Although Mike has officially retired
from portraying Jack London, he does occasionally come out of
Jack London in the first person (2005)
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to bring Jack London to life for special events. And, he continues
to lead custom-tailored, narrated walking tours
of Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, California.
|The Sonoma Community
Centers 2007 Muse fundraising Dinner and Auction event
honored Jack London. It was the most successful fundraiser in
the Centers history, with more than $90,000 raised for
arts and cultural programming in the Valley. Jack London met
and greeted the attendees.
Although no longer dressing in costume
as Jack London, Mike is still guiding tours of Jack London State
Historic Park for school groups and others. Here are some comments
from some students who participated in an April 2008 tour:
you so much for making this field trip one to remember.
~ MacKenzie, 7th grader
got there I barely knew anything about Jack London, but when
I left . . . now I know a lot! ~ Christina, 7th grader
Mike with a school group from Pacifica
so lucky we got
such a good teacher like you. ~ Austin
One of the highlights of last year
was appearing at the celebration of Jack Londons 132nd
birthday at Jack London Square in Oakland, California, on January
12, 2008. Not only did Jack meet and greet the crowd, but he
talked to the crowd gathered near The First and Last Chance Saloon
and helped with the unveiling and dedication of the newest Wolf
Tracks. After the dedications were completed, the gathered crowd
adjourned to Barnes and Nobles Bookstore to hear Jack talk about
his writing. Later, those in attendance sang Happy
Birthday to Jack and enjoyed birthday cake and hors doeuvres.
standing outside of Heinolds First and
Last Chance Saloon
talking with the gathered crowd outside of
the First and Last Chance Saloon,
just prior to the beginning of the
Wolf Track dedication ceremonies
a young filmmaker requested an impromptu
video interview of Jack London
one of many groups that requested a photo
Jack London during the Wolf Track dedications
posing with one of the Dedication Ceremony
participants at the
Jack London statue on the waterfront
talking with the crowd at Barnes and Nobles
before the birthday celebration and Jacks talk
the gathered crowd sang a rousing rendition
of Happy Birthday to Jack London, who was turning 132
Jack cutting his birthday cake
For more information, you can contact Mike by e-mail:
or you may contact Mike by
P.O. Box 7132, Santa
Rosa, CA 95407 U.S.A.
or you may call
or FAX Mike at: 707-829-2316
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