Mike Farrell is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He is also a lifelong opponent of the death penalty, and an advocate for human rights, animal rights, immigrants, and the environment. He has worked with Human Rights Watch and similar organizations, serving on delegations to many countries around the world. As president of Death Penalty Focus he does outreach and coordinates efforts to block executions. He is the recipient of more than thirty-seven awards for his work as an activist, including Person of the Year in 2007 from the Los Angeles Times, and was the first annual recipient of the Mike Farrell Human Rights Award in 2006 from Death Penalty Focus.
Mr. Farrell is the author of:
- Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist (Akashic Books 2008)
To learn more about the work of Mike Farrell go to mikefarrell.org.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 9/27/2008 Program Number: C0078
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