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Also Known As: Daryl M Mitchell, Darryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell, Charlie Lenz (Chaz) Died:
Born: July 16, 1969 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.
 Galaxy Quest (1999) Tommy Webber
6.
 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Mr Malcolm
7.
 Home Fries (1998) Roy
8.
 Toothless (1997) Raul
9.
 White Lies (1997)
10.
 Sgt. Bilko (1996) Wally Holbrook
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Raised on Long Island, NY
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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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Launched debut album, "Starting from Zero"; first association with the Hudlin Brothers, who directed the video that accompanied the album
1990:
Made feature debut as part of Groove B. Chill in "House Party", directed by Reginald Hudlin
1991:
Back with the 'Groove' for "House Party 2"
1992:
Played street photographer in "Boomerang"
1992:
Regular role as 'T' on short-lived NBC sitcom "Here and Now", with Malcolm-Jamal Warner
1993:
Co-starred as rapper Kayam in "Fly By Night", winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival
1993:
Appeared in CBS miniseries "Queen"
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Had regular role as lunch counter operator Dexter Walker on "The John Larroquette Show" (NBC)
1994:
Acted in Warrington Hudlin's "The First Commandment" segment of the HBO anthology "Cosmic Slop" (HBO)
1996:
Portrayed by-the-book private Wally Holbrook in the feature "Sgt. Bilko"
1996:
Acted in Martin Lawrence's directorial debut, "A Thin Line Between Love & Hate"
1997:
Played Dean 'The Dream' Memminger in the HBO biopic "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault"
1997:
Met Kirstie Alley while filming "Toothless", a movie for ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney"
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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
2000:
Appeared with John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow in "Lucky Numbers"
2001:
Appeared in the Martin Lawrence vehicle "Black Knight"
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
2002:
Cast as a season regular on the hit NBC show "Ed," marking his first role as a paraplegic
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