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Brian Stokes Mitchell

Biography

American television and film actor who began his career as Dr. Jackpot Jackson on Trapper John M.D. He previously his first flavor of performing as a teenager, appearing in college musicals. He made an appearance in the 2011 film, Jumping the Broom. He wedded Allyson Tucker in 1994. He made an appearance as Trevor alongside Will Smith on the tv screen series, THE NEW Prince of Bel Surroundings.

Quick Facts


Full Name Brian Stokes Mitchell
Date Of Birth October 31, 1957
Place Of Birth Seattle, WA
Height 1.85 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Allyson Tucker
Children Ellington Stokes Mitchell
Parents Lillian Mitchell, George Mitchell
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Isabelle Stevenson Award, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
Movies Jumping the Broom, One Last Thing..., Call Me Claus, Ruby's Bucket of Blood, Double Platinum, The Prince of Egypt, Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf, Cooking with B. Smith and Friends: Main Dishes, The Best of the Tony Awards: The Plays, Health Quiz: Vol. 4
TV Shows Roots: The Next Generations, Trapper John, M.D., Houston Knights, The California Raisin Show, New Kids on the Block, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke, Vampirina, Generations, Kid 'n Play, James Bond Jr.
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1He was inducted into the 2016 American Theatre Hall of Fame.
2He was nominated for a 2001 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actor in a Play for "King Hedley II" on Broadway in New York City.
3It has been announced that he will play Cervantes and Don Quixote in an all-new staging of "Man of La Mancha", opposite Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Aldonza/Dulcinea. [2002]
4Currently co-starring on Broadway with Patti Lupone and Sherie Rene Scott in the new musical version of the classic Pedro Almodovar film "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." It is set to open officially on Novermber 4. [October 2010]
5Went to high school with Annette Bening.
6Born in Seattle, he grew up the youngest of four children in Navy bases in Guam and the Philippines. His father George, a former Tuskegee airman during WWII, was an electronics engineer; mother Lillian Stokes a policewoman and school administrator.
7Trained and first acted at the San Diego Junior Theater, making his debut in a production of "Godspell" in 1974 at the Old Globe.
8Mitchell's ethnic background is German, Scottish, African, and Native American.
9Was a regular cast member on the medical drama series "Trapper John, M.D." with Pernell Roberts as a cocky intern. He also composed the musical scores for some of the show's episodes.
10He found work in the mid to late 1970s with the Twelfth Night Repertory Company as both an actor and resident composer.
11Began taking piano lessons at age six.
12Added "Stokes" to his name because there were too many Brian Mitchells running around. Stokes is his mother's maiden name.
13Was nominated for a 1998 Tony for "Best Actor in a Musical" for his portrayal of "Coalhouse Walker" opposite Audra McDonald.
14Won Broadway's 2000 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for a revival of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate." He has been Tony-nominated three other times: twice as Best Actor (Musical), in 1998 for portraying Colehouse Walker in "Ragtime" and in 2003 for playing the Cervantes/Don Quixote character in a revival of "Man of La Mancha;" and once as Best Actor (Play), in 2001 for August Wilson's "King Hedley II."


