Kenneth Mitchell

KENNETH MITCHELL plays EDGAR, lead engineer for the railway construction and Nichol’s right-hand man.

Mitchell is currently starring in the hit sci-fi drama, Jericho, about a small Kansas town that survives a nuclear terrorist attack.  CBS made a ground-breaking reversal of its decision to cancel the series when it was besieged by thousands of Jericho fans.

Mitchell recently completed work on the independent film Home of the Giants alongside Haley Joel Osment.  He received strong recognition for his starring role in the highly acclaimed Disney film Miracle opposite Kurt Russell, based on the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. 

Mitchell was also featured in such films as The Recruit with Colin Farrell and Al Pacino and Tennis Anyone? directed by Donal Logue.

Mitchell's other recent television credits include CSI Miami, The Unit, and Grey's Anatomy.  His first major break came when he was cast as a lead in the Showtime telepic Charms for the Easy Life  alongside Gena Rowlands.  He garnered early  success with regular roles on two Showtime series Leap Years and Odyssey Five, with Peter Weller.

His passion for acting developed being on the stage during his summers at Kilcoo Camp in Minden, Ontario, where he was a camper for four years, and a counselor for eight. He loved to perform skits for kids and listen to them laugh.

After graduating from the University of Guelph with a degree in Landscape Architecture, Mitchell spent a successful stint designing at a local Toronto firm.  He then decided to pursue his other interest and continue down the path of professional acting.  Mitchell studied with acclaimed Canadian acting coach David Rotenberg with such fellow actors as Scott Speedman and Rachael McAdams.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Mitchell lives in Los Angeles. He is married to actress Susan May Pratt;  their first child was born in June, 2007, just after Ken finished shooting Iron Road.