RJ Mitte of ‘Breaking Bad’ joins McAllen comic con lineup

Rose McGowan added to all three days of convention

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Actor Roy Frank “RJ” Mitte III, an activist on cerebral palsy, bullying and a celebrity ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy, an international nonprofit charitable organization, visits children with special needs at the Moody Clinic in Brownsville on Sunday, April 25, 2021. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald)

Attention pop culture fans.

With the South Texas Comic Con right around the corner here’s an update on what to expect while at the convention. If you’re not excited already, you will be.

South Texas Comic Con recently announced that RJ Mitte, who is perhaps best known for his role as Walter White Jr. in the AMC hit show “Breaking Bad,” has now joined the celebrity lineup at the convention.

Mitte is also known for his roles in films such as “Triumph” and “The Oak Room” as well as for appearing in Netflix’s “The Guardians of Justice.” Throughout his career, he has won various awards for his role in “Breaking Bad” including the SAG-AFTRA Harold Russell Award, which is given to those who help raise awareness for those with disabilities in media.

Like his character in the show, Mitte was also diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He now uses his platforms to help advocate for those with disabilities and serves as the official ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy and Shiners Hospitals for Children. He is also the face of the #CutTheBull campaign in support of children with disabilities.

Not only is he known for his roles in the film industry but the actor also has roots in the Rio Grande Valley and has lived in Brownsville.

As previously reported by The Brownsville Herald, Mitte is the grandson of Roy F. Mitte, who hails from Brownsville and whose foundation, the Austin-based Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation, donated $3 million in 1998 to restore Dean Porter Park and create the Mitte Cultural District in town.

Mitte, who now serves as president on the foundation’s board of directors, also attended the 2019 Cinesol Film Festival at South Padre Island and in 2021 visited children with special needs at the Moody Clinic in Brownsville.

But that’s not all that’s new. Rose McGowan has been added for all three days of the event which is slated from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30.

She’s starred in Robert Rodriguez’s “Planet Terror” and Darren Stein’s “Jawbreakers,” and of course in Wes Craven’s “Scream.”

South Texas Comic Con provided many sights and sounds at the McAllen Convention Center on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in McAllen. (Delcia Lopez | [email protected])

The two are among the various celebrities who will be attending this year’s comic con which includes Ron Perlman, who is best known for his role as “Hellboy” and whose only appearance at the convention in McAllen will be Saturday, April 29.

Other celebrity appearances include Giancarlo Esposito, Mitte’s co-star in “Breaking Bad” who played Gus Fring and most recently known as Moff Gideon in the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian;” William Shatner who played the original Captain Kirk in “Star Trek;” another person who played an original character is Austin St. John who played the original Red Ranger in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”

Attendees will not only be able to meet celebrity guests but can also participate in Q&A panels, browse the various vendor tables, and even use the gaming room.

This year’s convention will also include outdoor attractions such as a “huge” fireworks display, an outdoor stage with live music and comedy, the Taylor Swift Tribute band RED, live pro wrestling, an alpaca farm and other activities.

Doors will open for VIP guests at 11:30 a.m. Friday, and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. For general admission, doors will open at noon Friday and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For ticket information and prices visit southtexascomiccon.com.


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