kids encyclopedia robot

Michael Hogan (Canadian actor) facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Michael Hogan
Michael Hogan 2018.jpg
Hogan at the 2018 FedCon
Born 1949 (age 72–73)
Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Alma mater National Theatre School of Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Susan Hogan
Children 4, including Gabriel

Michael Hogan (born 1949) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Colonel Saul Tigh in the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series. Other notable roles include Billy in The Peanut Butter Solution and villainous werewolf hunter Gerard Argent in Teen Wolf. He also lent his voice to Armando-Owen Bailey in the Mass Effect series and General Tullius in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game.


Michael Hogan was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1949, raised in North Bay, Ontario and studied at National Theatre School of Canada.


Hogan began his career in 1978 and has starred in numerous TV shows, plays, radio dramas and operas. He started in plays at the Shaw Festival.

He made his film debut in the Peter Fonda trucker picture High-Ballin' (1978). He and his wife soon became a popular television couple, as the stars of the 1983 Canadian series Vanderberg and the 1986 Canadian-German series The Little Vampire. In 1985, he also starred in the children's film The Peanut Butter Solution.

Hogan portrayed Jack Budyansky in Diplomatic Immunity (1990) and in Solitaire (1991). He was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor for the former role and won it for the latter. In 1998, he portrayed Tony Logozzo in Cold Squad (1998). Hogan was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries, for the 2003 telefilm Betrayed.

From 2003 to 2009, Hogan starred as Colonel Saul Tigh, Executive Officer of the Battlestar Galactica on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica. He portrayed Irwin Fairbanks in The L Word (2004–2006). He also had a recurring role on the hit MTV show Teen Wolf (2012-2017) as Gerard Argent, the werewolf-hunting grandfather of Allison Argent and the latest nemesis of main protagonist, Scott McCall.

He made guest appearances on Millennium (1997), The Outer Limits (1997), Andromeda (2002), in the two-hour premiere of Monk (2002),Dollhouse (2009), Numb3rs (2009), Warehouse 13 (2009), Psych (2010) and the third season of the sitcom Husbands.

Hogan's movies include Road to Saddle River, Clearcut, Stella, Cowboys Don't Cry and The Cutting Edge and the telefilms Dead Man's Gun, Shadow Lake, Scorn, Shadow Realm and Nights Below Station Street, for which he received the Manitoba Motion Picture Industry Association's Blizzard Award for Best Leading Actor. He appeared in the romance horror film Red Riding Hood (2011).

Hogan has also lent his voice to the video game industry, providing the voice of Captain Armando-Owen Bailey in the role-playing games (RPG), Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, as well as the opening character, Doc Mitchell, in Fallout: New Vegas. Hogan also voiced the character General Tullius in the RPG, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Most recently, he lent his voice as Samael in the American release of the Korean massively multiplayer online role-playing game, TERA (2012).

Personal life

On February 17, 2020, Hogan sustained a brain injury after falling and hitting his head. This caused paralysis of his left side, memory loss, and dysphagia.



Year Title Role Notes
1978 High-Ballin' Reggie
1980 Klondike Fever Will Ryan
1981 Gas Guido Vespucci
1982 Deadly Eyes Cop in Subway
1983 Candy the ... Larry Direct-to-video
1985 The Peanut Butter Solution Billy
1986 Lost! Bob
1988 Palais Royale Sergeant Leonard
1988 Cowboys Don't Cry Ron Grady
1990 Stella Billy
1991 Diplomatic Immunity Jack Budyansky
1991 Solitaire Al
1991 Clearcut Bud Rickets
1992 The Visit Bristol Short film
1992 The Cutting Edge Doctor
1994 I Love a Man in Uniform Detective Itch
1994 Road to Saddle River Louis
1995 Soul Survivor Donald
2000 Marine Life Humphrey
2001 Gasline Kenny Short film
2005 A Simple Curve Jim
2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still General
2010 Confined Fitz Wolfram
2010 Hunt to Kill Lawson
2011 Under Frank Short film
2011 Pleased to Meet You Bob Short film
2011 Red Riding Hood The Reeve
2011 Hypoxia Captain Short film
2011 Searching for Sonny Principal Faden
2012 By My Side Russell Grant Short film
2014 Balls Out Mr. Albrecht
2019 The Devil Has a Name Judge
2020 Sonic the Hedgehog Air Force Chief of Staff


