- Hogan appeared on more than 100 programs in more than 60 years
- He appeared in 1960s shows Peyton Place and Hogan’s Heroes
- He played the role of Louis Sobotka on HBO staple The Wire
- He had recurring roles under the Law & Order banner
- Hogan had been in the U.S. Army in Korea and was honorable discharged
Veteran actor Robert Hogan died at 87 from pneumonia complications at his Maine home on Thursday.
The actor’s family told the New York Times that the Jamaica, Queens-born entertainer had been in an eight-year battle with vascular Alzheimer’s disease.
Hogan had a prolific acting career, appearing on more than 100 network programs over 60 years in show business.
Among the programs he appeared in the 1960s included Peyton Place, The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, Bonanza, Batman and Hogan’s Heroes.
In the 1970s, he appeared on shows including I Dream of Jeannie, The Don Rickles Show, The F.B.I., The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, The Six Million Dollar Man, Operation Petticoat, Mork & Mindy and Barnaby Jones.
His resume in the 1980s featured parts on T.J. Hooker, One Day at a Time, Laverne & Shirley, Newhart, Knight Rider, and Murder, She Wrote.
He had recurring roles under the Law & Order banner and played the role of Louis Sobotka on HBO staple The Wire.
Hogan had been in the U.S. Army in Korea and was honorable discharged; later went on to attend New York University.
After switching his career path from engineering to the arts, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.
He also appeared in theatrical productions of Never the Sinner, and A Few Good Men from Aaron Sorkin on Broadway.
The actor is survived by wife Mary Hogan, who he was married to for 38 years; his children Chris, Stephen and Jud, and grandkids Susanna and Liam.