Mike Farrell is co-chair emeritus of Human Rights Watch in California, and serves as president of Death Penalty Focus and as a member of the advisory board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. He is the national spokesperson for Concern America, an international refugee aid and development organization.
He was a founding board member of Peace Studies, ATV, an inmate-developed alternatives to violence program at Augusta Correctional Center in Virginia. After a trip to Bosnia and Somalia, Farrell was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Farrell was one of the lead actors on the hit show MASH and starred in the television drama Providence.