Are Mike Farrell and Will Farrell Related? MASH Actor Shelley Fabares and Children Today


Mike Farrell and the American actor Will Farrell is not related. Craig Bennett interviewed Mike Farrell in the memory of MASH in February 2020. ( Source : Youtube )

American actors Mike Farrell and Will Farrell are not related to each other. 

Mike Farrell is the actor acknowledged for his appearance in MASH, Patch Adams, The Questor Tapes, and Supernatural. He made his first debut in the television series as Young Couple Boy in The Rage of Silence in 1963. 

The same year, Farrell appeared in different television series, including McHale's Navy as The Gunner in Washing Machine Charlie, Ensign O'Toole as Ferguson in Operation: Physical, and Captain Newman, M.D as Patient. 

Farrell is the producer of different television movies and documentaries. He was the executive producer of Citizen: Political Life of Allard K. Lowenstein. Memorial Day, Dominick and Eugene, Incident at Dark River, Silent Movie, Sins of the Mind, Patch Adams, and MASH: 30th Anniversary Reunion. 

In 2002, Mike had elected as the first vice-president of the Screen Actor's Guild. He served there for more than three years. People acknowledged best for the actor as Captain B.J. Hunnicut. 

Full NameMichael Joseph Farrell Jr.
BornFebruary 6, 1939
Birth PlaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, U.S
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter, activist, public speaker
Years active1963–present
Ex-wifeJudy Hayden ​ ​(m. 1963; div. 1983)
Spouse​Shelley Fabares ​(m. 1984)
MotherAgnes Sarah Cosgrove
FatherMichael Joseph Farrell

Mike and Will are both from the acting field, but the actors are not related in family terms. However, their professional career and surname match each other.

Mike was the best friend of actor, filmmaker, and comedian Alan Alda and a close friend to Harry Morgan. However, there is no link with the actor Will. 

Will is an American actor, comedian, and producer who developed his career in the entertainment line in the 1990s. He was born in Irvine, California, United States, on July 16, 1967. The actor is currently 55 years old. He is the son of Betty Kay and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr.

Will's mother was born in 1940. She is a teacher at Old Mill School elementary school and public community college, Santa Ana College. His father was born in 1941. The actor's dad used to be a musician. He played saxophone and keyboards for American musical duo The Righteous Brothers. 

Netflix Comedy 'Eurovision' starring Will Farrell and Rachel McAdams
Netflix Comedy 'Eurovision' starring Will Farrell and Rachel McAdams ( Source : twitter )

Where Are His Parents Now?

Moreover, Wills's parents were both from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and later moved to California in 1964. The actor came from English, German, and Irish ancestry background. In his childhood, the actor suffered from pyloric stenosis. 

Wills's parents divorced when he was only 8. In August 2000, the actor married Swedish actress Viveca Paulin. The couple met at an acting class in 1995 and developed feeling for each other. The pair had three children named Magnus, Axel, and Mattias. 

Currently, Will lives with his family in New York City and Orange Country, California. Will gained credit as an actor in Bad Blood, Hansel & Gretel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Toni Erdmann, May December, The Prince of Fashion, and Untitled eSports Project.

Besides this, he worked in Untitled Reese Witherspoon and Will Ferrell Comedy, Theater Camp, Untitled Sister Comedy Project, and Spirited. 

Mike Farrell MASH Actor Wife Shelley Fabares

Shelley Fabares is the wife of MASH actor Mike Farrell. Before Mike, Shelley married film producer Lester Louis Adler in 1964. However, the couple separated in 1966 and finalized their divorced in 1980. 

After four years, Shelley tied the knot with her beloved husband, Farrell, on December 31, 1984. The actress is five years younger than her spouse. 

Shelley is an American actress and singer recognized for her appearance in The Donna Reed Show, Girl Happy, Coach, and Mermaids. She was born in Santa Monica, California, U.S., on January 19, 1944. The actress's birth name is Michele Ann Marie Fabares. 

