By 2001, long-time Suwanee resident Daryl “Chill” Mitchell had a pretty decent resume as an actor: “House Party,” “Galaxy Quest,” “The John Larroquette Show,” “Veronica’s Closet.”
Then he got into a nasty motorcyle accident that year that paralyzed him from the waist down. But that didn’t end his acting career. After rehabbing at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, he nabbed a role as a fast-talking bowling alley manager on NBC’s “Ed” and a part in the action film “Inside Man.”
Now he’s co-starring in “Brothers,” a sitcom debuting Friday at 8 p.m. on Fox featuring Mitchell (who goes by Chill in real life and on the show) and Mike Strahan, a former NFL player, as bickering brothers. I interviewed him by phone yesterday during a break shooting the show, which is the only program on broadcast network television featuring a minority cast. And he happens to be the only lead character in a wheelchair.
On being the only broadcast minority TV show: “It is weird.