Silas Weir Mitchell Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Grimm, Prison Break, Dexter, Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth

Silas Weir Mitchell Biography

Silas Weir Mitchell September 30, 1969 is an American character actor. He is known for starring as Charles “Haywire” Patoshik in the Fox television series Prison Break (2005–2007) and as Monroe in the NBC television series Grimm (2011–2017). He is named after an ancestor, the 19th century physician and author Silas Weir Mitchell.

Silas Weir Mitchell Age

Mitchell was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1969 and is currently 49 years old as of 2018.

Silas Weir Mitchell Height

Silas is 6 feet and 3 inches tall.

Silas Weir Mitchell Early Life|Education

He is one of the five children (three girls and two boys) born to his stockbroker father and homemaker mother and he was raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just a little distance from his birthplace. His passion for the stage and screen was firmly posited in him after he participated in a production of Hansel and Gretel in third grade.

When the time came for him to acquire formal education, Silas Weir enrolled at The Montgomery Country Day School, formerly in Gladwyne PA for his elementary school before proceeding to a college-preparatory boarding school, St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, where he graduated from in 1987. Four years later, he became a graduate of Brown University, Rhode Island, where he majored in Theatre and Religion. Following his graduation, he acted in minor theatre productions for sometime in New York City after which he left to further his studies.

He pitched his tent with the University of California San Diego where he enrolled in their Master of Fine Arts program, graduating in 1995. Therein, he wrote a Masters thesis titled What We Make Is Not Ours. Then, the time came for him to fully embark on his acting sojourn.

Silas Weir Mitchell Career

He has steady work from television appearances in the 90s albeit in minor roles. Some of his earlier appearances include Silk Stalkings, The Big Easy, Quicksilver Highway, ER, Vengeance Unlimited, The X-Files, Inferno and The Pretender.

in early 2000, he had recurring roles in series such as The Practice, Nash Bridges and 24. However, his specialty seems to be playing wild-eyed, deranged characters as seen in his recurring roles in My Name Is Earl (2005-2008) as Earl’s ex-con friend Donny Jones, and Prison Break (2005-2007) as Charles “Haywire” Patoshik also starring Wentworth Miller. He auditioned to play Nick Vera on Cold Case (2003) but was eventually cast in his forte as the mentally unstable recurring character James Hogan which remains one of his most notable roles.

Silas Weir Mitchell

His other TV credits include CSI: Miami (2004), CSI: NY (2005; with Vanessa Ferlito), Law & Order: SVU (2009), Burn Notice (2008), Dexter (2007; with JoBeth Williams), Monk (2006). In 2008, he also made an appearance in the seventh and final season of the U.S. cop show The Shield and the following year, he starred in Fox TV show Mental, The Good Guys in 2010 and The Mentalist in 2011.

Mitchell has also starred in numerous films such as Howard Stern‘s Private Parts and Julian Po in 1997, The Patriot (1998), Absence of the Good (1999), Rat Race (2001), The Whole Ten Yards (2004) as Yermo co-starring Matthew Perry, Flags of Our Fathers (2006), The Gray Man (2007) as Albert Fish, Jr., Halloween 2 (2009), and Heaven’s Rain (2010).

While Silas Weir has racked up a lot of outstanding works in his over two decades career, he got his biggest acclaim as a sensitive and cultured lycanthrope Monroe in the NBC TV series Grimm. From 2011 to 2017, he provided the series with both comic relief and romance.

Silas Weir Mitchell Net Worth

Silas has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars as of 2019.

Silas Weir Mitchell Wife

The actor is married to K K Dodds who has been seen in his company a number of times on various events. Dodds is an actress known as Smikins on Spider-Man and as Susan Hollander in Prison Break. Though he may not be outspoken about his wife nor even shared about his married life on social media (he’s not active there anyway), the two are really close.


Silas Weir Mitchell Grimm

Silas plays “Monroe”  a Wieder Blutbad who used to live a fairly solitary, reformed life among humans, until he met Detective Nick Burkhardt during a case. The pair form an unlikely friendship as result of Nick oftentimes calling upon Monroe for help.

Most times Monroe is consulted for his knowledge pertaining to creatures of the Wesen world, when Nick can’t find the answer. In addition, Nick has come to rely on Monroe’s support in various capacities: Monroe has helped from tracking suspects to protection to clandestine investigative methods. He met his wife Rosalee whilst helping Nick on a case. Monroe went on to have triplets with Rosalee.

Silas Weir Mitchell Prison Break

Silas plays “Charles Patoshik” also known as “Haywire” was one of the Fox River Eight who suffers from mental illness. Patoshik has a doctorate degree in mathematics from Harvard. He won four mathematician of the year awards. He began to exhibit signs of mental illness during his intense studies. Eventually he snapped, killing both of his parents with a shotgun. He had no history of violent behavior prior to this, and offered no motive for the crime (he claimed to not remember doing it at all).

He was diagnosed as having schizoaffective disorder with bipolar tendencies and was committed to the Psychiatric Ward of Fox River, where he earned the nickname “Haywire”. He also has a fear of crowds. While talking to Haywire, Mahone said to him, “I know you killed your parents because they hurt you, and I know you killed that guy Yesterday because he was hurting Sasha, but what you did… It was wrong.” This statement shows that Charles lived in an abusive house-hold, which could have been the main contributing factor for his mental illness.

Silas Weir Mitchell Dexter

He plays “Ken Olson” a Character in season two of showtime’s “Dexter”. He was a minor killer who attempted to copycat the “Bay Harbor Butcher”. Ken has a prior criminal record consisting of a minor assault charge. He also killed two people, and attempted to kill a third.The first person that he killed was a drug dealer. He ran over him with his car and stole his stash of cocaine.

After that, Ken began sleeping with his boss’ wife, causing her husband to become abusive. He then killed the husband by pushing him down a flight of stairs and making it look like an accident. This resulted in Ken losing his job, and his girlfriend breaking up with him. When Ken’s mother, who was in a retirement home, had a close encounter with petty burglar, John Henry, he tried to kill him and make it look like the work of the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Silas Weir Mitchell Movies and TV Shows


  • Silk Stalkings
  • The Marshal
  • Playing Dangerous 2
  • The Big Easy
  • Private Parts
  • Caroline in the City
  • Quicksilver Highway
  • Dark Skies
  • Sins of the Mind
  • Julian Po
  • ER
  • NYPD Blue
  • C-16: FBI
  • The Patriot
  • Route 9
  • Vengeance Unlimited
  • Bingo
  • The X-Files
  • Absence of the Good
  • The Pretender


  • Other Voices
  • The Practice
  • Nash Bridges
  • Rat Race
  • The Agency
  • 24
  • Ant
  • Johnson County War
  • Push, Nevada
  • Ethan and Alan
  • Birds of Prey
  • Boomtown
  • Six Feet Under
  • A Painted House
  • Cold Case
  • CSI: Miami
  • The Whole Ten Yards
  • Crossing Jordan
  • Life on Liberty Street
  • Heart of the Beholder
  • Medium
  • JAG
  • CSI: NY
  • Detective


  • Ticket Out
  • A Fork in the Road
  • The Killed
  • Heaven’s Rain
  • Circle
  • Sami’s Cock
  • The Good Guys
  • The Mentalist
  • Grimm

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