When we talk about actors who have spent a long time on our screens, the count will definitely not be complete without paying homage to Scoey Mitchell, a famous American actor, producer, writer, and director. Scoey Mitchell’s acting career spanned from 1967 on the set of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour to 2017 in A Kindred Soul. In the meantime, the famous actor has played some remarkable roles on both the big and small screen.
Scoey Mitchell has indeed come a long way in Hollywood, leaving a trail of film and television projects that remind us of him. Below you will find all the interesting facts about the legendary actor that you did not know.
Scoey Mitchell – Biography
Scoey Mitchell was born on March 12, 1930, under the zodiac sign of Pisces, his birthplace Newburgh, New York, United States indicates his American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. Relevant information about his early life, his parents, and siblings are not publicly known, but it is known that Scoey grew up as the son of a minister.
There is also no information about his educational background, including the institutions he attended, but it is believed that he reached a reasonable academic level to achieve his current success.
Records indicate that he played professional baseball in the past before he decided to pursue an acting career. He made his acting debut on the set of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967. In What’s It All About he was portrayed as himself in 1969.
Throughout his career, Scoey Mitchell has starred as a guest on several television series including Here Come the Brides, The Mothers-in-Law, and The Odd Couple. He was also a guest on the set of That Girl and The Six Million Dollar Man. He has starred in many television films, including Voyage of the Yes, Cindy, and Cops. The versatile entertainer also tried his hand as a television director with the likes of Me & Mrs. C., released in 1984, and in several episodes of 13 East from 1989-90. He has also been a television writer, as evidenced by his work in 1983’s Just a Little More Love, The Scoey Mitchell Show from 1972, and Handsome Harry’s.
In addition, the multi-talented artist also took an excursion into television production, as seen in Grambling’s White Tiger of 1981, Miracle at Beekman’s Place (1988), and Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster of 1985. Among the television shows in which he appeared as himself are Match Game, which ran from 1974 to ’79, The Joey Bishop Show, which started in 1968 and ran until 1969, and 1988 show Super Password. Scoey Mitchell also appeared as himself in Tattletales in 1974, and in 1968 he appeared in The Hollywood Squares.
Barefoot in the Park, a sitcom from Neil Simon’s Broadway play of similar name cast him in a role in September 1970. The ABC sitcom was the first American TV sitcom since Amos ‘n’ Andy with a predominantly black cast, in which Vito Scotti played the role of the only white leading actor.
However, during some of its first episodes, the series developed a huge backstage fight that sealed its fate. Scoey Mitchell was canceled due to a disagreement between him and the producers, but instead of getting a replacement for him, ABC decided to cancel the series in December 1970 because of their disappointment with the low ratings. In 1986, Scoey was part of the cast of a semi-autobiographical film about Richard Pryor entitled Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling. After this role, he did not leave acting altogether, as he was seen on the screen again in 2017 in A Kindred Soul.
His wife – Claire T. Thomas and Family
Scoey Mitchell and his wife Claire T. Thomas have kept the details of their current relationship status top secret from the press and public, as no one is sure whether they are still together, separated, or divorced. However, the duo began their conjugal life after a wedding ceremony that took place on April 7, 1973. The details of their conjugal life are not known, nor do we have information about the number of children they have.