Christopher Rich (actor)
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|Born||Christopher Rich Wilson
September 16, 1953
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Frangione (1982 - 1996; divorced)
Ewa Jesionowska (aka Eva Halina Rich) (? - present) 2 children
Rich first became popular playing the role of Alexander "Sandy" Cory on the daytime drama Another World from 1981 to 1985. He also starred in the short-lived 1987-1988 series The Charmings as Prince Eric Charming, with Caitlin O'Heaney, Judy Parfitt and Paul Winfield.
In 1990, Rich played the role of popular cartoon character Archie Andrews in the TV film Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again. The film was based on the characters of Archie Comics. Rich then appeared in the 1993 film The Joy Luck Club.
During the 90s, Rich had guest appearances in several television shows like Renegade, The Nanny, Suddenly Susan, and ER, among others. He also had recurring roles in The George Carlin Show (as Dr. Neil Beck), Murphy Brown (as Miller Redfield), and Nash Bridges (as Agent David Katz).
He currently plays the dad of Mel in the TV series Melissa and Joey
He currently also stars in the TV series 'Rizzoli and Isles'.
Rich attended the University of Texas and received a master's degree in theater arts from Cornell University. He was married to Another World co-star Nancy Frangione from 1982 until 1996. He is currently married to his second wife, Eva Jesionowska, a finalist of Miss Poland 1985, and a former gymnast who participated at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Rich has fraternal twin daughters with Jesionowska, Lily and Daisy Rich, and an adopted daughter with Frangione, Mariel Rich.
|1981-1985||Another World||Sandy Cory|
|1983||First Time, TheThe First Time||Stud with Sports Car|
|1985||Recovery Room, TheThe Recovery Room||Dr. Russell Sears||TV movie|
|1987||Sweet Surrender||Vaughn Parker||Episode: "Where There's a Will..."|
|1987–1988||Charmings, TheThe Charmings||Eric Charming||19 episodes|
|1989||Prisoners of Inertia||Dave|
|1989||Hound Town||Napoleon (voice)||TV movie|
|1989||Baywatch||Derrick Benton||Episode: "The Drowning Pool"|
|1989–1997||Murphy Brown||Miller Redfield||22 episodes|
|1990||Empty Nest||John||Episode: "Complainin' in the Rain"|
|1990||Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again||Archie Andrews||TV movie|
|1990||ABC Afterschool Special||Episode: "Testing Dirty"|
|1990||In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing||IA Officer #3||TV movie|
|1990||Married People||Ned||Episode: "To Live and Drive in New York"|
|1991||Flight of the Intruder||Lt. Morgan 'Morg' McPherson|
|1991||Babes||Episode: "11 Angry Men and Charlene"|
|1991||In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas||Scott Faul||TV movie|
|1991||Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, TheThe Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw||Lute Cantrell||TV movie|
|1993||Almost Home||Jim Morgan||Episode: "Winner Take Millicent"|
|1993||Dream On||Mark||Episode: "A Midsummer Night's Dream On"|
|1993||Joy Luck Club, TheThe Joy Luck Club||Rich|
|1993||Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Doc McCoy||Episode: "A.K.A. Kansas"|
|1994||Babylon 5||Crew Member||Episode: "Born to the Purple"|
|1994–1995||George Carlin Show, TheThe George Carlin Show||Dr. Neil Beck||27 episodes|
|1995||Nanny, TheThe Nanny||Kurt Jacobs||Episode: "A Fine Friendship"|
|1995||Client, TheThe Client||Dan Goodwin||Episode: "The Way Things Never Were"|
|1996||Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Mr. Jones||Episode: "The Impossible Mission Episode"|
|1996||Renegade||Ted Fisher||Episode: "No Place Like Home"|
|1996||Louie Show, TheThe Louie Show||Bob||Episode: "A Brush with Bob"|
|1996||Hope and Gloria||Dr. Ben Shipley||Episode: "Tainted Love"|
|1996||Nash Bridges||Special Agent David Katz||Episode: "'Till Death Do Us Part"|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Special Agent David Katz||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|1997||Critics and Other Freaks||Sandy|
|1998||Alright Already||Lowell||Episode: "Again with the Astronaut"
Episode: "Again with the White House"
|1998||Suddenly Susan||Rep. Francis Shafer||Episode: "A Tale of Two Pants: Part 1"
Episode: "A Tale of Two Pants: Part 2"
|1998||Tony Danza Show, TheThe Tony Danza Show||Kyle Wentworth||Episode: "Sue You"|
|1998||Nash Bridges||Special Agent David Katz||Episode: "The Tourist"|
|1999||Love Boat: The Next Wave||Matt||Episode: "Divorce, Downbeat and Distemper"|
|1999||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||John||Episode: "Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry"|
|2000||ER||Ron Perth||Episode: "Be Patient"|
|2000||Going Home||Jack||TV movie|
|2001||Lone Gunmen, TheThe Lone Gunmen||Jefferson||Episode: "Three Men and a Smoking Diaper"|
|2001–2007||Reba||Brock Hart||119 episodes|
|2005–2008||Boston Legal||Attorney Melvin Palmer||6 episodes|
|2007||Wedding Bells, TheThe Wedding Bells||Johnny Kad||Episode: "Fools in Love"|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Coach Jimmy Miller||Episode: "Bloodsport"|
|2009||Desperate Housewives||Bruce||Episode: "Crime Doesn't Pay"|
|2010||Desperate Housewives||Bruce||Episode: "We All Deserve to Die"|
|2010–present||Melissa & Joey||Russell Burke||Episodes in Season 1: "The Perfect Storm", "All Politics is Local"; Season 3|
|2011||My Freakin' Family||Gary||TV movie, pre-production|
|2011||Shake It Up||Mayor||Episode: "Shake It Up, Up & Away"|
|2012||Happily Divorced||Kenneth||Episode: The Reunion|
|2014||Find Him. Bring Him In.||Superior||Episode: We Need Charlie!|
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