Mitch Mullany

Mitchell Paul Mullany (September 20, 1968 – May 25, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, and author. Mullany is best known for his portrayal of White Mike in the 1990s comedy sitcom The Wayans Bros and as Nick Freno in the sitcom Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher.

Mitch Mullany
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Mitchell Paul Mullany

(1968-09-20)September 20, 1968
DiedMay 25, 2008(2008-05-25) (aged 39)
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • screenwriter
  • author
Years active1988-2008
Notable work


Mullany was born in Concord, California on September 20, 1968. At the age of 19 he began his stand-up career, performing in East Oakland venues. The following year he performed on MTV'S 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour, It's Showtime at the Apollo, and An Evening at the Improv. After a minor recurring role as White Mike on the sitcom The Wayans Bros. from 1995 to 1996, he starred in his own series, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher from 1996 to 1998. Both shows aired on The WB. During his breaks from Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, he continued to perform his stand-up act around the country. In 1999, he wrote and starred in his first feature film The Breaks (film) as Derrick King. In 2003, he hosted an ABC reality series called All American Girl.[1] He also appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[citation needed]

In 2006 he wrote and published a book titled Stranded at Almost, and started a YouTube channel on January 27, 2007.

Personal lifeEdit

Mullany spent most of his time between his hometown of Oakland, California and Los Angeles, California.


Mullany died on May 25, 2008 of a diabetes-related stroke.[2]


Year Film Role Notes
1999 The Breaks Derrick King Writer
2002 The Sweetest Thing Craig
2008 The Fifth Commandment
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Joey 1 episode
1995–1996 The Wayans Bros. White Mike Recurring role, 6 episodes
1996–1998 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Nick Freno Lead role, 43 episodes


  1. ^ "Comedian Mitch Mullany dies at 39". Variety. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Mitchell Paul Mullany". San Francisco Chronicle. 2008-06-29.

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