Milt Kogan

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Milt Kogan
Born (1936-04-10) April 10, 1936 (age 80)
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active 1962-2012

Milt Kogan (born April 10, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for playing the desk sergeant, Officer Kogan, on the television series Barney Miller in 1975.

He also made guest appearances on many television series including It Takes a Thief, Mission: Impossible, Ironside, Sanford and Son, Mannix, The Law, Cannon, Police Story, Kojak, Eight Is Enough, Chico and the Man, The Rockford Files, Quincy, M.E., Diff'rent Strokes, Lou Grant, Night Court, Cagney & Lacey, Columbo, Knots Landing, Quantum Leap, General Hospital, Wonder Woman, Airwolf, The A-Team, My Two Dads, and many more.

Kogan's movie credits include Lucky Lady (1975), The Sunshine Boys (1975), No Deposit, No Return (1976), Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde (1976), The Lady in Red (1979), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Bachelor Party (1984), The Woman in Red (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985), Solar Crisis (1990), Hesher (2009), Accidentally in Love (2011), The Descendants (2011), among others.

He produced two award-winning documentaries titled Different From You (2002), and Final Farewell of the Fabulous Apostles (2006).

Milt is an M.D. who practices board-certified Family Medicine in Los Angeles, California. He entered Cornell University with the class of 1957, but left after his junior year to earn his medical degree. He returned to Cornell to finish his B.S. in Animal Science fifty years later, graduating in 2007.[1] As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He also holds an M.P.H. (Epidemiology) from University of California, Los Angeles (1974–1976). He was a Peace Corps Physician in West Africa (1969–1972), practiced with the National Health Service Corps in Harlowton, Montana (1982–1983), served with the U.S. Army in Hanau, West Germany (1984–1986) and practiced in Vermillion, South Dakota (1996–1998). He speaks English, French, German, and Spanish.

Published works include: "Escape From Montana" (2009), "Diary of the Ouagadougou Doc" (2010), "Second Act" (2010).


  1. ^ Lang, Susan (May 23, 2007). "'Barney Miller's' Officer Kogan is back on campus after lifetime as doctor and actor, and now, finally, a Cornell grad". Cornell Chronicle. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 


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