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American character actor born in Cincinnati and raised in Louisville, Mitchell Ryan is a well known supporting actor in films and television. During his term in the Navy in 1951, he was assigned to the Special Services Entertainment and became hooked on acting. After his term in the Navy, he appeared in dozens of plays until he received notice as ... See full bio »
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 2009 Strikeout (TV Short)
Man in Car
 2005 Love for Rent
Doctor (uncredited)
 2004 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Woody
- Drew Hunts Silver Fox (2004) ... Woody
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Senator Roland Pierce
- The Supremes (2004) ... Senator Roland Pierce (as Mitchell Ryan)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Highfather
- Twilight: Part II (2003) ... Highfather (voice)
- Twilight (2003) ... Highfather (voice)
 1997-2002 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Edward Montgomery
- The Mamas and the Papas: Part 2 (2002) ... Edward Montgomery (as Mitchell Ryan)
- The Mamas and the Papas: Part 1 (2002) ... Edward Montgomery (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Tuesday's Child (2002) ... Edward Montgomery (as Mitchell Ryan)
- The Parent Trap (2002) ... Edward Montgomery (as Mitchell Ryan)
- The Tooth Is Out There (2002) ... Edward Montgomery (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1999 Making Contact
Hunter
 1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (TV Movie)
Frank Agostini (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1997 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge George Nelson
- The Civil Right (1997) ... Judge George Nelson (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Morganthal
- What, Micah Worry? (1997) ... Morganthal (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank
Mr. Bart Newberry (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1997 Liar Liar
Mr. Allan (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1997 Dark Skies (TV Series)
William Paley
- To Prey in Darkness (1997) ... William Paley (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1997 The Devil's Own
Chief Jim Kelly (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1996 Wings (TV Series)
Jonathan Clayton
- Wingless: Part 3 (1996) ... Jonathan Clayton (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Wingless: Part 2 (1996) ... Jonathan Clayton (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Wingless: Part 1 (1996) ... Jonathan Clayton (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1996 Champs (TV Series)
Mr. Schuster
- We'll Never Have Paris (1996) ... Mr. Schuster (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1996 Raven Hawk (TV Movie)
White
 1996 Ed
Abe Woods (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1996 A Face to Die For (TV Movie)
Joe Thomas
 1995 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Grant Everett
- Partners: Part 2 (1995) ... Grant Everett (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Partners: Part 1 (1995) ... Grant Everett (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1985-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Senator Brent Renwyck / Rep. Arthur Prouty / Captain Ernest Lenko / ...
- Big Easy Murder (1995) ... Senator Brent Renwyck (as Mitchell Ryan)
- The List of Yuri Lermentov (1991) ... Rep. Arthur Prouty (as Mitchell Ryan)
- The Cemetery Vote (1987) ... Captain Ernest Lenko (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Capitol Offense (1985) ... Ray Dixon (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1995 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Mr. Brimley
- Babysitting (1995) ... Mr. Brimley
- Tennis (1995) ... Mr. Brimley (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1995 Judge Dredd
Vartis Hammond (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1995 Gramps (TV Movie)
Oliver
 1994 Speechless
Wannamaker
 1994 Blue Sky
Ray Stevens (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Cosmetic Surgeon
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1994) ... Cosmetic Surgeon
 1993-1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Ted Bronson / Dallas Shields
- Murderer's Row: Part 2 (1994) ... Ted Bronson (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Murderer's Row: Part 1 (1994) ... Ted Bronson (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Fighting Cage: Part 2 (1993) ... Dallas Shields (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Fighting Cage: Part 1 (1993) ... Dallas Shields (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Judge Riley
- The Committee (1994) ... Judge Riley (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1994 Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (TV Movie)
Chief Carson (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1993 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Jack Hanlan
- Emission Accomplished (1993) ... Jack Hanlan (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1993 Star (TV Movie)
Harrison Barclay (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux
Gray Edwards (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1993 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Hugh Mandrake
- Wish You Were Here (1993) ... Hugh Mandrake (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1992 Majority Rule (TV Movie)
 1992 2000 Malibu Road (TV Series)
Porter
 1992 Dirty Work (TV Movie)
 1992 The Young Riders (TV Series)
- Lessons Learned (1992)
 1992 Mann & Machine (TV Series)
Bennet Tyler
- Water, Water, Everywhere (1992) ... Bennet Tyler
