Cameron Mitchell

Highest Rated: 100% Ride in the Whirlwind (1967)
Birthday: Nov 4, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of a Pennsylvania minister, actor Cameron Mitchell first appeared on Broadway in 1934, in the Lunts' modern-dress version of Taming of the Shrew. He served as a bombardier during World War II, and for a brief period entertained thoughts of becoming a professional baseball player (he allegedly held an unsigned contract with the Detroit Tigers until the day he died). Mitchell was signed to an MGM contract in 1945, but stardom would elude him until he appeared as Happy in the original 1949 Broadway production of Death of the Salesman. He re-created this role for the 1951 film version, just before signing a long-term contract with 20th Century Fox. Throughout the 1950s, Mitchell alternated between likeable characters (the unpretentious business executive in How to Marry a Millionaire [1952]) and hissable ones (Jigger Craigin in Carousel [1956]); his best performance, in the opinion of fans and critics alike, was as drug-addicted boxer Barney Ross in the 1957 biopic Monkey on My Back. Beginning in the 1960s, Mitchell adroitly sidestepped the IRS by appearing in dozens of Spanish and Italian films, only a few of which were released in the U.S. He also starred in three TV series: The Beachcomber (1961), The High Chapparal (1969-1971), and Swiss Family Robinson (1976). Mitchell spent the better part of the 1970s and 1980s squandering his talents in such howlers as The Toolbox Murders, though there were occasional bright moments, notably his performance as a neurotic mob boss in 1982's My Favorite Year. A note for trivia buffs: Cameron Mitchell also appeared in the first CinemaScope film, The Robe (1953). Mitchell was the voice of Jesus in the Crucifixion scene.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Giulio Cesare il conquistatore delle Gallie (Caesar the Conqueror) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Silent Scream Actor 2009
No Score Yet Raw Force (Kung Fu Cannibals) Actor 2003
76% Moulin Rouge! Montmartre Dance Team Member $55.1M 2001
No Score Yet Jack-O Lantern Dr. Cadaver 1995
No Score Yet Working with Orson Welles Actor 1993
No Score Yet Trapped Alive Actor 1993
No Score Yet Terror in Beverly Hills Captain Stills 1991
20% Crossing the Line Sheriff Williams 1990
No Score Yet Code Name Vengeance Dutch 1989
No Score Yet Easy Kill Actor 1989
No Score Yet No Justice Mayor Johnson 1989
No Score Yet Action USA Frankie Navarro 1989
No Score Yet Swift Justice Actor 1988
No Score Yet Killers Actor 1988
No Score Yet Rage to Kill Miller 1988
No Score Yet Space Mutiny Alex 1988
No Score Yet Memorial Valley Massacre Actor 1988
No Score Yet Hollywood Cop Capt. Bonano 1987
No Score Yet Mission Kill Harry 1987
No Score Yet Deadly Prey Jaimy's Father 1987
No Score Yet From a Whisper to a Scream Sgt. Gallen 1987
No Score Yet Terror Night Det. Sanders 1987
No Score Yet Bloody Movie Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Tomb Dr. Howard Phillips 1986
No Score Yet Low Blow Yarakunda 1986
No Score Yet Bladestorm Actor 1986
No Score Yet Nightforce Senator Hanson 1986
No Score Yet Mission to Kill Harry 1986
No Score Yet Messenger Police Capt. Carter 1986
No Score Yet Prince Jack Gen. Walker 1985
No Score Yet Night Train to Terror The Lieutenant 1985
No Score Yet Terror on Tape Actor 1985
No Score Yet Killpoint Joe Marks 1984
No Score Yet Go for Gold Actor 1984
No Score Yet Kenny Rogers as The Gambler---The Adventure Continues Actor 1983
No Score Yet Blood Link Bud Waldo 1982
96% My Favorite Year Karl Rojeck 1982
No Score Yet Texas Lightning Actor 1982
No Score Yet Kill Squad Dutch 1982
No Score Yet The Last Reunion Actor 1982
No Score Yet Raw Force Capt. Harry Dodds 1982
No Score Yet It's Called Murder, Baby Actor 1982
No Score Yet Frankenstein Island Clay Jason 1981
No Score Yet The Demon (Midnight Caller) Col. Bill Carson 1981
No Score Yet Cataclysm (The Nightmare Never Ends) (Satan's Supper) Lt. Sterne 1981
No Score Yet The Silent Scream Lt. Sandy McGiver 1980
No Score Yet Without Warning (It Came Without Warning) (Alien Encounters) Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Enforcer from Death Row Sam Hacker 1980
No Score Yet L'Isola degli Uomini Pesce Decker 1979
No Score Yet Hanging by a Thread Lawton 1979
No Score Yet Supersonic Man Actor 1979
No Score Yet Wild Times Actor 1979
No Score Yet Joshua of Jericho Actor 1979
11% The Swarm Gen. Thompson 1978
