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Overview (4)

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameRichard Lawrence Hatch
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which he traveled to New York City in 1967. He performed in the plays "Song of Walt Whitman", "Young Rebels" and a production called "Exercise", which Richard directed. Richard was cast as the original "Philip Brent" in the soap All My Children (1970) in 1970. He later played "Inspector Dan Robbins" on the television series The Streets of San Francisco (1972). Richard Hatch is best remembered for his portrayal of "Apollo" on the series, Battlestar Galactica (1978).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Joe Maria Distante (1966 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (15)

Richard Hatch hosted a weekly relationship radio show entitled "Love on the Edge".
Born at 6:30am-PWT
No relation to Richard Hatch from the reality series Survivor (2000).
Had one son: Paul Hatch (born 1967).
Led an adventure cruise in the Western Caribbean every winter for fans (2006).
Is the only actor to appear on both Battlestar Galactica (1978) and Battlestar Galactica (2004).
Attended OmegaCon in Birmingham, Alabama [March 2008]
Wrote books based on the Battlestar Galactica (1978) series (2000).
(May 1-3, 2009) Attended FedCon 18 in Bonn, Germany.
Wrote the article "Communication from the Heart" in the "California Sun" (1996).
Attended facts2008 convention in Ghent, Belgium. [October 2008]
In the late 1980s, between acting work, he began teaching self-confidence seminars.
Directed, wrote and starred in his own Battlestar Galactica fan Film "Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming" in which he reunited all the surviving original Battlestar Galactica cast members.
Hatch was cremated. His ashes were sprinkled into Echo Park Lake.
The October 19, 1988, issue of Variety, in the Italian Film Production column, announced the movie "Incantesimo Fatale" or "Fatal Spell" began filming October 1, 1988. Mario Gariazzo (as Ray Garret) directed. The cast included Richard Hatch and Carroll Baker. No evidence the film was ever completed or released.

Personal Quotes (2)

I never thought of being an actor. I was far too shy, too insecure.
On having the same name as television's No. 1 "Survivor": We forget there are other people with our name, and somehow we feel an ownership with our name. Honestly, this is one of the strangest experiences that's ever happened in my life, and I'm having to deal with it.

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