Captain Mitchell "Mitch" Buchannon is a character from the famous American television series Baywatch. He is also the main character of the entire franchise.

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, Baywatch Nights and in the reunion movie he was played by actor and singer David Hasselhoff and later by Dwayne Johnson as a second Mitch Buchannon (both played him in the movie) in the film version.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

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

Personality[edit | edit source]

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 humor 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 Life[edit | edit source]

Baywatch[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Season 4[edit | edit source]

Season 5[edit | edit source]

Season 6[edit | edit source]

Baywatch Nights[edit | edit source]

Season One[edit | edit source]

Baywatch[edit | edit source]

Season 7[edit | edit source]

Baywatch Nights[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Baywatch[edit | edit source]

Season 8[edit | edit source]

Season 9[edit | edit source]

Baywatch Hawaii[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding[edit | edit source]

Baywatch (2017)[edit | edit source]

When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, the legendary Mitch Buchannon played by Dwayne the Rock Johnson leads his elite squad of lifeguards on a mission to prove that you don't have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hotshot recruits, including former Olympian Matt Brody, they ditch the surf and go deep undercover to take down a ruthless businesswoman whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Hasselhoff was cast over Tom Wopat, William Katt, Lorenzo Lamas, Adrian Paul and Jack Scalia for the lead role of Mitch Buchannon.
  • David makes a cameo in the 2017 movie as the original Mitch Buchannon as the mentor to inspire the movie's Mitch to not give up after he lost his job.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Episodes[edit | edit source]


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9

Baywatch Nights

Season 1

Season 2

Baywatch Hawaii

Season 1

Movies[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Baywatch Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Mitch Buchannon.
Baywatch Lifeguards
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Mitch BuchannonCraig PomeroyJill RileyEddie KramerShauni McClainNewmie NewmanTrevor ColeJohn D. CortJim BarnettDon ThorpeBen EdwardsDevon ConnorHarvey MillerMeganStephanie HoldenMatt BrodySummer QuinnC.J. ParkerNeely CapshawCaroline HoldenCody MadisonLogan FowlerTracy DodsworthDonna MarcoJordan TateSam ThomasHobie BuchannonManny GutierrezLani McKenzieSky BergmanApril GiminskiTaylor WalshJ.D. DariusBridgetAlex RykerJessie OwensLeigh Dyer

Baywatch Hawaii Lifeguards
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Mitch BuchannonNewmie NewmanJ.D. DariusJessie OwensSean MonroeAllie ReeseKekoa TanakaJason IoaneDawn MastertonLeigh DyerZack McEwanCarrie Sharp

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