Brian Stokes Mitchell Cast as Wilhelmina's Ex on Ugly Betty

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Bad news for Ugly Betty fans: there is no new episode this week.

Good news for Ugly Betty fans: we have a piece of casting news to get excited about.

Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell is joining the cast in the potentially recurring role of Wilhelmina’s ex-boyfriend, Don.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

The actor will debut in February and, according to Entertainment Weekly, is the polar opposite of Vanessa Williams’ self-absorbed character: Don is grounded, well-intentioned and blue collar.

Mitchell last appeared on the small screen in a 2002 episode of Crossing Jordan.

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Ugly Betty Quotes

We have to distract her, does anyone have a six foot hoagie?

Amanda [about Betty]

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Fabia: Fabia has had no work done
Wilhelmina: Please there's enough left over skin from your surgeries to make a bed for my cat