RJ Mitte (a/k/a Walter “Flynn” White Jr.) will be inducted was part of the Freshman Class of the New Mexico Film and Television Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 10, 2018 during the LCIFF Awards Ceremony at the Rio Grande Theatre. Also attending the ceremony are selected independent filmmakers and sponsors of the film festival.
Multi-faceted actor, producer and model, RJ Mitte is best known for his powerful performance as Walter “Flynn” White Jr. in AMC’s highly-acclaimed and widely popular dramatic thriller “Breaking Bad, Mitte played the pivotal role of the disabled teenage son of a high school science teacher turned drug dealer, played by Bryan Cranston.
At the age of three, Louisiana native Mitte was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, much like his character on “Breaking Bad.” And though Mitte has a mild case of the same condition, he had to do what all actors do: research the character and even relearn many of the challenges he had endured as a child in order to convey a more pronounced version of CP.
CP has never deterred his drive to succeed in television and film. Mitte has appeared on Showtime’s “Weeds,” NBC’s “Vegas,” and CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris.” Following his “Breaking Bad” success, RJ was thrust into the global spotlight as the celebrity face and model of GAP International’s 2014 “Lived in Spring” campaign. With his image appearing internationally, he has cemented himself as a face to know in the fashion world. Mitte has walked in Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, Berlin and New York City.
Mitte transitioned into film as he starred in his first non-handicapped leading role alongside country music superstar, Faith Hill, in DIXIELAND which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. He then continued to play leading roles in films like WHO’S DRIVING DOUG, which premiered at the 2016 Santa Barbara Film Festival, and, most recently in the sci-fi, action thriller THE RECALL alongside Wesley Snipes. Mitte also aims to produce several of his own film projects.
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