MITCH HARA

Actor - Writer - Director

"Mitch Hara is comedy gold in the new hit series, Smothered!"
~Amazon

ABOUT MITCH

About Mitch Hara

MITCH HARA (Actor/Writer/Director)
Raised by speed-freak alcoholics, an experience that shaped his unique voice and eccentric view of the world.
Drugs, cookies and chaos also helped inform his artistic flare.
He escaped to New York City at age 19, when he was invited to join the acclaimed Actors Studio. There, he performed in several plays off-Broadway as well as comedy clubs, Studio 54 and a few rehabs.
While pole dancing on 42nd Street, he was called to L.A. to do a burp-and-it-was-gone pilot, Eddie Dodd with Treat Williams.
He’s guest-starred on numerous series, including a recurring role on ER as Stanley a suicidal mental patient, several pilots and film roles including a snuff-film producer, Latin Jerry in THE ART OF DYING with Wings Hauser.
He scored 11 more indies playing everything from a “Harley-hitman” to a “bipolar nurse.”
Hara’s got a unique talent for infusing humor and humanity into the darkest characters.
He’s written, directed and performed in 5 critically acclaimed plays, winning an “Outstanding Performance” award from Backstage for his portrayal of “Sister Coco Call-Me-Ishmael,” a mental-patient-drag-queen-nun, in The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun.
More recent acting credits include a co-starring role in the pilot I RUN HOT for AMC/Peacock directed by Ilana Glazer and the pilot, “SUNNY’S CLOSET” as TayTay, the gaslighting, scheming, executive assistant.
His short form series, Smothered Season 1, co-written with and co-starring Jason Stuart, went viral on Amazon Prime and voted “Top 10 to Binge.” Smothered Season 2 just dropped on AMAZON, REVRY, YouTube & internationally. The premiere was held at Sony Pictures in the John Singleton theatre.
Mitch is on stage in Hollywood doing his award-winning solo show MUTANT OLIVE 2.0 gaining rave reviews and getting ready to tour NYC, Chicago, London & Edinburgh. Directed by the fabulous Carlyle King, who also directed Smothered Season 2.
Other projects currently in development, include his screenplay, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? a gay Aunty Mame meets Rain Man meets Kramer vs. Kramer (about his relationship with his amazing 11-year-old nephew with Aspergers), the black comedy PARTY TIME (about destiny, annoying angels and cancer) and the TV series version of MUTANT OLIVE 2.0, currently called SWEET DREAMS.
He’s also pitching Smothered to studios as a full-on series.
Hara worked, directed or had sex with John Travolta, Maura Tierney, Susan Luccci, Sally Kirkland, John Savage, Angela Lansbury, Doris Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Karen Black, Marlon Wayans, Eliot Glazer, Colton Haynes, and half of NYC.
Mitch says, “I never take ‘no’ for an answer. For me, everything is YES. So ‘no’ is just a slow yes.”
His inner child is alive & well and ready to play!

PRESS

Broadway World

Mitch Hara Talks Revamped MUTANT OLIVE 2.0 at the Hudson Guild Theatre.

Outtake

In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with actors Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara about the second season of their must-watch comedy series Smothered currently available on all major streaming services including Amazon, Apple, DirecTV and Revry.

ILoveGay

#ILoveGay Today connects with Mitch Hara, originally from Chicago, then NYC with an Off-Broadway stint (including Studio 54), and finally Los Angeles, where he lives now.

Edge Media

EDGE NETWORK MEDIA by Kilian Melloy
"Out Comics Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara Make Feuding Couple Funny on 'Smothered'"

KFPK 90.7 FM

"Mitch Hara talks with KFPK 90.7FM, about his life and and new one man performance "Mutant Olive 2.0" at the Hudson Theatre."

Means Happy

"Mitch, an actor, writer, and director, has an impressive background that includes numerous guest spots, including recurring roles on ER and writing for several sitcoms. In his first independent film, The Art of Dying he stared with Wings Hauser and then went on to work in films with Al Pacino, Patrick Swayze, and John Travolta, to name a few."

Unafraid

"A Dash of Trauma with your Drama

The hilarious and unapologetic Mitch Hara joins the show to share a glimpse of his tumultuous life, and the drive that pushed him to become the strong and talented creative he is today."

LRM Online

"LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with actors Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara in creating and starring in the web series. We discussed the origination of the show, writing the scripts, having guest stars, and the future of the series."

Rolonda Watts

"On this episode of Rolonda on Demand, I chat with the hilarious new sitcom duo, Mitch Hara and Jason Stuart; two bickering friends who got together and created an edgy and dark comedy spoof about their oftentimes strained relationship. It's called, SMOTHERED and AMAZON PRIME picked it up for it's streaming platform -- One great reinvention in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic!"

Broadway World

"After rave reviews on Amazon, SMOTHERED has created such a buzz it's on everyone's, "The Series To Watch" list, including Daily Xtra, Queertly & iHeartRadio.
Now REVRY makes SMOTHERED available on Apple TV, Samsung, Android TV, ROKU, FIRE TV and global platforms!"

Albuquerque Journal

"Mitch Hara and Jason Stuart have cultivated a friendship over time.
They’ve worked together on various film projects.
It was only natural that the two actors would join forces and create."

iHeart Radio

"About 15 minutes in, his co-star, comedian Mitch Hara joins in on the fun. These guys are hysterical! That takes up the first half of the show."

Queerty

"Anybody could mistake Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara for a longtime married couple.
The two have an immediate rapport, a rapid-fire banter between them that lends itself toward completing each other’s thoughts, or spontaneous bickering. No wonder, then, that the pair decided to actually play a married couple in the new digital series Smothered."

The Jam

"This new show, SMOTHERED, doing pretty well huh."

Daily Xtra

"Amazon recently debuted an offbeat romantic comedy series titled Smothered about a gay, Jewish middle-aged couple who hate each other but can’t afford to get divorced. The comedy series highlights the occasional bliss, humour and love in the otherwise dysfunctional relationship."

Smothered

"As written & performed by series creators Mitch Hara and Jason Stuart, Smothered captures the misery and mystery of long-term coupling, and of couples aging together. It’s a very funny look at domesticity gone horribly–and hilariously–sideways."

Outtake

"With everything that’s happening in the world right now “Smothered” brings much needed comedic relief with a thirty-minute binge session of seven, five-minute episodes of outrageous, irreverent & laugh out loud bliss."

Broadway

"With everything thats happening in the world now, we need a little laughter..."

Blog Talk Radio

"Left of Str8 Show 8-5-2020: Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara with Scott Fullerton"

Robert Christian

"Jason Stuart & Mitch Hara are at it again on The Robert Christian Show! And OMG! He is soooo crazy and nuts! BUT its sooo funny!"

Drop the Subject

"Mitch Hara and Jason Stuart Join Aly and James on Drop The Subject to talk about their amazon series Smothered; a hilarious new comedy of a gay couple navigating their way through couples therapy."

Joan Quinn Profiles:
Mitch Hara and Jennifer Sun Bell

SMOTHERED

Smothered

A hateful gay couple who can't stand each other but can't afford to get divorced.
Randy & Ralph attempt to salvage their hideous relationship in therapy hell.
It's a hysterical, touching, psychotic exploration of love, crashing to bits like cheap china from the Olive Garden. It's also a celebration of diversity, Little People, Transsexuals, Asians, Blacks, Whites, Jews & a fluid dog.
They inanely attempt to rob a Wells Fargo to get away from each other and wind up in jail, in the same cell.
If Randy doesn't suffocate Ralph in his sleep -- the Crips, The Aryan Nation or the Warden will be thrilled to assist.

