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Mike Farrell

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Born Feb 6, 1939

Michael Joseph "Mike" Farrell is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt, on the television series M*A*S*H (1975–83). He is an activist for political causes. Farrell was a producer of Patch Adams (1998) starring Robin Williams, and has starred on the television series Providence (1999–2002). He appeared as Milton Lang, the father of Victor Lang, husband of Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives (2007–2008).… Read More

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  • Bid To End California Death Penalty May Collect Signatures
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    Anderson Cooper: Opposing Illegal Cia Wars Is Unelectable
    Huffington Post - Oct 14, 2015
  • A Missing Man Is Found, But Questions Remain
    LATimes - Nov 16, 2013
  • Policing Philadelphia: Boots On The Street
    The Economist - Aug 22, 2013

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1939 Birth Born on February 6, 1939.

TWENTIES

1963 24 Years Old In August 1963, Farrell married actress Judy Hayden, who was working as a high school English and drama teacher in Laguna Beach, California. They were separated in 1980 and divorced in 1983. … Read More
1968 29 Years Old …  In 1968, he originated the continuing role of Scott Banning in the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives.

THIRTIES

1970 31 Years Old In 1970, he starred as one of the young doctors in the CBS prime-time series The Interns, in a cast led by Broderick Crawford.
1971 32 Years Old In 1971, he played the assistant to Anthony Quinn in ABC's The Man and the City.
1973 34 Years Old In 1973, while under contract to Universal Studios, Farrell starred with Robert Foxworth in The Questor Tapes. … Read More
1975 36 Years Old Farrell's big break came in 1975 when Wayne Rogers unexpectedly departed M*A*S*H at the end of the third season. … Read More

FORTIES

1983 44 Years Old …  In 1983 Farrell starred in the movie Memorial Day.
1984 45 Years Old On December 31, 1984, he married actress Shelley Fabares. … Read More
1985 46 Years Old In 1985 Farrell partnered with film and television producer Marvin Minoff to create Farrell/Minoff Productions, a production company. … Read More
1988 49 Years Old Farrell and Minoff also executive produced two feature films during their partnership, Dominick and Eugene, a 1988 Orion Pictures film which earned actor Tom Hulce a Golden Globe nomination for best actor. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1999 60 Years Old In 1999 Farrell was given the part of veterinarian Jim Hansen, the father of the lead character Dr. Sydney Hansen, portrayed by Melina Kanakaredes, on the NBC-TV melodrama series Providence. … Read More
2001 62 Years Old He received PETA's Humanitarian Award in 2001, and narrated a public service campaign for them about animal abuse. … Read More
2002 63 Years Old Farrell has been active in the Screen Actors Guild. In 2002 he was elected first vice president of the Guild in Los Angeles and served in the post for three years.
2006 67 Years Old 1 More Event
Even before he was well-known, Farrell was an activist for many political and social causes. He was co-chair of the California Human Rights Watch for ten years, was on the Board of Advisors of the original Cult Awareness Network, and has been president of Death Penalty Focus for more than ten years, being the first person to be awarded its Human Rights Award, subsequently named after him in 2006.
2007 68 Years Old Farrell wrote an autobiography, Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist (ISBN 1933354089), published in 2007. … Read More
2009 70 Years Old Farrell and Minoff's professional partnership lasted more than twenty-five years, until Minoff's death in November 2009.
2011 72 Years Old Farrell continued to stay in touch or to have dinner with his on-screen commanding officer, until Morgan's death on December 7, 2011.
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