Most familiar to television viewers as the dimwitted anchorman Miller Redfield on Murphy Brown, Christopher Rich has enjoyed a successful career in television, film and theater.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Rich began performing when he was urged by his high school teacher to channel his rowdy tendencies into acting rather than protesting the Vietnam War. He continued to perform and study acting at the University of Texas and later at Cornell University, where he received a master's degree in theater arts.
Rich moved to New York and began performing on stage, highlighted by playing Dionysus in The Bacchae on Broadway. He also appeared in many Off-Broadway and regional productions. In order to raise funds for plays he was producing, he joined the cast of Another World, playing Alexander Sandy Cory for the next four years.
He moved to Los Angeles and has appeared in many television series, most notably as part of the lauded ensemble cast on Murphy Brown and as a series regular on The George Carlin Show.
On the big screen, Rich starred in The Joy Luck Club as Tamlyn Tomita's husband, in John Milius' Vietnam War movie Flight of the Intruder with Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe, and in the independent film Prisoners of Inertia with Amanda Plummer.
Rich has appeared in numerous television movies, including Going Home opposite Jason Robards in one of Robard's last performances. He played a villain in and served as a producer for The Gambler IV, which marked his first project with country singer Reba McEntire and solidified their friendship; he would later co-star with her on her sitcom, Reba. He also starred in and produced In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas with Rod Steiger.
Rich lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Eva Halina, a former Miss Poland and an Olympic gymnast at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. When not working, he enjoys collecting fine wines, playing golf, and collecting and reading books.