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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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 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)
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie)
Westin Nye
 2009 Fame
Alice's Dad
 2006 Pepper Dennis (TV Series)
Mr. Brinkman
- Dennis, Bulgari, Big Losers at ACoRNS (2006) ... Mr. Brinkman
 2005 A Lot Like Love
Brent Friehl
 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)
- The Ex-Files (2002) ... Dan
 2001 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
- Workforce: Part 2 (2001) ... Jaffen
- Workforce (2001) ... Jaffen
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- 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 The Cape (TV Series)
- 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)
 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)
- The Last Great Hope (1994) ... Max
 1992 The President's Child (TV Movie)
Sen. James Guthrie
 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
 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
 1985 Midas Valley (TV Movie)
Josh Landau
 1985 Lace II (TV Movie)
Daryl Webster
 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)
- 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
 1983 Blue Thunder
Policeman at Bridge
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Stage Plays: played Albany in King Lear and Antonio in The Tempest at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA See more »

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Read met his wife Wendy Kilbourne when they played husband and wife in the television movie North and South (1985). See more »



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