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Kosarin
- Denise and De Nuptials (1992) ... Judge Kosarin
 1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III
Simms
 1991 Matlock (TV Series)
Ellis Blake
- The Foursome (1991) ... Ellis Blake (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Movie)
Peter Chappell (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1991 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
 1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Tom Reed
- Shadows of the Past (1991) ... Tom Reed (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Rex Huntington
- The Bloom Is Off the Rose (1991) ... Rex Huntington
 1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Duncan Young
- Smoke Gets in Your Thighs (1990) ... Duncan Young (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1990 Judgment (TV Movie)
Dave Davis
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Jack
- Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? (1990) ... Jack (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1989-1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Ethan Mitchell / Lt. Dan Gorecki
- The Tender Trap (1990) ... Ethan Mitchell (as Mitchell Ryan)
- The Lady in Red (1989) ... Lt. Dan Gorecki
 1989 Hardball (TV Series)
 1989 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Admiral Edgar Sheppard
- Submarine (1989) ... Admiral Edgar Sheppard (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1989 Margaret Bourke-White (TV Movie)
Patton
 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Kyle Riker
- The Icarus Factor (1989) ... Kyle Riker (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1989 The Ryan White Story (TV Movie)
Tom
 1989 Winter People
Drury Campbell (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1988 Favorite Son (TV Mini-Series)
Vice President Dan Eastman
- Part One (1988) ... Vice President Dan Eastman (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1987 Lethal Weapon
The General (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- Rites of Passage (1987) ... (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1986 The Penalty Phase (TV Movie)
Judge Donald Faulkner
 1986 Northstar (TV Movie)
Col. Even Marshall
 1986 All My Children (TV Series)
Alex Hunter
- Episode #1.4186 (1986) ... Alex Hunter
 1985 Hostage Flight (TV Movie)
Captain Malone (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series)
Tillet Main
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Tillet Main (as Mitchell Ryan, credit only)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Tillet Main (as Mitchell Ryan, credit only)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Tillet Main (as Mitchell Ryan, credit only)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Tillet Main (as Mitchell Ryan, credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Tillet Main (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Ike Hagen
- Waste 'Em! (1985) ... Ike Hagen (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Col. John Litvak
- Boz Busters (1985) ... Col. John Litvak (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1984 Fatal Vision (TV Movie)
Paul Strombaugh
 1984 Dallas (TV Series)
Cpt. Merwin Fogerty
- If at First You Don't Succeed (1984) ... Cpt. Merwin Fogerty (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Battle Lines (1984) ... Cpt. Merwin Fogerty (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Killer at Large (1984) ... Cpt. Merwin Fogerty (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1984 Hot Pursuit (TV Series)
Mr. Wyler
- Home Is the Heart: Part 2 (1984) ... Mr. Wyler
- Home Is the Heart: Part 1 (1984) ... Mr. Wyler
 1984 Santa Barbara (TV Series)
Anthony Tonnell (1989)
 1984 Hotel (TV Series)
Steve Cutler
- Lifelines (1984) ... Steve Cutler (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Sheriff Carter
- The Homecoming: Part 2 (1984) ... Sheriff Carter (as Mitchell Ryan)
- The Homecoming: Part 1 (1984) ... Sheriff Carter (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1983/I Medea (TV Movie)
Jason (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Ramsey T. MacLaish
- Highland Fling (1983) ... Ramsey T. MacLaish (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1983 Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (TV Movie)
Charlie McCourt
 1983 High Performance (TV Series)
Brennan Flannery
 1983 Uncommon Valor (TV Movie)
Chief Tom Riordan (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1982 King's Crossing (TV Series)
Sam Garrett
- Long Ago Tomorrow (1982) ... Sam Garrett
 1981 Of Mice and Men (TV Movie)
Slim
 1981 Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (TV Movie)
Hugh Hefner (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1981 The Five of Me (TV Movie)
Dr. Ralph B. Allison
 1981 The Monkey Mission (TV Movie)
Keyes
 1981 The Choice (TV Movie)
Jerry Clements
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
Silas Creedy
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
Jack Fallon
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
Cooper Hawkins
 1978-1979 Having Babies (TV Series)
Dr. Blake Simmons
- Transition (1979) ... Dr. Blake Simmons (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Sisters (1979) ... Dr. Blake Simmons (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Captive (1979) ... Dr. Blake Simmons (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Careers (1978) ... Dr. Blake Simmons (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Sterile Wife (1978) ... Dr. Blake Simmons (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Mike Dunston
- Expectations (1978) ... Mike Dunston (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1978 Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (TV Movie)
