Mike Farrell

Actor, Producer, Director
After years of yeoman work as a guest star on television series and commercials in the 1960s, actor Mike Farrell earned his most memorable role as the affable Captain B. J. Hunnicut on "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-1983), which ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1939 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Days of Our Lives 1965 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Valentino's Ghost 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Locusts 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Clinic 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary Reunion 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Providence 1998 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 3 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Coach 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983, 1989 - 1991, 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1991, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superman 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Vatican Revealed 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Alan Alda: More Than Mr. Nice Guy 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Cathedrals in the Sea 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Memories of M*A*S*H 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Nobel Prize Ceremonies 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

La Lucha 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Antarctica: The Greenpeace Quest 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

UFO Cover-Up?... Live 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Of Thee We Sing 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

To Live For Ireland 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Narrator

Saving the Wildlife 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Memorial Day 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Body Human: Becoming a Man 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Father Damien: The Leper Priest 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Evening, Captain 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

El Salvador: Another Vietnam 1980 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Battered 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

McNaughton's Daughter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Amanda Fallon 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man and the City 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Interns 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Panic in the City 1968 (Movie)

(Actor)

Targets 1968 (Movie)

Man in Phone Booth (Actor)

A Deadly Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Choices of the Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Incident at Dark River (TV Show)

Actor

Letters From Frank (TV Show)

Actor

Live Again, Die Again (TV Show)

Actor

Private Sessions (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Single Parent (TV Show)

Actor

She Cried Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Motive (TV Show)

Actor

Sins of the Mind (TV Show)

Actor

The Kid From Nowhere (TV Show)

Actor

The Longest Night (TV Show)

Actor

The Questor Tapes (TV Show)

Actor

The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Act (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Dawn Chorus (TV Show)

Narrator

Vows of Deception (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dominick and Eugene 1988 (Movie)

(Producer)

What're My True Colors? 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Producer

Citizen: The Political Life of Allard K. Lowenstein 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Run Till You Fall (TV Show)

Director

Biography

After years of yeoman work as a guest star on television series and commercials in the 1960s, actor Mike Farrell earned his most memorable role as the affable Captain B. J. Hunnicut on "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-1983), which he joined in 1975 and remained with until its historic final episode in 1983. Farrell returned to guest-starring roles in the years after "M*A*S*H," as well as formed his own production company, which yielded several notable TV and feature films, including "Patch Adams" (1998). His genial nature belied his status as one of Hollywood's most fiercely committed political activists.

Relationships

Agnes Farrell

Mother

Jim Farrell

Brother

Kathy Farrell

Sister

Sally Farrell

Sister

Shelley Fabares Actor

Wife

Shelley Fabares

Wife
married in 1984 began dating c. 1982 born in 1942

Judy Farrell

Wife
divorced married Joe Bratcher after divorce

Joe Farrell

Father

Erin Farrell

Daughter
born c. 1973 mother, Judy Farrell

Michael Farrell

Son
born c. 1970 mother, Judy Farrell

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Jeff Corey Workshop

Los Angeles , California

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa , California

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1998

Served as one of the producers on the hit film "Patch Adams"

1998

Returned to series TV as regular on the NBC drama "Providence"; played the heroine's father

1997

Executive produced and starred in the USA Network film "Sins of the Mind"

1991

Starred in and produced the Lifetime TV-movie "Silent Motive"

1988

Directed TV movie "Run Till You Fall" (CBS)

1988

Produced feature film "Dominick and Eugene"

1985

Formed production company with Marvin Minoff

1982

Executive produced documentary, "Citizen: The Political Life of Allard K. Lowenstein"

1972

Made TV movie acting debut, "The Longest Night" (ABC)

1968

Played Scott Banning on soap opera "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)

1964

Made feature film debut, "Captain Newman, M.D."

1963

Had early TV work on episode of "McHale's Navy" (ABC)

1961

Made professional acting debut in Los Angeles theatre production of "Rain"

Played B.J. Hunnicutt on "M*A*S*H"; also directed and wrote episodes of CBS series beginning in 1979

Was regular on "The New Interns" (CBS)

Co-starred with Anthony Quinn in "Man and the City" (ABC)

Served in Marine Corps

Bonus Trivia

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Farrell has been active in Greenpeace, The Tree People, the ACLU, Amnesty International, the Special Olympics, the United Farm Workers, and is the American spokesperson for CONCERN, which dispatches teams to assist in refugee emergencies throughout the world.

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