Cameron Mitchell - Rotten Tomatoes

Cameron Mitchell



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Giulio Cesare il conquistatore delle Gallie (Caesar the Conqueror)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet No Down Payment
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Death of A Salesman
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Silent Scream
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Terror Night
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Raw Force (Kung Fu Cannibals)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Poetry Corner
  • Actor
2003
76% Moulin Rouge!
  • Montmartre Dance Team Member
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 Space Mutiny
  • Alex
1988
No Score Yet Killers
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Code of Honor
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Rage to Kill
  • Miller
1988
No Score Yet Memorial Valley Massacre
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Swift Justice
  • 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 Codename: Vengeance
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Bloody Movie
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Night Force
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet The Tomb
  • Dr. Howard Phillips
1986
No Score Yet Low Blow
  • Yarakunda
1986
No Score Yet Mission to Kill
  • Harry
1986
No Score Yet Messenger
  • Police Capt. Carter
1986
No Score Yet Bladestorm
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Nightforce
  • Senator Hanson
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
100% 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 Cataclysm (The Nightmare Never Ends) (Satan's Supper)
  • Lt. Sterne
1981
No Score Yet The Demon (Midnight Caller)
  • Col. Bill Carson
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 Wild Times
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Supersonic Man
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Joshua of Jericho
  • Actor
1979
13% 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 Ninja Nightmare
  • 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 Slavers
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Scalp Merchant
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island
  • Raoul
1977
No Score Yet Flood!
  • Sam Adams
1976
No Score Yet The Quest (The Longest Drive)
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Medusa
  • 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 Stranger
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet The Big Game
  • 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 La Isla de la muerte (Death Island)(Island of the Doomed)(The Bloodsuckers)(Man Eater of Hydra)
  • Baron Von Weser
1967
100% Ride in the Whirlwind
  • Vern
1967
100% 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 Sabor de la Venganza
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Last Gun
  • Actor
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
83% Blood and Black Lace (Sei donne per l'assassino)
  • Max Marian
1960
No Score Yet Pier 5, Havana
  • Steve Daggett
1959
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia
  • Tony Ledo
1959
No Score Yet Unstoppable Man
  • James Kennedy
1959
No Score Yet Escapade in Japan
  • Dick Saunders
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
No Score Yet The Tall Men
  • Clint Allison
1955
87% 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
No Score Yet 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 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
89% They Were Expendable
  • Ens. George Cross
1945

Quotes from Cameron Mitchell's Characters