Actor-turned-politician who played the role of Tom O'Folliard in a Western film called Chisum, starring alongside John Wayne. His other credits include Rio Lobo, Last Hard Men, and Tombstone.
His brother, James Mitchum, also had a career as an actor.
He ran for the House of Representatives in 2012.
He had four children with his wife, Cindy Mitchum.
He appeared in Big Jake with Patrick Wayne.