in the CBS police procedural action drama series “Hawaii Five-0” (2013-present), so his net worth is currently still rising.
Personal Life and Vital Statistics
To talk about his personal life, Chi McBride is married to Julissa Marquez – the actual date of their wedding has not been revealed to the media yet. However, it is known that she is also involved in the film industry as a professional actress, and that she gave birth to their first child, a son, in 2008.
Speaking about his appearance, Chi is one of taller actors, as he stands at 6ft 4ins (1.94m), while his weight is reputed to be around 176lbs (90kgs).
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Social Media Presence
Many professional actors are active across many of the most popular social media sites in addition to their involvement in the entertainment industry, and Chi McBride is one of them as well as his wife. So, he runs his official Instagram account, on which he has more than 8,000 followers, which he mostly uses to share his love for food and vines with his fans.