James Read

Active - 1983 - 2009  |   Born - Jul 31, 1953 in Buffalo, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Comedy

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Supporting actor, onscreen from the early '80s.

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  • 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.