SMOTHERED SEASON 2

Smothered Season 2

Our entitled boomer-aged Jew-Wop couple Randy (Mitch Hara & Ralph (Jason Stuart) are released from jail on a "technicality."
They still can't stand each other and still can't afford to get divorced. They're stuck in a tiny efficiency at the LGBTQ Center with rules they refuse to follow.
It's going to take a lot more than the Jewish mafia, eccentric shrinks and heavy meds to keep them together before they kill each other or everyone one else.
Follow the insane antics, fights, fu*ks, seductions and murders.
These two make Tennessee Williams look like a Disney Movie

Nominated for 11 Indie Series Awards, best actors, guest stars, editor and our magical director Carlyle King. Some of our 25 guest stars. Bobby Castanzo (Friends), Amanda Bearse (Married with Children), Armand Fields (Queer as Folk), Aida Rodriguez (HBO Comedy Special), Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye) Nicole Evans (the Big Store), Hellen Hong (Unicorn).

Directed by: Carlyle King

MUTANT OLIVE 2.0

Hara gives life to alter-ego Adam Astra, an actor whose past seems to constantly seep into his present. Breaking the fourth wall, Astra gleefully spoons out tales of his soul-sucking childhood, monstrous substance abuse, rampant sex, crashed cars & a black cape — all during the course of an audition for Hamilton "unplugged".

Mutant Olive “Through the vehicle of an audition, the audience ends up being taken on a journey of a person who has allowed their experiences to fully shape them, and it is entertaining to say the least — deeply personal and hilarious." ~ Stage Raw

“Hara’s CRACKED PERSPECTIVE and FEARLESS HONESTY are reason enough to check out his humorously cauterizing account.” ~ LA Times

“ELECTRICLY PACED… Hara’s go-for-broke performance is compulsively watchable… a surprisingly ORIGINAL THRILL!” ~ Stage and Cinema

“CAPTIVATING from start to finish.” ~ Tolucan Times

"Hara’s performance is HUMOUROUS, RIVITING and SYMPATHETIC, his writing WITTY and SPELLBINDING and all you want is to know MORE!" ~ LA Beat Magazine

“FOUR STARS… A great story… DARK & WILD with a balance of humor…SEDUCTIVE, rich in character.” ~ Examiner.com

“HILARIOUS… Reminds us we are all dancing by ourselves through life." ~ Broadway World

“DARING… cleverly directed … This is DEEP digging” ~ On Stage Los Angeles

“MOVING… We transcend simply being an audience and become part of the story itself.” ~ Life In LA

“This play takes us into the addicted life of it’s performer, Adam Astra (Hara), and his tainted childhood. It will make you laugh, it will make you hold your breath but in the end, you will Cheer!” ~ Entertainment “as I see it” Larry Fortin

"INSPIRING, FUNNY, CHARMING, intimate, sad and extremely entertaining..." ~ Indiewire

“Hara’s A MESMERIZING PERFORMER!”
~ Susan Dietz Broadway Producer. “Hedwig” & “Kinky Boots”

“Hilarious! Tragic! Shocking! Run!” ~ LA WEEKLY

THEATRE MANIA -- rating: 5 stars
Review: Mutant Olive.
This was a stunning performance by an incredibly brave, and by turns, hilarious and heartbreaking, gifted actor. It’s the first solo show I’ve ever seen where I want to see it again, there was so much going on in it! Mitch Hara is brilliant! Go!!!

STAGE RAW -- Recommended!
"His performance is both energetic and freeing as he details his childhood and experiences with his parents. He gives life to the words by not holding himself back."








Mutant Olive
Mutant Olive

REVIEWS

Smothered

"Loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, LOVED (Did you count them? 7 loves!) this new series." ~ Paul B.

"Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara are awesome together." ~ Corey C.

"This is just really well-directed & well written & perfectly cast." ~ Mary E.

REPRESENTATION:

BOOMBABY! PRODUCTIONS

Phone: (323) 252-3876

PR:

Lucy Pollak

Phone: (818) 887-1499

UK/Edinburgh Fringe

Phone: 07789 754089

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