Michael O’Hare Dies at 60, “Babylon 5” Actor

    October 1, 2012
    Chad Sweely
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If you were a prominent Babylon 5 watcher back in the late 1990s, I am sure you remember the character “Commander Jeffrey Sinclair” played by Michael O’Hare. Unfortunately, Michael O’Hare passed away this past Friday (September 28th, 2012).

Prior to his involvement with the television world, O’Hare was active with the Broadway scene in New York. One of his well-known Broadway appearances was portraying “Col. Nathan Jessup” in A Few Good Men. This role was later played by Jack Nicholson in the movie version of A Few Good Men.

In 1992, O’Hare accepted the role as “Commander Jeffrey Sinclair” in the upcoming Babylon 5 science fiction television series, which then aired in 1993. Although, O’Hare was only with Babylon 5 for one full season, but the character was brought back in season two, and for a very short while in the series’ third season.

Michael O’Hare (born as “Robert Michael O’Hare”) died on September 28th, 2012, after suffering a heart attack and being placed in a coma since September 23rd, 2012. Babylon 5‘s producer J. Michael Straczynski posted the following announcement on his Facebook page:

“I regret that I must convey the sad news that Michael O’Hare passed away today. He suffered a heart attack on Sunday and was in a coma until his passing this afternoon. This is a terrible loss for all B5 fans and everyone involved with the show wishes to convey their condolences to the O’Hare family. He was an amazing man.”

Various fans of Michael O’Hare have been leaving their respects via Twitter:

  • http://Mone Mr. Evans

    I just learned (December 8,2013)of the Late-Great Babylon 5 Season 1 Star Actor Michael O’Hare’s Passing last September 2012, and I just wanted to ad that I think that his Character of Commander Jeffrey Sinclair on Babylon 5 was Way Too Short, but I Loved the Character anyway. 😉

    Until we meet in the place where The Shadows do not fall.

    Between the Shadows and The Light.

    To: Actor Michael O’Hare, and the other Wonderfully Talented-Superb Actors from The B-5 (1994 to 1998) Series who have Passed Beyond The Rim, including Richard Biggs III , A.K.A. (Stephen Franklin), Jeff Conaway, A.K.A. (Zack Allen), and Andreas Katsulas, A.K.A. (G’Kar). You All will be Greatly Missed by Everyone who knew you, as well as All of Your Fans. R.I.P. Gentlemen.

    And Those Wonderful-Talented-Actors Who Also Passed Beyond The Rim:

    Robin Sachs, Paul Winfield, Malachi Throne, Johnny Sekka, the wonderful and lovely Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, Lois Lettleton, Roy Brocksmith, Greg McKinney, Silvana Gallardo, Turhan Bey . They may not have been regulars, but they all played important guest roles on Babylon 5. 😉 R.I.P. to them All.

    R.I.P. Michael O’Hare = Commander Jeffrey Sinclair = Ent’il’zha Valen Minbari not born of Minbar, and As Zathras would say “He is …. The One”.

    Not The One. Zathras = The Late – Great Actor: Tim Choate.

    Goodbye Old Friends, see you All beyond The Rim.

    Mr.Evans Clovis California.