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Mike Farrell

Actor, 'M*A*S*H' and 'Providence'

Best known for his eight years on M*A*S*H and five seasons on “Providence,” actor Mike Farrell is also a writer, director and producer, his most recent project the motion picture “Patch Adams.”

A social and political activist, Farrell has served on human rights and peace delegations to El Salvador, Nicaragua, U.S.S.R., Paraguay, Chile, Israel, the Occupied Territories, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Czechoslovakia, Somalia, Kenya, Croatia, Bosnia, Cuba, Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Costa Rica and Honduras.

He was co-chair of the Southern California Committee of Human Rights Watch from 1994 to 2004.

President of Death Penalty Focus since 1994, he has “visited too many death rows” and he speaks, debates, writes and coordinates efforts to stop executions across the country.

Prior to the invasion of Iraq, he co-founded Artists United to Win Without War.

He is the author of two books: "Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist," and "Of Mule and Man."

October 12, 2014
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