Mike Farrell who is officially known as Michael Joseph Farrell Jr is a well-known actor. This American celebrity is popularly known for his role in the series, M*A*S*H as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt. Other than acting, Mike Farrell is also a public speaker especially on political issues and an activist. In the filming industry, he has ventured into filming production, directing, screenwriting and acting. This article is here to explain in details the personal life, career, achievements and Mike Farrell’s net worth in 2019.
Michael Joseph Farrell Jr was born in 1939, 6th February. His birthplace is Saint Paul, Minnesota, in the United States of America. His father and mother are Michael Joseph Farrell, Sr and Agnes Sarah Cosgrove, respectively. After two years of living in Minnesota, his whole family moved to Hollywood in California. In Hollywood, his dad worked as a carpenter in a movie studio.
In his childhood, Mike Farrell went to school with the famous Natalie Wood. They both went to West Hollywood Grammar School. Later Mike attended Hollywood High School and graduated before joining the USA Marine Corps. He worked in Camp Hansen, Okinawa. He then settled for different jobs before he decided to venture into acting as a career. Mike married the famous actress, Judy Hayden in 1963, August. Judy by then served in Laguna Beach as a high school drama and English teacher.
The couple has two adorable kids, Michael and Erin. In 1980 due to some complicated marriage issues, they separated and finalized their divorce in 1983. His ex-wife Judy was also featured in M*A*S*H. In late 1984, Mike Farrell married another popular actress, Shelley Fabares. Their marriage took place on 31st December. Since then he has been active in the film industry. In 2002, Mike managed to become the first vice president of the Guild. He served as the vice president for three complete years.
When Mike Farrell took up acting in the 1960s, he guest-starred in different series. Some of these series include The Interns, Mannix, Days of Our lives, Never Look Back, The Man and the City and others. In 1975, Mike Farrell got a real breakthrough when he was featured in season three of M*A*S*H as B.J. Hunnicutt. This was after the resignation of Wayne Rogers. This role earned him an Emmy Award.
He stayed in the cast for its eight years on the air. Other than acting in the series, Mike Farrell wrote five of the episodes and directed four episodes. As the years passed, Mike partnered with several people to act, produce and direct films. So Mike became active in the filming industry under the different categories. Other than filming, he became an active activist in the political issues. He participated in charity work which made him receive different awards.
Awards and Achievements
Mike Farrell has achieved a lot in the filming industry by participating in numerous television series. He has also received an Emmy Award for participating in M*A*S*H. Mike Farrell has also received Human Rights awards for being a big advocate of human rights and justice. Farrell has taken up an advisory role in different foundations. He has achieved so much and has mentored millions of people.
Net Worth of Mike Farrell
Mike Farrell’s net worth is $12.5 million. It has been earned from his work in film as a director, producer, and actor. Other sources of his income are his work as an activist and public speaker. Being so active in all these businesses, Mike Farrell has amassed a net worth of $12.5 million.
Behind many successful people, there is a story. Mike Farrell who is a current celebrity started small but has managed to get to the top. That is why it is important to never look at where you are but where you are going.