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One of Canada's most respected actors, Michael Hogan is the patriarch of a fledgling dynasty: His wife, Susan Hogan, has starred in dozens of films since the '70s, including The Brood, Narrow Margin and Disturbing Behavior, while their son, Gabriel Hogan, has worked in film and TV since his teens and currently stars in the ESPN ensemble drama Playmakers.
Hogan won the Genie Award — the Canadian equivalent of the Oscar — for Best Supporting Actor, for Solitaire (1991). He had been nominated in that category the previous year for Diplomatic Immunity. Hogan is currently nominated for the Canadian Emmy-equivalent, the Gemini, for Best Actor in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries, for the 2003 telefilm Betrayed.
Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Hogan has performed at some of Canada's most prestigious venues, including the Stratford Festival, where he won acclaim as "Biff" in Death of a Salesman. He has also headlined at the Shaw Festival and performed at the Arts Club in Vancouver in Escape from Happiness. Other theatrical credits include roles in King Lear at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Tartuffe and Of the Fields Lately at Toronto's Canadian Stage and Zastrozzi at Toronto's Factory Theatre.
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. Hogan has also starred on the hit Canadian police series Cold Squad. His 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.