What's on TV
Day-by-Day Winter TV Schedule
Today's Live Sports
Movies on Demand
Friends' Facebook Favorites
What is a Watchlist?
Fall TV Scorecard
TV Guide Video Exclusives
TV Show Recaps
Today's Live Sports
Online Video Guide
2014 Academy Awards
2014 Golden Globe Awards
2014 Grammy Awards
Movies on TV
Movies On Demand
TV Guide Magazine
Michael Joseph Farrell
St. Paul, MN
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
Actor; director; producer; writer
Add Your Rating:
Mike Farrell Fast Facts:
Grew up in West Hollywood, the son of a movie-studio carpenter. Childhood acquaintances included Ricky Nelson and Natalie Wood.
Served in the Marine Corps after graduating from Hollywood High School, and was a private detective before going into acting full-time.
Played a bellhop (uncredited) in 1967's
Met second wife Shelley Fabares in 1970 (14 years before their marriage) when she was a guest on his first series,
Directed five episodes of
and wrote or co-wrote four, including the 1980 Christmas episode "Death Takes a Holiday," which earned him an Emmy nomination.
Provided the voice for Pa Kent in the 1996-2000 WB cartoon series
; Fabares voiced Ma Kent.
Worked with musician Jello Biafra and director Keith Gordon on the anti-war documentary
(2006), which focused on the Iraq War.
Published his autobiography,
Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist
, in 2007.
After a recurring role on ABC’s
, he made guest appearances on Ghost Whisperer and
Without a Trace
in 2009, and on
Served on California's Commission on Judicial Performance.
Is an avid motorcyclist.
Mike Farrell Relationships:
Jim Farrell - Brother
Agnes Farrell - Mother
Erin Farrell - Daughter
Judy Farrell - Ex-wife
Kathy Farrell - Sister
Shelley Fabares - Wife
Joe Farrell - Father
Michael Josh Farrell - Son
Sally Farrell - Sister
Mike Farrell Awards:
1981 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1980 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Nominee
Attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA; attended University of California, Los Angeles, CA
'Awkward' Actress Gives The Scoop On Season 4, Makes Us Miss High School
PublishDate = 4/5/2014 5:49:03 AM
Need A Fast 'Game Of Thrones' Recap? Here's Your Idiot's Guide
PublishDate = 4/4/2014 4:34:09 AM
George R.R. Martin Can't Wait For These Upcoming 'Game Of Thrones' Scenes, So They're Going To Be Good
PublishDate = 4/2/2014 1:41:17 PM
Here's What 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Want Most
PublishDate = 4/2/2014 10:43:07 AM
This Fan Theory Says 'Breaking Bad' Could Be The Prequel To 'The Walking Dead'
PublishDate = 4/1/2014 11:49:48 AM
WATCH LIVE HERE: Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial – April 16th
PublishDate = 4/16/2014 4:11:20 AM
Megyn Kelly Goes After Jenny McCarthy for Misleading Parents on Vaccines
PublishDate = 4/16/2014 2:33:48 AM
Tracy Morgan: ‘I’m Worried’ About Alec Baldwin
PublishDate = 4/16/2014 1:57:18 AM
Users' Most Popular
The Good Wife
Game of Thrones
Dancing with the Stars
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Big Bang Theory
Person Of Interest
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
NCIS: Los Angeles
© 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.
Mobile User Agreement
Watch TV. Anytime. Anywhere.
Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android!