Mitchell Lewis

Highest Rated: 100% Lili (1953)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Husky actor Mitchell Lewis attended Annapolis and Syracus University before making his stage debut in 1902. Lewis went on tour with such theatrical heavyweights as William Collier, Dustin Farnum and Alla Nazimova. He made his film bow in 1914 at the old Thanhouser Company. Specializing in ethnic roles, Lewis spent both the silent and talkie era playing menacing gypsies (The Cuckoos, The Bohemina Girl), Arab potentates (he was horse-loving Sheik Iderim in the 1926 version of Ben-Hur), East Indian warriors and Native American chiefs. He even donned blackface to portray "Tambo" in Al Jolson's Big Boy (1930). In 1937, Lewis was signed to an MGM lifetime contract, which assured him steady if not always stellar work for the next eighteen years. One of his many MGM bit-part assignments was the green-skinned Winkie Captain ("You've killed her! She's dead! Long live Dorothy!") in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Active throughout his career in charitable pursuits, Mitchell Lewis served on the original board of the Motion Picture Relief Fund.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Trial Jury Foreman 1955
90% Kiss Me Kate Stage Doorman 1953
No Score Yet All the Brothers Were Valiant Cook 1953
No Score Yet Torch Song Bill the Doorman 1953
No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright Sheriff Andy Redcliffe 1953
100% Lili Concessionaire 1953
No Score Yet The Man with a Cloak Waiter 1952
No Score Yet Scaramouche Major Domo 1952
No Score Yet Mr. Imperium Old Watchman 1951
67% Border Incident Braceros 1949
86% The Stratton Story Conductor 1949
93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game Fisherman 1949
No Score Yet The Kissing Bandit Fernando 1948
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Train Official 1948
No Score Yet Desire Me Old Man 1947
80% It Happened in Brooklyn Printer 1947
No Score Yet Courage of Lassie Farmer Elson 1946
100% The Harvey Girls Sandy 1946
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Man 1945
No Score Yet Kismet Sheik 1944
No Score Yet Du Barry Was a Lady Renel 1943
No Score Yet Cairo Ludwig 1942
No Score Yet I Married an Angel Porter 1942
No Score Yet Rio Rita Julio 1942
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Bart Hodges 1941
90% Meet John Doe Bennett 1941
89% Go West Halfbreed 1940
75% Strange Cargo Guard 1940
98% The Wizard of Oz Head Winkie $3.9M 1939
No Score Yet Idiot's Delight Indian 1939
No Score Yet Let Freedom Ring Joe 1939
No Score Yet Mysterious Mr. Moto Nola 1938
100% Three Comrades Boris 1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns Detective 1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding Orator 1937
No Score Yet The Emperor's Candlesticks Plainclothesman 1937
No Score Yet Waikiki Wedding Koalani 1937
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate Pirate Chief 1936
No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl Salinas 1936
100% A Tale of Two Cities Ernest DeFarge 1935
83% The Count of Monte Cristo Yampa 1934
No Score Yet Ann Vickers Capt. Waldo Dringwell 1933
No Score Yet The Secret of Madame Blanche Duval 1933
No Score Yet New Morals for Old Bodvin, French Artist 1932
No Score Yet The Squaw Man (The White Man) Tabywanna 1931
No Score Yet Never the Twain Shall Meet Capt. Larrieau 1931
No Score Yet The Cuckoos Julius 1930
No Score Yet Mammy Tambo 1930
No Score Yet Beau Bandit Colosso 1930
No Score Yet Absinthe Col. Hanby 1929
No Score Yet The Black Watch Mohammed Khan 1929
No Score Yet The Bridge of San Luis Rey Capt. Alvarado 1929
No Score Yet The Leatherneck Capt. Brand 1929
100% The Docks of New York Third Engineer 1928
No Score Yet Linda Stillwater 1928
No Score Yet The Way Of The Strong Actor 1928
No Score Yet Tell It to the Marines Native 1926
100% Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Sheik Ilderim 1926
No Score Yet Old Ironsides Pirate Chief 1926
No Score Yet Mystic Poppa Zazarack 1925
No Score Yet The Red Lily D'Agut 1924
No Score Yet At the End of the World Donald MacGregor 1921


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