Scoey Mitchell

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Scoey Mitchell
That Girl scene 1969.JPG
Mitchell as a boxer in a scene from That Girl, 1969.
Born (1930-03-12) March 12, 1930 (age 87)
Newburgh, New York, U.S.
Other names Scoey Mitchlll
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–1988
Spouse(s) Claire T. Thomas, 1973-present

Scoey Mitchell (born March 12, 1930) is an American actor, writer and TV director known for frequent appearances on game shows, including Match Game and Tattletales. He starred in the short-lived series Barefoot in the Park (based on the Neil Simon play), and had a recurring role on Rhoda. Occasionally his last name is billed as "Mitchlll". He also created two short lived NBC TV series, Me and Mrs. C and 13 East. He appeared as Richard Pryor's father in the film Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling.

Early life and career[edit]

Mitchell was born on March 12, 1930, in Newburgh, New York. He started his career with being on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 as himself.[1] Mitchell was in What's It All About, World? as himself in 1969.[2][3] He would guest star in many television series such as The Mothers-in-Law, Here Come the Brides, That Girl, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Baretta. Mitchell starred in several made-for-TV-Movies such as Voyage of the Yes,[4] Cops,[5] and Cindy.[6] He also turned to directing television with such as Me & Mrs. C. in 1984[7] and episodes of 13 East in 1989–90. Mitchell also wrote for television and made-for-TV-Movies such as The Scoey Mitchlll Show in 1972,[7] Just a Little More Love in 1983,[8] and Handsome Harry's.[9] He also ventured into production of television and made-for-TV-Movies such as Grambling's White Tiger in 1981,[10] Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster in 1985,[11] and Miracle at Beekman's Place in 1988.[12] Mitchell also was on a number of television shows as himself such as Match Game 1974–79, Super Password in 1988, The Joey Bishop Show 1968–69, and The Hollywood Squares in 1968.

Mitchell was in Barefoot in the Park based on the Neil Simon Broadway play of the same name, the series cast members are predominantly black, making it the first American television sitcom since Amos 'n' Andy to have a predominantly black cast (Vito Scotti is the sole major white character). Barefoot in the Park had also previously been a successful 1967 film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.[13] In 1986, he was in Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, a semi-autobiographical film. [14]

Filmography[edit]

Acting[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Father Semi-autobiographical[15] directed by Richard Pryor.[14]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1967 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Himself Episode: "Episode #2.12" (S 2:Ep 12)
1968 Episode: "Episode #2.17" ( S 2:Ep 12)
Episode: "Episode #2.24" (S 2:Ep 24)
1969 What's It All About, World? Himself Contract role
The Mothers-in-Law Solomon Elkins Episode: "Guess Who's Coming Forever" (S 2:Ep 20)
Here Come the Brides Sheriff Bond Episode: "Far Cry from Yesterday" (S 2:Ep 1)
The Carol Burnett Show Himself Episode: "Episode #3.4" (S 3:Ep 4)
That Girl Tony Harris Episode: "Shake Hands and Come Out Acting" (S 4:Ep 9)
1970 Barefoot in the Park Paul Bratter Contract role
1972 The Odd Couple Counsel from Nigeria Episode: "The Princess" (S 3:Ep 3)
1973 Voyage of the Yes Pretty Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Lee H. Katzin.[4]
Cops Sergeant Monroe Dupree
1974 The Six Million Dollar Man Major Chooka Episode: "Little Orphan Airplane" (S 1:Ep 5)
1974–76 Rhoda Justin Culp Recurring
1975 Joe Forrester Guest Episode: "Stake Out"–Pilot
Police Story Investigator Mal Groves Episodes:
  • "The Execution" (S 2:Ep 18)
  • "The Cut Man Caper" (S 3:Ep 5)
1976 Doc The Father Episode: "And Baby Makes Eight" (S 1:Ep 16)
1977 Baretta Mike Episode: "Playin' Police" (S 3:Ep 24)
1978 Cindy Cindy's father Made-for-TV-Movie directed by William A. Graham.[6]
Baretta Aterna Episode: "The Bundle" (S 4:Ep 24)
Taxi Robber Episode: "Memories of Cab 804: Part 1" (S 1:Ep 11)
1979 Lou Grant Minister Episode: "Skids" (S 2:Ep 23)
Stockard Channing in Just Friends Guest Episode: "Room at the Top" (S 1:Ep 8)
A New Kind of Family Carl Ashton Episode: "Thank You for a Lovely Evening" (S 1:Ep 7)
1985 Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster Maurice Made-for-TV-Movie directed by James Fargo.[11]
Handsome Harry's Harry Marquette
  • Credited as Scoey Mitchlll
  • Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Bill Foster.[9]
1986 Me & Mrs. C. Reverend Kilgore Episodes:
  • "Ladies' Choice: Part 1" (S 1:Ep 2)
  • "Ladies' Choice: Part 2" (S 1:Ep 3)
Miracle at Beekman's Place Dr Cyrus Beekman Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Bernard L. Kowalski and written by Mitchell.[12]

