Benjamin Mitchell (actor)
July 7, 1978 |
|Years active||1990 – present|
Ben attended secondary school at St Johns College, Hamilton, New Zealand. A personal trainer and winner of Mr. New Zealand in 1999, Mitchell moved to Auckland in 2000 to pursue an acting career. His first role was as a reporter on Shortland Street in 2000. The character he played was very contrary, and he has been typecast in many similar roles. This was followed by parts on shows including Power Rangers: Ninja Storm and Outrageous Fortune.
At the start of 2006, Mitchell joined the cast of Shortland Street as young doctor TK Samuels. One of "Shortland Street's most recognisable faces," Mitchell has "gained him great popularity throughout New Zealand, especially with female viewers."
In 2007 Mitchell starred alongside Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley in the film Love Has No Language, a "big budget" New Zealand-Australian co-production which was released in 2008. He also appeared in the independent New Zealand feature I'm not Harry Jenson.
Mitchell has been known for his support of the Ponsonby Hero parade [now Hero Festival] featuring in the parade from 2001–03 and also dancing at the Salvation Hero party in support of HIV charities. His daughter Mila Rose Amaia Mitchell was born June 2009. His second daughter, Sophia Grace was born in 2010.
In 2015 he was publicly shamed for parking in a disabled car parking space. 
- Father (1990)
- Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
- Reporter (2000)
- Stingers (TV series 2002)
- Power Rangers Ninja Storm (TV series 2003)
- Outrageous Fortune (TV series 2005)
- An Aggressive Gift (short 2008)
- Love Has No Language (2008)
- The Shoe Box (short 2009)
- I'm Not Harry Jenson. (2009)
- Curry Munchers (2011)
- Shortland Street (TV series 2006–present)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
-  Retrieved October 23, 2009.[dead link]
- "Benjamin Mitchell profile - Official Shortland Street website". Television New Zealand. Retrieved September 11, 2008.
- Tuteja, Joginder. "Celina signs International film." BollywoodHungama.com May 10, 2007. Retrieved September 11, 2008.