Known for movies

Short Info

DiedJanuary 4, 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
MarkIntense, unsettling stare
FactTitle of Masters thesis - "What We Make Is Not Ours", (MFA, 1995, University of California, San Diego).

Silas Weir Mitchell was born on January 15, 1829, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, John Mitchell, was a successful merchant and his mother, Sarah Weir, was the daughter of a wealthy Quaker family. Silas was the oldest of seven children. He was educated at the prestigious Philadelphia Academy and then attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a degree in medicine in 1850.

Mitchell began his medical career working at a hospital in Philadelphia. He then moved to New York City, where he worked as a physician for several years. In 1858, he returned to Philadelphia and opened his own medical practice.

Mitchell became interested in the treatment of nervous disorders and began to specialize in this area of medicine. He developed a new treatment for hysteria, which he called the “rest cure.” This treatment involved putting patients in a dark room and restricting their diet. Mitchell believed that this treatment would help to calm the nerves and restore the patient’s health.

The rest cure proved to be very successful and Mitchell became well-known for his work in this area. He wrote several books on the subject, including “Injuries of the Nervous System” (1872) and “Fat and Blood” (1884).

In 1887, Mitchell founded the Philadelphia Neurological Society. This organization was dedicated to the study of nervous disorders and to the development of new treatments for these conditions.

Mitchell continued to work as a physician until his retirement in 1909. He died on January 23, 1914, at the age of 85.

During his career, Mitchell made many important contributions to the field of medicine. He was a pioneer in the treatment of nervous disorders and helped to develop new methods for treating these conditions. His work had a significant impact on the medical profession and helped to improve the lives of many people who suffered from nervous disorders.

General Info

Full NameSilas Weir Mitchell
DiedJanuary 4, 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height1.91 m, 1.91 m
ProfessionActor, Actor
EducationUniversity of California, San Diego, Brown University, University of California, San Diego, Brown University
NationalityAmerican, American


ChildrenLangdon Elwyn Mitchell
ParentsJohn Kearsley Mitchell


MoviesThe Whole Ten Yards, Rat Race, A Fork in the Road, Quicksilver Highway, Halloween II, Absence of the Good, The Gray Man, Private Parts, Life on Liberty Street, Prairie Fever, Heart of the Beholder, Heaven's Rain, The Phobic, Sins Of The Mind, Route 9, Circle, Crazy, You Stupid Man, Sami's Cock, Four...
TV ShowsGrimm, Grimm, Johnson County War

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#Marks / Signs
1Often plays volatile characters
2Intense, unsettling stare


1[Talking about his wife] We have a three-week rule. Every three weeks, I either find time to go home to L.A., or she comes up here.
2The way I tend to look at what goes on in that world, not to sound high-faluting, forgive me, but it's sort of psycho-mythological in a lot of ways. I think a lot of mythology is meaningful to us as humans because it puts psychological forms in a kind of an organization that we can understand. -On studying religion for roles like Monroe in Grimm (2011).
3I play outsiders. That's just the way it's gone for me, and I think that's fantastic. I like it because I've always been interested in how the other guy thinks. I want to know what's going on in his head. You see people on the street, talking to themselves, and you're like, "What are they talking about?" I'm interested in that. Even people that are speaking in tongues are interesting. What's going on there? What's channeling through there? I'm definitely interested in that. When I was in college, I said, "In Sam Shepard's world, I am the main guy. But, in the normal world, I am the other guy." It requires a certain kind of world for me to live in, as the main guy. The fun thing about Monroe is that he could really go anywhere. He is a complex dude.


1Has two cats and a dog.
2Auditioned to play Nick Vera on Cold Case (2003).
3Grew up in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.
4His blue Doberman is named Atticus.
5Has three sisters and one brother.
6Founder and president of the production company, Phantom Limbs Plays & Pictures.
7Title of Masters thesis - "What We Make Is Not Ours", (MFA, 1995, University of California, San Diego).
8Graduated in 1987 from St. Paul's School, a college preparatory boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire.
9A 1991 graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island with majors in theatre and religion.
10He spent some time after graduation in New York acting in minor theatre productions, then attended a three-year theatre program at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned an M.F.A. degree in 1995.
11Full name is Silas Weir Mitchell Neilson. He was named after an ancestor, the 19th century physician and author, Silas Weir Mitchell.




