Ryan performed on the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. between 1969 and 1970.
He has lived in Santa Monica, California since 1969.
He had an uncredited role in the film Thunder Road.
Mitchell is the founder of the Los Angeles Actors Theatre which he set up with fellow actor Ralph Waite in 1974.
Ryan was the star of an unsold pilot for ABC with the title Cassidy and Torres in 1972.
He joined Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival in 1962.
He has brown eyes.
He is six feet tall.
He has three children and three grandchildren.
He has worked with Susan Sullivan on two projects, in the comedy Dharma and Greg and the medical drama Julie Farr, M.D.
He has appeared in more than 50 movies.
In 1957, he moved to New York where he lived for 12 years.
He performed in over 40 plays with the Barter Theater Company in Virginia.
In 1966 Mitchell appeared on Broadway in the play Wait Until Dark. Some other plays he has performed in on Broadway include Medea and The Price.
He is president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
He was fired off Dark Shadows because at the time he had a drinking problem.
His father was a novelty salesman.
He did a term in the Navy in 1951 where he was assigned to an entertainment unit. It was this experience that sparked his interest in acting.
Plays the villan in the movie Lethal Weapon.