Chi McBride is an American actor best known for his starring television roles as high school principal Steven Harper in Boston Public, as private detective Emerson Cod in Pushing Daisies, as former police inspector Laverne Winston in Human Target and as Don Owen, Clark's partner, in Golden Boy.
McBride's TV roles include starring as Lt. Matt Cavanaugh in Killer Instinct which followed shortly after he appeared in five episodes of House as Edward Vogler.
Before this McBride had a four-year run on the David E. Kelley series Boston Public, starring as Principal Steven Harper.
In 2005, McBride starred in four films: Roll Bounce, Bob Odenkirk's You Are Going to Prison, Lions Gate's Waiting opposite Ryan Reynolds and Annapolis, opposite James Franco and Tyrese.
In 2004, he starred in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal, opposite Tom Hanks, followed by the action thriller I, Robot, with Will Smith.
He also made a cameo appearance in the Jet Li film Cradle 2 The Grave. In addition, McBride starred opposite Nicholas Cage in Jerry Bruckheimer's Gone in 60 Seconds, and co-starred opposite Bruce Willis in Disney's The Kid.
McBride's other feature film credits include starring roles in Peter Jackson's The Frighteners, Hoodlum, Mercury Rising and Narc. He received critical acclaim for his starring role in the Hudlin Brothers' production Tang, a segment of HBO's Cosmic Slop Trilogy.
McBride made his feature film debut in the 1992 The Distinguished Gentleman, starring opposite Eddie Murphy, and followed this with roles in the What's Love Got To Do With It and The Great White Hype.
McBride is also well known for his role as the wisecracking, philosophical janitor on the TV series The John Larroquette Show.