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Date Of BirthMay 21, 1945
SpouseEmiliano Cabral (m. 2005), Joanne Mansell (m. 1985–1995)
FactLeads an adventure cruise in the Western Caribbean every winter for fans (2006).

Richard Hatch was born on May 21, 1945 in Santa Monica, California, the first child of John Raymond Hatch, a television producer, and his wife, Eleanor Jean (née Koczander). He had two younger sisters, Gail and Marcia. His father died of a heart attack in 1984. His mother died in 2017. Hatch began his television career as a child actor, guest-starring in such series as Gunsmoke (1955), Wagon Train (1957) and Maverick (1958). He attended San Francisco State University, where he studied acting and directing. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television.

Hatch’s first major role came in the 1971 film The Love Machine, based on the Jacqueline Susann novel of the same name. He went on to appear in over 40 films, including The Hatfields and the McCoys (1975), Battle of the Network Stars (1979) and The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990). He also had a recurring role on the soap opera Santa Barbara (1984-1985) and appeared on Broadway in the musical The Will Rogers Follies (1991). In 2003, Hatch made a return to television with a guest-starring role on Battlestar Galactica. He later had a recurring role on the show’s spin-off, Caprica (2010-2011). Hatch’s other television credits include The Streets of San Francisco (1972-1973), Fantasy Island (1978), Dynasty (1981-1982) and Baywatch Nights (1995-1996).

He has also appeared in a number of made-for-television movies, including The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996) and Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012). In 2016, Hatch was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. He is currently married to his third wife, Marilu Henner. They have two children together. Hatch has a net worth of $5 million. ..

General Info

Date Of BirthMay 21, 1945
Height1.8 m
EducationUnited States Military Academy


SpouseEmiliano Cabral (m. 2005), Joanne Mansell (m. 1985–1995)
ChildrenPaul Michael Hatch


NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
MoviesSaga of a Star World, Prelude to Axanar, Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, InAlienable, Prisoners of the Lost Universe, Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen, Cowboys & Engines, Deadman's Curve, Unseen Evil, The Hustler of Muscle Beach, Last Platoon, The Rain Makers, Leathernecks, Th...
TV ShowsBattlestar Galactica, The Streets of San Francisco, Forever Fernwood, Sciography

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1On 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.
2I never thought of being an actor," admits the boyish-looking, forty-something actor. "I was far too shy, too insecure.


1Directed, 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.
2Teaches self-confidence seminars. [July 1997]
3Attended facts2008 convention in Ghent, Belgium. [October 2008]
4Writes article "Communication from the Heart" in the "California Sun" (1996).
5(May 1-3, 2009) Attended FedCon 18 in Bonn, Germany.
6Writes books based on the Battlestar Galactica (1978) series (2000).
7Attended OmegaCon in Birmingham, Alabama [March 2008]
8Is the only actor to appear on both Battlestar Galactica (1978) and Battlestar Galactica (2004).
9Leads an adventure cruise in the Western Caribbean every winter for fans (2006).
10Has one son: Paul Hatch (born 1967).
11No relation to Richard Hatch from the reality series Survivor (2000).
12Born at 6:30am-PWT
13Richard Hatch hosts a weekly relationship radio show entitled "Love on the Edge".




Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming1999ShortCommander Apollo
Iron Thunder1998Nelson
Second Chance1996VideoMitch
Baywatch1995TV SeriesTom
Renaissance1994Tristan Anderson
Jake and the Fatman1990TV SeriesDr. Richard Davis
Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One1990Delta Force Leader Brett Haskell
Mal d'Africa1990Tony La Palma
Santa Barbara1990TV SeriesStephen Slade
The Hitch-Hikers1989
Colli di cuoio1989
Ghetto Blaster1989Travis
Dark Bar1988Marco
Party Line1988Dan
Angel Hill: l'ultima missione1988Sgt. Chet Costa
Throb1987TV SeriesJake Flathery
Hotel1983-1987TV SeriesTom Jordan / Luke Hilliard / Don Walden
MacGyver1986TV SeriesMichael Talbot
Blacke's Magic1986TV Series
The Love Boat1982-1985TV SeriesIan Curly / Tom Whitlaw / Roger Lewis
Riptide1985TV SeriesBilly Hagan
Heated Vengeance1985Hoffman
MacGruder and Loud1985TV SeriesDanny
Dynasty1984-1985TV SeriesDean Caldwell
T.J. Hooker1985TV SeriesRobert Marshall
Cover Up1985TV SeriesBob Corwin
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesRobert Westphal
Murder, She Wrote1984TV SeriesTerry Jones
Masquerade1984TV Series
Fantasy Island1983TV Series
Prisoners of the Lost Universe1983Dan
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen1981Lee Chan, Jr.
Living Legend: The King of Rock and Roll1980
The Hustler of Muscle Beach1980TV MovieNick Demec
CHiPs1979TV SeriesRichard Hatch
Battlestar Galactica1978-1979TV SeriesCaptain Apollo
Battlestar Galactica1978Captain Apollo
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV SeriesRuss
Deadman's Curve1978TV MovieJan Berry
Forever Fernwood1977TV SeriesHarmon Farinella
The Streets of San Francisco1976-1977TV SeriesInspector Dan Robbins
Addie and the King of Hearts1976TV MovieMr. Davenport
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman1976TV SeriesHarmon Farinella (1977-1978)
Cannon1972-1975TV SeriesTerence Robert Cain / Lyle Barry
The Waltons1974-1975TV SeriesWade Walton
Hawaii Five-O1973-1975TV SeriesTommy / Mike / Gar
Best Friends1975Jesse
The Rookies1973-1975TV SeriesVic Dorsey / Cleve Andrews
The Hatfields and the McCoys1975TV MovieJohnse Hatfield
Medical Center1974TV SeriesMark
Nakia1974TV Series
F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles'1974TV MovieBill Knowles
The New Perry Mason1973TV SeriesChristopher Baxter
Barnaby Jones1973TV SeriesEric Garvin
Crime Club1973TV MovieHugh London
Kung Fu1973TV SeriesDavid Binns
The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesOwen Preston
Room 2221972TV SeriesDonnie LeRoi
Young Dr. Kildare1972TV SeriesDerek
Alias Smith and Jones1971TV SeriesBlake's accomplice
All My Children1971TV SeriesPhilip 'Phil' Brent Sr.
After HellTV Mini-Series announcedJesaja
Diminuendo2017filmingHaskell Edwards
The Dragons of Melgor2017announcedRichard
Blade of Honor2017TV Series pre-productionAdmiral DiCarrek
Dead by Friday2016completedFather Anthony
Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses2016post-productionJohn Alpha
Cowboys & Engines: Complete Pitch Reel2015Short completedCade Ballard
Personal SpaceTV Series post-productionRobert King
The Dark ZoneannouncedLt. Parker
The Enchanted Cottage2016Mr. Bradshaw
Chatter2015Nate Terry
Cowboys & Engines2015ShortCade Ballard
Alien Hunger2014Mike Gibson
Loadout: Going in Hot2014ShortCaptain Gaz
Prelude to Axanar2014ShortCommander Kharn
Pairings2014TV SeriesRichard Conklin
Snitch2014ShortDet. Daniels
Dead Reckoning2013ShortSilicon Assassin
The Silicon Assassin Project2012-2013TV SeriesSilicon Assassin
Dead by Friday2012Father Anthony
Mindbender: Tale of a Dark Xmas2012ShortDad
Season of Darkness2012Dr. Shaker
D.N.E.: Do Not Erase2012ShortThe Caretaker
The Guild2011TV SeriesRichard Hatch
Who the Frak2011TV SeriesRichard
The Little Match Makers2011Officer Candy
B-Sides2011TV Series
The Hunted2010TV SeriesCochran Sutton
War of Heaven2010ShortForbes
Battlestar Galactica2004-2009TV SeriesTom Zarek
InAlienable2008Dr. Eric Norris
Skills for Actors: Weapon Handling Skills2008VideoHost-Himself
The Great War of Magellan2005ShortAkillian
The Rain Makers2005Wyatt
Battlestar Galactica2003Video GameApollo / Rylo (voice)
Big Shots2001Casting Director
Unseen Evil2001Dr. Peter Jensen
The Ghost2001Edward


Dead by Friday2012executive producer
Who the Frak2011-2012TV Series producer - 3 episodes
The Great War of Magellan2005Short producer
Galacticon2003Video executive producer
Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming1999Short executive producer


White Wings2016Short
The Silicon Assassin Project2012TV Series 1 episode
The Great War of Magellan2005Short
Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming1999Short


The Great War of Magellan2005Short
Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming1999Short writer


Reservations for Three?2015Short special thanks
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story2010Documentary thanks


Surge of Power: Revenge of the SequelcompletedHimself
Earl Hamner Storyteller2015DocumentaryHimself
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Framelines2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Geekie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Who the Frak2012TV SeriesHimself
The Warp Zone2011TV SeriesHimself
FedCon XVIII: The Golden Future2009DocumentaryHimself
An Anything But Ordinary Journey2009DocumentaryHimself
The John Kerwin Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Battlestar Galactica: The Journey Ends - The Arrival2009Video documentary shortHimself
Skills for Actors: Martial Arts Skills2009VideoHimself-Host
Skills for Actors: Circus Skills2009VideoHimself-Host
Battlestar Galactica: The Last Frakkin' Special2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Battlestar Galactica: The Journey2009Video documentary short
Sketch of Life2009Documentary shortHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2007TV SeriesHimself
Skills for Actors: Voice Skills2007VideoHimself - Host
Skills for Actors: Swordplay Skills2007VideoHimself - Host
Skills for Actors: Body Language Skills2006VideoHimself - Host
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHimself
SoapTalk2005TV SeriesHimself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 102004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Remembering 'Battlestar Galactica'2004Video documentaryHimself
The Cylons of 'Battlestar Galactica'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Working with the Daggit of 'Battlestar Galactica'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown2003Video documentary shortHimself - Original Apollo
Star Dates2003TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now: TV Hunks2003TV Short documentaryHimself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Midnight Movie2002TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHimself
Sciography2000TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #51980TV Special documentaryHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #41979TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
Battle of the Network Stars VI1979TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
The 5th Annual People's Choice Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Dramatic Television Show
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series- Drama and Presenter: Best Actor / Actress in a TV-Series- Musical / Comedy
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
The Mike Douglas Show1977-1978TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Battle of the Network Stars II1977TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
Battle of the Network Stars1976TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Glen Larson on the Creation of 'Battlestar Galactica'2004Video documentary shortCaptain Apollo (uncredited)
Daytime's Greatest Weddings2004Video documentaryPhil Brent
All About Erica1994VideoPhil Brent
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack1979TV MovieCaptain Apollo


Won Awards

2015ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Guest Actor - DramaPairings (2012)
2014Festival HonorZed Fest Film FestivalBest Dynamic DuoThe Pod (2014)

Nominated Awards

2014Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USABest Supporting ActorThe Pod (2014)
2014Claw AwardTerror Film FestivalBest ActorThe Pod (2014)
1979Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - DramaBattlestar Galactica (1978)

3rd Place Awards

1978Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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