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See Luke Mitchell for the First Time on Chicago Med as Mysterious Dr. Mitch Ripley
The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center just added to its ranks as the show's family grows.
The Gaffney Chicago Medical Center family just got a little bigger. Actor Luke Mitchell is joining the Chicago Med cast for the upcoming ninth season in a recurring role. And you may have seen him on TV before. Read on for all the stats you need to know.
Who does Luke Mitchell play on Chicago Med?
The actor portrays Dr. Mitch Ripley, who will make his debut in the Season 9 premiere on January 17, titled "“Row Row Row Your Boat on a Rocky Sea." Mitchell is slated to return throughout the season, which consists of 13 episodes, with the possibility of becoming a regular cast member the year after. Ripley is an ER doc with a dicy past who also knows Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt).
"Dr Mitch Ripley coming at ya early 2024! 😉 #ChicagoMed @nbc," Mitchell wrote on Instagram following the announcement of his casting. "Yay Luke!!!!!🙌🤩🤩," commented his Blindspot co-star Jaimie Alexander. Added Mitchell's wife, "Hellooooo Dr Mitch!! 😍😍😍." His co-star Jessy Schram (Hannah Asher) commented, "Lucky to have ya!"
Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. are renewed for the 2023-2024 season. One Chicago creator Dick Wolf is thrilled about the renewal, which includes all three Law & Order series, as well.
“I’m pleased to continue my four-decade relationship with Universal Television and NBC,” Wolf said in a statement. “All six shows being picked up again is the ultimate accolade to our incredible casts, producers, and writers. I'd also like to thank our loyal fans who have kept our NBC shows on the air for what will be a cumulative 84 seasons.”
Luke Mitchell as Dr. Ripley in the Season 9 premiere
As alluded to in the character description, Dr. Ripley has a history with Dr. Charles, and they're going to meet face-to-face in the premiere episode. We also see him with Dr. Asher, and wearing a lab coat, already part of the team.
Who is Luke Mitchell?
Mitchell is 38, Australian, and like many actors from Down Under, got his start on Aussie soaps. He's been married to fellow actor Rebecca Breeds for ten years, and the pair share an adorable dog named Alfie.
Mitchell has had roles on a number of hit series. He played Lincoln Campbell on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Roman Briggs on NBC's Blindspot, Ken on Legacies and Cormac Barnes on Big Sky, where he worked with The Voice Coach Reba McEntire.
Originally published Dec 1, 2023.