Mitch Vogel joined the show in 1970 as Jamie Hunter, an orphan taken in by the Cartwrights and later adopted. It was hoped that Jamie would appeal to younger members of the audience, as Michael Landon was 34, and a bit old for Pa’s advice.
Mitch was 13 when he joined the cast of Bonanza, and stayed with the show until its end. He apparently made an impression on Michael Landon, as he would go on to play Johnnie Johnson, in two episodes of Little House On The Prairie, after Bonanza was over in 1972. Vogel left acting in his late teens, and is now happily married with children, and lives northeast of Los Angeles.
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