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James Read (II)


James Christopher Read was born on July 31, 1953, in Buffalo, New York, into a well prospered family. He had never dreamed about acting until his collegiate years. He started studying law at the University of Oregon, but close to his graduation, he discovered his love for theatre. He left the university and joined a theatrical group in Denver. His... See full bio »
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Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde Elle's Father
(2001)
Not Another Teen Movie
Not Another Teen Movie Preston's Father
(2001)
The Initiation
(1984)
Eight Men Out
Eight Men Out Claude 'Lefty' Williams
(1988)

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 2017 This Is Us (TV Series)
Duffy Collins
- Number One (2017) ... Duffy Collins
 2014-2017 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Clyde Weston
- Episode #1.13191 (2017) ... Clyde Weston
- Episode #1.13189 (2017) ... Clyde Weston
- Episode #1.12941 (2016) ... Clyde Weston
- Episode #1.12940 (2016) ... Clyde Weston
- Episode #1.12939 (2016) ... Clyde Weston
 2012 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Robert Monroe
- Late Admissions (2012) ... Robert Monroe
 2011 Castle (TV Series)
Anton McHugh
- Eye of the Beholder (2011) ... Anton McHugh
 2011 Talker (Short)
CO
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie)
Westin Nye
 2010 Persons Unknown (TV Series)
Franklin Fairchild
- Shadows in the Cave (2010) ... Franklin Fairchild
- Smoke and Steel (2010) ... Franklin Fairchild
- The Truth (2010) ... Franklin Fairchild
- Incoming (2010) ... Franklin Fairchild
- Exit One (2010) ... Franklin Fairchild (uncredited)
 2010 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Damon Schmidt
- The Born Identity (2010) ... Damon Schmidt
 2009 Fame
Alice's Dad
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Prof. Robert Boreki '08
- Glory Days (2008) ... Prof. Robert Boreki '08
 2005-2008 Wildfire (TV Series)
Ken Davis
- The Ties That Bind: Part 2 (2008) ... Ken Davis
- The Ties That Bind: Part I (2008) ... Ken Davis
- Being Mrs. Junior (2008) ... Ken Davis
- The Comeback (2008) ... Ken Davis
- Vows (2008) ... Ken Davis
 2006 Pepper Dennis (TV Series)
Mr. Brinkman
- Dennis, Bulgari, Big Losers at ACoRNS (2006) ... Mr. Brinkman
 2001-2006 Charmed (TV Series)
Victor Bennett
- Forever Charmed (2006) ... Victor Bennett
- Kill Billie: Vol. 2 (2006) ... Victor Bennett
- Still Charmed and Kicking (2005) ... Victor Bennett
- Something Wicca This Way Goes (2005) ... Victor Bennett
- Cheaper by the Coven (2004) ... Victor Bennett
 2005 A Lot Like Love
Brent Friehl
 2002-2005 American Dreams (TV Series)
George Mason / Mr. Mason
- It's My Life (2005) ... George Mason
- No Satisfaction (2005) ... George Mason
- Tidings of Comfort and Joy (2004) ... George Mason
- No Way Out (2004) ... George Mason
- Chasing the Past (2004) ... George Mason
 2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dean William Hargrave
- Family Affair (2005) ... Dean William Hargrave
 2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Ben, Josh's Father
- The Competition (2002) ... Ben, Josh's Father
 2002 Becker (TV Series)
Dan
- The Ex-Files (2002) ... Dan
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie
Preston's Father
 2001 Legally Blonde
Elle's Father
 2001 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Jaffen
- Workforce: Part 2 (2001) ... Jaffen
- Workforce (2001) ... Jaffen
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Nick
- Millennium (2000) ... Nick
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
James Lofton
- Las Brisas (1999) ... James Lofton
 1998 Indiscreet (TV Movie)
Zachariah Dodd
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
David McReynolds
- Open and Shut (1997) ... David McReynolds
 1997 Walking Thunder
Abner Murdock
 1997 The Cape (TV Series)
Jeff
- Just Like Old Times (1997) ... Jeff
 1997 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Bill Sanders
- Brave New World (1997) ... Bill Sanders
 1996 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Captain Jenkins
- At Sea (1996) ... Captain Jenkins
 1996 Full Circle (TV Movie)
Judge Carter
 1996 Harvest of Fire (TV Movie)
Scott
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Jack Olsen
- The Dad Who Came in from the Cold (1996) ... Jack Olsen
 1995 When the Dark Man Calls (TV Movie)
Detective Michael Lieberman
 1995 The Other Woman (TV Movie)
Michael Bryan
 1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Boyd Venton
- Death 'N Denial (1995) ... Boyd Venton
 1994 Heaven Help Us (TV Series)
Max
- The Last Great Hope (1994) ... Max
 1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series)
George Hazard
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... George Hazard
 1992 The President's Child (TV Movie)
Sen. James Guthrie
 1992 Love Crimes
Stanton Gray
 1991 Princesses (TV Series)
Michael Decrow
- Pilot (1991) ... Michael Decrow
 1990 Web of Deceit (TV Movie)
Paul Evanston
 1990 Lola (TV Movie)
Peter Baltic
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Richard Clark
- Nighthawk's Got the Blues (1990) ... Richard Clark
 1990 Columbo (TV Series)
Dr. Wesley Corman
- Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990) ... Dr. Wesley Corman
 1988 Beaches
Michael Essex
 1988 Eight Men Out
Claude 'Lefty' Williams
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Cary Grant (parts 4-6)
 1987 Celebration Family (TV Movie)
James Marston
 1987 Shell Game (TV Series)
Riley / John Reid
- Dead Wrong (1987) ... Riley / John Reid
- Pai Gow (1987) ... Riley / John Reid
- The Upstairs Gardener (1987) ... Riley / John Reid
- The Old Team (1987) ... Riley / John Reid
- Norman's Parking Ticket (1987) ... Riley / John Reid
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
George Hazard
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... George Hazard
 1985 North and South (TV Series)
George Hazard
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... George Hazard
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... George Hazard
 1985 Midas Valley (TV Movie)
Josh Landau
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
Daryl Webster
 1985 Robert Kennedy and His Times (TV Mini-Series)
Teddy Kennedy
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Teddy Kennedy
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Teddy Kennedy
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Teddy Kennedy
 1984 The Initiation
Peter
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Fletcher / Jason Haywood
- The High Fashion Murders (1984) ... Fletcher / Jason Haywood
 1984 Jessie (TV Series)
The Streak
- The Lady Killer (1984) ... The Streak
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Pike
- Christmas (1983) ... Pike
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Eddie Random
- Random Choices/My Mother, the Swinger (1983) ... Eddie Random
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Ace Bukowski
- The Agony of D'Feet (1983) ... Ace Bukowski
 1982-1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Murphy Michaels
- Steele in Circulation (1983) ... Murphy Michaels
- Sting of Steele (1983) ... Murphy Michaels
- Steele's Gold (1983) ... Murphy Michaels
- Vintage Steele (1983) ... Murphy Michaels (credit only)
- Steele in the News (1983) ... Murphy Michaels
 1983 Blue Thunder
Policeman at Bridge
 1982 Cheers (TV Series)
H.W. Sawyer
- Friends, Romans, and Accountants (1982) ... H.W. Sawyer
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Stage Plays: played Albany in King Lear and Antonio in The Tempest at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA See more »

Alternate Names:

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Lives with wife Wendy Kilbourne; son Jackson; daughter Sydney; 2 dogs Charlie and Hank; and one cat Mable. See more »

Nickname:

Jim

Star Sign:

Leo

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