Jason Mitchell (actor)
Mitchell in 2016
January 5, 1987 |
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
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, with his performance being met with significant praise by critics. 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.
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.
|2011||Texas Killing Hums||7-Eleven Cashier|
|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
|Vincent N Roxxy||Cordell|
|Kong: Skull Island||Glenn Mill|
|The Disaster Artist||Nate|
|Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams||Lenny||Episode: "Kill All Others"|
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