Jason Mitchell (born January 5, 1987) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying rapper Eazy-E in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton. In 2017, he starred in the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, as well as acclaimed dramas Detroit and Mudbound.
Mitchell in 2016
|Born||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.
|2015||Major Crimes||Twizz||Episode: "Snitch"|
|2017–18||Freedom Fighters: The Ray||John Trujillo / Black Condor (voice)||Web series|
|2018–present||The Chi||Brandon Johnson||13 episodes|
|2018||Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams||Lenny||Episode: "Kill All Others"|
|Forever||Andre||Episode: "Andre and Sarah"|
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- "Sundance: 'Mudbound' Premieres to Rapturous Standing Ovation and Oscar Buzz". Variety. January 21, 2017. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
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