Grimm2011-2017TV SeriesMonroe
Portlandia2014TV SeriesFBI
Ivanov Red, White, and Blue2013ShortHanks
Grimm: Bad Hair Day2013TV SeriesMonroe
Ticket Out2012Levi
Heaven's Rain2011Ake
Grimm: David Giuntoli Profile2011VideoMonroe
Grimm: Grimm Fairytales2011VideoMonroe / Himself
Grimm: Grimm Makeup & VFX2011VideoMonroe
The Mentalist2011TV SeriesArthur Coffey / Ralph Mercer
The Killed2010Short
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesVic
Sami's Cock2010Short
A Fork in the Road2009Karl Rogers
Numb3rs2009TV SeriesDarren Drew
Halloween II2009Chett Johns
Mental2009TV SeriesVincent Martin
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009TV SeriesOwen Walters
Waiting for Jevetta2009Short
Burn Notice2008-2009TV SeriesSeymour
1%2008TV MovieWild Man Sam
My Name Is Earl2005-2008TV SeriesDonny Jones
The Shield2008TV SeriesFather Morton
The Closer2008TV SeriesFather Chris Donahue
Prairie Fever2008VideoFrank
Crazy2008/IINeal-Studio Manager
Dexter2007TV SeriesKen Olson
Prison Break2005-2007TV SeriesCharles 'Haywire' Patoshik
The Gray Man2007Albert Fish, Jr.
Fist of the Warrior2007Motel Manager
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesLuke Seaver
The Phobic2006Vladimir Narcijac
Flags of Our Fathers2006Lab Tech
Monk2006TV SeriesDrugstore Manager
The PTA2006TV SeriesCan't Do
Heart of the Beholder2005Lester
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2005TV SeriesWillie Angel
McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty?2005TV MovieJoseph Devine
Strong Medicine2005TV SeriesWade
Cold Case2003-2005TV SeriesJames Hogan
Fathers and Sons2005TV MovieMax (uncredited)
Detective2005TV MovieRobbins
CSI: NY2005TV SeriesDavid Scott
JAG2005TV SeriesReese Pardee
Medium2005TV SeriesDeranged Husband
Life on Liberty Street2004TV MovieDerek
Crossing Jordan2004TV SeriesFrank Jones / Alastair Dark
The Whole Ten Yards2004Yermo
CSI: Miami2004TV SeriesRalph Durst
A Painted House2003TV MovieJimmy Dale
Six Feet Under2003TV SeriesDion Corelli
Boomtown2002TV SeriesErik Sorenson
Birds of Prey2002TV SeriesSyrus Waters (AKA: Slick)
Ethan and Alan2002ShortEthan
Push, Nevada2002TV SeriesRuhk
Johnson County War2002TV MovieMitch Slaughter
242002TV SeriesEli Stram
The Agency2002TV Series
Rat Race2001Lloyd
Nash Bridges2000TV SeriesRoy McNair
NYPD Blue1997-2000TV SeriesLuke / Tony
The Practice2000TV SeriesAnthony Brickman
Other Voices2000Weeping Man
The Pretender1999TV SeriesLuke Carlo
Absence of the Good1999TV MovieJack Gaskin
Desert Heat1999/IIJesse Hogan
The X-Files1999TV SeriesDougie
Vengeance Unlimited1998TV SeriesCapt. Jesse Fisher
Route 91998TV MovieAgent Paul Danning
ER1997-1998TV SeriesMarcus Hainey / Luis
The Patriot1998Pogue
C-16: FBI1998TV Series
Julian Po1997Stonewall
Sins of the Mind1997TV MovieAnderson
Dark Skies1997TV SeriesConvict
Caroline in the City1997TV SeriesLouis
Private Parts1997Patient
Quicksilver Highway1997TV MovieBryan Adams
Playing Dangerous 21996Gregor Tarnopol
The Big Easy1996TV SeriesLyle Tillman
The Marshal1995TV SeriesWilly
Silk Stalkings1995TV SeriesPeter Raymond Wicker


Cat Dancers2007Documentary executive producer
Ant2002Short producer


My Name Is Earl2006-2007TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Song in a Convenience Store2010Short


Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual PRISM Showcase2013TV MovieHimself
The Morning After2012TV Series shortHimself - Guest
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Actors Entertainment2011TV SeriesHimself
Speaking of Baghdad2009Documentary short
Making a Scene2005TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryChett Johns

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