Don Mitchell
Don Mitchell in late 1960s publicity photo
General Information:
Date of birth: (1943-03-17)17 March 1943
Born in: Houston, Texas
Died: Template:Dda
Died in: Encino, Los Angeles, California
Series/character information
Appeared on/in: I Dream of Jeannie
Number of
four total
Character played/
Appeared as:
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.


Other television roles include McMillan & Wife and playing Ed Lawrence on the CBS daytime soap opera Capitol. He also appeared as a policeman on the ABC-TV sitcom Bewitched.

Personal life

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.

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