John was born in the military base Fort Bliss.
John considers himself a film addict.
John's first music video to direct was "Filthy/Gorgeous" of the group Scissor Sisters, where his friend Jake Shears is the lead singer.
His movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch is also an off-Broadway play.
John is good friend with musician Jake Shears.
John used the fable of Aristophanes in his Hedwig movie to explain the sexual diversity in this world.
John studied in Northwestern University, but before graduation he retired to pursue his movie career.
John was listed by John Willis as one of the new promising new actors of 1991.
John usually collaborates with musician Stephen Trask.
John developed his character Hedwig to create more acceptance to the gay and lesbian community.
John's father was an Army officer, and John considers himself an army brat.
The character of Hedwig is part based on a nanny John and his brother had in Germany who worked also as a part-time prostitute.
John's mother is Scottish, but she migrated to the United States when she was a teenager.
John is openly gay.
John came out to his parents at the age of 20 and came out publicly about his sexuality in the year 1992 in a New York Times profile.
John brother is Colin Mitchell.
John was born in the military station Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.
John Cameron Mitchell (Talking about his Hedwig persona): It was really five years doing it, off and on, sometimes for seven shows a week. That's enough of that.
John Cameron Mitchell (Talking about sex in Hollywood): There is such a reluctance to address sex as an inherent part of the human experience in this country... The true perversion to me is crushing it and hiding it.