James Read

James Read is an American film and television actor best known for his role in the 1980s miniseries "North and South". He developed an interest in acting while studying law at the University of Oregon, and moved to New ... Read more »
Born: 07/31/1953

Filmography

Actor (41)

7th Heaven 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2000 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1995 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1994 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1995 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1995 - 2001, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Wildfire 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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A Lot Like Love 2005 (Movie)

Brent Friehl (Actor)

American Dreams 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde 2003 (Movie)

Elle's Father (Actor)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

Elle's Father (Actor)

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

Preston's Father (Actor)

Push 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Walking Thunder 1997 (Movie)

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The Other Woman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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When the Dark Man Calls 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Love Crimes 1992 (Movie)

Stanton Gray (Actor)

Lola 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Uneasy Lies the Crown 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Beaches 1988 (Movie)

Michael Essex (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Lefty Williams (Actor)

Shell Game 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Lace II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Blue Thunder 1983 (Movie)

Bridge Policeman (Actor)

The Initiation 1982 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Celebration Family (TV Show)

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Harvest of Fire (TV Show)

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Indiscreet (TV Show)

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Midas Valley (TV Show)

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North and South (TV Show)

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North and South: Book II (TV Show)

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The President's Child (TV Show)

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Web of Deceit (TV Show)

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Biography

James Read is an American film and television actor best known for his role in the 1980s miniseries "North and South". He developed an interest in acting while studying law at the University of Oregon, and moved to New York City upon graduating from college in 1976. After appearing in several Off-Broadway productions, Read briefly moved to Denver, where he spent several years appearing in regional productions. He moved to Los Angeles in 1981, and soon landed a supporting role on the award-winning series "Cheers". The following year he was cast in a recurring role on "Remington Steele", but left after just one season. After several supporting roles in TV series like "Fantasy Island", he landed a breakout role in the epic miniseries adaptation of "North and South" in 1985. His portrayal of George Hazard, the wealthy son of a steel owner who befriends shy South Carolinian Patrick Swayze, earned critical acclaim and made the show one of the highest-rated miniseries ever. Read, who fell in love with and married co-star Wendy Kilbourne during filming, reprised his role in the 1986 sequel, "North and South II".The following year he appeared in the short-lived drama "Shell Game", and in 1988 he portrayed baseball player Claude "Lefty" Williams in "Eight Men Out" and appeared in the dramatic comedy "Beaches". Read has since been in numerous TV series and films, including "Charmed", "Star Trek: Voyager", and "Legally Blonde".

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