Jack Hogan

Jack Hogan (born Richard Roland Benson Jr., November 25, 1929) is an American former actor.[1] He is most notable for the role of PFC William G. Kirby on the 1960s television show Combat![1]

Jack Hogan
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Robert Urich (left), Maureen Reagan and Jack Hogan, pose for a publicity photo for the television series The Specialists, 1974
Richard Roland Benson Jr.

(1929-11-24) November 24, 1929 (age 91)
Years active1956–1993
Spouse(s)Barbara Bates
(m. 1967; div. 1980)

Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Hogan was an architecture student in college before joining the Air Force, where he became a staff sergeant during the Korean War. After he returned to civilian life, he studied drama at the Pasadena Playhouse and in New York. He worked part-time as a lifeguard until he gained the role on Combat.[2]

He portrayed Sgt. Jerry Miller on the NBC-TV crime drama Adam-12.[3] In addition to acting, he was a casting director for Magnum, P.I. and operated a building business.[4]

Hogan married Barbara Bates (not to be confused with actress Barbara Bates).[2]




  1. ^ a b "Jack Hogan". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b Johnson, Erskine (November 11, 1964). "He Saw Acting As Easy-Buck Job". Philadelphia Daily News. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. p. 25. Retrieved October 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  4. ^ Kotar, S. L.; Gessler, J. E. (2009). Riverboat: The Evolution of a Television Series, 1959-1961. BearManor Media. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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