Actor Robert Hogan, known for “The Wire” and “Law & Order”, dies at 87!

Robert Hogan, the veteran TV and theater actor passed away at the age of 87. He was popularly known for “Peyton Palace”, and recurring roles in “The Wire” and “Law & Order”.

The news was confirmed by Hogan’s family. They stated that the actor died on 27 May due to Pneumonia complications at his home in Maine. The family confirmed his death to The New York Times.


Hogan’s career spanned for six decades and he became one of the actors who had a “highly prolific career in American television”. He began his acting career in 1961 as Elliot in “Call Me by My Rightful Name”. Before that, Hogan was involved in theatre.

Hogan has appeared in more than 100 shows and day drama series. Some of his best works include “Young and the Restless”, “The Twilight Zone”, “Laverne and Shirley”, “I Dream of Jeannine”, “The Wire”, “M*A*S*H”, “Days of Our Lives”, “Hogan’s Heroes” and more.

In the last two decades, Robert Hogan remained active in television, film and theatre. He never had a regular role, and he played recurring and guest roles in many the successful shows and movies. Other than the above mentioned shows, Hogan has featured on “Deadline”, “Maze”, “Cupid & Cate”, “Sweet Land”, “Mourning Becomes Electra” and others.

Before pneumonia, Robert Hogan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2013. An obituary published by The New York Times stated, “Despite a Vascular Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2013, Bob was determined to successfully LIVE with his illness. With support from his wife, novelist Mary Hogan, and multiple resources from organizations like DOROT in New York City, the Alzheimer’s Association and others, he was able to work and thrive many years after his diagnosis. No small feat for an actor who memorized lines for a living.”

Bob is survived by his wife Mary Hogan, three children from a previous marriage to Shannon Hogan, and two grandchildren Susanna and Liam.

As per the obituary, in lieu of flowers, Hogan’s family has requested people to make donation to the two not-for-profit organizations that helped Bob with Alzheimer- DOROT in New York City and the Alzheimer’s Association.



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