Kenneth "Chi" McBride (born September 23, 1961) is an American actor. He starred as high school principal Steven Harper on the series Boston Public, as Emerson Cod on the cult hit Pushing Daisies, and recently appeared in the short-lived Fox drama Human Target. He also co-starred in the CBS crime drama Golden Boy. "Chi" is short for "Chicago", where McBride was born. He currently voices Nick Fury for the Marvel Animated shows Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble. He reprised that role for "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel".