‘Battlestar Galactica’ Star Dies at Age 71

Richard Hatch, who was best known for his role as Captain Apollo in “Battlestar Galactica,” died Tuesday. He was 71.

The actor had been in hospice care after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his rep told the Daily News. Hatch got his start with the Los Angeles Repertory Theater as well as shows in Chicago and off-Broadway before moving to the small screen, where he debuted in 1971 on “All My Children.”

His first major role came in “The Streets of San Francisco” as Inspector Dan Robbins in 1976, the final season of the detective show.

But his most famous part was Captain Apollo in the 1978 “Battlestar Galactica” TV show, a role for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
 

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