Year Title Role Notes
1980–1984 The Littlest Hobo Chuck/Lucky/Policeman Guest role; 3 episodes
1981 The Intruder Within Chili Television film
1983 Vanderberg Hank Vanderberg
1984 He's Fired, She's Hired Freddie's Ad Man Television film
1985 The ... Murders Bill Ward Television film
1986 Kay O'Brien Sean McCandliss Episode: "Big Vacation"
1986 Adderly Shankill Episode: "Adderly with Eggroll"
1986–1987 The Little Vampire Robert Besker Recurring role; 6 episodes
1988 The Twilight Zone Sheriff Roy Episode: "The Hunters"
1988–1991 Street Legal Warden Vanderklat/Brent Elliot Guest role; 3 episodes
1989 E.N.G. Crothers Episodes: "E.N.G. Pilot: Part 1" and "Part 2"
1990 Mom P.I. Vic Stevens Episode: "Spinal Trap"
1990 War of the Worlds Nash Episode: "The True Believer"
1990 Counterstrike Father Milady Episode: "Now and at the Hour of Our Death"
1990 The Last Best Year Billy Haller Television film
1991 African Skies Hooker Episode: "Crocodile Tears"
1992 Beyond Reality Jebidiah Smith Episode: "The Burning Judge"
1992 I'll Fly Away Eddie Episode: "Ruler of My Heart"
1992 Hearts Afire Tom Dybala Jr. Episode: "Smithersgate"
1993 Road to Avonlea Mr. Dunn Episode: "Home Movie"
1993 Matrix Dr. Martin Sands Episode: "Conviction of His Courage"
1993 Lifeline to Victory Chief Engineer Television film
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Duncan Episode: "The Innocent"
1995 End of Summer The General Television film
1996 Jake and the Kid Gate Episodes: "Full Circle" and "Looks Can Be Deceiving"
1996 For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down Alvin Television film
1996 The Boys Next Door Dr. Racine Television film
1996 A Kidnapping in the Family Television film
1997 Millennium Captain Bigelow Episode: "The Wild and the Innocent"
1997 Two Officer Pierce Episode: "Leap of Faith"
1997 The Outer Limits Dr. Lawrence Sinclair Episode: "Last Supper"
1997 Ellen Foster Principal Television film
1997–1998 Dead Man's Gun Flagg/Sheriff Haynes Episodes: "My Brother's Keeper" and "Ties That Bind"
1998 Due South George Episode: "Mountie Sings the Blues"
1998 Nights Below Station Street Joe Walsh Television film
1998–1999 Cold Squad Detective Tony Logozzo Series regular (seasons 1-2); 24 episodes
1998 Nothing Sacred Television film
1999 Shadow Lake Television film
1999 First Wave Mr. Bennett Episode: "Normal, Illinois"
2000 Earth: Final Conflict Detective Episode: "Apparition"
2000 Scorn Ralph Television film
2001 UC: Undercover Sergeant Drake Episode: "City on Fire"
2001 Night Visions Larry Episode: "Harmony"
2001 So Weird Sam Hardy Episode: "Gone Fishin"
2002 The Eleventh Hour Milt Also known as Bury the Lead
Episode: "The 37-Year-Itch"
2002 Mysterious Ways Andy Anderson Episode: "Logan Miller"
2002 Monk Warren St. Claire Episodes: "Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1" and "Part 2"
2002 Andromeda Crescent Episode: "The Leper's Kiss"
2002 Just Cause Dane's Lawyer Episode: "Lies, Speculation & Deception"
2002 The Investigation Ray Television film
2002 Shadow Realm Larry Television film
2003 Betrayed Doug Bryce Television film
2003 Battlestar Galactica Colonel Saul Tigh Television mini-series
2004 Blue Murder Colin Gladden Episode: "Spooks"
2004–2006 The L Word Irwin Fairbanks Recurring role; 4 episodes
2004–2009 Battlestar Galactica Colonel Saul Tigh Main role; 69 episodes
2006 Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance Colonel Saul Tigh Webseries; 6 episodes
2007 Robot Chicken Colonel Saul Tigh (voice)/Matt Trakker (voice) Episode: "Rabbits on a Roller Coaster"
2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor Colonel Saul Tigh Television film
2008–2009 Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy Colonel Saul Tigh Webseries; 3 episodes
2009 Warehouse 13 Warren Bering Episode: "Nevermore"
2009 Dollhouse Bradley Karrens Episode: "Belle Chose"
2009 Numb3rs Ray Till Episode: "Old Soldiers"
2009 Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Colonel Saul Tigh Television film
2010 Psych William Tanner Episode: "The Head, the Tail, the Whole ... Episode"
2010 Smallville General Slade Wilson Episodes: "Patriot" and "Icarus"
2011 Heartland Archie Morris Episode: "What's in a Name?"
2011 Supernatural Sheriff Osbourne Episode: "Slash Fiction"
2011 Ice Road Terror Terry Lowman Television film
2011 Snowmageddon Fred Baker Television film
2012 Fairly Legal George Algers Episode: "Satisfaction"
2012–2013 Arctic Air Doc Hossa Recurring role; 4 episodes
2012–2013, 2016–2017 Teen Wolf Gerard Argent Recurring role (Seasons 2, 3, 5-6); 22 episodes
2013 Republic of Doyle Phonse Episode: "Gimme Shelter"
2013 The Mentalist Sean Barlow Episode: "Red John's Rules"
2013 Falling Skies General Donovan Episode: "At All Costs"
2013 Cult Dr. Robert Kimble Episode: "Flip the Script"
2013 Husbands Scott Recurring role; 5 episodes
2013 Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story Terry Kindlon Television film
2013 Haven Lincoln Harker S4E12: "When the Bough Breaks"
2014 The Tomorrow People Senator Kelsey Episodes: "Kill Switch" and "Son of Man"
2014 The Christmas Secret Marshal Wilson Television film
2015 Fargo Otto Gerhardt Recurring role; 6 episodes
2016 12 Monkeys Dr. Vance Eckland Recurring role; 6 episodes
2016 The Man in the High Castle Hagan / Ex-Preacher Guest role; 4 episodes
2017 You Me Her Emma's father Guest role; 2 episodes
2017 Zoo IADG Officer Grissam Guest role; 4 episodes
2018 Criminal Minds Benjamin David Merva Guest role; 2 episodes
2018 The Magicians Edwin Episode: "The Art of the Deal"
2018 No Easy Days Bob Carson 8 episodes
2018 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Grandfather Kinkle Episode: "Chapter 7: Feast of Feasts"
2020 When Calls the Heart Archie Grant Guest role; 2 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Mass Effect 2 Captain Bailey (voice)
2010 Red Dead Redemption The Local Population
2010 Fallout: New Vegas Doc Mitchell (voice)
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim General Tullius (voice)
2012 Mass Effect 3 Commander Armando-Owen Bailey (voice)
2012 TERA: Rising Commander Samael (voice)
2021 Mass Effect Legendary Edition Commander Armando-Owen Bailey (voice)
kids search engine
Michael Hogan (Canadian actor) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.