Silas Weir Mitchell

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Birth Name: Silas Weir Mitchell
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Silas Weir Mitchell began his acting career with a third-grade role as Hansel in a production of the fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel." His love of performing stuck, and after graduating from Brown, he cut his professional teeth on the New York theater circuit. After gaining valuable experience, he earned a spot in the University of California, San Diego's MFA theater program, which spring-boarded him to Los Angeles and a career as a working screen actor. Bringing a brooding intensity to his roles, the lanky Mitchell was frequently cast as unhinged or evil characters, beginning with a guest spot in an episode of the 1990s guilty pleasure series, "Silk Stalkings" (CBS, ... Continue Bio >>

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