Don Mitchell in late 1960s publicity photo
|Date of birth:||17 March 1943|
|Born in:||Houston, Texas|
|Died in:||Encino, Los Angeles, California|
|Appeared on/in:||I Dream of Jeannie|
|Number of |
|Desk Sergeant/Sergeant and Stage Manager|
Don Michael Mitchell (17 March 1943 – 8 December 2013) guest starred in four episodes of I Dream of Jeannie, all in minor roles as an Air Force enlisted man, a SSGT, three as a desk sergeant, in the episodes "Where'd You Go-Go?" and "My Master, the Magician" in Season 1 and the Season 2 premiere episode "Happy Anniversary", then finally as a stage manager for a special base opera concert where Tony, now empowered with a dynamic operatic voice similar to that of Enrico Caruso by Jeannie, was to sing in "My Master, the Great Caruso" also in Season 2.
Don is perhaps best known for acting alongside Raymond Burr as part of the main cast of 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.
From 1969 to 1970, 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.
Mitchell died of natural causes at his home in Encino, Los Angeles 8 December 2013 at age 70.
- Don Mitchell Obituary at Los Angeles Times