Kenneth Mitchell,Star Trek: Discovery’ Actor, Dies at 49

Kenneth Mitchell, who portrayed a number of characters in Star Trek: Discovery and had appearances in Jericho and Captain Marvel, has passed away. 49 was his age.

Mitchell succumbed to symptoms from ALS on Saturday in Los Angeles.

They said, “Kenny was the custodian of innumerable enduring friendships.” You were drawn into his orbit like a giant star bursting into generosity, purity, and a certain kind of stupid. Once he was captured, Kenny could fill you with love and happiness, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humor.

Over the course of three seasons, Mitchell portrayed four characters on Paramount’s Star Trek: Discovery: Kol, Kol-Sha, Tenavik, and Aurellio. He also played World War II pilot Deke Slayton in ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club and a young Captain Marvel’s father in a flashback in Marvel’s Captain Marvel.

Mitchell, who was born in Toronto on November 25, 1974, signed on to play professional ice hockey player Ralph Cox in Disney’s 2004 Miracle, his first studio picture. Later, beginning in 2006, he portrayed mayor-turned-sheriff Eric Green on CBS’s Jericho, which was his first series regular role. He most recently as Joe in 2022’s The Old Man on FX/Hulu. In 2018, Mitchell received an ALS diagnosis. In a 2020 interview with People, he discussed the diagnosis and stated that “the minute that they told

In his subsequent performances, Mitchell used a wheelchair to appear in episodes of See, Nancy Drew, and The Old Man.

itchell got to know his wife, actress Susan May Pratt from 10 Things I Hate About You, while working on the Set of Charms for the Easy Life on Showtime in 2001. They acted as romantic partners. Their characters kissed in the first scene they filmed, and there were sparks both on screen and off. Kallum and Lilah were their two children, born after their May 2006 marriage.Pratt, his kids, his parents, his in-laws, and a number of nieces and nephews survive Mitchell. His children requested that any gifts go toward ALS research, and his relatives asked for the latter.

In addition to being giving and attentive, Kenneth was also sentimental and a keen observer of his environment.