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Common Sense, June 12, 2009

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Mike Farrell "B.J. Hunnicutt"

Most know Mike Farrell from the ever popular TV series M*A*S*H. Fewer know that there's more to Mike Farrell than just his fame as B.J. Hunnicutt. Explore "Mike Farrell Online" and delve into the many features of Mike's life as actor, activist, writer and biker.

Mike is best known for playing Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the ever popular series M*A*S*H. His eight years with the memorable show allowed the opportunity to both write and direct several episodes, earning him nominations for Director's Guild and Emmy Awards.

His first production experience outside of ""M*A*S*H was the CBS-TV film "Memorial Day", in which he starred opposite Shelley Fabares

Long before M*A*S*H was a household word, Mike Farrell was involved in issues that were of concern to him. This involvement stems from his belief that being a responsible citizen means being willing to see conditions improve for the ultimate benefit of all.

Clearly his status as a recognized celebrity from his years with the well-loved show allow now for a larger audience, but it is as citizen rather than actor that he feels the need to be involved. The issues are largely those involving human rights and the death penalty. But Mike is also known to speak out against local injustices, animal rights, environmental issues, etc. The following three sections give a clear overview of Mike's work concerning the issues.

Human Rights
Mike's involvement with Human Rights Watch and other organizations, plus a list of his travels to many areas ravaged by famine, human rights violations and war.

The Death Penalty
Being a life-long opponent of the death penalty, Farrell has debated and spoken about this issue. An overview of his beliefs and activities.

Other issues
Animal Rights, Enviromental Issues, Rights of Children, Immigration issues, Win Without War, and lots more issues in which Farrell is actively involved.

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At his core, Jim is guided by the words of John F. Kennedy " the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish ourchildren's future, and we are all mortal".

Jim's ability to unite people from all walks of life, and political backgrounds in order to create solutions instead of merely complaining about the problems is one of the reasons many describe him as a "Kennedy Democrat". He holds a vision not of the way things are but rather the way things could be, working tirelessly for all of us and doing what is ultimately right, regardless of the cost.


  • Local Control over land use decisions so you decide what goes in your neighborhood
  • Creating an "Economic Infrastructure" component to major new development to ensure that residents of new communities can afford to live there by working there
  • Ending the continuing gridlock on our local freeways beginning with the long overdue 405 expansion project
  • Adoption of "California Clean Money" ending the stranglehold of special interest money on politics
  • Universal Healthcare for all Californians
  • Incentives for increased public transit use
  • Restriction and ultimate closure of all urban landfills in California
  • Expanding after school care programs
  • Improving our education system
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