Robert Hogan appeared in over 100 primetime shows during his career, including Law & Order, The Wire, The Twilight Zone and M*A*S*H

By Eric Todisco
June 02, 2021 09:52 AM
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Robert Hogan, the longtime television actor who appeared in hit shows including Law & Order and The Wire, has died. He was 87.

Hogan died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Maine on May 27, his family announced in The New York Times on Tuesday. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's back in 2013.

Born in Jamaica, Queens, Hogan's acting career began in the early 1960s and spanned six decades. He appeared in over 100 primetime shows and an abundance of daytime soap dramas based in both California and New York, per the Times.

Hogan's TV resume included roles in Hogan's Heroes, 77 Sunset Strip, I Dream of Jeannie, The Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Mork & Mindy, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., The Wire, Law & Order, General Hospital and One Life to Live. On the film side, he appeared in Operation Petticoat, FBI Code 98, Greenwich Village Story, and more.

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Robert Hogan
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ROBERT HOGAN
Robert Hogan
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Hogan also enjoyed success in theater, earning the Outer Critics Circle Award in 1998 for his portrayal of attorney Clarence Darrow in Never the Sinner. He also appeared in Aaron Sorkin's original Broadway adaption of A Few Good Men.

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According to his family, Hogan was diagnosed with Vascular Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2013, the Times said. However, he was able to live beyond his expected years thanks to support from his wife of 38 years, novelist Mary Hogan, and organizations such as DOROT and the Alzheimer's Association.

Hogan is survived by Mary, his three children, Chris, Stephen, and Jud, from his previous marriage to fine artist Shannon Hogan, and two grandchildren, Susanna and Liam.