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Presidential Lecture Series

Mike Farrell

Recognition Year: 

Humanitarian, Donald Wright Award Winner, and M*A*S*H Actor

"Being Informed, Getting Involved, Making a Difference"

Thursday, April 27, 2006
Student Union Apollo Room

Few actors can claim the distinction of starring in a television series as critically and commercially successful as M*A*S*H, but far fewer ever choose to commit themselves to the human rights and public service causes that are humanitarian Mike Farrell's passion. During his eight years portraying Captain B. J. Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H, Farrell also wrote and directed several episodes and earned nominations for Director's Guild and Emmy Awards. Along with partner Marvin Minoff, Farrell formed Farrell/Minoff Productions, which produced the films Dominick and Eugene and Patch Adams. As a citizen, Farrell speaks around the country on human rights, the death penalty, the environment, and many other issues. In 2004, Farrell received the Donald Wright Award from the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, a rare instance in which the award recipient was neither a lawyer nor a judge.