Robert Hogan, a TV character actor who was a regular on Peyton Place for two seasons
and recurred on The Wire and such other popular series as Law & Order and Alice,
has died. He was 87. His family said he died May 27 of pneumonia complications at
his home in coastal Maine.
It’s reported that the actor starred in more than 100 primetime shows throughout
Hogan featured in programs such as Law & Order and the soap Peyton Place in a
career that spanned six decades, The New York Times reports.
The New York actor played retired shipwright Louis Sobotka in the TV series “The
Wire”.Hogan starred in soaps Days of Our Lives, Another World, and The Young Marrieds.
He appeared in 1970s comedy-drama series MAS*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show,
The Six Million Dollar Man, and Operation Petticoat.
He played Dr Wylie Graham on Murder, She Wrote, and appeared as a guest actor in
dramas Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., and Quincy M.E
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It’s thought that the character of US Air Forces Colonel Robert Hogan on the sitcom
Hogan’s Heroes was named after him by a friend.
Hogan also appeared in movies including 1960s films FBI Code 98 and Greenwich Village
Story. He also starred in the disaster 1974 movie Heatwave! and comedy film Roll,
The actor was born in Jamaica, Queens in 1933 and joined the US Army to serve in Korea,
according to his obituary.
He then studied engineering in New York before making the switch to a career in acting.
Hogan attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years Mary, three children from a previous marriage, and