Chris Mitchum

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Christopher Mitchum

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Christopher Mitchum (born October 16, 1943), is an American actor. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of film star Robert Mitchum and his wife Dorothy. He is also the younger brother of actor James Mitchum.

Mitchum's early work included roles in the John Wayne motion pictures Chisum (1970), Rio Lobo (1970) and Big Jake (1971).

Business Experience

Mitchum is the Manager Member of Mitchum Enterprises, LLC, in Encino, CA, as well as running a rental property business. 

[edit]Political Involvement

Michum's political "training" came first in six years on the Board of Directors at the Screen Actors Guild from 1983-1989. He also served two years as the National 1st VP, making him the number 2 person leading a 74,000 plus member National Union - the same political training ground as SAG President Ronald Reagan - from 1987-1989.

Mitchum was the Republican nominee in the 1998 general election for the California State Assembly in the 35th District, which included portions of Santa Barbara and VenturaCounties. He lost the election to Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson.

In 2012, Mitchum declared his candadicy for the United States House of Representatives in the 24th District as a Republican.

Mitchum claims his career in Hollywood was adversely affected by the fact he was politically conservative and a friend and frequent co-actor of John Wayne, another conservative actor and icon. He was forced to pursue a career in Europe in later years because of this alleged bias.[1]

Community Service

  • Community Outreach for Prevention and Education (COPE) Chair:1998 – present
  • ZONA SECA: Board of Directors, 2011-present
  • Criminal Advisory Board for Fighting Back, Santa Barbara: 1999 – 2004
  • Public Policy Advisory Board for Fighting Back, Santa Barbara: 1999 – 2004
  • Autistic Treatment Center "Roundup of Autism": Honorary Advisory Council 1994 – 2002
  • Liberty Program, Santa Barbara: Board member 1999- 2001
  • Board of Directors, Police Activities League, Santa Barbara: 1999 – 2001
  • Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission, Governor's Office, State of California, OCJP: Chair, January 1999 - January 2000
  • North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) Advisory Board 1992 -1996

Contact Information

Campaign Headquarters
  • Chris Mitchum for Congress (FEC #C00499129), P.O. Box 4130, Santa Barbara, CA 93140 
  • Ph: 202-225-3601 Fax: 805-947-1153
  • Campaign website
    Webform email
On the Web
Campaign office
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  1. ^ Hollywood's New Blacklist Couldn't Stop Chris Mitchum