No Score Yet The Bastard Actor 1978
0% The Toolbox Murders Vance Kingsley 1978
No Score Yet Slavers Actor 1978
No Score Yet Supersonic Man Actor 1978
No Score Yet Enforcer Actor 1978
No Score Yet Rebel Rousers Actor 1977
17% Viva Knievel! Barton 1977
No Score Yet Haunts (The Veil) Carl 1977
No Score Yet Texas Detour John Hunter 1977
No Score Yet The Scalp Merchant Actor 1977
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island Raoul 1977
No Score Yet Slavers Actor 1977
No Score Yet Flood! Sam Adams 1976
No Score Yet The Quest (The Longest Drive) Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Hanged Man Lew Halleck 1974
No Score Yet The Klansman Butt Cutt Cates 1974
No Score Yet Medusa Actor 1974
No Score Yet The Big Game Actor 1973
No Score Yet The Stranger Actor 1973
No Score Yet Slaughter A.W. Price 1972
No Score Yet Buck and the Preacher Deshay 1972
No Score Yet Hollywood Television Theatre Actor 1970
No Score Yet Nightmare in Wax (Crimes in the Wax Museum) Vincent Renard 1969
No Score Yet Rebel Rousers Paul Collier 1969
No Score Yet Island of the Doomed (Maneater of Hydra) (La Isla de la muerte) Baron Von Weser 1967
100% Ride in the Whirlwind Vern 1967
93% Hombre Braden 1967
No Score Yet Autopsy of a Ghost Actor 1967
No Score Yet Knives of the Avenger Rurik/Helmut 1966
No Score Yet Minnesota Clay Minnesota Clay 1965
No Score Yet Dog Eat Dog (When Strangers Meet) Lylle Corbett 1964
No Score Yet Last Gun Actor 1964
No Score Yet Sabor de la Venganza Actor 1964
86% Blood and Black Lace (Sei donne per l'assassino) Max Marian 1964
No Score Yet Caesar The Conquerer Julius Caesar 1963
No Score Yet Conquest of the Normans Actor 1962
No Score Yet Gli Invasori (The Invaders) (Erik the Conqueror) (Fury of the Vikings) Eron 1961
No Score Yet Last of the Vikings (Ultimo dei Vikinghi, L') Harald 1961
No Score Yet Caesar the Conqueror Actor 1961
No Score Yet Pier 5, Havana Steve Daggett 1959
No Score Yet Unstoppable Man James Kennedy 1959
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia Tony Ledo 1959
No Score Yet Escapade in Japan Dick Saunders 1957
No Score Yet No Down Payment Troy Boone 1957
No Score Yet Monkey on My Back Barney Ross 1957
No Score Yet Tension at Table Rock Sheriff Miller 1956
83% Carousel Jigger 1956
No Score Yet All Mine to Give Robert Eunson 1956
100% The Tall Men Clint Allison 1955
83% House of Bamboo Griff 1955
67% Love Me Or Leave Me Johnny Alderman 1955
No Score Yet Strange Lady in Town David Garth 1955
No Score Yet Desiree Joseph Bonaparte 1954
80% Garden of Evil Luke Daly 1954
No Score Yet Hell and High Water 'Ski' Brodski 1954
No Score Yet Gorilla at Large Joey Matthews 1954
33% The Robe Christ 1953
No Score Yet Man on a Tightrope Joe Vosdek 1953
83% How to Marry a Millionaire Tom Brookman 1953
No Score Yet Pony Soldier Konah 1952
No Score Yet Adventures of Gallant Bess Ted Daniels 1952
No Score Yet Les Miserables Marius 1952
No Score Yet Outcasts Of Poker Flats Ryker 1952
No Score Yet Okinawa 'Grip' McCleary 1952
No Score Yet Japanese War Bride Art Sterling 1952
No Score Yet The Sellout Randy Stauton 1952
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman Happy Loman 1951
No Score Yet Man in the Saddle George Virk 1951
No Score Yet Flight to Mars Steve Abbott 1951
No Score Yet Command Decision Lt. Ansel Goldberg 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Monkevickz 1948
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane Eino Roskinen 1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree Lt. Moore 1947
No Score Yet A Letter for Evie Wounded Soldier 1946
No Score Yet The Mighty McGurk Johnny Burden 1946
90% They Were Expendable Ens. George Cross 1945

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Aaron Kramer
  • 1985
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Agent
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Charles Cathcart
  • 1981
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
1978-1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Frank Desmond Tom Grainger
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Dan Granger
  • 1977
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Chauncey Demon
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Graham Ken Kincaid
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Matthew Drake
  • 1973
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Tuttle
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Frederick Kyle
  • 1960

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