Actor Robert Hogan, who starred in ”The Wire,” ”Law & Order,” ”Peyton Place,” dies at 87

Veteran TV and stage actor Robert Hogan, who appeared in shows ranging from All My Children to The Wire in a career spanning six decades, died May 27 at his coastal Maine home, his family announced in The New York Times. 

The cause of death was complications from pneumonia, according to USA Today. He was 87.

Hogan appeared in more than 100 primetime shows as well as nearly every daytime drama on the air in his career. His extensive television resume includes Hogan’s Heroes, The Donna Reed Show, The Twilight Zone, I Dream of Jeannie, Laverne & Shirley, Gunsmoke, The Manhunter, Operation Petticoat, One Day at a Time, Peyton Place, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Wire (playing retired shipwright Louis Sobotka, Frank Sobotka’s elder brother).

Hogan made multiple appearances on Law & Order, guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2011, and appeared twice on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. 

Hogan also worked on many daytime soap operas, including The Young Marrieds, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, Another World, As the World Turns, All My Children and One Life to Live.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Hogan, three children from a previous marriage to artist Shannon Hogan and two grandchildren.

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