John Mitchum

Screen legend Robert Mitchum's kid brother John was a grizzled character actor with a career legendary in its own right. Born of another era, the younger Mitchum appeared on television in its infancy. He got his start ... Read more »
Born: 09/06/1919

Filmography

Actor (26)

Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Family For Joe 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Telefon 1977 (Movie)

Bascom (Actor)

The Enforcer 1976 (Movie)

DiGeorgio (Actor)

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Breakheart Pass 1974 (Movie)

Red Beard (Actor)

The Hanged Man 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Magnum Force 1973 (Movie)

DiGeorgio (Actor)

Savage 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Harry 1971 (Movie)

DiGeorgio (Actor)

Bigfoot 1970 (Movie)

Elmer Briggs (Actor)

Chandler 1970 (Movie)

Rudy (Actor)

Chisum 1970 (Movie)

Baker (Actor)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

Jacob Woodling (Actor)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

Bathhouse Customer (Actor)

F Troop 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way West 1966 (Movie)

Little Henry (Actor)

Brainstorm 1965 (Movie)

Inmate (Actor)

My Fair Lady 1964 (Movie)

Ad Lib at Church (Actor)

Cattle King 1962 (Movie)

Tex (Actor)

Hitler 1961 (Movie)

Herman Goering (Actor)

The Devil's Sleep 1949 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Show)

Actor

Up in Smoke (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Screen legend Robert Mitchum's kid brother John was a grizzled character actor with a career legendary in its own right. Born of another era, the younger Mitchum appeared on television in its infancy. He got his start as a player on "Fireside Theatre," the first successful series in the medium's history. '60s westerns played Mitchum's weathered visage to great effect; he portrayed a cavalcade of cowpokes on "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke," and "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood. Eastwood would become a regular collaborator, and the two reteamed in 1969 for the Oscar-nominated "Paint Your Wagon." In the '70s, Mitchum became a staple in Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" films including "Magnum Force" and "The Enforcer,," as Police Inspector Frank DiGiorgio. Eastwood directed Mitchum in 1973's "High Plains Drifter," and again in 1976's "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Charles Bronson was another of Mitchum's frequent collaborators, and the two appeared together in "Breakheart Pass" and "Telefon." Naturally, Mitchum often played second fiddle to his brother, and garnered bit parts in fare like "El Dorado" with John Wayne, and "The Way West" with Kirk Douglas." Other notable roles for Mitchum include Nazi Reichstag president Herman Goering in the 1962 docudrama "Hitler," and henchman Rip Snorting on the campy '60s superhero serial "Batman."

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