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 and will be MC’ing our event A Day for Heroes this weekend with Mark McGrath!
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 (John Slattery), husband of Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) on Desperate Housewives (2007–2008). He was seen in the tenth season episode “Persona” of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Most recently he appeared as the character Fred Jones in the season 8 episode “Hunteri Heroici” of Supernatural.
Farrell, one of four children, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Agnes Sarah née Cosgrove and Michael Joseph Farrell, Sr. When he was two years old, his family moved from South St. Paul to Hollywood, California, where his father worked as a movie studio carpenter. Farrell attended West Hollywood Grammar School with Natalie Wood, and graduated from Hollywood High School, served in the United States Marine Corps, and worked at various jobs before his acting career.
We are very excited to have Mike m.c. our A Day for Heroes event this weekend!