|Born||September 23, 1961|
Kenneth "Chi" McBride (pronounced "Shy McBride") is a versatile, prolific and imposing (6'4") character actor who was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 23, 1961. In Season One, he played House's arch-nemesis Edward Vogler, the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. McBride's nickname is a shortened form of his home town. He currently stars on the series Golden Boy.
McBride was an excellent student, graduating high school at the age of 16. He came to acting late, after beginning his career as a music producer and vocalist and taking a sidetrack with a "normal" career as a billing clerk. His first credit was in the TV movie Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation in 1992. However, he has appeared in several notable roles since:
- Heavy Gene, the bus station janitor, on The John Larroquette Show.
- As the title character of the short lived TV show The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.
- As The Chief in Eddie Griffin's Undercover Brother.
- As Will Smith's boss Lt. John Bergin in I, Robot.
- As Steven Harper on Boston Public.
- As the Mayor on Monk
- As the Reverend in "First Sunday"
- As Emerson Cod in Pushing Daisies.
- As Winston on Human Target
- Appeared with John Patrick Amedori in The Family Tree
- Appeared with Anne Elizabeth Ramsay on Hawthorne
- Appeared with Jennifer Morrison on How I Met Your Mother
- Appeared with Skyler Gisondo on Psych
- Appeared with Charles Rahi Chun and Stephanie Courtney in The Brothers Solomon
- Appeared with Dylan Baker in Let's Go to Prison
- Appeared with Vicellous Shannon in Annapolis
- Appeared with Jurnee Smollett and Khleo Thomas in Roll Bounce
- Appeared with Candice Bergen on Boston Legal
- Appeared with Jude Ciccolella in The Terminal
- Appeared with Ray Abruzzo on The Practice
- Appeared with Vernee Watson-Johnson in The Kid
- Appeared with Carmen Argenziano in King of the World
- Appeared with Mike Starr in Hoodlum
- Appeared with John Larroquette on The John Laroquette Show
- Appeared with R. Lee Ermey in The Frighteners
- Appeared with Edward Edwards in Cosmic Slop
- Appeared with Charles S. Dutton in The Distinguished Gentleman