Lieutenant Mitchell "Mitch" Buchannon is a character from the famous american television series Baywatch.

He is one of the main semi-retired head lifeguards who gives the others their assignments, trains new recruits and organizes new lifesaving methods.

At the end of the first season of Baywatch Hawaii, it seems he was killed in a boat explosion in Hawaii. But as seen in the tv movie, it was only a coma and he survived.

In seasons 1-10 and in the reunion movie he was played by actor and singer David Hasselhoff and later by Dwayne Johnson in the film version.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Mitch is a tall slender man in his late-thirties and early-forties with dark brown hair and blue eyes.


Mitch is very dedicated to his job, preferring to patrol the beach and save lives rather than sit in an office all day.

He shares a mutual bond with his son Hobie and tries to make things right if anything ruins their relationship.

He is a good friend and popular father figure to the other lifeguards who turn to him for advice and help. He has a good sense of humour with hobbies including surfing and basketball.

Mitch can be stern and serious when the situation demands especially if a person's life is at stake.

Early LifeEdit


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Baywatch NightsEdit

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Baywatch NightsEdit

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Baywatch HawaiiEdit

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Baywatch Hawaiian WeddingEdit


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