Things you probably didn’t know about… Michael Hogan
Posted by melancholygeek on July 7, 2008
I got the idea while more or less aimlessly browsing imdb.com (as I sometimes do) and certain things caught my attention. The questions I try to address here are: Are there any relations between the actors in BSG? What’s their general geek-cred level? Basically it’s a collection of some trivia I gather, mainly on imdb, and find noteworthy.
- Michael Hogan was born in Ontario, Canada, making him one of many Canadian actors starring in Battlestar Galactica, which is, of course, also shot in Canada.
- Hogan’s real-life wife, Susan Hogan played Captain Doyle Franks on Battlestar Galactica, Captain of the Prometheus (Black Market) and one of the judges in Baltar‘s trial in Crossroads Pt. I and II (and according to imdb will reappear in episode 4.20, but it’s imdb, so don’t hold your breath):
- Both Michael and Susan Hogan have recurring roles (as a married couple) in The L-Word, which also featured Callum Keith Rennie (Leoben Conoy) in a recurring role.
- Speaking of Callum Keith Rennie, both actors appeared together in an episode of Due South (Mountie Sings The Blues, featuring quite a mustache) and the Canadian TV-movie For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down.
- Another cylon co-starring occurred in Palais Royale (with Dean Stockwell/Brother Cavil).
- Starred together with the original Adama, Lorne Greene, in Klondike Fever.
- Other geek-cred worthy appearances of Michael Hogan include: The Twilight Zone, Millenium, The Outer Limits, Earth: Final Conflict and Andromeda (some people say, Canadian actors are kind of whoring themselves out when it comes to TV-series. I think they are right).
- Speaking of which, his wife Susan starred, among others in The Outer Limits, Millenium, Seven Days and Dark Angel.
- It runs in the family: Two of their three children also work as actors, their daughter Jennie Rebecca Hogan and their older son, Gabriel Hogan.
- Jennie Rebecca Hogan only has three entries in the imdb, but all three are SciFi: Welcome to Paradox, Andromeda and Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers.
- Gabriel Hogan on the other hand doesn’t have too much to show on his geek-rep-sheet, apart from Mutant X perhaps. But one of his latest projects, Of Murder and Memory, features at least… you guessed it, Callum Keith Rennie (who also was on Mutant X one time, I know)!