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James Read

Mostly Credited As: James Read
Birth Name: James Christopher Read
Date Of Birth: July 31, 1953 (Age 61)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

James Read

A popular American actor with a long career, he began studying Law at the University of Oregon and became interested in theatre before graduation. His most notable role was playing George Hazard in the mini-series North and South and it's sequals. He met his wife, Wendy Kilbourne, while playing husband and wife in that series. They are still married and live in California with their son and daughter.


F I L M O G R A P H Y :

2005 - A Lot Like Love ............ Brent Friehl
2004 - The Making of North & South ............Himself
2003 - Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde ............ Elle's father
2003 - Charmed: Behind the Magic (TV) ............ Victor Bennett
2001 - Not Another Teen Movie ............ Preston's father
2001 - Legally Blonde ............ Elle's father
1998 - Indiscreet (TV) ............ Zachariah Dodd
1997 - Walking Thunder ............ Abner Murdock
1996 - Full Circle (TV) ............ Judge Carter
1996 - Harvest of Fire (TV) ............ Scott
1995 - When the Dark Man Calls (TV) ............ Detective Michael Lieberman
1995 - The Other Woman (TV) ............ Michael Bryan
1992 - The President's Child (TV) ............ Sen. James Guthrie
1992 - Love Crimes ............ Stanton Gray
1990 - Lola : Pilot (TV) ............ (unknown)
1990 - Web of Deceit (TV) ............ Paul Evanston
1988 - Beaches ............ Michael Essex
1988 - Eight Men Out ............ Claude "Lefty" Williams
1987 - Celebration Family (TV) ............ James Marston
1985 - Midas Valley (TV) ............ Josh Landau
1985 - Lace II (TV) ............ Daryl Webster
1984 - The Initiation ............ Peter
1983 - Blue Thunder ............ Policeman at bridge
19?? - A Journey of Love ............ (unknown)
19?? - Conspiracy to Kill ............ (unknown)

James Read
TV Appearances

Main cast 
Shell Game (1987)As: John Reid
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)As: Cary Grant
North and South (US) (1985)As: George Hazard
Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985)As: Teddy Kennedy
Remington Steele (1982)As: Murphy Michaels (S01)
Days of our Lives (1965)As: Clyde Weston (2014-present)
Episode Cast Credits 

CSI: NY (2004) 
  Late Admissions 09x08: (Nov/16/2012) As Robert Monroe 

Castle (2009) (2009) 
  Eye of the Beholder 04x05: (Oct/17/2011) As Anton McHugh 

Persons Unknown (2010) 
  Shadows in the Cave 01x13: (Aug/28/2010) As Franklin Fairchild 
  Smoke and Steel 01x07: (Jul/24/2010) As Franklin Fairchild 
  The Truth 01x06: (Jul/17/2010) As Franklin Fairchild 
  Incoming 01x05: (Jul/05/2010) As Franklin Fairchild 

In Plain Sight (2008) 
  The Born Identity 03x11: (Jun/16/2010) As Damon Schmidt 

Cold Case (2003) 
  Glory Days 06x01: (Sep/28/2008) As Prof. Robert Boreki '73 

Wildfire (2005) 
  So Long, Pardner 03x13: (Mar/26/2007) As Ken Davis 
  Picking Sides 03x12: (Mar/19/2007) As Ken Davis 
  You Can't Count On Me 03x11: (Mar/12/2007) As Ken Davis 
  Diplomacy 03x10: (Mar/05/2007) As Ken Davis 

Pepper Dennis (2006) 
  Dennis, Bulgari, Big Losers at ACoRNS 01x10: (Jun/06/2006) As Wes Brinkman 

Charmed (1998) 
  Forever Charmed 08x22: (May/21/2006) As Victor Bennett 
  Kill Billie (2) 08x21: (May/14/2006) As Victor Bennett 
  Still Charmed & Kicking 08x01: (Sep/25/2005) As Victor Bennett 
  Something Wicca This Way Goes 07x22: (May/22/2005) As Victor Bennett 

American Dreams (2002) 
  It's My Life 03x17: (Mar/30/2005) As George Mason 
  No Satisfaction 03x16: (Mar/23/2005) As George Mason 
  Tidings of Comfort and Joy 03x09: (Nov/21/2004) As George Mason 
  No Way Out 02x19: (Apr/04/2004) As George Mason 

Crossing Jordan (2001) 
  Family Affair 04x12: (Jan/30/2005) As Dean William Hargrave 

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Finola Hughes 08x05: (Jun/17/2002) As Himself 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (1996) 
  The Competition 06x17: (Apr/05/2002) As Ben 

Becker (1998) 
  The Ex-Files 04x12: (Jan/14/2002) As Dan 

Star Trek: Voyager (1995) 
  Workforce, Part 2 07x17: (Feb/28/2001) As Jaffen 
  Workforce, Part I 07x16: (Feb/21/2001) As Jaffen 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Millennium 06x11: (Jan/02/2000) As Nick 

Profiler (1996) 
  Las Brisas 03x20: (May/15/1999) As James Lofton 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  Open and Shut 05x02: (Sep/25/1997) As David McReynolds 

The Cape (1996) (1996) 
  Just Like Old Times 01x20: (May/05/1997) As Jeff 

7th Heaven (1996) 
  Brave New World 01x16: (Feb/17/1997) As Bill Sanders 

Home Improvement (1991) 
  At Sea 06x01: (Sep/17/1996) As Captain Jenkins 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Harvest of Fire 45x03: (Apr/21/1996) As Scott 

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) 
  The Dad Who Came in from the Cold 03x13: (Jan/14/1996) As Jack Olsen 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Death 'n Denial 11x13: (Jan/22/1995) As Boyd Venton 

Heaven Help Us (1994) 
  The Last Great Hope 01x07: (Oct/06/1994) As Max 

Princesses (1991) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/27/1991) As Michael Decrow 

Midnight Caller (1988) 
  Nighthawk's Got the Blues 02x21: (May/22/1990) As Richard Clark 

Columbo (1971) 
  Uneasy Lies the Crown 09x05: (Apr/28/1990) As Dr Wesley Corman 

Matt Houston (1982) 
  High Fashion Murders 03x08: (Nov/16/1984) As Fletcher / Jason Haywood 

Jessie (1984) 
  The Lady Killer 01x02: (Sep/25/1984) As The Streak 

Hotel (1983) 
  Christmas 01x11: (Dec/21/1983) As Pike 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Random Choices/My Mother, the Swinger 07x08: (Dec/03/1983) As Eddie Random 

Trapper John, M.D. (1979) 
  The Agony of D'Feet 05x08: (Nov/20/1983) As Ace Bukowski 

Cheers (1982) 
  Friends, Romans, Accountants 01x07: (Nov/11/1982) As Herb Sawyer 

James Read met his current wife; Wendy Kilbourne, at the "North and South" set, where they played married couple.

Before "North and South", he spent a couple of weeks at Patrick Swayze's horse ranch, where Swayze taught him how to ride a horse back.

He's left-handed.

James studied law, but has never graduated it.

He wasn't sure about accepting the role of George Hazard.

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