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Most familiar to television viewers as the dim-witted anchorman Miller Redfield on Murphy Brown (1988), Christopher Rich has enjoyed a successful career in television, film and theater. Born in Dallas, Texas, Rich began performing in plays while attending high school in the Rio Grande Valley, urged by a teacher to channel his rowdy tendencies into... See full bio »

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Reba
Reba Brock Hart
(2001-2007)
The Joy Luck Club
(1993)
Boston Legal
Boston Legal Attorney Melvin Palmer
(2005-2008)

Filmography

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 2017 Anabolic Life
Doctor Williams
 2017 Christmas in the Heartland
Bob Gentry
 2016 Cassidy Way
Donald
 2016 Light on Sunshine (Short)
Rocky
 2010-2015 Melissa & Joey (TV Series)
Russell Burke / Rutherford
- The Parent Trap (2015) ... Russell Burke
- A Melanie & Josiah Christmas (2014) ... Rutherford
- At Last (2014) ... Russell Burke
- Maybe I'm Amazed (2014) ... Russell Burke
- You're the One That I Want (2014) ... Russell Burke
 2014 Rawdon's Roof (Short)
Joe Bradley
 2014 Swallow Your Bliss (TV Series)
Martin
- Pilot (2014) ... Martin
 2013 Holiday Road Trip (TV Movie)
Roger
 2012 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Detective Rich Gibson
- Virtual Love (2012) ... Detective Rich Gibson
 2012 Animal Practice (TV Series)
Jack Jackson
- Turkey Jerky (2012) ... Jack Jackson
 2012 Happily Divorced (TV Series)
Frank
- The Reunion (2012) ... Frank
 2011 My Freakin' Family (TV Movie)
Gary
 2011 Shake It Up! (TV Series)
Mayor Bartlett
- Shake It Up, Up & Away (2011) ... Mayor Bartlett
 2009-2010 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Bruce
- We All Deserve to Die (2010) ... Bruce
- Crime Doesn't Pay (2009) ... Bruce
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Coach Jimmy Miller
- Bloodsport (2009) ... Coach Jimmy Miller
 2005-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Attorney Melvin Palmer
- Thanksgiving (2008) ... Attorney Melvin Palmer
- Happy Trails (2008) ... Attorney Melvin Palmer
- Guardians and Gatekeepers (2008) ... Attorney Melvin Palmer
- Tabloid Nation (2008) ... Attorney Melvin Palmer
- Green Christmas (2007) ... Attorney Melvin Palmer
 2007 The Wedding Bells (TV Series)
Johnny Kad
- Fools in Love (2007) ... Johnny Kad
 2001-2007 Reba (TV Series)
Brock Hart
- The Housewarming (2007) ... Brock Hart
- The Kids Are Alright (2007) ... Brock Hart
- She's with the Band (2007) ... Brock Hart
- Cheyenne's Rival (2007) ... Brock Hart
- Bullets Over Brock (2007) ... Brock Hart
 2004 Fatherhood (TV Series)
Mr. Tremblay
- Balancing the Books (2004) ... Mr. Tremblay (voice, as Chris Rich)
 2003 Seventh Veil
 2001 The Lone Gunmen (TV Series)
Jefferson
- Three Men and a Smoking Diaper (2001) ... Jefferson
 2000 Going Home (TV Movie)
Jack
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Ron Perth
- Be Patient (2000) ... Ron Perth
 1999 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
John
 1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Matt
 1996-1998 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Agent David Katz / Special Agent Katz / Special Agent David Katz
- The Tourist (1998) ... Agent David Katz
- Lost and Found (1997) ... Special Agent Katz
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1996) ... Special Agent David Katz
 1998 The Tony Danza Show (TV Series)
Kyle Wentworth
- Sue You (1998) ... Kyle Wentworth
 1998 Alright Already (TV Series)
Lowell
- Again with the White House (1998) ... Lowell
- Again with the Astronaut (1998) ... Lowell
 1998 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Rep. Francis Shafer
- A Tale of Two Pants: Part 2 (1998) ... Rep. Francis Shafer
- A Tale of Two Pants: Part 1 (1998) ... Rep. Francis Shafer
 1997 Life... and Stuff (TV Series)
Chuck Metcalf
- Life... and Fisticuffs (1997) ... Chuck Metcalf
 1989-1997 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Miller Redfield
