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 degrees include a B.A. in Theology, a Masters in Education, and a Master of Science in Educational Technology. In addition, he spend 1 year in a library science program, as well as almost a full year in an MBA program through the University of Arizona. He was a Missions Director to Kenya, E. Africa 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. Michael 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…). At age 40, Mike moved to Los Angeles and joined the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and landed a small position at Warner Brothers as the Navy Captain on the hit series, “The West Wing”. Mike used 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 :
MIKE’S WORK IN HOLLYWOOD BEGAN WITH SMALL PARTS ON OTHER HIT SHOWS AND HIT MOVIES, LIKE “FRIENDS” AND “FREAKY FRIDAY”……..
Mike on “Friends”, seated behind Joey
Season 8, episode: “The one where Joey dates Rachael”
Mike plays the doorman on “Freaky Friday”
with Jaime Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan
Mike plays the Captain in the situation room on the set of “The West Wing” (Bottom left corner). Martin Sheen and John Amos in the far background.
Mike on the Red Carpet at the “Christian Film Awards”
at the Directors Guild Auditorium – Summer 2001