Fans and friends of Genie Award-winning actor Michael Hogan have raised more than $250,000 to help the former Battlestar Galactica star recover from a devastating injury.
According to a GoFundMe page, launched Monday on behalf of his wife, Susan Hogan, the 71-year-old actor’s life was tragically altered after suffering a fall Feb. 17 in Vancouver after an appearance at the FanExpo science fiction convention.
“He went to bed that night not realizing that the impact had caused a massive brain bleed. He was unable to be woken the next morning and was taken to Vancouver General Hospital and emergency surgery performed. It took 57 staples to close the part of his skull they had to remove in order to reach the damage,” Susan Hogan wrote.
The accident left the actor with complete paralysis on his left side along with memory loss, cognitive impairment and the inability to swallow.
Hogan, a veteran Canadian character actor originally from Kirkland Lake, Ont., is best known for his role as Col. Saul Tigh on the Battlestar Galactica series that was shot in Vancouver from 2004 to ’09. His long list of film and TV credits also includes recurring roles on multiple other series including Fargo, Teen Wolf, The Man in the High Castle, and When Calls the Heart.