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Jason Mitchell (born January 5, 1987) is an American actor. He is known for portraying Eazy-E in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mitchell in 2016
Born (1987-01-05) January 5, 1987 (age 30)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present



Mitchell had roles in the films Contraband and Broken City, both of which starred Mark Wahlberg. In 2015, Mitchell played Compton rapper Eazy-E in the biopic Straight Outta Compton,[1][2] with his performance being met with significant praise by critics.[3] In 2016, he appeared in Keanu, which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and in 2017 starred as a Vietnam War officer in the monster movie, Kong: Skull Island.

For his work as a World War II veteran in Mudbound, Mitchell received acclaim and was considered by some to be an Oscar contender.[4]


In August 2017, Mitchell was detained, handcuffed and arrested by police before being offloaded from a Delta Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City after becoming violent and verbally abusive towards staff and passengers. Mitchell had missed his original flight (booked in First Class) and was consequently then placed on standby for a later flight in Economy (Delta Comfort+), which he boarded without apparently understanding that his seat on the rebooked standby flight was no longer in the same class of travel as his original, missed flight. Delta Airlines subsequently issued a public statement that it declined to press charges while maintaining that the incident was nonetheless no fault whatsoever of the airline.[5][6][7]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Texas Killing Hums 7-Eleven Cashier
2012 Contraband Walter
Dragon Eyes J-Dog
2013 Broken City Cast Friend #1
2015 Major Crimes Twizz Episode: "Snitch"
Straight Outta Compton Eazy-E Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer[8]
2016 Keanu Bud
Vincent N Roxxy Cordell
Barry PJ
2017 Mudbound Ronsel Jackson
Kong: Skull Island Glenn Mill
The Disaster Artist Nate
Detroit Carl Cooper
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Lenny Episode: "Kill All Others"


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