Actor Robert Hogan, known for a myriad of roles in different television series, died May 27, according to an obituary published in The New York Times. He was 87.
Hogan died of complications from pneumonia, the obituary given to the outlet by his family stated. The TV star had also been battling vascular Alzheimer’s disease since 2013, NBC News reported. (RELATED: ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Dead At 72 Years Old, Son Says)
The familiar New York actor who made a six-decade career out of popping up on television shows including ‘Hogan’s Heroes,’ whose main character was named after him, has died of complications from pneumonia at his home on the coast of Maine https://t.co/qTnkzkZv1n
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 2, 2021
Hogan began his career in Hollywood after he decided to quit his pursuit of an education in engineering at New York University. The actor studied the arts at American Academy of Dramatic Arts after he took an aptitude test, according to the obituary.
“The test results produced two words: The arts. As Bob would say, ‘That’s when I gave acting a try,'” the obituary stated. (RELATED: Clint Eastwood’s Stunt Double Buddy Van Horn Dies At 92)
RIP to Robert Hogan who played helicopter pilot Lt. “Smilin’ Jack” Mitchell. #ClassicMASH pic.twitter.com/raSMFxS72p
— Classic MASH ???? (@ClassicMASH) June 1, 2021
Hogan appeared on numerous popular TV shows, including “Laverne & Shirley,” “Law & Order,” “The Donna Reed Show,” “M*A*S*H,” “I Dream Of Jeannie,” “The Wire,” “General Hospital,” “One Day At A Time” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Hogan is survived by his wife, Mary Hogan, as well as three children and two grandchildren, according to the obituary.