James Read as Victor
James Christopher Read (born July 31, 1953 in Buffalo, New York) is an American television actor. He is best known for his role of George Hazard in the TV miniseries based on the North & South novels by John Jakes and for his co-starring role on the movie Beaches. Read is married to actress Wendy Kilbourne, whom he met on the set of North & South. He has a recurring role on The WB series Charmed as Victor Bennett and was also a regular during the first season of Remington Steele.
Read has been recently casted as Ken Davis in the ABC Family drama Wildfire. Read’s character Ken Davis is the single-rich-father of two rebellious children Junior Davis (Ryan Sypek) and Dani Davis (Nicole Tubiola).
The father of Prue, Piper, and Phoebe. He divorced the Charmed Ones' mother, Patricia Halliwell, when the girls were young, after learning his wife and daughters had supernatural powers. Victor wasn't present for much of the girls' lives; his eldest daughter Prue resented him for most of her life. He began building a relationship with his daughters after they rediscovered their powers in their 20s. By end of the third season, he was on good terms with all three girls. He has also reconciled with Patty through conversations with her ghost (though he still doesn't get along with Grams' spirit). Victor travels a lot for work and only occasionally drops in for visits. In the future, told by his grandson, Chris, the two were close, due to Pipers' death, however upon the Charmed Ones and Chris hopefully having put the future on a different course, in the new future, this may change. He takes custody of both Wyatt and Chris when the Charmed Ones have to fake their deaths at the end of the 7th Season. Tony Denison portrayed Victor for one episode, after which James Read took over the role.