Actor will play a wheelchair-bound crime kingpin in anthology series
“Battlestar Galactica” veteran Michael Hogan is taking on an earthier role for his next project.
Hogan, who played Colonel Saul Tigh on “Battlestar Galactica,” has been cast in Year 2 of FX’s anthology series “Fargo.”
Hogan will play Otto Gerhardt, a first generation immigrant from Germany who took over his father’s small trucking business and, through a mix of brutality and sheer will, turned it into a criminal empire that spans the upper Midwest. But he recently had a stroke and is now confined to a wheelchair, his every need taken care of by Indian servants.
Gerhardt has lost the ability to speak or feed himself or use the bathroom by himself. But he%u2019s too mean to die.
Set in 1979, the sophomore run of “Fargo” will focus on Lou Solverson (played by Keith Carradine in the first season, but inhabited by Patrick Wilson for the second run). The upcoming sophomore season will portray Solverson as a veteran who, four years back from Vietnam, is now a Minnesota state patrolman and devoted husband.
Hogan’s post-“Battlestar” work includes roles on “Falling Skies,” “Teen Wolf,” “The Tomorrow People” and “Arctic Air.”
“Fargo” is produced by MGM Television and FX Productions.
Lauren Levitt & Associates and Thruline Entertainment represent Hogan.