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Also Known As: Daryl M Mitchell, Darryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell, Charlie Lenz (Chaz) Died:
Born: July 16, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: rapper, actor

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The son of a Queens, NY bus driver, Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell grew up on Long Island and first came to public attention as a member of the three-man rap group Groove B. Chill. Making the video to promote their debut album, "Starting from Zero," introduced them to the Hudlin Brothers and led to their feature debut in "House Party" (1990), written and directed by Reginald Hudlin. Finding the experience particularly enjoyable, Mitchell decided to focus on an acting career and, after appearances in "House Party 2" (1991) and "Boomerang" (1992), landed a co-starring role as the rapper Kayam in Steve Gomer's "Fly By Night" (1993), winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. His other feature credits include the by-the-book private in "Sgt. Bilko" (1996) and supporting roles in the comedies "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate" (also 1996) and "Home Fries" (1998).Mitchell has enjoyed his greatest success, however, on the small screen, working first as a regular on the short-lived NBC series "Here and Now" (1992-93), starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner before landing the regular role of lunch counter operator Dexter Walker on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC, 1993-97). While filming "Toothless" (1997)...

The son of a Queens, NY bus driver, Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell grew up on Long Island and first came to public attention as a member of the three-man rap group Groove B. Chill. Making the video to promote their debut album, "Starting from Zero," introduced them to the Hudlin Brothers and led to their feature debut in "House Party" (1990), written and directed by Reginald Hudlin. Finding the experience particularly enjoyable, Mitchell decided to focus on an acting career and, after appearances in "House Party 2" (1991) and "Boomerang" (1992), landed a co-starring role as the rapper Kayam in Steve Gomer's "Fly By Night" (1993), winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. His other feature credits include the by-the-book private in "Sgt. Bilko" (1996) and supporting roles in the comedies "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate" (also 1996) and "Home Fries" (1998).

Mitchell has enjoyed his greatest success, however, on the small screen, working first as a regular on the short-lived NBC series "Here and Now" (1992-93), starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner before landing the regular role of lunch counter operator Dexter Walker on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC, 1993-97). While filming "Toothless" (1997) for ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney," he met Kirstie Alley, and the two got on so famously that Mitchell ended up as Leo, the harried marketing executive, on Alley's sitcom "Veronica's Closet" (NBC, 1997-2000). Among his other TV projects were an appearance in the CBS miniseries "Queen" (1993), based on the Alex Haley story of his paternal grandmother, a reunion with Warrington Hudlin for "The First Commandment" segment of the HBO anthology "Cosmic Slop" (1994) and a portrayal of basketball player (and later coach) Dean 'The Dream' Memminger in the biopic "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault" (HBO, 1996).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Country Bears, The (2002) Officer Hamm
2.
 Black Knight (2001) Steve
3.
 Pooch and the Pauper, The (2000) Voice Of Moocher
4.
 Lucky Numbers (2000) Officer Chambers
5.
 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Mr Malcolm
6.
 Galaxy Quest (1999) Tommy Webber
7.
 Home Fries (1998) Roy
8.
 Toothless (1997) Raul
9.
 White Lies (1997)
10.
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1993:
Appeared in CBS miniseries "Queen"
2001:
Appeared in the Martin Lawrence vehicle "Black Knight"
2002:
Cast as a season regular on the hit NBC show "Ed," marking his first role as a paraplegic
1993:
Co-starred as rapper Kayam in "Fly By Night", winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival
1992:
Played street photographer in "Boomerang"
1996:
Portrayed by-the-book private Wally Holbrook in the feature "Sgt. Bilko"
1992:
Regular role as 'T' on short-lived NBC sitcom "Here and Now", with Malcolm-Jamal Warner
1996:
Acted in Martin Lawrence's directorial debut, "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate"
1991:
Back with the 'Groove' for "House Party 2"
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First came to public attention as a member of the three-man rap group Groove B. Chill
1986:
Groove B. Chill featured on Uptown-MCA Records compilation recording titled "Uptown is Kickin' It"
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Had regular role of Leo, the marketing executive with a desire to design, on the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet", starring Alley
1990:
Made feature debut as part of Groove B. Chill in "House Party", directed by Reginald Hudlin
1997:
Played Dean 'The Dream' Memminger in the HBO biopic "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault"
2001:
While visiting relatives in South Carolina, Mitchell got into a motorcycle accident and was paralyzed from the mid-chest down; Mitchell was extremely vocal about the outpouring of support he received from the Hollywood community during his recovery
1994:
Acted in Warrington Hudlin's "The First Commandment" segment of the HBO anthology "Cosmic Slop" (HBO)
2000:
Appeared with John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow in "Lucky Numbers"
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Launched debut album, "Starting from Zero"; first association with the Hudlin Brothers, who directed the video that accompanied the album
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Raised on Long Island, NY
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Had regular role as lunch counter operator Dexter Walker on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC)
1997:
Met Kirstie Alley while filming "Toothless", a movie for ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney"
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