Shelley is the niece of American actress, singer, and dancer Nanette Fabray. Also, the actress completed her graduation from North Hollywood High School. She was the daughter of James Alan Fabares and Elsa R. Eyler. 

Actress Shelley Fabares (daughter on The Donna Reed Show and costar of Coach) is the wife of American actor Mike Farrell
Actress Shelley Fabares (daughter on The Donna Reed Show and costar of Coach) is the wife of American actor Mike Farrell ( Source : twitter )

Moreover, Shelley was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. Her recording Johny Angel reached number one in 1962 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The artist started her career in the television series Producers' Showcase as Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town in 1955. 

The same year, Shelley emerged in The Girl Rush as 9-year girl Kim, Matinee Theatre as Young Cathy in Wuthering Heights, and Captain Midnight as Mary Kingsley in Fight Into the Unknown. 

Shelley worked in various television series, movies including Never Say Goodbye, The Bed Seed, Annie Oakley, Rock, Pretty Baby, Fury, Jeanne Eagles, Summer Love, Annette, Marjorie Morningstar, The Loretta Young Show, Colgate Theatre, Mr. Novak, and more. 

In 2004, Shelley worked as a producer for the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is the producer of a television special for more than 14 shows. The producer gained 91 credits as an actress. 

In 2006, Shelley made her last impression as an actress in the video Superman: Brainiac Attacks as Marth Kent. Before that, she worked in Justice League, Superman: The Animated Series, Playing to Win: A Moment of Truth Movie, Coach, A Nightmare Come True, and more. 

Mike worked with his wife as a voice actor for Jonathan Kent. Shelley provided the voice of Martha Kent in the animated series Superman: The Animated Series in 1996. 

Mike Farrell Children Today 

Farrell had two children from his previous relationship. Michael and Erin are the two kids of the actress Hayden and Farrell.

The elder daughter of the actor currently worked with Jesse Jackson in the Los Angels office. And Mike's youngest son is a martial arts teacher in the present context. 

Erin Farrell

Erin Farrell is the elder daughter of the actor, Mike. She was born in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA, on March 27, 1963. Also, Mike's daughter is a costume designer and actress recognized for Yup Yup Man, Route 666, The Ghost, and Terminal Error. 

Erin played an actress in the television movie The Kid from Nowhere in 1982. She worked as a custom designer in the television movie documentary Jackson Browne: Going Home. The actress earned 18 credits as a costume designer. 

Actor Mike Farrell and his daughter Erin attend the 'Tourette Syndrome Association Honors R
Actor Mike Farrell and his daughter Erin attend the 'Tourette Syndrome Association Honors R ( Source : gettyimages )

Erin worked in Blues, The List, Girl on a Bed, The Plot to Kill Nixon, Boy-Next-Door, Scared, Terminal error, Angles Don't Sleep Here, Route 666, The Ghost, Bad Guys, Vice, The Sky is Falling, Wings: Thrill of Flight, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm and more. 

Erin was the personal dresser in the television movie Boris and Natasha. However, she is uncredited for her role in the film in 1992. She appeared as a member of the wardrobe department in the music video Bruce Hornsby feat. Bradford Marsalis: Barcelona Mona, The Making of Rudyard Kipling's ' 'the Jungle Book' and Frosty King.

Erin made her impression on the entertainment line as a child. She grew up and chose a different profession. She is currently present in producer Jesse Jackson's office. 

Michael Farrell

Michael is the son of the actor, Mike. He is the youngest child of the family. Like Mike, his son is an actor known for his role in Killpoint, Day One, and The Kid from Nowhere. In 1982, the actor arose in the television movie The Kid of Nowhere as Mike alongside his sister Erin. 

Actor Mike Farrell at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California, with his son
Actor Mike Farrell at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California, with his son ( Source : gettyimages )

Michael played the role of Capt. Skidmore in Killpint in 1984. In 1989, he appeared as Shapp in the television movie Day One. Besides this, in 1991, the actor arrived in the television movie documentary Memories of MASH. 