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Robot2015-2016TV SeriesScott Knowles
The Path2016TV SeriesBill
Glee2012-2015TV SeriesLeRoy Berry
Madam Secretary2014TV SeriesVincent Marsh
Watch Dogs2014Video GameAdditional Voices (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
Jumping the Broom2011Mr. Watson
Ugly Betty2010TV SeriesDon Jones
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Edward Herrmann2009TV MovieBaritone
Guys and Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl2009VideoSky Masterson
One Last Thing...2005Dr. Emerson
Crossing Jordan2002TV SeriesD.A. Jay Myers / DA Jay Myers
Frasier2002TV SeriesCam Winston
Call Me Claus2001TV MovieCameron
Ruby's Bucket of Blood2001TV MovieEarl Delacroix
Double Platinum1999TV MovieAdam Harris
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke1999TV MovieDuke Kahanamoku
The Prince of Egypt1998Jethro (singing voice, uncredited)
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesLars Umlaut
In the House1996TV SeriesDr. Stone Clarke
Capitol Critters1992-1995TV Series
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby1993TV Movie voice, as Brian Mitchell
The Addams Family1992-1993TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Animaniacs1993TV SeriesNoodles
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1992-1993TV SeriesTrevor
I Yabba-Dabba Do!1993TV MovieAdditional Voices (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
Tom & Jerry Kids Show1993TV Series
The Ernest Green Story1993TV MovieThurgood Marshall (as Brian Mitchell)
Batman: The Animated Series1992TV SeriesBrian Rogers
Defenders of Dynatron City1992TV ShortMonkey Kid (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
James Bond Jr.1991TV SeriesCoach Mitchell
Tiny Toon Adventures1990TV SeriesVinnie
Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone1990TV Series
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1990TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
Kid 'n' Play1990TV SeriesPlay (1990) (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
Ghost Dad1990Teacher (as Brian Mitchell)
Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II1990TV MovieRed (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
Mancuso, FBI1990TV Series
Paddington Bear1989-1990TV SeriesAdditional Voices
New Kids on the Block1990TV SeriesDanny Wood
The California Raisin Show1989TV SeriesStretch (1989) (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
Fantastic Max1988-1989TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Further Adventures of SuperTed1989TV SeriesNarrator / Polka-Dot Elder
Generations1989TV SeriesDavid Jeffries (1989) (as Brian Mitchell)
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf1988TV MovieBonejangles (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo1988TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice, as Brian Mitchell)
Night Court1988TV SeriesMr. Morley
ALF1987TV SeriesCongressman Nathan Peal
Foofur1987TV Series
2271987TV SeriesEd
Pound Puppies1987TV SeriesNahook
Houston Knights1987TV SeriesSgt. Nat Holliday
Hotel1985TV SeriesLucas Todd
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesJeffrey Niver
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesJohn Dolan
The White Shadow1979TV SeriesLucius Robinson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook2013TV Movie performer: "The Impossible Dream"
Glee2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV Special performer: "The Impossible Dream The Quest"
The Prince of Egypt1998performer: "Through Heaven's Eyes"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trapper John, M.D.1983-1985TV Series 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2006TV SeriesHimself
Great Performances2004-2006TV SeriesEmile de Becque / Himself - Host
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases2005TV Special documentaryHimself (as Brian Mitchell)
Broadway Under the Stars2005TV MovieHimself (as Brian Mitchell)
Evening at Pops2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Broadway Under the Stars2004TV MovieHimself (as Brian Mitchell)
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter:
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2002TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Squares2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Perfomer, Presenter: Best Direction of a Musical / Regional Theatre Award & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Broadway on Broadway2000TV MovieHimself - Performer "So In Love" (Kiss Me, Kate) (as Brian Mitchell)
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Charlie Rose1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ragtime: The American Premiere1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Brian Mitchell)
The Finish Line1990TV MovieHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1983-1987TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Celebrity Double Talk1986TV SeriesHimself
The $25,000 Pyramid1985TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Circus of the Stars #91984TV Special documentaryHimself
Body Language1984TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983-1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Hot Potato1984TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Go1983TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team (as Brian Mitchell)
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHimself
Working in the Theatre1998-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHimself - Power Player of the Week
Spotlight on Broadway2013TV SeriesHimself - Narrator / Himself
American Graduate Day2013TV MovieHimself
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHimself
From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook2013TV MovieHimself
From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts2012TV MovieHimself
The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Annual 2011 Actors Fund Gala Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Host: Creative Arts Awards
A Capitol Fourth2008TV MovieHimself
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album· Gerry Bamman
· Robert Bella
· Claire Bloom
· Lindsay Crouse
· Ossie Davis
· Ruby Dee
· Brian Dennehy
· Denise Dumont
· Jill Gascoine
· Amy Irving
· Anne Jackson
· Jordan Lage
· Alfred Molina
· Al Pacino
· Natasha Richardson
· Patrick Stewart
· Allyson Tucker
· Kathleen Turner (also producer)
· Eli Wallach
· Fritz Weaver


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#Quote
1My family's very, very mixed. I am, I guess, a kind of melting pot person.
2[T]hey didn't know what to do with me. 'He looks black but kinda white, maybe Hispanic.' And they don't want somebody to think of that when they've got their thirty seconds and $6 million on the line. They're going for very specific markets. In a sense, that is a form of racism, and it is still practiced.
3I'm one of the few lucky actors in the world. I've never waited tables. I never pumped gas. I've always earned a living. I never had to borrow from my parents. I was the first in our family to own a new car.


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