James "Jimmy" Read portrayed Victor Bennett in Seasons 3 to 8.


James Christopher Read was born on July 31, 1953 in Buffalo, New York into a well prospered family. He had never dreamt about acting until his collegiate years. He started studying law at Oregon University, but close to his graduation, he discovered his love for theatre. He left the university and joined a theatrical group in Denver. His movie and TV career started in 1982 when he played one of the main roles in the "Remington Steele" (1982) series as well as guest-starring in other different series. Read has performed in dozens of other movies and series, but none of them reached the same popularity as the three North and South mini-series. Though he has never been "a Star", he is well-liked and his work is enjoyed by viewers all over the world. He lives with Kilbourne, their son Jackson (born 1991), daughter Sydney, 2 dogs (Charlie and Hank), and cat Mable in California.



  • Cheers
  • Remington Steele
  • North and South
  • Shell Game
  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • American Dreams
  • Charmed
  • Wild Fire
  • Cold Case
  • Days of Our Lives


  • James Reed also starred on the fellow Wiccan sitcom: Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as the father of Sabrina's boyfriend Josh.
  • He also starred on General Hospital, with Wes Ramsey as one of the regulars.

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