Thomas Mitchell

Highest Rated: 100% The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Birthday: Jul 11, 1892
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
The son of Irish immigrants, Thomas Mitchell came from a family of journalists and civic leaders; his nephew, James Mitchell, later became the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Following the lead of his father and brother, Mitchell became a newspaper reporter after high school, but derived more pleasure out of writing comic theatrical skits than pursuing late-breaking scoops. He became an actor in 1913, at one point touring with Charles Coburn's Shakespeare Company. Even when playing leads on Broadway in the 1920s, Mitchell never completely gave up writing; his play Little Accident, co-written with Floyd Dell, would be filmed by Hollywood three times. Entering films in 1934, Mitchell's first role of note was as the regenerate embezzler in Frank Capra's Lost Horizon (1937). Many film fans assume that Mitchell won his 1939 Best Supporting Oscar for his portrayal of Gerald O'Hara in the blockbuster Gone With the Wind; in fact, he won the prize for his performance as the drunken doctor in Stagecoach -- one of five Thomas Mitchell movie appearances in 1939 (his other films that year, classics all, were Only Angels Have Wings, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Those who watch TV only during the Christmas season are familiar with Mitchell's portrayal of the pathetic Uncle Billy in Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946). In the 1950s, Mitchell won an Emmy in 1952, a Tony award (for Wonderful Town) in 1954, and starred in the TV series Mayor of the Town (1954). In 1960, Mitchell originated the role of Lieutant Columbo (later essayed by Peter Falk) in the Broadway play Prescription Murder. Thomas Mitchell died of cancer in December of 1962, just two days after the death of his Hunchback of Notre Dame co-star, Charles Laughton.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Twisted Actor 2018
No Score Yet Psycho Ex-Girlfriend Actor 2018
49% RoboCop Omnicorp Technician $50.7M 2014
No Score Yet Cold Blooded Actor 2012
No Score Yet Teddy Bear Actor 2011
71% Red Lone Agent $89M 2010
No Score Yet Our Fathers Gary Bergeron 2005
No Score Yet Trilogy of Terror II Lew 1996
0% Getting Away with Murder Nazi Sympathizer 1996
13% Another Stakeout Seattle Det Gilliam 1993
47% PCU Bantam Draper 1993
63% Pocketful of Miracles Judge Henry G. Blake 1961
No Score Yet By Love Possessed Noah Tuttle 1961
89% While the City Sleeps John Day Griffith 1955
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Kris Kringle 1955
No Score Yet Destry Rags Barnaby 1954
No Score Yet Secret of the Incas Ed Morgan 1954
No Score Yet Big Moment Actor 1954
96% High Noon Henderson 1952
No Score Yet The Toast of New Orleans Actor 1950
No Score Yet The Big Wheel Arthur 'Red' Stanley 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Joseph Foster 1949
No Score Yet Alias Nick Beal Actor 1949
No Score Yet Silver River John Plato Beck 1948
No Score Yet Romance of Rosy Ridge Gill MacBean 1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree Capt. Thad Vail 1947
93% It's a Wonderful Life Oncle Billy 1946
60% The Dark Mirror Lt. Stevenson 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Mudgin 1945
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom Dr. Willie Tullock 1944
No Score Yet Dark Waters Mr. Sydney 1944
88% Wilson Joseph Tumulty 1944
No Score Yet The Fighting Sullivans Mr. Sullivan 1944
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill Ned Buntline 1944
No Score Yet Flesh And Fantasy Septimus Podgers 1943
No Score Yet Bataan Cpl. Jake Feingold 1943
89% The Outlaw Pat Garrett 1943
No Score Yet Immortal Sergeant Sgt. Kelly 1943
No Score Yet Howard Hughes: The Outlaw Actor 1943
80% The Black Swan Tommy Blue 1942
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan John Halloway 1942
No Score Yet This Above All Monty 1942
No Score Yet Song of the Islands Dennis O'Brien 1942
No Score Yet Joan of Paris Father Antoine 1942
No Score Yet Moontide Tiny 1942
No Score Yet Out of the Fog Jonah Goodwin 1941
No Score Yet Flight from Destiny Prof. Henry Todhunter 1941
100% The Long Voyage Home Driscoll 1940
83% Our Town Dr. Gibbs 1940
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Peter Casey 1940
No Score Yet Swiss Family Robinson William Robinson 1940
60% Angels over Broadway Gene Gibbons 1940
92% Gone With the Wind Gerald O'Hara 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Diz Moore 1939
100% Only Angels Have Wings Kid Dabb 1939
100% Stagecoach Dr. Josiah Boone 1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Clopin 1939
No Score Yet Trade Winds Commissioner Blackton 1938
92% Lost Horizon Henry Barnard 1937
100% Make Way for Tomorrow George 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Hank Miller 1937
No Score Yet The Hurricane Dr. Kersaint 1937
No Score Yet Theodora Goes Wild Jed Waterbury 1936
No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness) Phil Bane 1936
No Score Yet Craig's Wife Fergus Passmore 1936

TV

CREDIT
32% Taken
2017-2018
Rollins
  • 2018
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
Darren
  • 2010
No Score Yet Sirens
1993-1994
Peter/Alphonse
  • 1993

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