Mike Farrell: Actor and Activist

Attention all M*A*S*H fanatics: Mike Farrell is in town this weekend. Fondly remembered as Dr. B.J. Hunnicutt, Farrell has spent decades as a political activist, writer, and producer as well.

His autobiography, Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist, has received praise from as varied readers as Senator George McGovern, Sister Helen Prejean (author of Dead Man Walking), and even Bill O’Reilly. Just Call Me Mike details his early years as a grocery delivery boy for celebrities such as Lucille Ball and Jimmy Stewart, to his rise to international stardom on the ground–breaking M*A*S*H, to his travels throughout war-torn areas such as Bosnia, Rwanda, the Gaza Strip, and Cambodia. An outspoken advocate against the death penalty, he helped found Death Penalty Focus, and he continues to speak publically for other human rights movements. This Saturday, Mike Farrell will be reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers at 5 p.m. According to the press release, Farrell enjoys engaging in discussion on just about any subject, from Hollywood fun facts to social issues including election reform, gay rights, environment conservation, and international human rights.

City Pages interviews Mike Farrell the last time he was in town, you can read Corey Anderson’s interview here.

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