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MITCHEL L "MITCH" VOGEL (born January 17, 1956) is an American former child actor . Beginning his professional acting career at the age of ten, Vogel is perhaps best known for his role as the red-headed orphan, Jamie Hunter-Cartwright on the NBC
NBC
western series Bonanza
Bonanza
, as well as for his feature film roles; as Tommy North in Yours, Mine and Ours and as Lucius McCaslin in The Reivers .

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography

* 1.1 Early life and career * 1.2 Acting career * 1.3 After acting

* 2 References * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links

BIOGRAPHY

EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

Born in Alhambra, California
Alhambra, California
, Vogel began his acting career at the age of ten, appearing in stage productions of Tom Sawyer , Heidi
Heidi
, Peter Pan
Peter Pan
and The Wizard of Oz . As his acting career progressed, he attended Heinz Kaiser Junior High School in Costa Mesa, California
Costa Mesa, California
, from 1969 to 1970 and later attended Jordan Jr. High school in Burbank, California
Burbank, California
.

ACTING CAREER

Vogel made his feature film debut at the age of 12, appearing in the 1968 comedy Yours, Mine and Ours , as one of Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
's and Henry Fonda 's brood. He rose to prominence the following year as Lucius McCaslin in the feature film The Reivers , which earned him a Golden Globe nomination as the Best Supporting Actor of 1969 .

Having established himself in feature films, Vogel briefly appeared on an episode of Bonanza
Bonanza
broadcast on October 6, 1968, entitled "The Real People of Muddy Creek". Two years later he joined the Bonanza cast, co-starring as Jamie Hunter, an adolescent orphan taken in and eventually adopted by the Cartwrights during the last three seasons of the series.

In addition to his role on Bonanza, Vogel also guest-starred on several other western television series of the time, including The Virginian , Here Come the Brides , Gunsmoke , and Dundee and the Culhane , as well as appearing in a recurring role as "Johnny Johnson" on the western frontier series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1975. , after which he had a starring role in the 10th episode of the Saturday morning live-action show, The Secrets of Isis
The Secrets of Isis
.

In addition to his guest-starring roles on episodic television series, Vogel also appeared in lead roles in the Walt Disney\'s Wonderful World of Color films, Menace on the Mountain in 1970 and The Boy from Dead Man's Bayou in 1971, as well as co-starring in the made-for-television films Born Innocent in 1974 and State Fair in 1976.

AFTER ACTING

In 1978, Vogel left show business and began a life away from the limelight. He was married in 1985 and the couple have two daughters. Vogel lives in the Southern California
Southern California
area and has spent time directing and appearing in church plays, as well as singing in a band.

In 2002, Vogel returned to Bonanza's locations for the Travel Channel 's TV Road Trip, in which he narrated a look at the Ponderosa Ranch
Ponderosa Ranch
in Incline Village, near Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
. In 2004 he was featured in an interview in Bonanza
Bonanza
Gold magazine. He participated in both the 2005 Bonanza
Bonanza
Convention and the 2010 Bonanza
Bonanza
Weekend in Liverpool
Liverpool
, England.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Mitchel L Vogel, Born 01/17/56 in California". California Birth Index . Retrieved July 9, 2015. * ^ A B "Ask TV Scout: Young Actor – Mitch Vogel". The Morning Record. November 18, 1972. * ^ A B "\'State Fair\' Back For 4th Time". Kentucky New Era. May 13, 1976. * ^ "The 27th Annual Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards". GoldenGlobes.org. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2012. * ^ "New Bonanza
Bonanza
star to be \'adopted\'". The Calgary Herald. December 11, 1971. * ^ "Tonight\'s Best on TV – Little House on the Prairie". Lakeland Ledger. March 5, 1975. * ^ "TV Movies – Born Innocent". The News and Courier. October 24, 1975.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996,

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