Mell, Randle 1951–

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MELL, Randle 1951–


Born December 28, 1951; married Mary McDonnell (an actress and acting teacher); children: Olivia, Michael.

Addresses: Agent—Peter Strain & Associates, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1812, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Career: Actor. The Acting Company, member of repertory company; Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, member of repertory company; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, guest artist (with Mary McDonnell); also an acting teacher.

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding featured actor—musical, 1983, for The Cradle Will Rock.


Film Appearances:

Second police officer, The Cotton Club, Orion, 1984.

Aheran, Eight Men Out, Orion, 1988.

Second Salwen aide, The House on Carroll Street, Orion, 1988.

Television reporter, Quick Change, Warner Bros., 1990.

The Alley Baron, Grand Canyon, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1991.

Simms, City of Hope, Samuel Goldwyn, 1991.

Peter Hummel, Fearless, Warner Bros., 1993.

John Clum, Wyatt Earp, Warner Bros., 1994.

Village mayor, The Postman, Warner Bros., 1997.

Patrick Freeman, Cookie's Fortune, October Films, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

The American, Kingpin, NBC, 2003.

Brad Hammond, 24 (also known as 24 Hours), Fox, 2003–2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Robert Kennedy, The Kennedys of Massachusetts, ABC, 1990.

Charles L. Black, Jr., Separate but Equal (also known as A General Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation: Separate but Equal), ABC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Alan Thompson, Stranger in the Family, ABC, 1991.

Gottlieb, What She Doesn't Know (also known as Shades of Gray), NBC, 1992.

Sheriff, "The American Clock" (also known as "Arthur Miller's 'The American Clock'"), TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1993.

(Uncredited) Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash, USA Network, 1993.

Gus Reinmuller, A Mother's Gift (also known as A Lantern in Her Hand), CBS, 1995.

John Challender, For the Future: The Irvine Fertility Scandal (also known as For the Children: The Irvine Fertility Scandal), Lifetime, 1996.

Dale Hymel, Taking Back Our Town, Lifetime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Carl Linstrum, "O Pioneers!," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991.

Paul Strand, "A Marriage: Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991.

Tom, The Glass Menagerie, PBS, 1992.

Appeared in The Cradle Will Rock (musical).

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Freeman, "The Master's Mirror," A Man Called Hawk, ABC, 1989.

Tillerman, "The Visitation," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989.

"Strangers in the Night," Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1991.

Max Weiss, "Big Bang," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Mr. Childes, "Plan B," Birdland, ABC, 1994.

John Euland, "Happily Ever After," The Client (also known as John Grisham's "The Client"), CBS, 1995.

Aaron Blum, "Aftershock," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Aaron Blum, "Double Blind," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

Dr. Jeffrey Boland, "Lullaby," Strange World, ABC, 1999.

Neal Rogan, "Recover Me," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2001.

Jack Quinn, "The Little Guy," Dragnet (also known as L.A. Dragnet), ABC, 2003.

Also appeared in Sweet Justice, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Flamineo, The White Devil, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Clitandre, The Learned Ladies, Haft Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Dauber and Larry Forman, and understudy for Dick and Junior Master, The Cradle Will Rock (musical), The Acting Company, American Place Theatre, 1983.

Jim, A Weekend near Madison, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, and Astor Place Theatre, New York City, both 1983.

Garry Lejeune and standby for Tim Allgood, Noises Off, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1983–85.

Three Sisters, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, c. 1984–85.

Boxer, Joe, Mr. Abrams, son of Mar, writer, and Two, Ten by Tennessee, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Rosencrantz, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Newman Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Crime and Punishment, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, c. 1986.

Malcolm (son of Duncan), Macbeth, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1988, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1989.

John Proctor, The Crucible, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Carl Linstrum, O Pioneers!, Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA, 1991.

Tom, The Glass Menagerie, Mandell Weiss Theatre, San Diego, CA, and La Jolla Playhouse, both 1992.

Deputy sheriff File, The Rainmaker, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Adams Memorial Theatre, Williamstown, MA, 1998, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1999–2000, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2000.

Larry, Closer, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2000.

Creon, Antigone, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, 2004.

Rabbit, Angel City, Second City in Repertory, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2004.

Appeared in other productions, including Savage in Limbo.

Stage Director:

James and the Handless Maiden, Gascon Center Theatre, Culver City, CA, 2002.

Radio Appearances; Specials:

Appeared in a broadcast of "The Rainmaker," The Play's the Thing, L.A. Theatre Works, KCRW (Santa Monica, CA).