Grant Mitchell

Birthday:
06/17/1874
Place of birth:
Columbus, Ohio, USA:
Biography:
Grant Mitchell (born John Grant Mitchell Jr.) was an American stage and screen actor. He is best remembered for his portrayals of fathers, husbands, bank clerks, businessmen, school principals and similar type characters, usually supporting, in films of the 1930s and 1940s. Mitchell, a Yale post graduate at Harvard Law, gave up his law practice to become an actor, making his stage debut at age 27. He appeared in lead roles on Broadway in such plays as "It Pays to Advertise", "The Champion", "The Whole Town's Talking", and "The Baby Cyclone", the last which was specially written for him by George M. Cohan. His screen career took off with the advent of sound (years earlier he had appeared in at least two silent films). He appeared primarily in B films, though from time to time enjoyed being a part of A-quality productions such as Dinner at Eight (1933), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Grant Mitchell retired from show business in 1948. He died, age 82, in Los Angeles in 1957.

Credits

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)
as (archive footage)
The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)
Blondie's Anniversary (1947)
as Samuel Breckenbridge
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)
as Mitchell Edwards
Honeymoon (1947)
as Congressman Crenshaw
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
as Al Farrow
Blondie's Holiday (1947)
as Samuel Breckenridge
Easy to Wed (1946)
as Homer Henshaw
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
as Carlson
Guest Wife (1945)
as House Detective
Bedside Manner (1945)
as Mr. Pope
Conflict (1945)
as Dr. Grant
A Medal for Benny (1945)
as Mayor Smiley
Crime, Inc. (1945)
as Wayne Clark
Bring on the Girls (1945)
as Ralph Neely
Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945)
as (uncredited)
And Now Tomorrow (1944)
as Uncle Wallace
When the Lights Go On Again (1944)
as Arnold Benson
Laura (1944)
as Lancaster Corey (scenes deleted)
The Impatient Years (1944)
as Hotel Clerk
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
as Reverend Harper
Step Lively (1944)
as Dr. Gibbs
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)
as Uncle George
Dixie (1943)
as Mr. Mason
All by Myself (1943)
as J.D. Gibbons
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)
as Edgar Holliday
My Sister Eileen (1942)
as Walter Sherwood
Orchestra Wives (1942)
as Dr. Ward
Cairo (1942)
as Mr. O.H.P. Boggs
The Gay Sisters (1942)
as Gilbert Wheeler
March On, America! (1942)
as John Quincy Adams (archive footage) (uncredited)
Meet the Stewarts (1942)
as Pierce Goodwin
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
as Mr. Aspinwall
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
as Ernest W. Stanley
Skylark (1941)
as Frederick Vantine
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
as Clayton Potter
Nothing But the Truth (1941)
as Mr. Bishop
The Feminine Touch (1941)
as Dean Hutchinson
The Great Lie (1941)
as Joshua Mason
The Penalty (1941)
as Judge
Footsteps in the Dark (1941)
as Wellington Carruthers
Tobacco Road (1941)
as George Payne
Father Is A Prince (1940)
as John W. Bower
We Who Are Young (1940)
as Jones
My Love Came Back (1940)
as Dr. Kobbe
New Moon (1940)
as Governor of New Orleans
Edison, the Man (1940)
as Snade
It All Came True (1940)
as Mr. Rene Salmon
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
as Caretaker
Castle on the Hudson (1940)
as Dr. Ames - the Psychologist (uncredited)
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)
as John Xerxes Archley
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
as Senator MacPherson
The Monroe Doctrine (1939)
as John Quincy Adams
On Borrowed Time (1939)
as Mr. Pilbeam
Hell's Kitchen (1939)
as Hiram Krispan
6,000 Enemies (1939)
as Warden Alan Parkhurst
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938)
as Henry Peck
That Certain Age (1938)
as Jeweler
Youth Takes a Fling (1938)
as Duke
Women Are Like That (1938)
as Mr. Snell
Lady Behave! (1937)
as Burton Williams
Hollywood Hotel (1937)
as B.L. Faulkin
First Lady (1937)
as Ellsworth T. Banning
The Last Gangster (1937)
as Warden
Music for Madame (1937)
as District Attorney Ernest Robinson
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
as Georges Clemenceau
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)
as Paul Krumpp
Piccadilly Jim (1936)
as Herbert Pett
My American Wife (1936)
as Robert Cantillon
Parole! (1936)
as Marty Crawford
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)
as John Summers, Luxury's Owner
Moonlight Murder (1936)
as Paul Adams
The Garden Murder Case (1936)
as District Attorney Markham
Next Time We Love (1936)
as Michael Jennings
Her Master's Voice (1936)
as Horace J. Twilling
A Dream Comes True (1935)
as Egeus (archive footage) (uncredited)
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)
as Thomas Hayden
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
as Himself
In Person (1935)
as Judge Thaddeus Parks
It's in the Air (1935)
as W. R. Gridley
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
as Egeus
Redheads on Parade (1935)
as Minor Role (uncredited)
Broadway Gondolier (1935)
as E.V. Richards, Radio Producer
Men Without Names (1935)
as Andrew Webster
Traveling Saleslady (1935)
as Rufus Twitchell
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
as Louis Lamson
One More Spring (1935)
as Henry Sheridan
The Secret Bride (1934)
as Willis Martin
365 Nights in Hollywood (1934)
as J. Walter Delmar
Gridiron Flash (1934)
as Howard Smith
The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
as District Attorney Claude Drumm
One Exciting Adventure (1934)
as Fussli
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
as Silk Hot McGee
We're Rich Again (1934)
as Wilbur Page
Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)
as Sharpe
The Show-Off (1934)
as Mr. 'Pa'
The Poor Rich (1934)
as Tom Hopkins
Dinner at Eight (1933)
as Ed Loomis
Convention City (1933)
as J.B. Honeywell
King for a Night (1933)
as Rev. John Williams
Dancing Lady (1933)
as Jasper Bradley Sr.
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
as James Smith
Saturday's Millions (1933)
as Ezra Fowler
The Stranger's Return (1933)
as Allen
I Love That Man (1933)
as Dr. Crittenden - Dentist
Heroes for Sale (1933)
as George Gibson
Tomorrow at Seven (1933)
as Austin Winters
Lilly Turner (1933)
as Dr. Hawley
Central Airport (1933)
as Mr. Blaine
Our Betters (1933)
as Thornton Clay
He Learned About Women (1933)
as Appleby
No Man of Her Own (1932)
as Charlie Vane
20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
as Tester of Convicts' IQs (uncredited)
If I Had a Million (1932)
as Prison Priest (uncredited)
Three on a Match (1932)
as Mr. Gilmore
Big City Blues (1932)
as Station Agent
A Successful Calamity (1932)
as Connors
Week-End Marriage (1932)
as Doctor
The Famous Ferguson Case (1932)
as Martin Collins
The Star Witness (1931)
as Pa Leeds
Man to Man (1930)
as Barber John Martin Bolton
Radio-Mania (1922)
as Arthur Wyman

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