An actor known for his regular role on the Raymond Burr detective series "Ironside" has died. The Los Angeles Times reports that Don Mitchell, who played Burr’s assistant and bodyguard Mark Sanger in almost 200 episodes of the 1960s and 1970s NBC drama, died Sunday of natural causes. He was 70.
In addition to numerous TV appearances, Mitchell had one of the lead roles in the 1973 blaxploitation film "Scream Blacula Scream."
Mitchell’s television appearances began in the mid-1960s and included guest spots on shows including "I Dream of Jeannie," "Bewitched" and "The Fugitive." He also appeared in "The Virginian," "Tarzan," “Wonder Woman,” “CHiPs” and “McMillan & Wife,” among many other shows.