Actor Robert Hogan dies of complications from pneumonia at age 87 after battle with Alzheimer’s disease

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Veteran actor Robert Hogan has died aged 87 of complications from pneumonia…after long battle with Alzheimer’s disease

  • Hogan appeared in over 100 programs in over 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 served in the US military in Korea and was honorably discharged

Veteran actor Robert Hogan died Thursday at age 87 of complications from pneumonia at his Maine home.

The actor’s family told the New York Times that the Jamaican, Queens-born entertainer had battled an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s vascular disease.

Hogan had a prolific acting career, appearing in more than 100 network programs over 60 years in show business.

The latest: Veteran actor Robert Hogan died Thursday at age 87 of complications from pneumonia at his Maine home.  He was caught in NYC in 2015

The latest: Veteran actor Robert Hogan died Thursday at age 87 of complications from pneumonia at his Maine home. He was caught in NYC in 2015

Among the programs he appeared in the 1960s were Peyton Place, The Twilight Zone, Days of Our Lives, Bonanza, Batman, and Hogan’s Heroes.

In the 1970s he appeared in shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, The Don Rickles Show, The FBI, 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 included parts from TJ Hooker, One Day at a Time, Laverne & Shirley, Newhart, Knight Rider and Murder, She Wrote.

He had recurring roles under the Law & Order banner, playing the part of Louis Sobotka on HBO staple The Wire.

Familiar face: Hogan had a prolific acting career, appearing in over 100 network programs in over 60 years in show business

Familiar face: Hogan had a prolific acting career, appearing in over 100 network programs in over 60 years in show business

Hogan played the role of Louis Sobotka on HBO staple The Wire

Hogan played the role of Louis Sobotka on HBO staple The Wire

Hogan had served in the US military in Korea and was honorably discharged; later attended New York University.

After changing his career path from engineering to art, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan.

He also appeared in theatrical productions of Never the Sinner and Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men on Broadway.

The actor is survived by his wife Mary Hogan, to whom he was married for 38 years; his children Chris, Stephen and Jud, and grandchildren Susanna and Liam.

Hogan was seen during Operation Petticoat in September 1978

Hogan was seen during Operation Petticoat in September 1978

Flashback: Hogan had served in the US military in Korea and was honorably discharged;  later went to New York University

Flashback: Hogan had served in the US military in Korea and was honorably discharged; later went to New York University

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