Richard Hatch well known for his role as Apollo on Battlestar Galactica died today at the age of 71 from Pancreatic Cancer. Richard was nominated for a Golden Globe and recently had a role a new the new Batttlestar Galactica TV series as Tom Zarek.
His career spanned 5 decades starting in 1971 on All My Children where he played Richard Brent. He appeared in many TV shows such as Kung Fu, Barnaby Jones, Hawaii Five-O, The Waltons and Chips.
Hatch attempted to reunite the original cast of Battlestar Galactica in for a reboot in the 1998 called the second coming. Universal Studios did not support the remake, but it became a popular topic on the convention circuit. He eventually joined the new show as Tom Zarek, a former terrorist turned politician. Hatch continued to be a big draw in recent years at such conventions as ComicCon.
Hatch was born on May 21, 1945 in Sana Monica, California and is survived by a son.