Brian Stokes Mitchell

Actor, Singer, Musician
A commanding stage presence with a rich baritone voice, Brian Stokes Mitchell was touted as an overnight success when he starred in the stage musical "Ragtime" in Toronto in 1996 and on Broadway in 1998. In reality, the ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1957 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Mr. Robot 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the House 1995 - 1996, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madam Secretary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lottery 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Watson (Actor)

Ugly Betty 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

One Last Thing 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Emerson (Actor)

Great Performances: Walt Disney Concert Hall 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Great Streets 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

America's Millennium 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1998 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway 98: Launching the Tony Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Creating Ragtime 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Tony Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Kid 'N' Play 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Voice

Ghost Dad 1990 (Movie)

Teacher (Actor)

The Raisins Sold Out! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Trapper John, M.D. 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st Annual CBS Easter Parade 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Call Me Claus (TV Show)

Actor

Double Platinum (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

Ruby's Bucket of Blood (TV Show)

Actor

The Ernest Green Story (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Prince of Egypt 1998 (Movie)

("Through Heaven's Eyes") (Song Performer)

Biography

A commanding stage presence with a rich baritone voice, Brian Stokes Mitchell was touted as an overnight success when he starred in the stage musical "Ragtime" in Toronto in 1996 and on Broadway in 1998. In reality, the handsome, trim actor had been working toward that goal since he was a teenager in San Diego. The youngest son of a former Tuskegee airman and a policewoman, Mitchell began his career with the San Diego Junior Youth Theatre. By the time he was 14, he made his professional debut in the chorus of "Godspell" at the Old Globe Theatre. After high school, Mitchell moved to L.A., spending three seasons with the Twelfth Night Repertory Company. In 1979, he answered a casting advertisement in DRAMA-LOGUE and landed his first TV role as John Dolan in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation." Shortly thereafter, Mitchell landed the regular role of Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson on the CBS medical series "Trapper John, M.D." (1979-86) followed by a stint as a cop in "Houston Knights" (CBS, 1987-88).

Relationships

George Mitchell

Father
of German and African-American descent was a Tuskegee airman and one of the first black pilots to fly combat missions for the US Air Force in WWII

Lilian Mitchell

Mother
was one of the first black female cops in Seattle died in 1985

George Mitchell

Brother
older

John Mitchell

Brother
older

Lorna Mitchell

Sister
older

Allyson Tucker

Wife
met when they appeared together in "Oh, Kay!" in 1990 married in 1994 was in the ensemble of the Broadway musical "Ragtime"

EDUCATION

attended high school in San Diego, California

Milestones

2006

Performed on stage in the "Encores!" concert staging of "Kismet," at the City Center in New York

2002

Played Paul Berthalet in the Encores! staging of "Carnival"

2002

Cast in title role of the Kennedy Center production of "Sweeney Todd"

2001

Returned to Broadway as the star of August Wilson's "King Hedley II"; garnered Tony nomination

1998

Opened on Broadway in "Ragtime"; received Tony nomination as Actor in a Musical

1998

Provided singing voice of Moses' father-in-law for the DreamWorks animated film "The Prince of Egypt"

1997

Moved with "Ragtime" to Los Angeles

1996

Played Coalhouse Walker Jr in the Toronto premiere of "Ragtime"

1995

Cast in the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr in the staged reading of "Ragtime"; also appeared in the workshop and on the concept album recording; changed billing to Brian Stokes Mitchell

1994

Replaced Anthony Crivello as Valentin in the Broadway musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman"

1994

Co-starred opposite Melba Moore in a production of the Duke Ellington musical "Queenie Pie" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

1993

Succeeded Gregory Hines as Jelly Roll Morton in the Broadway musical "Jelly's Last Jam"

1992

Played recurring role on the NBC sitcom "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"

1990

Feature acting debut in "Ghost Dad"

1990

Starred in short-lived all-black revival of the Gershwin musical "Oh, Kay!"

1988

Broadway debut in "Mail"; had originated the role in Southern California

1979

TV acting debut, as John Dolan in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation", credited as Brian Mitchell

1979

Had regular role of Dr Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson on the CBS medical series "Trapper John, M.D."

1977

Moved to Los Angeles (date approximate)

1974

First professional role as a disciple in an Old Globe Theatre production of "Godspell" (date approximate)

1965

Studied piano from age six (date approximate)

Played regular role of Officer Nat Holliday on the CBS police drama "Houston Knights"

Played recurring role of Cam Winston, a neighbor of the titular psychiatrist, in the NBC sitcom "Frasier"

Played Fred Grahame to Marin Mazzie's Lili Vanessi in the revival of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate"; garnered Tony Award as Actor in a Musical

Spent three seasons with the Twelfth Night Repertory Company in L.A.

Raised in Guam and The Philippines

Known for such albums as "Brian Stokes Mitchell"

Began performing as a teenager in San Diego, California

Bonus Trivia

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He prefers to be called Stokes by his family and friends

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There is an official website at www.brianstokes.com

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Mitchell has his pilot's license.

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