Who is Scoey Mitchell?
Scoey Mitchell was born in Newburgh, New York State USA, on 12 March 1930 – his zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, film writer, producer and director, who might be still known best for his starring role in the 1970 comedy series “Barefoot in the Park”, which also starred Tracy Reed and Thelma Carpenter, and follows a newly-wed couple living in New York City. It aired only 12 episodes.
Childhood and education
He was raised in Buffalo, New York State alongside two siblings, by their mother who was a housewife and their father who was a community activist and a minister. Scoey’s younger brother Billy is a famous pianist.
Scoey grew up being interested in baseball, and played for his high school team, also in various other things including his education, and playing soccer. Upon matriculating in 1948, Scoey enrolled at a college on a baseball scholarship, and upon graduating in 1952 played professional baseball. After his baseball career ended, he worked various jobs before launching his acting career in 1969, with a role in the musical comedy series “What’s It All About, World?”
Roles in TV series
At the beginning of his career, Scoey appeared in single episodes of several series, such as the comedy “The Mothers-In-Law”, the western adventure comedy “Here Come the Brides”, and the comedy “That Girl”.
In 1972, he appeared in the episode “The Princess” of the comedy “The Odd Couple” which starred Tony Randall, Jack Klugman and Al Molinaro, and follows two men who have to live together although they are entirely different. The series won six awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 14 other awards.
Scoey continued to appear in single episodes of series, and could’ve been seen in the action crime adventure “The Six Million Dollar Man”, the crime drama “Joe Forrester”, and the comedy “Doc”. In 1974, he was cast to play Justin Culp, one of the supporting characters in the comedy “Rhoda” which starred Valerie Harper and Julie Kavner, and is about Rhoda who moves to New York City and there starts dating various men.
It was a hit, winning six awards including two Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 33 other awards.
Scoey went on to appear in around several other TV series, while his most recent appearance has been in two 1986 episodes of the comedy “Me & Mrs C.”, in which he portrayed Reverend Kilgore.
Roles in movies
Scoey made his debut movie appearance in 1973, when cast to play Pretty in the drama “Voyage of the Yes” written by Bill Stratton, directed by Lee H. Katzin, and which starred Desi Arnaz Jr. and Mike Evans. The story follows two teenagers travelling on a sailboat from California to Hawaii, which is a 2000 miles (3000kms) long trip.
The same year saw Scoey star as Sergeant Monroe Dupree in the short comedy “Cops”, written and directed by Jerry Belson.
In 1978, he was cast to portray Cindy’s father in the musical “Cindy”, which won Sandra Stewart a Primetime Emmy nomination for an Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music Variety. Three years later, Scoey starred as Mr. Peabody in the short comedy “Fog”, while the year 1985 saw him appear in both the action drama “Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster”, and the short comedy “Handsome Harry’s”. In 1986, he was in the biographical comedy drama “Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling”, directed by Richard Pryor who also starred in it alongside Debbie Allen and Art Evans, and which follows a comedian as he looks back on his life while having a near-death experience.
In 1988, Scoey appeared in the drama “Miracle at Beekman’s Place”, and then retired from acting, however, he came back in 2017 to appear in the short drama “A Kindred Soul”.
Scoey has three directing credits – the 1984 movie “Me & Mrs. C.”, four 1987 episodes of the comedy series “Me & Mrs C”, and six 1989 episodes of the comedy “13 East”.
He has eight writing credits too, including the 1983 family drama movie “Just a Little More Love”, the 1985 short comedy “Handsome Harry’s”, and the 1988 drama “Miracle at Beekman’s Place”, his final writing credit before retiring.
Scoey has nine producing credits, making his debut in 1981 with the sports drama film “Grambling’s White Tiger”.
He has also worked on the 1985 action drama “Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster”, the 1988 musical “A Whole Lotta Fun”, and the 1989 comedy series “13 East”, another final credit before retiring.
Marriage with Claire T. Thomas
Scoey and his wife Claire T. Thomas are very secretive when it comes to their marriage, and haven’t shared a lot of details regarding it. Claire is a non-celebrity woman who has stayed away from the media’s attention, and nothing about her private or business life is known, except that she appeared alongside Scoey in 39 episodes of the comedy series “Tattletales”. The two were introduced by a mutual friend, and after around a year of dating, they married in a private ceremony attended by their wide circle of friends and family members on 7 April 1973.
They don’t have children, apparently because one of them might be infertile.
There have been some rumors on the internet about Scoey and Claire not being together anymore, however, these have been proven false, and as of January 2021, Scoey is married to Claire T. Thomas and they don’t have any children.
Hobbies and other interests
Scoey is a very dedicated actor who learned to play a variety of roles. He practiced boxing and went to the gym several times each week for his role in the sitcom “That Girl”, while he also learned to dance and sing for various other roles.
Although he no longer travels, he was once very enthusiastic traveler, and has been to each and every US state, while he’s also visited various European countries including England and France, the latter being his dream travel destination.
Scoey is a lover of animals, and has had domestic pets throughout his life.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are John Wayne, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, while a couple of his favorite movies are “Stagecoach”, “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Some Like It Hot”.
Age, height and net worth
Scoey is 90 years old. He has short grey hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
As of January 2021, Scoey’s net worth has been estimated at over $400,000.