Sasha Mitchell (born July 26, 1967) is an American actor best known for his television roles as James Beaumont on Dallas and Cody Lambert on Step by Step. Mitchell also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a skilled practitioner of Muay Thai.[1]

Personal life

Mitchell was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of a garment manufacturer.[2] Mitchell is Jewish, of Russian background.[3] In 1990, he married Jeannette Robbins. The two had four children together before divorcing in 1997. During Mitchell's marriage to Robbins, police were called to the couple's home to investigate reports of domestic abuse.

In December 2010, Sasha married Rachel Mitchell, also known as Sharmaine Rayner.[4]


Prior to acting, Mitchell was often used as a model for Bruce Weber's fashion photography.[5]

From 1989 to 1991, Mitchell appeared on the hit CBS prime time soap opera Dallas (as James Beaumont, the illegitimate son of J. R. Ewing). He made guest appearances on other series, including Rags to Riches.

He had the title role in the 1988 film Spike of Bensonhurst and in 1994's Class of 1999 II: The Substitute. He starred in Kickboxer 2: The Road Back and the third and fourth installments of the film series. He also appeared in a 3 Musketeers commercial in 1989.

His best-known role came on the ABC sitcom Step by Step, where he played the nephew of actor Patrick Duffy's character (Duffy had also played Mitchell's uncle on Dallas).

In the early 2000s, Mitchell acted in several films and made guest appearances on JAG, NYPD Blue, and ER.


Year Film Role Other notes
1986 Death Before Dishonor Ruggieri
1988 Spike of Bensonhurst Spike Fumo
1991 Kickboxer 2 David Sloane
1992 Kickboxer 3 David Sloane Direct-to-video release
1994 Kickboxer 4 David Sloane Direct-to-video release
Class of 1999 II: The Substitute John Bolen Direct-to-video release
2000 Gangland Derek
Luck of the Draw Buddy
2001 Slammed Slammer
2003 The Failures Reflexor
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Angry Driver
2015 The Kickboxer: City of Blood David Anderson Pre-Production
Year Title Role Notes
1986 Pleasures Antonio TV-Movie
St. Elsewhere Southie Episode: Brand New Bag
1987 Rags to Riches The Duke Episode: First Love
Not Quite Human Bryan Skelly TV-Movie
1989 The Flamingo Kid Jeffery Willis TV short
The Parent Trap IV: Hawaiian Honeymoon Jack TV-Movie
1989–1991 Dallas James Beaumont 39 episodes
1991–1996, 1998 Step by Step Cody 114 episodes
1994 ABC Sneak Peek with Step by Step Cody Lambert TV-Movie
1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave Ron Episode: True Course
2000 This Is How the World Ends Cop TV-Movie
2002 JAG Commander Curry Episode: First Casualty
2004–2005 ER Bartender/Patrick 4 episodes
2005 NYPD Blue Darian Lasalle Episode: Stoli with a Twist


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  2. ^ "Sasha Mitchell Biography (1967-)". 
  3. ^ Kaufman, Joanne (1988-12-05). "Ex-Model Sasha Mitchell Looks Like a '50s Recall, but He's Riding to the Top in Spike of Bensonhurst". People. Retrieved 2010-06-22. But his background is wealthy, conservative Russian-Jewish (his goal, he claims, is to become the first Jewish President). 
  4. ^ "Wedding Registry Search – Find Couples Wedding Registries". 
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