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Eric Mitchell is an unseen mentioned character and an antagonist from BBC British soap drama EastEnders. Eric was often mentioned by his son Philip "Phil" Mitchell who abused him as a little kid and never abused Grant Mitchell who was regarded to be Eric's favorite child.
The actor who portrayed Eric Mitchell in the photo is unknown.
1940 - 1985
Eric Mitchell was born in London 1940. He was the husband of Peggy Mitchell. During his youth, Eric became friends with notorious gang lord Johnny Allen, who was Eric's boss while he was focusing on his boxing career but it all went down into a downward spiral. Eric's wife Peggy tried to develop a relationship with Johnny but he was not interested in her. Johnny would often taunt Eric, forcing him to do jobs because Eric was a better boxer than him. Eric would later take his anger out on his wife Peggy and Phil Mitchell, when he was 9 years old. On the other hand, Eric would never hurt Grant Mitchell being regarded to be Eric's favorite child. Peggy would later tried to save her marriage only to be pregnant with her daughter Sam Mitchell, born in 1975.
Kevin Masters employed Peggy to work at his own minicab firm but it has been meticulously revealed that they were both having an affair behind Eric's back while he was suffering from cancer. Peggy later quitted her job and she sat by Eric during his final moments as he's about to pass away on his death bed. from cancer with his wife Peggy by her side. Eric passed away in 1985.
Eric has been mentioned by Phil alot of times during his time in the show when he tried to abuse his son Ben Mitchell the same way Eric abused Phil years ago but it was prevented by Peggy and Phil's uncle Archie Mitchell protected Ben when their own family dinner gone wrong. Peggy later regretted ignoring Phil from being abused by Eric, storming off back into her room.
In 2015, Vincent Hubbard got into a scrap with Phil wanting revenge claiming his father Eric killed Vincent's father but it was later revealed that his mother Claudette Hubbard was involved with his death. Somewhere around 2016, Peggy would later scroll through a box of her old photos with Eric back in the old days. Peggy would later pass away from a drug overdose. All of her family members attended her funeral.