Vale: Robert Hogan

US actor who appeared in over 100 TV shows, has died.

US actor Robert Hogan, who appeared in over 100 TV shows, has died aged 87.

According to his family’s announcement he died due to complications from pneumonia at his home, having been living with vascular Alzheimer’s disease since 2013.

His television credits go back to the ’60s, including Peyton Place,The Donna Reed Show, The Twilight Zone, I Dream of Jeannie, then Laverne & Shirley, One Day at a Time, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Wire, General Hospital and a number of Law & Order programs.

In 1965 and ’70, Hogan had two guest shots on Hogan’s Heroes, where the main character played by Bob Crane, was named after him by his friend and co-creator of the series, Bernard Fein. Hogan had tried out for the title role, but CBS wanted to go with a “name” actor, offering the part to Van Johnson before Crane signed on.

In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio’s actor character Rick Dalton also praises the work of “Bobby Hogan” as he watches the real-life Hogan guest star on a 1965 episode of The F.B.I.

Source: Variety, Hollywood Reporter

4 Responses

  1. A sad way to end up after a fruitful career ,I thought he was a pretty good character actor, he was Smilin Jack In a episode of MASH and also the reporter in Westworld the movie ,R.i.P.

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