Chi McBride
Edward Vogler
Biographical Information
Born September 23, 1961
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Gender Male
Years Active 1992-Present
Role Edward Vogler
Season Season 1
Episode Control, others

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 in Babies & Bathwater, with Hugh Laurie

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


McBride in Role Model, with Hugh Laurie



Chi McBride at ComicCon 2010, courtesy Cameron Yee, via Wikipedia

Chi McBride at IMDB

Chi McBride at Wikipedia

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