As a St.Louis Missouri native, Arvin grew up entertaining his family at home and friends at school as a daily routine. That is until his mother popped up at his school and put an end to all the jokes. Mrs. Mitchell explained to Arvin, that if he was going to be a clown he'd better get paid for it! It would be years before Arvin realized that he could actually get on stage and make audiences laugh by sharing his point of view, but once he started it was all she wrote.
Within a few short years of hitting local stages Arvin would make it his business to begin expanding his market even more by getting booked both internationally and abroad. After his debut as first runner up in the nationally televised comedy competition on BET's Coming to The Stage, Arvin went on to become J Anthony Brown's bartending co-host on Club Comic View. Since then Arvin has continued to make television appearances on Tony Rock's The Funny Spot, Kevin Hart's One Mic Stand and various commercials. In addition to performing two Drybar comedy specials, Arvin Mitchell is currently featured as a cast member on the family comedy series Studio C!