Starred in the musical "Ragtime" on Broadway as Coalhouse Walker Jr.
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[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.
Mitchell's ethnic background is German, Scottish, African, and Native American.