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Mitchell Ogren Anderson
August 21, 1961 Occupation Actor Years active 1985-2003 Richie Arpino Mitchell Ogren Anderson (born August 21, 1961) is an American character actor and chef.  
Anderson was born in
Jamestown, New York, to a retail store owner mother and a businessman father. He attended Jamestown High School and Williams College before going on to attend Juilliard School. In 1985 he appeared on the Bert Convey-hosted Super Password, where he won $400. Anderson is openly gay and came out during the 1996  GLAAD Media Awards, after which point he became active with gay causes and the Human Rights Campaign. Anderson lives in  Atlanta, Georgia, with his partner of many years Richie Arpino, and owns a restaurant called MetroFresh.   
(1985, as Kip) Days of Our Lives
Hill Street Blues (1985, 1 episode, as Mitch Carey)
Riptide (1985, 1 episode, as Chris 'Spud' Miller)
Crazy Like a Fox (1985, 1 episode)
(1985, 1 episode, as Teenager) Cagney & Lacey
Intimate Encounters (1986, TV movie, as Sean)
(1987, 1 episode, as Danny) Highway to Heaven
(1987, 1 episode, as Butchie) Deadly Nightmares
(1987, 1 episode, as Scott Crowe) 21 Jump Street
(1987, 1 episode, as Peter Brock) Jake and the Fatman
(1987, TV movie, as Rod) Student Exchange
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988, TV movie, as Henderson Kerr)
(1989, TV movie, as The Karen Carpenter Story Richard Carpenter)  
The Comeback (1989, TV movie, as Bo)
(1989, 1 episode, as Bobby Skinner) In the Heat of the Night
(1990, as Huckleberry Finn) Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn  
(1989-1993, 51 episodes, as Dr. Jack McGuire) Doogie Howser, M.D.
Jack's Place (1993, 1 episode, as Peter Halleran)
(1993, 1 episode, as Rex Weldon) Melrose Place
(1993, 1 episode, as Ryland Hayward) Matlock
(1994, TV movie, as Joshua) Is There Life Out There?
( If These Walls Could Talk 2 2000, TV movie, as Arnold - segment "2000")
(1999-2001, 2 episodes, as Mr. Bennett) Popular
(1994-2000, 20 episodes, as Ross Werkman) Party of Five
Beggars and Choosers (2003, 1 episode, as Jason) (2017- , 8 episodes as Jason) After Forever
One Fine Night (1988, as Michael)
It's Cool to Care (1988) Taking the Plunge (1999)
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