LOS ANGELES — Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” film and TV series, has died. He was 71.

A representative for the actor said he died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Santa Monica, California, in 1945, Hatch started his career in off-Broadway theater. After an early role on “All My Children” in 1970, he worked steadily in television, appearing in “The Streets of San Francisco,” “Dynasty,” “The Love Boat” and “Santa Barbara.”

He received a Golden Globe nomination in 1979 for his work on “Battlestar Galactica.” He also appeared in the “Battlestar Galactica” TV series from 2004 to 2009.