Interview with Kenneth Mitchell

Kenneth Mitchell is best known for his part as Eric Green on the mystery series "Jericho" and Sam Lucas in "Ghost Whisperer". myFanbase had the opportunity to get an interview with the actor who told us a little bit more about his work and his upcoming projects.

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1. If there had been a third season of "Jericho" what do you think would have happened?

The producers and writers had discussed the idea of an American Civil War. There is a Jericho comic book in production and I think it continues the story from where we left off at the end of Jericho second season.

2. How was the audition for "Jericho"? Did you audition for the part of Eric Green?

Initially, I read for the part of Stanley Richmond. The producers seemed be interested in my work but thought I would be better suited for Eric Green. Everything worked out as I loved playing Eric and the actor Brad Beyer was amazing as Stanley Richmond.

3. Have you kept any "Jericho" mementos?

Not really. I used to have some things but I gave them away for charity. A merchandising company had made Jericho trading cards and I think I still have some of those left or at least my mother has some on her fridge.

4. You played the part of Sam Lucas in some episodes of "Ghost Whisperer". Do you believe in ghosts or something similar? Do you believe that there are people who have the same or a similar gift like Melinda Gordon on "Ghost Whisperer"?

I do not believe in ghosts. I'm a spiritual person and believe we are all connected through nature but I do not believe in spiritual ghosts.

5. Would you have liked to play a bigger part on "Ghost Whisperer"?

I am happy with the opportunity I had on Ghost Whisperer. I will say it was a unique acting experience and offered its own challenges. I really loved everyone on set so it was a pleasure to collaborate regardless of the caliber of my role. Who knows what the future hold with the part...

6. What do you like to do in your spare time? What are your hobbies?

I am very busy being a father to my three year old daughter. I am also in the middle of redoing the landscape around my house. I have a degree in Landscape Architecture and love the element of design so I am enjoying the process of the renovations. I also love to play sports and keep active. Basketball, tennis and surfing are top of the list right now.

7. Do you still play theatre?

No. I am not involved in any theatrical stage productions right now. Although, I am forever playing with my daughter. She is my best audience member.

8. Do you have any new projects coming up that you can tell us about?

I recently shot a pilot for CBS called 'The Quinn-Tuplets' but it did not get picked up as a series. I am taking some time off this month to spend with my family and we will see what the future holds. I will be making a guest star appearance on a show called 'Lie To Me' which will air this summer in North America.

9. When and why did you decide to become an actor? Have you always wanted to be an actor since your childhood?

I LOVE television and the movies! I really enjoy watching others perform so as a child I had dreams of doing the same. When I became a young adult I used to perfom for children at a summer camp in Canada and found it thrilling to entertain others. Once I finished Architecture school I was introduced to a few agents in Toronto and they wanted to represent me as an actor. I started to audition for commercials, film and television projects and found some early success to allow my acting career to blossem. I studied hard with private coaches to improve and continue to do so even with my current success.

10. You have a degree in Landscape Architecture. Can you imagine to work as a landscape architect today or in the future?

I will always be interested in design. Thankfully I have my own house to outlet my passions to design and build. But, for right now, I am focused on acting as my career.

11. Since myFanbase is an online magazine about TV series, do you have a favorite show?

I really enjoy Entourage, Modern Family, 24, most Sports and Design Shows (My new favorite show is called '9 By Design')

Catherine Bühnsack - myFanbase