Cameron McDowell Mitzell
November 4, 1918
|Died||July 6, 1994|
Cameron Mitchell (November 4, 1918 - July 6, 1994), was an American actor.
Career[change | change source]
Born in Pennsylvania, U.S.. His first role was in a short movie The Last Installment: A Crime Does Not Pay Subject (1945), That same year he was cast in What Next, Corporal Hargrove? by Richard Thorpe. Also had a role in the movie They Were Expendable (1945), John Wayne. In 1948 he landed the role of Lieutenant Ansel Goldberg, in the classic war movie Command Decision, with Clark Gable.
The decade of 1950s was very good for Mitchell, working in many movies such as Smuggler's Gold (1951), the Sci Fi Movie Flight to Mars (1951).
In the early 1960s, Mitchell has great success in Europe he starring in movies: Erik the Conqueror (1961) - Caesar the Conqueror (1962) - Attack of the Normans (1962) - The Black Duke (1963) -Last Gun (1964), Minnesota Clay (1964), In the Shadow of the Eagles (1966) - I coltelli del vendicatore (1966), Island of the Doomed (1967).
In 1970 Mitchell starred in the cult movie The Rebel Rousers, with Jack Nicholson, and directed by Martin B. Cohen. He plays a man who is harassed by a motorcycle gang from hell.
He also co-starred in the movies: Hombre (1967), a western with Paul Newman, The Other Side of the Wind (1972), directed by Orson Welles, Buck and the Preacher (1973), with Sidney Poitier, The Midnight Man (1974), starring and directed by Burt Lancaster, and The Klansman (1974), with Lee Marvin.
In the decade of the 1980s, Mitchell starred only in low-budget movie. Among his movies of the 80s are The Silent Scream (1980), The Nightmare Never Ends (1980), The Guns and the Fury (1981), The Tomb (1986), with John Carradine, and The Offspring (1987), with Vincent Price.
Television[change | change source]
In 1967 he was hired to play the role of Buck Cannon in The High Chaparral, with Leif Erickson as Big John Cannon. The series was a success and remained four seasons between 1967 and 1971.
He also worked in American television from its origins, in 1962, is the narrator of the TV series The Beachcomber. He was also guest starred in TV series Colt .45, Wagon Train, The Untouchables, Bonanza, Daniel Boone, Cade's County, Alias Smith and Jones, Mission: Impossible, Night Gallery, Gunsmoke, Police Story, Magnum, P.I., Matt Houston, and others.