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    • Mike appeared in a documentary called Whose War?, which talked about the war in Iraq.

    • Mike is the co-chairman of Human Rights Watch in California.

    • Mike attended West Hollywood Grammar School with Natalie Wood and Ricky Nelson.

    • Mike is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

    • Mike helps out with an organization called Greenpeace.

    • Mike is represented by the Innovative Artists.

    • Mike married Judy Farrell on August 18, 1963 and later divorced in 1983.

    • Mike wrote a book called "Just Call Me Mike: My Journey from Actor to Activist" in 2007.

    • Mike is 6 feet 3 inches tall.

    • Farrell and Marvin Minoff formed "Farrell/Minoff Productions" in the late 1980s. Their first production was Dominick and Eugene. One of their better known movies was Patch Adams, which starred Robin Williams.

    • Farrell was elected the Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles in 2002. He served for three years.

    • One of Farrell's hobbies is cross-country motorcycling. He has ridden his motorcycle all the way across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe.

    • Farrell's family moved to Hollywood, California when he was two years old.

    • Here is a list of all of the awards Farrell has won: The First Annual Mike Farrell Human Rights Award DPG on April 19, 2006; Tavel-Resnick Award October 14, 2005; Donald Wright Award in 2004; Honorary Doctorate of Public Service at Notre Dame de Namur in 2004; Artivist Award for Human Rights Advocacy in 2004; ACLU of Southern CA 2003 Garden Party Award in 2003; 2002 Gabriel Award for Personal Achievement in 2002; 2002 Gleitsman Foundation Citizen Activist Award; Louis M. Brown Conflict Preventing Award; Board of Director's Award; Role Model Award; Inaugural AKA Role Model Award; Humanitarian Award; Valentine Davies Award; Namaste Award; Doctor of Humane Letters; Michael Doheny Humanitarian Award; Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award; Golden Bell Award; Partner's Award; Earl Warren Civil Liberties Awards; Abolitionist Award; Upton Sinclair Award; The Christopher Award.

    • Farrell recieved The First Annual Mike Farrell Human Rights Award on April 19, 2006. It was presented to Farrell by the Death Penalty Focus.

    • Farrell's religion is Roman Catholic.

    • Farrell attended Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California.

    • On M*A*S*H, Farrell grew a moustache at the beginning of the seventh season after Alan Alda suggested that he do so. Instead of shaving it off after a few episodes, he kept it for the rest of the series.

    • Farrell was on California's Commission on Judicial Performance for a little over three years. He began on February 2, 1998, and ended his time on the commision on February 28, 2001.

    • Farrell's father, Joe Farrell, was a carpenter who died in 1956. Joe worked as a Hollywood carpenter, building sets for various movies.

    • Farrell co-hosted a Saving the Wildlife special with Loretta Swit, a fellow M*A*S*H cast member.

    • Farrell is currently active in human rights issues.

    • Farrell attended the the Los Angeles City College. It was there that he began to take dramatic arts seriously.

    • Farrell married Shelley Fabares on December 31, 1984.

    • Farrell was in the Marines Corp for two years.

  • Quotes

    • Mike Farrell: (On the final episode of M*A*S*H) It was one of the hardest things I've ever done as an actor, because there were times when it wasn't appropriate to be crying.

    • Mike Farrell: I think it's appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene in Kosovo. I am in favor of an intervention. On some level, you have to say that at least somebody is doing something.

    • Mike Farrell: (Talking about first joining M*A*S*H.) I began to sweat at the [thought] that if this show fails in the fourth season, I'm going to wear it around my neck for the rest of my life: the guy who sank "M*A*S*H.