Hogan, Harlan 1946–

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Hogan, Harlan 1946–

PERSONAL: Born September 30, 1946, in Chicago, IL; son of Harlan W. (a steelworker) and Marjorie (a dancer; maiden name, Thurber) Hogan; married; wife's name Jayne (marriage ended); married Lesley Schwartz (a talent agent); children: Jameson, Graham. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Illinois Wesleyan University, B.F.A. Hobbies and other interests: Motorcycling, sailing, magic.

ADDRESSES: Home—110 Arboretum Dr., North Barrington, IL 60010. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Professional actor, specializing in voice work, c. 1983–. Also script writer and speech coach. Magic Castle, Los Angeles, CA, member.

MEMBER: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Dramatists Guild of America, Chicago Dramatists.

AWARDS, HONORS: Bronze and silver medals from New York Film Festival, for writing and narrating An Almost Painless Guide to Government.


VO: Tales and Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor, Allworth Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Bury the Show (play), 2003.

Brown Shoes (play), 2004.

Play Byplay (play), 2004.

(With Jeffrey Fisher) A Voice Actor's Guide to Home Recording, Thompson Course Technology (Boston, MA), 2005.

Writer and narrator of An Almost Painless Guide to Government (four-part videotape series); author of America in the Twentieth Century (seventeen-part videotape series).

WORK IN PROGRESS: Leftovers, a novel.

SIDELIGHTS: Harlan Hogan told CA: "After thirty years of voicing other writers' words in commercials, films, and audio books, I realized it was time to explore the written word and share my experiences and humor. From the practical how-to material to creative fiction like my stage plays, I'm discovering a whole other 'voice.'"



Harlan Hogan Home Page, http://www.harlanhogan.com (October 21, 2004).