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John Mitchum

John Mitchum

John Mitchum was an American actor from the 1940s to the 1970s in film and television. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet Mitchum and James Thomas Mitchum, who was killed in a railyard accident 7 months before he was born. He is the younger brother of Julie Mitchum and Robert Mitchum. He initially appeared in only unbilled and extra roles before gradually receiving bigger character parts in middle age. Mitchum supported his more famous brother on several occasions, and was most famous in his own right as the friendly and food-loving Inspector Frank DiGiorgio in the first three Dirty Harry films. Mitchum was one of only four actors to appear in more than one film in this series, and along with Eastwood and Guardino, was one of the only three actors to play the same character in each appearance, until his character was killed off in the third film, The Enforcer.\nIn 1958, Mitchum was cast in two episodes of the CBS crime drama, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, starring David Janssen. He played Joe in the episode \"Short Haul\" and Jimmy Logan in \"Bungalow Murder\".
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