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Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mitchell Neilson
September 30, 1969
|Education||Brown University (BA)|
University of California, San Diego (MFA)
Silas Weir Mitchell (born Silas Weir Mitchell Neilson; September 30, 1969) is an American character actor. He is known for starring as Charles "Haywire" Patoshik in the Fox television series Prison Break (2005–2007) and as Monroe in the NBC television series Grimm (2011–2017).
Early life and education
He attended The Montgomery Country Day School, formerly in Gladwyne PA for his elementary school years; is a graduate of St. Paul's School, a college-preparatory boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, (1987); Brown University (1991) in Rhode Island, where he majored in Theatre and Religion; and the University of California San Diego, Master of Fine Arts program (1995). After graduating from Brown, he spent some time in New York City, acting in minor theatre productions.
Mitchell has had recurring guest roles in such television series as 24 as Eli Stram; Numb3rs; My Name Is Earl as Earl's ex-con friend Donny Jones; and Prison Break as escapee Charles "Haywire" Patoshik. On the DVD commentary for Prison Break, he mentions he had previously auditioned for the roles of Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell and Lincoln Burrows. Mitchell plays the role of an insane prison inmate in both Prison Break and My Name Is Earl. He also appears in Rat Race (2001) as Lloyd (The Hardware Store Guy), and in The Whole Ten Yards as Yermo.
One of his most notable roles is that of mentally unstable recurring character James Hogan on Cold Case. Mitchell also made appearances on CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Law & Order: SVU, Burn Notice as charming but unstable arms dealer Seymour, Dexter, Monk, Six Feet Under, X-Files, The Closer, and Boomtown. He also appeared on the show CSI in the Season 6 episode "Room Service".
In 2008, Silas made an appearance in seventh and final season of the U.S. cop show The Shield.
|1995||Silk Stalkings||Peter Raymond Wicker||"The Lonely Hunter"|
|The Marshal||Willy||"The New Marshal"|
|1996||Playing Dangerous 2||Gregor Tarnopol|
|The Big Easy||Lyle Tillman||"Big Life"|
|Caroline in the City||Louis||"Caroline and the New Neighbour"|
|Quicksilver Highway||Bryan Adams||TV movie|
|Dark Skies||Convict||"Strangers in the Night"|
|Sins of the Mind||Anderson||TV movie|
|1997, 1998||ER||Luis/Marcus Hainey||"Ambush"|
& "Stuck on You"
|1997, 2000||NYPD Blue||Tony/Luke||"Remembrance of Humps Past"|
& "Everybody Plays the Mule"
|1998||C-16: FBI||"The Art of War"|
|1998||Route 9||Agent Paul Danning||TV movie|
|1998||Vengeance Unlimited||Capt. Jesse Fisher||"Dishonorable Discharge"|
|1999||The X-Files||Dougie||"Agua Mala"|
|1999||Absence of the Good||Jack Gaskin||TV movie|
|1999||The Pretender||Luke Carlo||"Risque Business"|
|2000||Other Voices||Weeping Man|
|2000||The Practice||Anthony Brickman||"New Evidence"|
& "Hammerhead Sharks"
|2000||Nash Bridges||Roy McNair||"Jackpot: Part 1" and "Jackpot: Part 2"|
|2002||The Agency||"The Golden Hour"|
|2002||24||Eli Stram||5 episodes|
|2002||Johnson County War||Mitch Slaughter||TV movie|
|2002||Push, Nevada||Ruhk||"The Black Box"|
|2002||Ethan and Alan||Ethan||Short|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Syrus Waters (Slick)||"Slick"|
|2003||Six Feet Under||Dion Corelli||"The Trap"|
|2003||A Painted House||Jimmy Dale||TV movie|
|2003, 2005||Cold Case||James Hogan||"Sherry Darlin'"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Ralph Durst||"Stalkerazzi"|
|2004||The Whole Ten Yards||Yermo|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Frank Jones/Alastair Dark||"Revealed"|
|2004||Life on Liberty Street||Derek||TV movie|
|2005||Heart of the Beholder||Lester|
|2005||Medium||Deranged Husband||"A Couple of Choices"|
|2005||JAG||Reese Pardee||"Two Towns"|
|2005||CSI: NY||David Scott||"Crime and Misdemeanor"|
|2005||Fathers and Sons||Max (uncredited)||TV movie|
|2005||Strong Medicine||Wade||"Paternity Test"|
|2005||McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty?||Joseph Devine||TV movie|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Willie Angel||"Room Service"|
|2005–2007||Prison Break||Charles "Haywire" Patoshik||13 episodes|
|2005–2008||My Name Is Earl||Donny Jones||6 episodes|
|2006||The PTA||"Can't Do"|
|2006||Monk||Drugstore Manager||"Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike"|
|2006||Flags of Our Fathers||Lab Tech|
|2006||The Phobic||Vladimir Narcijac|
|2006||Without a Trace||Luke Seaver||"The Things with Feathers"|
|2007||Lesser of Three Evils||Motel Manager||Also known as Fist of the Warrior|
|2007||The Gray Man||Albert Fish, Jr.|
|2007||Dexter||Ken Olson||"Dex, Lies, and Videotape"|
|2008||1%||Wild Man Sam||TV movie|
|2008||The Closer||Father Chris Donahue||"Tijuana Brass"|
|2008||The Shield||Father Morton||"Parricide"|
|2008||Burn Notice||Seymour||"Rough Seas"|
& "Seek and Destroy"
|2009||Waiting for Jevetta||Short|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Owen Walters||"Liberties"|
|2009||Halloween 2||Chett Johns|
|2010||A Fork in the Road||Karl Rogers|
|2010||The Good Guys||Vic||"Little Things"|
|2011||The Mentalist||Arthur Coffey/Ralph Mercer||"Bloodhounds"|
- "Silas Neilson '87". St. Paul's School (Concord, New Hampshire). March 12, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
Silas Weir Mitchell (Neilson)
- "Theatre Arts and Performance Studies: Alumni List". Brown University. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
Neilson, Silas Weir Mitchell
- Neilson, Silas Weir Mitchell (1995). What We Make is Not Ours. University of California, San Diego. p. 14. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- Turnquist, Kristi (March 3, 2012). "Weir Mitchell on playing Monroe on 'Grimm', and filming in Portland". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- Gray, Ellen (March 23, 2012). "'Grimm' star Silas Weir Mitchell revels in 'otherness'". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- "UC San Diego Theatre & Dance Newsletter" (PDF). April 4, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
MFA ’95 Alum Silas Weir Mitchell