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Biography

Silas Weir Mitchell Biography

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Silas Weir Mitchell's facts

Date of Birth 1969-09-30
Nationality American
Profession Actor/ Producer
Education M.F.A. degree
Education at St. Paul's School
Name on Birth Silas Weir Mitchell Neilson
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Silas Weir Mitchell born as Silas Weir Mitchell Neilson is an American character actor, who has been known for starring as Charles “Haywire” Patoshik in the Fox television series Prison Break and Monroe in the NBC television series Grimm. Apart from his acting skill, he is also a well known producer, known for Grimm (2011), The Whole Ten Yards (2004) and The Patriot (1998). To date his well explicable life events have been summarized in most of the biographic sites also including Wikipedia.

Turning back to his early life before he entered in Hollywood film platform, Silas was born on September 30, 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was born and raised at the same place. He has three sisters and a brother as his family siblings. The reason behind his unique name is he is named for an ancestor, the 19th century physician and author Silas Weir Mitchell. For his academic qualification, he attended The Montgomery Country Day School, formerly in Gladwyne PA for his elementary years. He is also a graduate of St. Paul’s School, a college- Preparatory boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire in 1987. On addition he has also studied at Brown University (1991) in Rhode Island, where he majored in Theatre and Religion; and the University of California, San Diego, Master of Fine Arts program (1995). After graduating from Brown, he spent some time in New York, acting in minor theatre productions. He is also the founder and president of the production company, Phantom Limbs Plays & Pictures.

As soon as his studyline completed, he stepped into Hollywood platform. Ever since he got linked to film industry, he has had recurring guest roles in such television series as 24 as Eli Stram; Numb3rs; My Name Is Earl as Earl's ex-con friend Donny Jones; and Prison Break as escapee Charles "Haywire" Patoshik. On the DVD commentary for Prison Break, he mentions he had previously auditioned for the roles of Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell and Lincoln Burrows. Mitchell plays the role of an insane prison inmate in both Prison Break and My Name Is Earl. He also appears in Rat Race (2001) as Lloyd (The Hardware Store Guy), and in The Whole Ten Yards as Yermo.

During his entire career, one of the most notable roles is that of mentally unstable recurring character James Hogan on Cold Case. On the list of his success, he also made appearances on CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Law & Order: SVU, Burn Notice as charming but unstable arms dealer Seymour, Dexter, Monk, Six Feet Under, X-Files, The Closer, and Boomtown. He also appeared on the show CSI in the Season 6 episode "Room Service". Later in 2008, he made an strong appearance in seventh and final season of the U.S. cop show called The Shield. Then after one year of duration, in 2009, he again got chance to appear in A Fork in the Road, alongside Jaime King, and in Halloween 2. Mitchell also appeared in Fox's TV show, Mental with Chris Vance, also from Prison Break. Recently in October 2011, Mitchell was cast as Monroe in the NBC TV series Grimm.

Talking about his personal life, his indoor life has been let in disguise from his fans and followers as he has never found so willing to share his life in public. He likes to earn fame on his own and wants to be known by his work. Hence he has been working real hard since very beginning.

He has been connected to many social sites. Hence his fans and followers can easily get in contact with him and know him better way than before. Though, he hasn’t earned any professional wins till date but taking his efforts on account it can be easily said that he has a great future ahead of him.