Chi McBride

Kenneth Chi McBride is an American actor. He starred as high school principal Steven Harper on the series Boston Public, as Emerson Cod on Pushing Daisies, as Detective Laverne Winston on the Fox drama Human Target, and more recently as Detective Don Owen in the shortlived CBS crime drama Golden Boy. He currently has a main role as Five0 officer Lou Grover in the CBS drama Hawaii Five0. He has also appeared in films such as Gone in 60 Seconds, The Terminal, I, Robot, Roll Bounce, and Draft Day.

McBride was born in Chicago, Illinois, from which his nickname, Chi, derives. He was raised in the Seventhday Adventist religion and attended Shiloh Academy, now known as Chicago SDA Academy, a Seventhday Adventist school. He graduated from high school at the age of 16. McBride originally planned to pursue a career in music. After studying several instruments and singing with gospel choirs in his native Chicago, he relocated to Atlanta in 1986 to work for ATampT as a billing clerk.

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