Directing[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
1984 Me & Mrs. C. Made-for-TV-Movie co-directed with Drew R. Handley[7]
1987 Me & Mrs. C. Episodes:
  • "The Jailbird" (S 2:Ep 2)
  • "Happy Birthday to You" (S 2:Ep 3)
  • "A Bump in the Night" (S 2:Ep 12)
  • "Smarty Pants" (S 2:Ep 13)
1989–90 13 East Episodes:
  • "Where's the Ticket?" (S 1:Ep 1–Pilot)
  • "I've Got a Loan to Pick with You" (S 1:Ep 2)
  • "A Day in the Life" (S 1:Ep 3)
  • "The Switch" (S 1:Ep 4)
  • "Tabloid Time" (S 1:Ep 5)
  • "Poppa's Coming" (S 1:Ep 6)
  • "Bullseye" (S 2:Ep 10)

Writing[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
1972 The Scoey Mitchlll Show Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Marc Breslow.[7]
1983 Just a Little More Love Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Burt Brinckerhoff.[8]
1984 Me & Mrs. C. Made-for-TV-Movie co-directed with Drew R. Handley[7]
1985 Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster
Handsome Harry's
  • Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Bill Foster.[9]
  • Co-written and story by Mitchell with Calvin Kelly and James Tisdale (credited as Jim Tisdale).[9]
1986 Me & Mrs. C. Episodes:
  • "Moving in and Moving Out" (S 1:Ep 1–Pilot)
  • "Ladies' Choice: Part 2" (S 1:Ep 3)
  • "The Checks Are in the Mail" (S 1:Ep 4)
  • "The Lottery" (S 1:Ep 5)
  • "Let's Have a Party" (S 1:Ep 6)
1988 A Whole Lotta Fun Co- written with Cassandra Clark, James Hampton, Tracy Morgan, Deborah Pearl (credited as Debbie Pearl), Steve Robertson, and John Vornholt.[16]
Miracle at Beekman's Place Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Bernard L. Kowalski.[12]

Production[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Notes
1981 Grambling's White Tiger
1983 Just a Little More Love Executive producer[8]
1984 Me & Mrs. C. Producer[7]
1985 Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster Producer[11] (Made-for-TV-Movie)
Handsome Harry's Executive producer[9]
1986 Me & Mrs. C. Producer (TV series)
1988 A Whole Lotta Fun Executive producer[16]
Miracle at Beekman's Place Producer[12] Made-for-TV-Movie
1989 13 East Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Episode Schedule". Smothers Brothers. Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "What's It All About, World?". Getty Images. The Carlyle Group. March 20, 1969. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "What's It All About, World?". Getty Images. The Carlyle Group. March 20, 1969. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Voyage of the Yes". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Cops". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Cindy". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Me & Mrs. C.". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "Just a Little More Love". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Handsome Harry's". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b c "Grambling's White Tiger". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Miracle at Beekman's Place". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Barefoot in the Parkg". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ Siskel, Gene (May 4, 1986). "Richard Pryor Comes Clean In Harrowing Recap Of Life". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "A Whole Lotta Fun". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

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