Trained and first acted at the San Diego Junior Theater, making his debut in a production of "Godspell" in 1974 at the Old Globe.
Currently co-starring on Broadway with Patti Lupone and Sherie Rene Scott in the new musical version of the classic Pedro Almodovar film "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." It is set to open officially on Novermber 4. [October 2010]
Went to high school with Annette Bening.
Mitchell's ethnic background is German, Scottish, African, and Native American.
Added "Stokes" to his name because there were too many Brian Mitchells running around. Stokes is his mother's maiden name.