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Christopher Wilson
Christopher Rich
Personal Information
Gender/Sex: Male
Birth name: Christopher Rich Wilson
Born: (1953-09-16) September 16, 1953 (age 70)
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Character information
Appeared on: Boston Legal
Character played: Melvin Palmer
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Christopher Rich Wilson (born September 16, 1953, in Dallas, Texas) is an American actor, best known for his roles on Murphy Brown and Reba.


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).

In 2001, Rich joined the cast of Reba playing Brock Hart, the ex-husband of the title character (played by Reba McEntire). Rich stayed in the show until the end of the series in 2007.

During this time, Rich also had a recurring role on Boston Legal playing attorney Melvin Palmer. After that, he also played Bree's book publisher Bruce on two episodes of ABC's Desperate Housewives.

He currently plays the dad of Mel in the TV series Melissa and Joey

He currently also stars in the TV series 'Rizolli and Isles'.

Personal life[]

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, Ewa Jesionowska, a finalist of Miss Poland 1985, and a former gymnast who participated at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Rich has a set of twins and an adopted daughter, Mariel Rich.

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