Sasha Mitchell

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Sasha Mitchell
Born (1967-07-27) July 27, 1967 (age 53)
OccupationActor
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)
Jeanette Robbins
(
m. 1990⁠–⁠1997)

Rachel Mitchell
(
m. 2010⁠–⁠2015)

Sasha Mitchell (born July 27, 1967) is an American actor best known for his television roles as James Beaumont on Dallas and Cody Lambert on Step by Step. Mitchell earned a black belt in taekwondo.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mitchell was born on 27 July 1967 in Los Angeles, California, the son of a garment manufacturer.[2] Mitchell is Jewish, of Ukrainian background.[3] In 1990, he married Jeannette Robbins. The two had four children together before divorcing in 1997. During Mitchell's marriage to Robbins, police were called to the couple's home to investigate reports of domestic abuse. In 1996, Mitchell was convicted of beating his wife. He was given three years’ probation and ordered to perform community service and attend counseling classes for spouse abusers. After violating his probation, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail.[4]

In January 2002, Mitchell stated on Entertainment Tonight (1981) that his arrests for spousal abuse stemmed from trying to protect his kids from their mother's abuse. He says that his wife was addicted to drugs throughout their marriage and that she abused the children physically, which caused him to intervene. He also claims that his wife then sold the spousal abuse stories to various tabloids. Today, Sasha has full custody of his four children, and his ex-wife is only allowed five supervised visits with the children every year.[5]

In December 2010, Sasha married his second wife Rachel Mitchell, also known as Sharmaine Rayner. Sasha filed for divorce from Rachel in spring of 2015.[6]

Career[edit]

Prior to acting, Mitchell was often used as a model for Bruce Weber's fashion photography.[7]

From 1989 to 1991, Mitchell appeared on the hit CBS prime time soap opera Dallas,as James Beaumont, the illegitimate first-born son of J. R. Ewing and his long-ago girlfriend Vanessa Beaumont. He made guest appearances on other series, including Rags to Riches.

He had the title role in the 1988 film Spike of Bensonhurst and in 1994's Class of 1999 II: The Substitute. He starred in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back and the third and fourth installments of the film series. He also appeared in a 3 Musketeers commercial in 1989.

His best-known role came on the ABC sitcom Step by Step, where he played Cody Lambert, the nephew of actor Patrick Duffy's character Frank Lambert. Duffy had also played the uncle of Mitchell's character on Dallas. Mitchell's character Cody was based on his personal life experiences.

In the early 2000s, Mitchell acted in several films and made guest appearances on JAG, NYPD Blue, and ER.

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Pleasures Antonio TV-Movie
St. Elsewhere Southie Episode: Brand New Bag
1987 Rags to Riches The Duke Episode: First Love
Not Quite Human Bryan Skelly TV-Movie
1989 The Flamingo Kid Jeffery Willis TV short
Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon Jack TV-Movie
1989–1991 Dallas James Beaumont 39 episodes
1991–1996, 1998 Step by Step Cody Lambert 114 episodes
1994 ABC Sneak Peek with Step by Step Cody Lambert TV-Movie
1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave Ron Episode: True Course
2000 This Is How the World Ends Cop TV-Movie
2002 JAG Commander Curry Episode: First Casualty
2004–2005 ER Bartender/Patrick 4 episodes
2005 NYPD Blue Darian Lasalle Episode: Stoli with a Twist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cody Lambert (Sasha Mitchell) - Step by Step, ABC News
  2. ^ "Sasha Mitchell Biography (1967-)". filmreference.com.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Joanne (1988-12-05). "Ex-Model Sasha Mitchell Looks Like a '50s Recall, but He's Riding to the Top in Spike of Bensonhurst". People. Retrieved 2010-06-22. But his background is wealthy, conservative Russian-Jewish (his goal, he claims, is to become the first Jewish President).
  4. ^ https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1996-05-03-me-65444-story.html
  5. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0593711/bio
  6. ^ "Wedding Registry Search – Find Couples Wedding Registries". weddingchannel.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-24.
  7. ^ https://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800055196/bio

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