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Los Angeles, California
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Charles Michael "Mike" Stoker (born June 25, 1941, in Los Angeles CA) is a retired firefighter, engineer and captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). He was an actor on the NBC / Universal TV series Emergency!. He used his real name for the series (which ran from 1972–1977). Stoker was cast in the role partially because he had a Screen Actors Guild card, and also because the producers wanted an actual, qualified firefighter/engineer to drive and operate the fire apparatus as opposed to having a regular actor operate the expensive equipment. Stoker was an engineer on Engine 69 out of LACoFD Station 69 in Topanga Canyon during the time Emergency! was in production. As an engineer, it was Stoker`s responsibility to safely drive Engine 69 to the scene of the call, and operate Engine 69`s pump to provide water to crews fighting the fire.
During the show`s run, there were two other actors who used their real names as their character names. One was Marco Lopez (a Jack Webb stock actor), and the other was LACoFD Captain Dick Hammer, who portrayed the Station 51 Captain during part of the first season of Emergency!. During the seven years the show was on the air, Stoker was perhaps one of the least seen on camera, perhaps due to his firefighting shift work schedule. However, he became the production`s face for public safety, making several commercials for fire prevention and awareness, mostly shot on the Emergency! set. When Emergency! ended in 1978, Stoker`s acting career ended as well. Stoker was later promoted to Captain within the LACoFD. Stoker`s last assignment was out of Station 106 in Rolling Hills prior to his retirement from LACoFD in 1996. Stoker later invested in real estate, buying several condos and homes in the Western United States, both for his use, and as rental properties. Stoker is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has two sons and one daughter. His daughter was named Miss Teen Montana 1998.
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Charles Michael "Mike" Stoker (born June 25, 1941, in Los Angeles CA) is a retired firefighter, engineer and captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD). He was an actor on the NBC / Universal TV series Emergency! and used his real name for the series (which ran from 1972–1978).
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