Notheless. Michael worked in the entertainment industry in his childhood. Mike son operated as a martial arts teacher in recent days. The athlete chooses a different way of profession from his father. He later led his passion as a martial artist. 

Mike Farrell's Ex-wife Judy Hayden

Actress Judy Hayden is the ex-wife of the actor Mike. The couple took marriage vows on August 18, 1963. At that time, Judy worked as a professor and a drama teacher at a high school in Laguna Beach, California. The couple separated in 1980. 

Later on July 10, 1983, they finalized their divorce. After two years, Mike married American actress Shelley. Also, Judy married Joe Bratcher in the same year. 

Judy was born in Quapaw, Oklahoma, U.S., on May 11, 1938. She is currently 84 years old. Perhaps, she is one year older than the artist Mike. The actress completed her graduation from Oklahoma State University and achieved a degree in fine arts in the theater. 

Judy Farrell with Mike Farrell in the Premiere Of FX's 'The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judy Farrell with Mike Farrell in the Premiere Of FX's 'The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story ( Source : zimbio )

Judy met the actor Mike while she was studying Master's degree at UCLA. She served as a high school teacher of English and Damd at Laguna Beach High School. Also, she performed with her ex-husband together at the Laguna Playhouse. 

Mike's ex-spouse Judy started her career in 1969. She is well-known for her work on the television comedy MASH as Nurse Able. Judy performed in several television series and movies. She was the writer of 13 sequences for the Soap Opera Port Charles. 

The marriage relationship had featured in the script of the series of MASH in The Colonel's Horse. The series even mentioned Judy's hometown Quapaw and his father, Floyd Hayden. 

Mike Farrell's Family Moved From His Hometown

Mike was born to his family in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S., on February 6, 1939. The actor is currently 83 years old and birth as Michael Joseph Farrell Jr. He is the son of Agnes Sarah Cosgrove and Michael Joseph Farrell. 

Mike had three siblings. His family moved to Hollywood, California, when he was only two years old. His father was a carpenter on the Flim sets in California. The actor is Irish Descent. During his childhood, his father was an alcoholic. When the actor was only 17, he lost his father. 

After he arrived in Hollywood, he joined the West Hollywood Grammar School. Additionally, Mike was the classmate of American actor Natalie Wood. From 1957 to 1959, he secured a position in the United States Marine Corps. He worked in a different profession before joining as an actor.  

Mike Farrell and Alan Alda toast the 50th anniversary of the show that changed their lives, MASH
Mike Farrell and Alan Alda toast the 50th anniversary of the show that changed their lives, MASH ( Source : twitter )

Early Life

Mike was a bounder at the bar; the actor thought it was a terrible job. He worked as a private investigator, and the actor had to discover the people who didn't want to get found. During that period, the actor was shot and chased with knives. 

Mike began his career in 1963 as an actor and worked as a writer, producer, and director in the following days. The actor directed Run Till You Fall and Mash five episodes, including Strange Bedfellows, Takes a Holiday, War Co-Respondent, Heal Thyself, and Ain't Love Grand. 

Mike worked as a writer in the story Incident at Dark River, MASh and Ebony, Ivory, and Jade. In 2019, the actor last appeared in the television series NCIS as Judge Miles Deakin. 

Before that, Mike worked in American Crime Story, The Red Road, Supernatural, Miami Medical, Ghost Whisperer, Without A Trace, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Desperate Housewives, Out at the Weeding, Smith, Superman: Brainiac Attacks and more. 

Some FAQs

Who is Mike Farrell's Wife?

Shelley Fabares is the beloved wife of actor Mike Farrell.

What is Mike Farrell's Net Worth?

Mike Farrell estimated net worth is $10 million.

How tall is Mike Farrell?

Mike Farrell is 1.9 m tall.

Where does Mike Farrell live?

Mike Farrell lives in Saint Paul.

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