- When One Door Closes... (1997) ... Miller Redfield
- Mama Miller (1997) ... Miller Redfield
- Blind Date (1997) ... Miller Redfield
- Montezuma's Retreat (1996) ... Miller Redfield
- Underdogs (1996) ... Miller Redfield
 1996 The Louie Show (TV Series)
Bob
- A Brush with Bob (1996) ... Bob
 1996 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Shipley
- Tainted Love (1996) ... Dr. Ben Shipley
 1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- The Impossible Mission Episode (1996) ... Mr. Jones
 1996 Renegade (TV Series)
Ted Fisher
- No Place Like Home (1996) ... Ted Fisher
 1995 The Client (TV Series)
Dan Goodwin
- The Way Things Never Were (1995) ... Dan Goodwin
 1994-1995 The George Carlin Show (TV Series)
Dr. Neil Beck
- George Likes a Good War (1995) ... Dr. Neil Beck
- George Tells the Truth (1995) ... Dr. Neil Beck
- George Helps a Friend (1995) ... Dr. Neil Beck
- George Puts on a Happy Face (1994) ... Dr. Neil Beck
- George Does a Bad Thing (1994) ... Dr. Neil Beck
 1995 The Nanny (TV Series)
Kurt Jacobs
- A Fine Friendship (1995) ... Kurt Jacobs
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Crew Member
- Born to the Purple (1994) ... Crew Member (uncredited)
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Doc McCoy
- A.K.A. Kansas (1993) ... Doc McCoy
 1993 The Joy Luck Club
Rich
 1993 Dream On (TV Series)
Mark
- A Midsummer Night's Dream On (1993) ... Mark
 1993 Almost Home (TV Series)
Jim Morgan
- Winner Take Millicent (1993) ... Jim Morgan
 1992 Sibs (TV Series)
Sean
- The Patience of St. Audrey (1992) ... Sean
- The Crash: Part 2 (1992) ... Sean
- The Crash: Part 1 (1992) ... Sean
- Audie's Great Guy (1992) ... Sean
 1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (TV Movie)
Lute Cantrell
 1991 In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (TV Movie)
Scott Faul
 1991 Babes (TV Series)
 1991 Flight of the Intruder
Lt. Morgan 'Morg' McPherson
 1990 Married People (TV Series)
Ned
 1990 In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing (TV Movie)
IA Officer #3
 1990 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Testing Dirty (1990)
 1990 Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again (TV Movie)
Archie Andrews
 1990 Empty Nest (TV Series)
John
- Complainin' in the Rain (1990) ... John
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series)
Derrick Benton
- The Drowning Pool (1989) ... Derrick Benton
 1989 Hound Town (TV Movie)
Napoleon (voice)
 1989 Prisoners of Inertia
Dave
 1987-1988 The Charmings (TV Series)
Eric Charming
- The Woman of His Dreams (1988) ... Eric Charming
- Lillian's Protege (1988) ... Eric Charming
- The Man Who Came to Dinner (1988) ... Eric Charming
- Birth of a Salesman (1988) ... Eric Charming
- The Charmings Get Robbed (1988) ... Eric Charming
 1988 Smart Guys (TV Series)
Ned
 1987 Sweet Surrender (TV Series)
Vaughn Parker
- Where There's a Will... (1987) ... Vaughn Parker
 1985 The Recovery Room (TV Movie)
Dr. Russell Sears
 1983 The First Time
Stud with Sports Car
 1981-1982 Another World (TV Series)
Sandy Alexander / Sandy Cory
- Episode dated 30 July 1982 (1982) ... Sandy Alexander
- Episode #1.4386 (1981) ... Sandy Cory
- Episode #1.4381 (1981) ... Sandy Cory
- Episode #1.4361 (1981) ... Sandy Alexander
- Episode #1.4345 (1981) ... Sandy Alexander
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Other Works:

Portrayed the Greek god "Dionysus" in "The Bacchae" in 1980, directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Saturday Review critic Stanley Kauffman said of his performance, "He is immediately vivid, golden, graceful, clear, commanding." See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chris Rich

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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His wife, Eva Halina Rich, gave birth to twin girls, Lily Hanna and Daisy Grace (March 30, 2004). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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