Thomas Mitchell

BirthDay:

11 Jul 1892

BirthPlace:

Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Bio:

Thomas Mitchell was one of the great American character actors, whose credits read like a list of the greatest films of the 20th century: Lost Horizon (1937); Stagecoach (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939); It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and High Noon (1952). His portrayals are so diverse and convincing that most people don't even realize that one actor could have played them all. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1940 for his role as the drunken Doc Boone in John Ford's Stagecoach (1939).
Filmography

Actor ( 115 credits )

Going Hollywood: The '30s (1984) (archive footage)
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hollywood My Home Town (1965) Himself (archive footage)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Judge Henry G. Blake
By Love Possessed (1961) Noah Tuttle
Too Young to Love (1960) Judge Bentley
Stagecoach West (1960)  Ethan Blount (1 episode, 1961)
The Islanders (1960)  Tom Todd (1 episode, 1960)
Here's Hollywood (1960)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)
World Wide '60 (1960)  Librarian (1 episode, 1960)
The Untouchables (1959)  Milo Sullivan (1 episode, 1960)
Laramie (1959)  Judge Matthew Hedrick (1 episode, 1959)
Adventures in Paradise (1959)  Hubert Willis (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
The Bell Telephone Hour (1959)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1959)
Sunday Showcase (1959) (1 episode, 1960)
Glencannon (1959)  Capt. Colin Glencannon / ... (39 episodes, 1959)
Handle with Care (1958) Mayor Dick Williston
Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958)  Emperor (1 episode, 1958)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)
Goodyear Theatre (1957)  Sarge (1 episode, 1959)
The O. Henry Playhouse (1957)  O Henry / ... (43 episodes, 1957)
While the City Sleeps (1956) Jon Day Griffith
Playhouse 90 (1956)  Mr. Carson (1 episode, 1958)
Zane Grey Theater (1956)  Ben Cary / ... (3 episodes, 1958-1961)
Telephone Time (1956)  Andrew Hamilton (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Chevron Hall of Stars (1956) (2 episodes, 1956)
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955)  Dr. Joseph H. Walton (1 episode, 1955)
The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955)  Kris Kringle (1 episode, 1955)
The Alcoa Hour (1955)  Cap'n Jarvis (1 episode, 1955)
The Star and the Story (1955)  Alistair Reeks-Machrihanish / ... (3 episodes, 1955-19
Damon Runyon Theater (1955)  Sylvester (1 episode, 1955)
Celebrity Playhouse (1955)  Cal Logan (1 episode, 1956)
Hour of Stars (1955)  Kris Kringle (1 episode, 1955)
Destry (1954) Reginald T. 'Rags' Barnaby
Secret of the Incas (1954) Ed Morgan
Climax! (1954)  Old Man Finn (1 episode, 1955)
Project XX (1954)  Himself- Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
The Martha Raye Show (1954)  Himself (1 episode, 1955)
Mayor of the Town (1954)  Mayor Thomas Russell (39 episodes, 1954-1955)
General Electric Theater (1953)  Mender McClure (2 episodes, 1954-1956)
The United States Steel Hour (1953)  Scotty / ... (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Excursion (1953)  The Dauphin (1 episode, 1953)
High Noon (1952) Mayor Jonas Henderson
Omnibus (1952)  Shark Wicks (1 episode, 1954)
Cavalcade of America (1952)  Himself - Host / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
The Ford Television Theatre (1952)  Elmo / ... (6 episodes, 1954-1957)
The Doctor (1952)  Matthew Day (1 episode, 1953)
The Gulf Playhouse (1952) (1 episode, 1952)
Journey Into Light (1951) Gandy
Tales of Tomorrow (1951)  Captain Nemo / ... (3 episodes, 1951-1952)
Schlitz Playhouse (1951)  Carl Smith / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Celanese Theatre (1951)  Uncle Sid (1 episode, 1951)
Lux Video Theatre (1950)  Baldwin / ... (7 episodes, 1951-1956)
Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) (1 episode, 1952)
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950) (1 episode, 1951)
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950)  Mr. Antrobus (2 episodes, 1951-1952)
Showtime, U.S.A. (1950)  Himself (1 episode, 1950)
The Big Wheel (1949) Arthur 'Red' Stanley
Alias Nick Beal (1949) Joseph Foster
Suspense (1949)  Dr. Paul Morgan / ... (2 episodes, 1952)
Fireside Theatre (1949) (1 episode, 1954)
Silver River (1948) John Plato Beck
Studio One in Hollywood (1948)  Hank Morgan / ... (4 episodes, 1951-1952)
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1962)
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) Gill MacBean
High Barbaree (1947) Capt. Thad Vail
Kraft Theatre (1947)  Whitehall (1 episode, 1958)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Uncle Billy
The Dark Mirror (1946) Lt. Stevenson
Three Wise Fools (1946) Terence Alaysius O'Davern
Lights Out (1946) (1 episode, 1952)
Adventure (1945) Mudgin
Within These Walls (1945) Warden Michael Howland
Captain Eddie (1945) Ike Howard
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) Willie Tulloch
Dark Waters (1944) Mr. Sydney
The Sullivans (1944) Mr. Thomas F. Sullivan
Wilson (1944) Joseph Tumulty
Buffalo Bill (1944) Ned Buntline
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) Septimus Podgers (Episode 2)
Bataan (1943) Corp. Jake Feingold
The Outlaw (1943) Pat Garrett
Immortal Sergeant (1943) Sgt. Kelly
The Black Swan (1942) Tommy Blue
Tales of Manhattan (1942) John Halloway
This Above All (1942) Monty
Moontide (1942) Tiny
Song of the Islands (1942) Dennis O'Brien
Joan of Paris (1942) Father Antoine
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) Daniel Webster in some long shots (uncredited)
Out of the Fog (1941) Jonah Goodwin
Flight from Destiny (1941) Prof. Henry Todhunter
The Long Voyage Home (1940) Driscoll
Angels Over Broadway (1940) Gene Gibbons
Our Town (1940) Dr. Gibbs
3 Cheers for the Irish (1940) Peter Casey
Swiss Family Robinson (1940) William Robinson
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940) Himself - 1939 Oscar Winner for Best Supporting Actor
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) Clopin
Gone with the Wind (1939) Gerald O'Hara
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Diz Moore
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) Kid Dabb
Stagecoach (1939) Doc Boone
Trade Winds (1938) Commissioner Blackton
Love, Honor and Behave (1938) Dan Painter
The Hurricane (1937) Dr. Kersaint
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) George Cooper
I Promise to Pay (1937) District Attorney J.E. Curtis
Lost Horizon (1937) Barnard
When You're in Love (1937) Hank Miller
Man of the People (1937) Grady
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Jed Waterbury
Adventure in Manhattan (1936) Phil Bane
Craig's Wife (1936) Fergus Passmore
Six Cylinder Love (1923) Bertram Rogers

Writer ( 6 credits )

Casanova Brown (1944)
Little Accident (1939) (play "The Little Accident")
Life Begins with Love (1937)
All of Me (1934) (screenplay)
A Father Without Knowing It (1932) (play "The Little Accident")
Little Accident (1930)