Jul. 16th, 1965
The Bronx, New York, USA
Daryl Mitchell's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Daryl Chill Mitchell was born in Bronx, NY, and grew up on Long Island with his five brothers and three sisters. Mitchell first garnered public attention as a member of the rap group Groove B Chill. The Hudlin Brothers, who directed one of Groove B Chill's videos, cast the group in the 1990 feature film "House Party," where Mitchell had the opportunity to work alongside Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell. He enjoyed the experience so much that he decided to turn his focus from music to acting.
Mitchell followed "House Party" with appearances in the feature films "Boomerang," "House Party 2," "Sgt. Bilko" and "Home Fries." His more recent films include "The Outside Man" opposite Denzel Washington, "10 Things I Hate About You," "Galaxy Quest," "Lucky Numbers," "Black Knight" and "The Country Bears." His television credits include "The John Larroquette Show," "Veronica's Closet," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Law & Order," "The Cosby Show," "Here and Now," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "I'm With Stupid."
In November 2001, Mitchell was temporarily sidelined by a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. However, it never halted his momentum, and once he was in control of his wheelchair, Mitchell went back to work as a series regular on the series "Ed." Mitchell's character, "Eli," was known for using the phrase "Roll...or fold," and Mitchell adopted that saying to express his take on life.
When not in production, Mitchell resides in Atlanta with his wife and three children.
- Disney's _The Country Bears (2002)_ (qv) was wrapped prior to his accident in November 2001, but released after it.
- Part of a Hip-Hop group from the 80's known as 'Groove B. Chill'.
- Has four children.
- Second of twelve siblings. Four are his full siblings (from his mother and father) and eight are halves (from his father and other relationships).
- Paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident in November, 2001. His spinal injury is complete.