Mike portraying Jack London in the first person (2005)

 Recent Photos of
Mike Wilson
as Jack London

Although Mike has officially retired from portraying Jack London, he does occasionally come out of retirement
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 Center’s 2007 Muse fundraising Dinner and Auction event honored Jack London. It was the most successful fundraiser in the Center’s 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:

“Thank you so much for making this field trip one to remember.” ~ MacKenzie, 7th grader

“When I 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

“We are 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 London’s 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 d’oeuvres.

 
standing outside of Heinold’s 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 with
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 Jack’s 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:

mikewilson@getyourwordsworth.com

or you may contact Mike by writing:

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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updated September 2008

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