"Captain Mike" (Michael James Hastings) was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan. He spent 13 years in College attending the University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona), Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, Oklahoma), and Point Loma University (San Diego, California). His 3 degrees include a B.A. in Theology, a Masters Degree in Education, and a Masters of Science in Educational Technology. In addition, he studied one year in the University of Arizona's Library Science Program and almost a full year in the University of Arizona's MBA business program.

He was a Missions Director to Kenya, E. Africa (1984) and traveled extensively throughout Kenya with great success, including a personal invitation to visit the President of Kenya (President Moi) at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. Michael James worked 3 years as a Church Counselor and 10 years as a Public School Teacher in various locations (Tampa, Florida...Apple Valley, Ca... and San Diego, California...). Mike later moved to Los Angeles and joined the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and landed a position at Warner Brothers as the Navy Captain on the hit series, "The West Wing". Currently Mike is using his status on "West Wing" as a tool in bringing awareness of fibromyalgia to the nation, as well as giving practical nutritional tips to those suffering with fibromyalgia through his web page. Below are pictures of the universities he attended, along with some clips from the hit shows and hit movies he worked on:


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MIKE'S WORK IN HOLLYWOOD BEGAN WITH SMALL PARTS ON OTHER HIT SHOWS AND HIT MOVIES,

LIKE "FRIENDS" AND "FREAKY FRIDAY"...

 

MIKE ON THE SET OF  "FRIENDS" (BACKGROUND)
SEASON 8 - EPISODE: THE ONE WHERE JOEY DATES RACHEL

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MIKE PLAYS THE "DOORMAN" IN "FREAKY FRIDAY" WITH LINDSAY LOHAN AND JAIME LEE CURTIS

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MIKE ON "WEST WING" IN THE SITUATION ROOM WITH MARTIN SHEEN  (LEFT BOTTOM CORNER)
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MIKE IN THE SITUATION ROOM (END OF TABLE -RIGHT)

 

 

 

MIKE ON THE RED CARPET IN HOLLYWOOD AT THE "CHRISTIAN FILM AWARDS" - SUMMER 2001

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(FIBRO NOTE: ALTHOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE THE GIRLS ARE HANGING ON TO ME, THEY WERE ACTUALLY HOLDING ME UP ! )