On Glee, he guest starred as LeRoy Berry.
Mitchell was born to George Mitchell and the late Lillian Stokes in Seattle, Washington. He is the youngest of four children. Mitchell lived in San Diego for six months, on Guam for two years, in the Philippines for six years, then back to San Diego, where he graduated from high school; his father was a civilian electronics engineer for the Navy. His heritage is part Native American, as well as Scottish, German and African-American.
He moved to Los Angeles, California when he was eighteen.
Mitchell married Alysson Tucker in 1994 and their son, Ellington, was born in 2003.
He made his television debut on Roots: The Next Generation. Mitchell had a co-starring role on 'Trapper John, M.D. for seven years between 1979 to 1986. He had recurring roles on James Bond Jr., New Kids on the Block, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone.
Mitchell had voice roles on Captain Planet and the Planeteers, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Capitol Critters, and The Prince of Egypt plus others.
He made his Broadway debut in "Mail", and had Broadway stints including: "Jelly’s Last Jam", "Kiss of the Spider Woman", "Oh Kay!", "Ragtime", and "Kiss Me, Kate", "King Hedley II." Mitchell was announced, in July 2014, to have joined the cast of The Band Wagon. 'The Band Wagon will be between November 6 and November 16 at City Center.
Mitchell was elected Chairman of the Board of "The Actors Fund of America" in 2004.
Mitchell appeared on two episodes on Glee in 2012 and one episode in 2015.
He was credited as Brian Mitchell between the late 1970s till the early 1990s.
|1979||Trapper John, M.D.||Dr. Justin 'Jackpot' Jackson||1979 - 1986 (151 episodes)|
|Roots: The Next Generations||John Dolan||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Episode #1.1") 0|
|The White Shadow||Lucius Robinson||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Spare the Rod")|
|1983||The Love Boat||Jeffrey Niver||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Doc's Big Case/Senior Sinners/A Booming Romance")|
|1985||Hotel||Lucas Todd||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Resolutions")|
|1987||ALF||Congressman Nathan Peal||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Hail to the Chief")|
|227||Ed||credited as Brian Mitchell ("The Honeymoon's Over")|
|Pound Puppies||Nahook||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Snow Puppies/Nose Marie Day")|
|Houston Knights||Sgt. Nat Holliday||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Moving Violation")|
|1988||Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf||Bonejangles||voice, TV. Movie, and credited as Brian Mitchell|
|A Pup Named Scooby-Doo||Additional Voices||voice and credited as Brian Mitchell|
|Night Court||Mr. Morley||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Another Day in the Life")|
|1989||The California Raisin Show||Stretch||voice and credited as Brian Mitchell|
|Generations||David Jeffries||credited as Brian Mitchell|
|1990||New Kids on the Block||Danny Wood||credited as Brian Mitchell (15 episodes)|
|Tiny Toon Adventures||Vinnie||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice ("Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool!")|
|Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice (13 episodes)|
|Captain Planet and the Planeteers||Additional Voices||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice|
|Kid 'n' Play||Play||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice|
|Ghost Dad||Teacher||credited as Brian Mitchell|
|Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II||credited as Brian Mitchell, voice, and TV Movie|
|Mancuso, FBI||credited as Brian Mitchell (2 episodes)|
|1991||James Bond Jr.||Coach Mitchell||credited as Brian Mitchell (49 episodes)|
|1992||Capitol Critters||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice (6 episodes)|
|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Trevor Collins||1992 - 1993 (7 episodes)|
|Batman||Brian Rogers||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice ("Fear of Victory")|
|Defenders of Dynatron City||Monkey Kid||voice, TV short, and credited as Brian Mitchell|
|1993||Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby||voice, TV Movie, and credited as Brian Mitchell|
|Animaniacs||Noodles||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice ("Garage Sale of the Century/West Side Pigeons")|
|I Yabba-Dabba Do!||Additional Voices||voice, TV Movie, and credited as Brian Mitchell|
|Tom & Jerry Kids Show||credited as Brian Mitchell and voice ("Penthouse Mouse/Twelve Angry Sheep/The Ant Attack")|
|The Ernest Green Story||Thurgood Marshall||credited as Brian Mitchell and TV Movie|
|1996||In the House||Dr. Stone Clarke||credited as Brian Mitchell ("Three the Hard Way")|
|1998||The Prince of Egypt||Jethro||singing voice|
|The Angry Beavers||Lars Umlaut||voice ("Lumberjacks' Delight/Zooing Time")|
|1999||Double Platinum||Adam Harris||TV Movie|
|Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke||Duke Kahanamoku||TV Movie|
|2001||Call Me Claus||Cameron||TV Movie|
|Ruby's Bucket of Blood||Earl Delacroix||TV Movie|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||D.A. Jay Myers / DA Jay Myers||(2 episodes)|
|Frasier||Cam Winston||(3 episodes)|
|2005||One Last Thing...||Dr. Emerson|
|2009||Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Edward Herrmann||Baritone||TV Movie|
|2010||Ugly Betty||Don Jones||("Fire and Nice")|
|2011||Jumping the Broom||Greg Watson|
|2012||Glee||LeRoy Berry||2012 ("Heart" and "On My Way"); 2015 ("Loser Like Me")|
|2014||Madam Secretary||Vincent Marsh||("So It Goes")|
|2015–16||Mr. Robot||Scott Knowles||Recurring cast|
|2016–18||The Path||Bill||Recurring cast|
|2017||The Blacklist||David Levine||2 episodes|
|2017||Bull||Perry Sinclair||("School for Scandal")|
|2018||The Good Fight||Rod Habercore||2 episodes|
|2018||Elementary||Dominic Voth||("Bits and Pieces")|
|2018||Billions||Alvin Epstein||2 episodes|
Awards and nominations
- 2003 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Man of La Mancha (nominee)
- 2001 Tony Award Best Actor in a Play King Hedley II (nominee)
- 2000 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Kiss Me Kate (winner)
- 1998 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical Ragtime (nominee)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 In Step With— Brian Stokes Mitchell
- ↑ From Coalhouse to Hot Stuff
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 People Magazine’s Sexiest Men
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ‘Beast’ Succumbs to the Baritone's Charms
- ↑ Ideal role
- ↑ Brian Stokes Mitchell: Backstage with the Star of Ragtime
- ↑ B'way Stars Share a 'Kiss' For Mitchell and Mazzie, it's 'Another Op'nin, Another Show'
- ↑ The Crowned Head Of Broadway
- ↑ Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Star in The Band Wagon at Encores! City Center
- ↑ Actors Fund