02-06 Happy birthday to Mike Farrell, Born: February 6, 1939.
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 various political causes.
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. He appeared as the character Fred Jones in the season 8 episode “Hunteri Heroici” of Supernatural.
During the 1960s, Farrell guest-starred in a few series. Notable roles included Federal Agent Modell in the episode “Monkee Chow Mein” on The Monkees in 1967; astronaut Arland in the episode “Genie, Genie, Who’s Got the Genie?” on I Dream of Jeannie; and an Army doctor in the episode “The Bankroll” of Combat!. In 1968, he originated the continuing role of Scott Banning in the NBC soap opera Days of our Lives. In 1970, he starred as one of the young doctors in the CBS prime-time series The Interns, in a cast led by Broderick Crawford. In 1971, he played the assistant to Anthony Quinn in ABC’s The Man and the City. In 1973, while under contract to Universal Studios, Farrell starred with Robert Foxworth in The Questor Tapes. During the years under contract, he guest starred in a number of shows, including Banacek, Marcus Welby, M.D., and The New Land; and starred in a television pilot with Jane Wyman, one which did not sell. Farrell also had a cameo role in the 1967 classic The Graduate
Since M*A*S*H, Farrell has guest starred in Murder, She Wrote; Justice League; Desperate Housewives; and many others. Farrell played Jonathan Kent in the Superman (1996) animated series, with wife Shelley Fabares playing Martha Kent.
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