Daryl "Chill" Mitchell

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Daryl "Chill" Mitchell

Born

Bronx, NY

Birth Name

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Daryl Mitchell, Daryl M. Mitchell
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Biography

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Daryl Mitchell was born in the Bronx, but he was raised on Long Island. He has 3 brothers and 1 sister. His father was a Queens bus driver. He first gained celebrity as part of the rap group, Groove B. Chill. The group made a video to accompany…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1996, Daryl was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Image award for his role in The John Laroquette Show.

    • Daryl was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. When he had his accident, he refused blood transfusions during the surgery because it contradicted the teachings of his religion.

    • In 1994 in Ebony magazine, Daryl claimed one of his most memorable childhood moments was "Summers spent crabbing and fishing in South Carolina."

    • The motorcycle Daryl was riding when he had his paralyzing accident was a relative's Kawasaki Ninja 900.

    • In 1998, Daryl was named one of the 10 best dressed stars in Hollywood by TV Guide.

    • Daryl was a good friend of Christopher and Dana Reeve. In 2004 he was named the celebrity spokesperson for their Minorities Community Outreach Program.

    • While starring in Veronica's Closet, Daryl appeared in a public service announcement about substance abuse for NBC's The More You Know.

    • Darryl's wife is named Carol. They have three kids--daughter, Kamari and sons, Desmin and Justin.

    • When Daryl was cast in Ed, he had the creators call his mother to tell her he got the part. He was afraid she wouldn't believe him.

    • While filming Toothless (about the tooth fairy) for Disney's Wonderful World of Disney, Darryl met co-star Kirstie Alley. The two got along so well, that she helped get him the role of Leo on her sitcom Veronica's Closet.

    • Darryl's role on Ed was his first as a parapalegic.

    • In 1990, Groove B. Chill (Darryl's rap group) released the album Starting From Zero.

  • Quotes

    • Daryl: (On his motorcycle accident)
      It was totally my fault. I took off in the dark without a helmet on a road I didn't know.

    • Daryl: (On his motorcycle accident) I went up the road on a curve and when I came back on the other side, it was loose gravel. I didn't see it, and I woke up three days later in the hospital.

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