Scoey Mitchell | Biography 2021
Scoey Mitchell | Biography 2021

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  • Full Name Scoey Mitchell
  • Occupation Actor, Producer & Director
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Newburgh, New York, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 12, 1930
  • Age 91 Years, 10 Months
Actor on the the 1970 series 'Barefoot in the Park'

Scoey Mitchell | Biography 2021

Self-Panelist On The Game Show 'Match Game'

'Barefoot in the Park' (1970) was a comedy sitcom adapted from Neil Simon's 1963 Broadway play and the 1967 film of the same name. The show had a predominantly black cast, making it the first American television sitcom since 'Amos' n' Andy' (1951-1953) to have a majority of black characters. It premiered on 24 September 1970 on ABC. However, shortly after its premiere, Mitchell was fired from the sitcom due to his conflicting opinions with the producers. Subsequently, the network canceled the series in December 1970 due to low ratings.


Scoey Mitchell is an African-American actor who rose to fame as Paul Bratter on Barefoot in the Park (1970). He is also known for his recurring appearances on various game shows, including Tattletales and Match Game in the 1970s.

Who is Scoey Mitchell?

Scoey Mitchell was born in Newburgh, New York, on 12 March 1930. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two siblings. 

Mitchell made his on-screen debut in 1964, appearing in the musical television mini-series Carnivals. He then appeared in three episodes of the variety television show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 and 1968. Then in 1969, he appeared in one episode of the musical comedy show What's It All About, World? After that, he guest-starred in the television series The Mothers-In-LawHere Come the Brides, and That Girl in 1969. 

Mitchell initially rose to fame as Paul Bratter in the 1970 short-lived comedy television series Barefoot in the Park. From 1974 to 1976, he portrayed the recurring role of Justin Culp in the comedy television series Rhoda

He also appeared on television series, including The Six Million Dollar ManPolice Story, and Baretta. In 1986, he portrayed the role of Reverend Kilgore in two episodes of the comedy sitcom Me & Mrs. C.

In addition, Mitchell also wrote, produced, and starred in television movies Handsome Harry's (1985) and Miracle at Beekman's Place (1988). Further, he appeared in several other television movies, including Voyage of the Yes (1973), Cops (1973), and Cindy (1974). In 1986, he portrayed the role of a father in Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, a semi-biographical comedy-drama film about standup comedian Richard Pryor. Then, after nearly three decades of a break from his acting career, he returned to acting and portrayed a grandfather's role in the 2017 short drama film A Kindred Soul.

Mitchell also frequently appeared in multiple television variety and game shows, including The Ed Sullivan ShowThe Hollywood SquaresThe Mike Douglas ShowThe Joey Bishop ShowTattletalesPassword PlusMatch Game, and Super Password between the 1960s and 1980s. Mitchell debuted his production career as an associate producer of the 1981 television movie Grambling's White Tiger. Later, he wrote, directed, and produced the television movie and television series Me & Mrs. C. He also produced and directed seven episodes of the comedy television series 13 East (1989-1990). 

Additionally, Mitchell's writing credits include the television movies Just a Little More Love (1983), Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster (1985), and A Whole Lotta Fun (1988).

'Barefoot in the Park' & 'Match Game'

In 1970 Mitchell began portraying the role of a conservative lawyer Paul Bratter, who is newly married to Corie Bratter (played by Tracy Reed). And the sitcom chronicled Paul and Corie Bratter struggling to survive their married life in New York City. 

Barefoot in the Park (1970) was a comedy sitcom adapted from Neil Simon's 1963 Broadway play and the 1967 film of the same name. The show had a predominantly black cast, making it the first American television sitcom since Amos' n' Andy (1951-1953) to have a majority of black characters. It premiered on 24 September 1970 on ABC.

However, shortly after its premiere, Mitchell was fired from the sitcom due to his conflicting opinions with the series' producers. Subsequently, the network canceled the series in December 1970 due to low ratings.

Further, from 1974 to 1979 Mitchell appeared as a panelist on the CBS show Match Game. He was in a total of 57 episodes on the game show.    

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Mitchell is $400,000. He amassed his net worth through his career in the entertainment industry.

Wife Claire

Mitchell married Claire T. Thomas on 7 April 1973. They co-starred in the comedy game show Tattletales from 1974 to 1976. The couple has been married for 48 years now.

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