Mitchell Anderson

Mitchell Ogren Anderson (born August 21, 1961) is an American character actor and chef.[1][2]

Mitchell Anderson
Mitchell Ogren Anderson

(1961-08-21) August 21, 1961
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years active1985–2003
Partner(s)Richie Arpino

Anderson was born in Jamestown, New York, to a retail store owner mother and a businessman father. He attended Jamestown High School and Williams College before going on to attend Juilliard School.[3] In 1985 he appeared on the Bert Convey-hosted Super Password, where he won $400. Anderson is openly gay and came out during the 1996 GLAAD Media Awards, after which point he became active with gay causes and the Human Rights Campaign.[4] Anderson lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his partner of many years Richie Arpino, and owns a restaurant called MetroFresh.[5][6][7]




Short films

  • One Fine Night (1988, as Michael)
  • It's Cool to Care (1988)
  • Taking the Plunge (1999)


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  2. "Out, Volume 4, Issues 6-10". 1996. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  3. Kindberg, Scott. "JHS Alum Finds His Calling In The Kitchen". Post-Journal. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  4. Romesburg, Don (June 19, 2001). "September 17, 1996: Mitchell Anderson comes out". The Advocate (subscription required). Archived from the original on May 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  5. Farmer, Jim (2015-11-17). "Mitchell Anderson's Second Run". The Advocate. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  6. "After Leaving Hollywood, Atlanta Chef Thrives In New Career". WABE. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  7. "Where Are They Now? Checking in with 12 Actors that Once Represented Us on Television". LOGO News. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  8. Allen, Jamie (July 29, 1999). "Anderson says 'Sex' is a look at modern love". CNN. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  9. HAITHMAN, DIANE (1988-07-25). "A TV Movie He Didn't Want : Brother Richard Guides CBS' 'Karen Carpenter Story'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  10. Clark, Kenneth R. (December 30, 1988). "Golden Memories Of Karen Without The Hard Answers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  11. Pryor, Kellie. "Mark Twain-inspired Back to Hannibal". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
  12. Loynd, Ray (1990-10-20). "TV Reviews : Huck and Tom Go 'Back to Hannibal'". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
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