Don Mitchell (Don Michael Mitchell)

Don Mitchell

Don Michael Mitchell (March 17, 1943 – December 8, 2013) was an American actor, best known for appearing with Raymond Burr in the NBC television series Ironside (1967-1975). He played the role of Mark Sanger, and reprised the role in the made-for-TV “reunion” film in 1993 – his last TV appearance. Don Mitchell, who was a native of Houston, grew up on his grandfather’s farm. He “excelled in both football and basketball” at his high school in Houston. His post-secondary education began at Los Angeles City College, from which he transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied acting. His acting at UCLA led to his role in Ironside, as producer Collier Young saw Mitchell on stage in a production of Poor Bitos and signed him for the show three weeks before production began. Don Mitchell’s other television roles include McMillan & Wife and playing Ed Lawrence on the CBS daytime soap opera Capitol. He also appeared as a policeman in Bewitched. He also co-starred in the film Scream Blacula Scream (1973). From 1969 to 1970, Don Mitchell was married to the model Emilie Blake, with whom he had a daughter, Dawn Mitchell. In 1972, Mitchell married actress Judy Pace. They divorced in 1986. He and Pace have two daughters; actress Julia Pace Mitchell, who appears on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, and attorney Shawn Meshelle Mitchell. Don Mitchell died of natural causes at his home in Encino, Los Angeles on December 8, 2013 at age 70.


  • March, 17, 1943
  • USA
  • Houston, Texas


  • December, 08, 2013
  • USA
  • Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death

  • natural causes

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