James Read


Date Of Birth

July 31, 1953


A Buffalo, New York native, James Christopher Read was born on July 31, 1953. Married to actress Wendy Kilbourne, the veteran actor is known for his role in the television miniseries North & South, based on the novels of John Jakes. He also co-starred in the movie Beaches. He is currently starring in the ABC Family series, Wildfire.

Ken Davis Sr. is the former owner of Davis Farms, but he lost control of the land to daughter Dani. He has powerful friends that prevented him from going to jail not long ago. He admits that his daughter is doing a great job at the farm, but he holds an inner resentment to the fact that he is forced to take a backseat role to the business that he established.

Place of Birth

Buffalo, New York

Birth Name

James Christopher Read



Fun Facts

Wendy Kilbourne (1988 - present) 2 children
Lora Lee (June 1978 - ?) (divorced)

Read met his wife Wendy Kilbourne when they played husband and wife in the television movie "North and South" (1985).

Lives with wife Wendy Kilbourne; son Jackson; daughter Sydney; 2 dogs Charlie and Hank; and one cat Mable.




2005-present: Wildfire - Ken Davis
2005: A Lot Like Love - Brent Friehl
2003: Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde - Elle's father
2001-2006: Charmed - Victor Bennett
2001: Not Another Teen Movie - Preston's father
1998: Indiscreet - Zacariah Dodd
1995: The Other Woman - Michael Bryan
1992: Love Crimes - Stanton Gray
1990: Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown - Dr. Wesley Corman
1990: Web of Deceit
1988: Eight Men Out - Claude "Lefty" Williams
1988: Beaches
1987: Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story - Cary Grant
1987: Celebration Family
1985: North and South - George Hazard
1982-1983: Remington Steele - Murphy Michaels




6' 2" (1.88 m)



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