Actor starred in ‘Law & Order,’ ‘The Wire’

Veteran television and stage actor Robert Hogan, who appeared on shows from “All My Children” to “The Wire” in a six-decade career, died on May 27 at his home on the Maine coast. reported his family in the New York Times.

The cause of death was complications from pneumonia. He was 87.

Hogan has appeared in more than 100 prime time shows, as well as almost every daily drama in his career. His extensive TV resume includes “Hogan’s Heroes”, “The Donna Reed Show”, “The Twilight Zone”, “I Dream of Jeannie”, “Laverne & Shirley”, “Gunsmoke”, “The Manhunter”, “Operation Petticoat” , One Day at a Time, Peyton Place, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Wire, General Hospital, and a number of Law & Order episodes.

Hogan had more than a chance naming relationship with “Hogan’s Heroes,” the CBS comedy in which he appeared twice (1965 and 1970). According to the book by Brenda Scott Royce “Hogan’s Heroes: Behind the Scenes of Stalag 13” Show co-creator Bernie Fein named the title character, Colonel Robert Hogan, after his actor friend. The real Hogan was even considered for the lead role of the wise prisoner.

“But the name alone was not enough to secure Hogan’s role as his Supreme Namesake,” the book says. “Hogan was an unknown actor at the time and CBS wanted to go with a ‘name’ actor at the time.”

The role was offered to actor Van Johnson, who turned it down, and eventually Robert Crane, who played the character from 1965 to 1971.

Hogan has also worked on many daily soap operas, including “The Young Marrieds,” “General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children”, and “One Life to.” Living. “

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He played a bit of everything and his characters include the helicopter pilot Lt. “Smilin ‘Jack” Mitchell. in “M * A * S * H,” a judge in “Law & Order” and a Marine in the original cast of Aaron Sorkins “A Few Good Men” on Broadwayway.

Hogan was so ubiquitous that he got a shoutout in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton shouts “Bobby Hogan” and praises his work while guest starring Hogan on a 1965 episode of “The FBI” saw “

Hogan leaves behind his 38-year-old wife, Mary Hogan, three children from a previous marriage to artist Shannon Hogan, and two grandchildren.

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