James Read



  • Birth Name: James Christopher Read
  • Birth Place: Buffalo, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/31/1953, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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James Read Fast Facts:
  • Studied law in college but fell in love with acting at school and switched career paths.
  • Appeared on the first season of Remington Steele (1982-83) as a private investigator.
  • Big break came when he was cast as Pennsylvania soldier George Hazard in the 1985 mini-series North and South, a part he reprised in the 1986 and 1994 sequels.
  • Fell in love with his North and South wife, played by Wendy Kilbourne, while filming and they later married.
  • Best known for his TV work playing dads on Charmed and Wildfire.
  • James Read Relationships:
  • Lora Lee - Ex-wife
  • Wendy Kilbourne - Wife
  • Sydney Read - Daughter
  • Jackson Read - Son
  • College:
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (1976); Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA (Masters in Psychology, 1998); attended University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

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