Mitchell J. Hope is an Australian actor, known for Down the Way (2012) and Yes Mum (2012).

He portrays Ben, the son of Belle and The Beast in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants and its sequel, Descendants 2.

Life and Career

He is best known for starring in 2012 short films Down The Way, where he played Jonno, and Yes Mum, where he played Ryan. In addition, he has also had minor roles in several movies and series. In 2014, he will play young Tim in an episode of the mini-series Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS.

In 2014, it was announced that that he will star in the 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants as Ben, the teenage son of Belle and Beast. Judy Taylor, Disney Channel's senior vp casting and talent, said: "We were intrigued by Mitchell's natural acting style, boyish charm, and winning personality, and when we brought him to Los Angeles to read opposite Dove Cameron, it was apparent that he embodied the inherent good nature of 'Ben' and the sense of fairness that the character represents."

Mitchell is dating On the Wall (2014) actress Tayla Audrey. They have a dog named Harvey.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Yes Mum

Down the Way



Short Movie

Short Movie

2015 Descendants Ben Main Role
2017 Descendants 2 Ben Main Role

Television Network

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS Young Tim TV mini series; Season 1, Episode 1 & 2
2015-2017 Descendants: Wicked World Ben

External Links


  • He is from Melbourne.
  • He is the only Australian cast member.
  • He was about to quit acting before sending a self-taped audition.