James Read

American actor

James Christopher Read (born July 31, 1953) is an American actor. He acted in many movies and television series. He is best known for the North and South miniseries (1985, 1986, 1994). He was born in Buffalo, New York.



The following is some of the movies and television programms Read has been in.

Year Title role
1983 Blue Thunder Policeman
Remington Steele Murphy Michaels
1984 The Initiation Peter
1985 North and South, Book I George Hazard
Midas Valley Josh Landau
Lace II Daryl Webster
Robert Kennedy & His Times Teddy Kennedy
1986 North and South, Book II George Hazard
1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Cary Grant
Celebration Family James Marston
Shell Game Riley/John Reid
1988 Beaches Michael Essex
Eight Men Out Claude "Lefty" Williams
1990 Web of Deceit Paul Evanston
Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown Dr. Wesley Corman
Lola (TV pilot) Peter Baltic
1992 The President's Child Senator James Guthrie
Love Crimes Stanton Gray
1994 North and South, Book III George Hazard
1995 When the Dark Man Calls Det. Michael Lieberman
The Other Woman Michael Bryan
1996 Full Circle Judge Carter
Harvest of Fire Scott
1997 Walking Thunder Abner Murdock
1998 Indiscreet Zachariah Dodd
2001 Charmed Victor Bennett
Not Another Teen Movie Preston's Father
Legally Blonde Elle's Father
2002 Intimate Portrait: Finola Hughes Himself
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Elle's Father
American Dreams George Mason
Charmed: Behind the Magic Victor Bennett
2004 The Making of North and South Himself / George Hazard
2005 Wildfire Ken Davis
A Lot Like Love Brent Friehl
2009 Fame Alice's dad
2010 All Signs of Death Westin Nye
Persons Unknown Fairchild

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