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James Read Biography

Birth Name:
James Christopher Read
Birth Place:
Buffalo, New York, United States

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