Sasha Mitchell (family named Muchnik) is an American actor and martial artist. He is best known for his role as Cody Lambert in the television sitcom “Step by Step” from 1991 to 1998.
Mitchell was born on July 27, 1967, in Los Angeles , though he would spend his summers in New York City.
Sasha Mitchell, who attended military school and initially worked as a grocery bagger, began acting in 1986 with roles in “Pleasures” and “St. Elsewhere.” He also modeled for Calvin Klein and debuted in film with “Death Before Dishonor” in 1987.
Dallas and Step By Step
Sasha Mitchell is best known for two significant roles. His first major recurring role was on the drama Dallas as James Beaumont across 45 episodes from 1989 to 1991. He was a later addition to the iconic show, but it is not what he is best known for. This would also put him into contact with his future co-star and fictional uncle, Patrick Duffy.
Instead, he would be a primary player in the first five seasons of the sitcom Step By Step.
Step By Step was a sitcom that ran as part of ABC’s TGIF lineup from September 20, 1991, to August 15, 1997. Later, the show finished its run on CBS from September 19, 1997, to June 26, 1998. The show starred Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers as single parents who blend their two families.
Sasha Mitchell played the nephew of Patrick Duffy’s character, Frank, on Step By Step. Mitchell’s character was named Cody Lambert, and he was a guest star in season one but would become a recurring character for a few seasons.
His character would convey hidden wisdom despite his stereotypical, doltish appearance.
Sasha Mitchell and Patrick Duffy had previously worked together on Dallas, where they played characters who had a very similar relationship.
This was a breakout role for Sasha Mitchell with 144 episodes in his credits, starting 1991. After leaving the show in season five, his final appearance was in the 1998 episode “We’re in the Money.”
Sasha starred in the 1991 movie Kickboxer 2 as David Sloane. The character of David Sloane is the third brother of the characters of Kurt and Eric Sloane in the original Kickboxer (1989), initially played by Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Alexio, respectively.
He would then reprise that role in the action franchise for Kickboxer 3 in 1992 and Kickboxer 4 in 1999.
What is Sasha Mitchell doing now?
Sasha is still acting. He has recently appeared in movies like Drunk Parents, Anadellia Rises and Assassin X. He is also reuniting with Kickboxer 2 director, Albert Pyun, for another installment in the kickboxer series.
He has worked various jobs, including 12 years of building condo complexes as a welder in the Los Angles and Orange County areas and 10 years of building email servers for a t-shirt company.
He was also a cook at the farmer’s market restaurant on Fairfax in Los Angeles.
Sasha is active on the convention circuit, connecting with fans and fellow actors across the US.
He also spends a lot of time on his physical fitness, often showing his workout progress on social media. His other hobby includes building, collecting, and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles.
Misc Facts about Sasha Mitchell
- Sasha is 6 foot 3 and weigh 240 pounds.
- Sasha trained with bodybuilder Rich Piana for over 20 years.
- Sasha has a tattoo of a welder on his side of torso.
- He was in a public service announcement against Crack cocaine in the 80s.
- Sasha began boxing in his teens and deepened his martial arts skills for “Kickboxer 2,” training with Benny “The Jet” Urquidez and Shuki Ron