MITCH HARA

Actor - Writer - Director

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

ABOUT MITCH

About Mitch Hara

Mitch Hara (actor/writer/director) was raised by speed-freak alcoholics which shaped his unique voice and eccentric view of the world.

He escaped to NYC at age 19, when he was invited to join the acclaimed Actors Studio. He did countless plays Off Broadway and hit the comedy clubs.
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 subsequently did numerous guest spots including recurring roles on “ER,” followed by four more pilots and wound up as staff writer on several Sitcoms.
The independent film world discovered his unique talent and he starred in “The Art of Dying” with Wings Hauser.

His standout performance landed him starring roles in 11 more films. He’s played opposite John Savage, Sally Kirland, Karen Black, Angela Landsbury, Paul Bartel, Shelly Winters, Al Pacino, Patrick Swayze, Susan Lucci, Doris Roberts, John Travolta – just to name drop a touch.

He’s written, directed and performed in three critically acclaimed plays. Mitch won Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Sister Coco Call-Me-Ishmael, a mental-patient-drag-queen-nun. He also directed Joe Manganiello in “One Night Stand.”

Hara’s award-winning solo show MUTANT OLIVE is playing to sold out houses in Beverly Hills, NYC, Chicago, London with rave reviews.

Currently, Mitch is watching Smothered go viral and pitching it as a 30-minute series.
His original screenplay, IT WILL ALWAYS BE LUNCH (a gay Aunty Mame) is getting exciting buzz around town and he’s developing a new black comedy, STUCK, about a grief group.

Mitch says, “I never take “no” for an answer. For me, everything is YES. Even ‘no’ is a slow yes!”

His inner child is alive and well and ready to play!

NEWS

Smothered

The new series SMOTHERED that I co-starred, co-wrote, co-produced and created with my friend Jason Stuart.
A hysterical and sobering look at a gay, middle-aged couple trying to salvage their relationship in therapy hell.
Directed by the wonderfully talented Terri Hanauer and with guest-stars Erika Irvin, Scott Krinsky, Dailia Ali Rajah, Carole Ita White, Pancho Moler, Clent Bowers, and Helen Hong.
Produced by Me & Jason, Susan Hooper and Emily Pascal.

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PHOTOS

VIDEOS

PRESS

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."

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 hysterical and sobering look at a gay, Jewish middle-aged couple trying to salvage their hideous relationship in therapy hell.

Starring:
Mitch Hara, Jason Stuart

Director: Terri Hanauer

Co-starring: Dalia Ali Rajah, Erik Aude, Clent Bowers, Erika Ervin, Helen Hong, Scott Krinsky, Pancho Moler and Carole Ita White.

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.

Mutant Olive

“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! Terri Hanauer’s direction is stunning and Mitch Hara is brilliant! Go!!!

MUTANT OLIVE is a hysterical, heart-wrenching, triumphant journey as one actor's past seeps into his present.
He explores childhood, speed, alcohol, sex, crashed cars, jails, DUIs, death, rehab, an out of body experience and a black cape. This exploration all happens during an audition for a very intimate production of Hamilton, “unplugged.”

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