Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Highest Rated: 80% The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Lowest Rated: 11% One Last Thing ... (2005)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1957

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

Endowed with a lung capacity of a champion free driver, graced with a thunderous baritone that makes him a natural for Broadway, and gifted with a versatile handsomeness that only grow more distinguished with age, three-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell began lighting up stage and screen early in his career. The son of a Navy engineer who taught radio code to the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, Mitchell was born in Seattle on October 31, 1957. He started singing practically before he started talking, and by age six he was training on the piano. His father's job took the family to military bases around the globe, making for a somewhat nomadic childhood before the Mitchells decided to plant roots in San Diego. By then, the burgeoning actor had begun to discover his love of the stage. Mitchell was in junior high when he made his acting debut in "The Taming of the Shrew," and it was around that time that he began to realize his unique racial blend gave him a distinct advantage in landing roles. Part African-American, part American-Indian, part Scottish, and part German, Mitchell's protean combination of physical features allow him the chameleon-like ability to disappear into almost any role. By high school, Mitchell was already a professional performer. A self-professed autodidact, the emerging talent didn't need to be in a classroom to be learning, instead opting to teach himself musical arrangement, composition, and orchestration. Private acting and vocal lessons added a few more wings to his expanding wheelhouse, so when opportunity knocked in the form of a role in 1979's "Roots: The Next Generations" (ABC 1979), Mitchell was well prepared to answer. Mitchell joined the cast of "M*A*S*H" (CBS 1972-83) spinoff "Trapper John, M.D." (CBS 1979-1986) as young doctor Justin "Jackpot" Jackson. Though he appeared regularly in guest roles after the show's end, he began to focus primarily on stage work in New York. In 1998, he earned a Drama Desk award and a Tony nomination for his performance as Coalhouse Walker in the 1987 musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's "Ragtime." Two years later Mitchell took home both awards for his performance in "Kiss Me Kate," with additional roles in "Man of La Mancha" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," earning him the distinction of "the last leading man" by none other than the New York Times. He returned to series TV with a supporting role on the sitcom "Fam" (CBS 2019- ) in 2019.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 63% Mapplethorpe Father Stack (Character) $91K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red All Over Executive Producer - 2015
58% 58% Jumping the Broom Mr. Watson (Character) $37.3M 2011
11% 61% One Last Thing ... Dr. Emerson (Character) $9.2K 2005
No Score Yet 43% Call Me Claus Cameron (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 84% Ruby's Bucket of Blood Earl Delacroix (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 82% Double Platinum Adam Harris (Character) - 1999
80% 76% The Prince of Egypt Jethro (singing) (Character) $101.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby Additional Voices (Voice) - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vampirina Grandpop (Voice) 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Music Performer 2020
58% 86% Prodigal Son Everett Sterling (Guest Star) 2020
40% 69% Fam Walt (Character) 2019
95% 89% Elementary Dominic Voth (Guest Star) 2018
97% 78% The Good Fight Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 62% Dr. Bull Perry Sinclair (Guest Star) 2017
94% 94% Mr. Robot Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
38% 77% Maya & Marty Music Performer 2016
71% 70% Glee LeRoy Berry (Guest Star) 2015 2012
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Vincent Marsh (Guest Star) 2014
97% 86% Ugly Betty Don Jones (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
93% 94% Frasier Cam Winston (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 86% ALF Congressman Nathan Peal (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson (Character) 1979-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1979

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