Mitchell Anderson

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Mitchell Anderson
Born Mitchell Ogren Anderson
(1961-08-21) August 21, 1961 (age 55)
Jamestown, New York, U.S.
Residence Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–2002
Partner(s) Richie Arpino

Mitchell Ogren Anderson (born August 21, 1961) is an American character actor and chef.[1][2]

Anderson was born in Jamestown, New York, to a retail store owner mother and a businessman father. He attended Jamestown High School and Williams College before going on to attend Juilliard School.[3] Anderson is openly gay and came out during the 1996 GLAAD Media Awards, after which point he became active with gay causes and the Human Rights Campaign.[4] Anderson lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his partner of many years Richie Arpino, and owns a restaurant called MetroFresh.[5][6][7]




Short films[edit]

  • One Fine Night (1988, as Michael)
  • It's Cool to Care (1988)
  • Taking the Plunge (1999)


  1. ^ Comer, Ruby. "Mitchell Anderson". A&U Magazine (interview). Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Out, Volume 4, Issues 6-10". 1996. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Kindberg, Scott. "JHS Alum Finds His Calling In The Kitchen". Post-Journal. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  4. ^ Romesburg, Don (June 19, 2001). "September 17, 1996: Mitchell Anderson comes out". The Advocate (subscription required). Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  5. ^ Farmer, Jim (2015-11-17). "Mitchell Anderson's Second Run". The Advocate. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  6. ^ "After Leaving Hollywood, Atlanta Chef Thrives In New Career". WABE. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Where Are They Now? Checking in with 12 Actors that Once Represented Us on Television". LOGO News. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  8. ^ Allen, Jamie (July 29, 1999). "Anderson says 'Sex' is a look at modern love". CNN. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  9. ^ HAITHMAN, DIANE (1988-07-25). "A TV Movie He Didn't Want : Brother Richard Guides CBS' 'Karen Carpenter Story'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  10. ^ Clark, Kenneth R. (December 30, 1988). "Golden Memories Of Karen Without The Hard Answers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  11. ^ Pryor, Kellie. "Mark Twain-inspired Back to Hannibal". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  12. ^ LOYND, RAY (1990-10-20). "TV Reviews : Huck and Tom Go 'Back to Hannibal'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 

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