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Christopher Mitchum

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Residence  Montecito, California
Name  Christopher Mitchum
Years active  1966–present

Other names  Chris Mitchum
Nationality  American
Role  Film actor
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Born  October 16, 1943 (age 72) (1943-10-16) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education  University of Pennsylvania; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; University of Arizona, BA in Literature
Occupation  Actor, Screenwriter, and Businessman
Spouse  Cindy Mitchum (m. 1964–1996)
Siblings  James Mitchum, Trini Mitchum
Parents  Robert Mitchum, Dorothy Mitchum
Children  Bentley Mitchum, Carrie Mitchum, Kian Mitchum, Jennifer Mitchum
Movies  Big Jake, Rio Lobo, The Summertime Killer, Ricco the Mean Machine, Faceless
Similar People  James Mitchum, Robert Mitchum, Trini Mitchum, Dorothy Mitchum, Bentley Mitchum

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Christopher "Chris" Mitchum (born October 16, 1943), is an American film actor, screenwriter, and businessman. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of film star legend Robert Mitchum and Dorothy Mitchum (both deceased). He is also the younger brother of actor James Mitchum.


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Film career

Mitchum appeared in more than 60 films in 14 countries. He appeared with John Wayne in the motion pictures Chisum (1970), Rio Lobo (1970), and Big Jake (1971). He was cited by Box Office magazine as one of the top five stars of the future and the recipient of Photoplay's Gold Medal Award for 1972. He won both The Golden Horse Award (1981) and The Golden Reel, Best Actor award (1988, Indonesia). He has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1978. He was the Screen Actors Guild national first vice president, in 1987–89 and a member of the SAG board of directors, in 1983–89.

Personal life

He is the father of Bentley Mitchum, Carrie Mitchum, Jennifer Mitchum, and Kian Mitchum and the grandfather of Cappy Van Dien, Grace Van Dien, Allexanne Mitchum, Carrington Mitchum, and Wyatt Mitchum Cardone.

Mitchum has resided in the Santa Barbara, California, area (Central Coast) since 1984. He ran unsuccessfully for the California State Assembly in 1998 and the U.S. House of Representatives, 24th Congressional District, in 2012 and 2014.

State and federal office candidacies

Mitchum has run once for the California State Assembly (35th District), and twice for the U.S. House of Representatives (California's 24th District). Since January 1, 2011, under California law, candidates are voter-nominated for state and federal offices; political parties cannot nominate candidates for office.

California Assembly

In 1998, Mitchum was the Republican nominee in the general election for the California State Assembly in the 35th district, which included portions of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, where he served on the Republican Central Committee (1998–2000). His opponents were Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson and Natural Law Party candidate Eric Dahl. Mitchum came in second behind Jackson with 44.5 percent of the vote to Jackson's 53 percent.

U.S. Congress

In 2012, Mitchum ran for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican candidate in California's 24th district (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and part of Ventura counties), challenging incumbent Democrat Congresswoman Lois Capps. In the June 5, 2012 primary, he came in third, behind Republican Abel Maldonado and Capps, and ahead of Independent candidate Matt Boutté.

In 2014, Mitchum ran again for the U.S. congressional seat held by Representative Capps. He won the June 3, 2014, primary (running alongside four other Republicans, two additional Democrats, and an Independent candidate), coming in second behind Capps with 15.8 percent of the vote, and narrowly defeating Republican Justin Fareed by slightly over 600 votes. In the November 4 general election, Mitchum received 48.1 percent of the vote to Capps's 51.9 percent, in the closest race of Capps's entire congressional career.

Despite the close margin by which Mitchum lost to Capps, as well as the announcement that Capps would retire in 2016, Mitchum ultimately declined a third run for the same seat again, and instead endorsed Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian for the race to succeed Capps.

Philanthropic positions

Mitchum has served on several organizations'boards of directors and has been a fundraiser for a number of charities.

  • Hollywood Benefit Horse Show, advisory board, 1996–present
  • ZONA SECA, Board of Director, 2011–present
  • Community Outreach for Prevention and Education chairman and honorary chairman, 1998–present
  • Liberty Program—gang-member rehabilitation program—board member, Santa Barbara, 1999–2001
  • Criminal Advisory Board for Fighting Back, Santa Barbara, 1999–2004
  • Public Policy Advisory Board for Fighting Back, Santa Barbara, 1999–2004
  • Board of directors, Police Activities League, Santa Barbara, 1999–2001
  • Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission, chairman, for the governor's Office, State of California, OCJP January 1999
  • Autistic Treatment Center "Roundup of Autism": Honorary Advisory Council: 1994–2002
  • North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Advisory Board: 1992–96
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Honorary Board 1988–92
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, board of directors: one-year term, 1987
  • Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera: founding chairman of the "Star Circle" fund-raiser, 1989
  • References

    Christopher Mitchum Wikipedia