Lt. Col. Applegate
 1978 Having Babies III (TV Movie)
Dr. Blake Simmons
 1977 Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Mathew Sullivan
 1977 Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion (TV Movie)
Jethro Lundy
 1977 Escape from Bogen County (TV Movie)
Ambler Bowman
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Keith Garner
- The Death Dealer (1977) ... Keith Garner (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1976-1977 Executive Suite (TV Series)
Dan Walling
- Re: Aftermath of a Tragedy (1977) ... Dan Walling (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Re: Passionate Journey (1977) ... Dan Walling (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Re: The Rules of Seduction (1977) ... Dan Walling (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Re: The Woman Inside (1977) ... Dan Walling (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Re: Kin Less Than Kind (1977) ... Dan Walling (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1976 Two-Minute Warning
The Priest (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1976 Midway
RAdm. Aubrey W. Fitch (uncredited)
 1976 The Hemingway Play (TV Movie) (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
- Cop Killer (1976)
 1976 The Entertainer (TV Movie)
Mr. Pasko
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Colonel Hopkins
- 2 Into 5.56 Won't Go (1975) ... Colonel Hopkins (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
Bax Baxter
- Nobody in a Nothing Place (1975) ... Bax Baxter (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Dennis Kelly
- Counterfall (1975) ... Dennis Kelly (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1971-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
R. A. Simmons / John Flatow / Alexander Roper
- Perfect Fit for a Frame (1975) ... R. A. Simmons (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Murder by Moonlight (1972) ... John Flatow (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Fool's Gold (1971) ... Alexander Roper (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
- The Man Who Thought He Was Dillinger (1974) ... (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1973-1974 Chase (TV Series)
Capt. Chase Reddick / Captain Chase Reddick
- The People Parlay (1974) ... Captain Chase Reddick
 1973 Magnum Force
McCoy (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue
Harve Poole (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1973 The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Waters (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1973 High Plains Drifter
Dave Drake (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Abel Hoffman
- The Unicorn (1973) ... Abel Hoffman (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1973 Chase (TV Movie)
Capt. Chase Reddick
 1973 The Fuzz Brothers (TV Movie)
Ben (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1972 A Reflection of Fear
Inspector McKenna
 1972 The Honkers
Lowell (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Brad Fletcher
- Operation: Payoff (1971) ... Brad Fletcher (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1971 Chandler
Charles 'Chuck' Kincaid (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1971 The Hunting Party
Doc Harrison (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1971 My Old Man's Place
Sgt. Martin Flood
 1970 Monte Walsh
Shorty Austin (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Jelks
- Jelks (1970) ... Jelks (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Joseph Robert Maloney
- The Boy Witness (1967) ... Joseph Robert Maloney (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Oscar Davis
- Faces (1967) ... Oscar Davis
 1966-1967 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Burke Devlin
- Episode #1.248 (1967) ... Burke Devlin (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Episode #1.247 (1967) ... Burke Devlin (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Episode #1.245 (1967) ... Burke Devlin (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Episode #1.242 (1967) ... Burke Devlin (as Mitchell Ryan)
- Episode #1.237 (1967) ... Burke Devlin (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1961-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Harry Cook
- The Prosecutor (1965)
- Killer Instinct (1961) ... Harry Cook
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Paul Tamarind / Driver / Quale / ...
- Barefoot on a Bed of Coals (1963) ... Paul Tamarind
- Lament for a Dead Indian (1962) ... Driver (uncredited)
- The Hot Minerva (1961) ... Quale
- Button in the Haystack (1961) ... Overton
- The Well-Dressed Termite (1961) ... Marty Minters
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Frank Smith #2 (1993-1994) (as Mitchell Ryan)
 1961 'Way Out (TV Series)
Bill Fontaine
- Soft Focus (1961) ... Bill Fontaine
 1959 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Jailbreak (1959)
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Detective Mack
- Record of Arrest (1959) ... Detective Mack
 1958 Thunder Road
Jed Moultrie (uncredited)
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In 1966, appeared on Broadway in the stage version of "Wait Until Dark" starring Lee Remick. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mitchell Ryan

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6' (1.83 m)
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Was fired from the cast of Dark Shadows (1966) due to a then-drinking problem. See more »

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Capricorn

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