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Gavin Mitchell (born 16 December 1964) is a Scottish actor and comedian, best known for playing Robert "Boaby the Barman" Taylor in the Scottish sitcom Still Game.

Gavin Mitchell
Gavin Mitchell

(1964-12-16) 16 December 1964 (age 54)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1993–present
Known forStill Game (2002-2019)
Gavin Mitchell accepting David Bowie's induction into Barrowland Hall of Fame

Mitchell had a recurring role as Callum McIntyre in the drama series Monarch of the Glen, played various roles in sketch show Velvet Soup, and has appeared in sitcoms Empty, Happy Hollidays and You Instead. He played a recurring character in crime drama The Field of Blood. He appeared in two episodes of series 7 of the children's adventure series M.I. High, in which he also voiced The Mastermind, taking over from Brian Cox.

On stage, Mitchell has played the male lead in Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut, a spoof of the Humphrey Bogart film Casablanca, which has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe.[1]

Mitchell is a fan of David Bowie: in March 2016 he accepted Bowie's posthumous induction into Glasgow's Barrowland Hall of Fame.[2]

In July 2019, Mitchell was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by Glasgow Caledonian University.


  1. ^ Cockburn, Paul F (11 August 2012). "Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut". Broadway Baby. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  2. ^ Rodger, Hannah (5 March 2016). "David Bowie to be awarded Barrowlands Hall of Fame award tonight". Evening Times. Retrieved 27 July 2019.

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