Actor Robert Hogan -- whose soap opera credits include Another World's Vince McKinnon, All My Children's Dr. Bell, One Life to Live's Charles Briggs, Days of our Lives' Scott Banning Sr., and General Hospital's Burt Marshall -- passed away at his home on the coast of Maine on May 27, 2021, after a struggle with pneumonia. He was 87.
A native of Queens, New York, Hogan played basketball for St. Francis Preparatory School before joining the Army to serve in Korea. After being honorably discharged, he returned to New York to study engineering at NYU but found that it wasn't a great fit after an astute professor suggested he take an aptitude test to determine if engineering was really his forté. The test results steered him in the direction of the arts, at which point he chose to become an actor and enrolled at New York's prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Hogan's acting career spanned six decades and saw him appear in over 100 primetime shows and countless stage productions, playing everything from a helicopter pilot on M*A*S*H to a judge on Law & Order to a Marine in the original Broadway cast of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. However, daytime fans will most definitely recognize him from his myriad of soap opera roles, which included playing DAYS' Scott from 1970 to 1971; GH's Burt in 1973; Another World's Vince from 1987 to 1988; AMC's Dr. Bell in 1992; and OLTL's Charles in 1995.
Hogan was diagnosed with Vascular Alzheimer's in 2013 but still managed to work with help and support from his wife of 38 years, novelist Mary Hogan, and organizations like Alzheimer's Association and DOROT in New York City. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his three children, Chris, Stephen, and Jud (from a previous marriage to fine artist Shannon Hogan); and his two grandchildren, Susanna and Liam.
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