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Actor Mike Farrell, know about his Career and Net Worth Here: Also see his Married life with Wife Shelley Fabares

Updated On 11 Jan, 2024 Published On 30 Aug, 2017
Actor Mike Farrell, know about his Career and Net Worth Here: Also see his Married life with Wife Shelley Fabares

American actor Mike Farrell best known for his role in MASH married co-actor Shelley Fabares in the year 1984. Mike is a father of two kids from his former relationship.

American actor Mike Farrell, best known as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the TV series M*A*S*H is also an activist for various political issues.

Notably, he's living a happily married life with his wife Shelley Fabares since 1984. To know more about his married life, career, and net worth stay with us!!!!!!

Mike Farrell: See His Career and Net Worth                              

Mike appeared as a guest in a few series in the 1960s. His notable role includes his portrayal in the Lassie episode "Never Look Back". Federal Agent Modell in the episode "Monkee Chow Mein" on The Monkees in 1967.

Furthermore, his performance can be seen in the episode "Genie, Genie, Who's Got the Genie?" on Dream of Jeannie and an Army doctor in Combat!

Young Mike Farrell in a photo shoot. Source: Me TV

Some of his distinctive roles can be seen in TV series like Days of Our Lives, The Interns, The Man and the City, and The Questor Tapes.

Farrell got a big break of his career in 1975 when Wayne Rogers departed M*A*S*H at the end of the third season alongside Jamie Farr, Allan Arbus, Harry Morgan, and Loretta Swit.

He was selected as the father of the lead character Dr. Sydney Hansen played by Melina Kanakaredes in Providence in 1999.

The American star has an estimated net worth of about $10 million as of 2017. Besides acting, he is actively involved in many social events.

He was the helping hand for the refugees from the civil war in El Salvador in 1985. In 2006, Farrell appeared in the documentary Whose War? detecting the U.S. role in the Iraq War.

In addition, he also served on the advisory board of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Mike Farrell: His Married Life with Shelley Fabares

It was the year 1970 when the pair first met each other. Fabares guest-starred on an episode of Farrell's short-lived series The Interns.

Luckily they encountered one another exactly after 12 years at a CBS affiliates convention. Both were divorced from their mates, Farrell from his wife of 17 years, actress-screenwriter Judy Farrell, and Fabares from record mogul Lou Agler.

Mike and his current wife Shelley. Source: Pinterest

They dated for some time and married in 1984 at the Pacific Palisades home of Fabare's aunt, veteran actress Nanette Fabray.

The couple's married life was however not an easy one at the beginning. Farrell's kids from his former wife, Mike, and Erin couldn't accept Fabares as their mom.

She said,

"The divorce was very hard on the kids. It took a lot of love, patience, courage, and strength, but now they have two solid homes, which is what we all wanted."

But later on, it was all sorted out and they are still together.   

Mike Farrell: His Previous Marriage

Mike married actress Judy Farrell in August 1963, a high school English and drama teacher in Laguna Beach, California. As already stated Mike has two children with Judy.

Mike Farrell and his first wife. 

Being a parent is sometimes not sufficient for a pleasant relationship. They faced a series of on-and-off circumstances in the 1980s.

And finally separated in 1980 with an official divorce in 1983.

Quick Facts about Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell posing for a photo.
  • Born on 6 February 1939 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • He is the son of Agnes Sarah Cosgrove and Michael Joseph Farrell, Sr.
  • When he was two years of age, he with his family moved to Hollywood, California.
  • His father worked as a movie studio carpenter.
  • Enrolled West Hollywood Grammar School.
  • Graduated from Hollywood High School.
  • Served in the United States Marine Corps at Camp Hansen, Okinawa.
  • Was an activist for many political and social causes.
  • Became the president of Death Penalty Focus for more than 10 years.
  • Rewarded with PETA's Humanitarian Award in 2001.
  • Won a TV Land Impact Award for M*A*S*H in 2009 and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for the same.
  • His autobiography Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist was published in 2007.

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