Mike Farrell

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TV Actor
Date of Birth February 6, 1939
Place of Birth Saint Paul, Minnesota
Age 81 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Michael Joseph Farrell Jr. is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series MA*S*H. He is also an activist and public speaker for various political causes. Farrell was a producer of Patch Adams starring Robin Williams, and starred in the television series Providence. He appeared as Milton Lang, the father of Victor Lang, husband of Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives. He was seen in the season 10 episode "Persona" of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He appeared as the character Fred Jones in the season 8 episode "Hunteri Heroici" of Supernatural. In 2014 he was a supporting cast member on the Sundance TV Network criminal drama series The Red Road. He portrayed Lee Miglin, a real estate baron who fell victim to serial killer Andrew Cunanan, in FX's anthology series American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Most recently, he appeared in NCIS, playing the role of Judge Miles Deakin in "Judge, Jury..."

Born: Michael Joseph Farrell Jr, February 6, 1939, Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, activist, public speaker
Years active: 1963–present
Children: 2
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About Mike Farrell

Played Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on TV's M*A*S*H and Milton Lang on Desperate Housewives. He is also a political activist.

Before Fame

He and Natalie Wood were classmates at West Hollywood Grammar School. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps before pursuing acting.


He and business partner Marvin Minoff produced Patch Adams from 1998, which starred Robin Williams.

Family Life

He married actress Judy Farrell in 1963, and they had two children, Michael and Erin, together. They divorced in 1983. He married actress Shelley Fabares in 1984.


He played Melina Kanakaredes' character's father on Providence, the NBC melodrama that ran from 1999 until 2002.

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Latest information about Mike Farrell updated on October 19, 2020.

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