Actor Chris Hogan is known primarily as a funny man, as evidenced by his work on the sketch comedy showcase "MADtv" and the manic space alien sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun. " Hogan got his start on television in the mid 1990s in guest roles on such series as the popular Nickelodeon cartoon "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" and the family drama "Sisters." A leading role on the romantic comedy "If Not for You" followed in 1995, but the show only lasted for seven episodes. He was similarly unlucky with his supporting role in the fashion magazine comedy "Just Shoot Me!": his role as the roommate of series star Maya Gallo (Laura San Giacomo) was written out after less than half a season. Hogan regrouped by joining the successful sketch comedy program "MADtv" for its third season, followed by a substantial recurring role on the hit sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun" as one of the college students taught by disguised space alien Dick Solomon (John Lithgow).