List of Battlestar Galactica characters
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These are lists of characters from the various Battlestar Galactica incarnations.
Original 1978 movie and seriesEdit
People from the Galactica:
- Commander Adama - played by Lorne Greene
- Commander Cain - played by Lloyd Bridges
- Captain Apollo - played by Richard Hatch
- Lieutenant Starbuck - played by Dirk Benedict
- Lieutenant Boomer - played by Herbert Jefferson Jr.
- Lieutenant Athena - played by Maren Jensen
- Colonel Tigh - played by Terry Carter
- Serina - played by Jane Seymour
- Boxey - played by Noah Hathaway
- Muffit II (the robot daggit) - played by Evolution ("Evie") the chimpanzee
- Flight Sergeant Jolly - played by Tony Swartz
- Flight Officer Omega - played by David Greenan
- Flight Corporal Rigel - played by Sarah Rush
- Corporal Giles - played by Larry Manetti
- Ensign (later Flight Sergeant) Greenbean - played by Ed Begley, Jr.
- Dr. Salik - played by George Murdock
- Lieutenant Zac - played by Rick Springfield (pilot only)
- Dr. Paye - played by John Fink (pilot only)
- Cassiopeia (later Medtech) - played by Laurette Spang
- Lieutenant Sheba - played by Anne Lockhart
- Corporal Komma - played by Jeff MacKay
- Lieutenant Dietra - played by Sheila DeWindt
- Lieutenant Brie - played by Janet Louise Johnson
- Sorell - played by Janet Lynn Curtis
- Flight Sergeant Ortega - played by Frank Ashmore
- Lieutenant Barton - played by W. K. Stratton
The Cylons and allies
- Baltar - played by John Colicos
- Imperious Leader - voiced by Patrick Macnee
- Lucifer - voiced by Jonathan Harris
People from the "Ship of Light"
- John - played by Edward Mulhare
- Maga - played by Lance LeGault
- Taba - played by Anthony De Longis
- Bora - played by Robert Feero
People from Terra
People from the Galactica
- Commander Adama - played by Lorne Greene
- Lieutenant Starbuck - played by Dirk Benedict
- Colonel Boomer - played by Herb Jefferson, Jr.
People from Earth
- Wolfman Jack - played by himself
Re-imagined 2003 miniseries / 2004 seriesEdit
Characters of the re-imagined version of Battlestar Galactica, with pilot callsigns in parenthesis.
Battlestar Galactica Military
Battlestar Pegasus Military
|Name||Actor/actress||Starring seasons||Episode count|
|William Adama ("Husker")||Edward James Olmos||1-4||77|
|William Adama, a veteran of the First Cylon War, is the commanding officer of the Battlestar Galactica, and has the longest tenure as the highest-ranking officer in the Colonial Fleet after the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.|
|Laura Roslin||Mary McDonnell||1-4||76|
|Laura Roslin serves as the Secretary of Education at the time of the Cylon attack and later serves as President of the Twelve Colonies. She is also believed by some in the Fleet to be a religious figure essential to the fulfillment of the Pythian prophecy.|
|Kara Thrace ("Starbuck")||Katee Sackhoff||1-4||74|
|Kara "Starbuck" Thrace is a gifted Viper pilot, with an attitude that has hindered her career in the Colonial Fleet. However, William Adama has confidence in Thrace's military skills, and she greatly aids the Fleet inside and out of the cockpit.|
|Lee Adama ("Apollo")||Jamie Bamber||1-4||76|
|Leland Joseph Adama, commonly known as Lee Adama or by his callsign, "Apollo", is a former Colonial Fleet Reserve officer who is appointed Galactica's CAG after the Cylon attack the Twelve. He is the sole surviving son of William Adama.|
|Saul Tigh||Michael Hogan||1-4||73|
|Tigh, Galactica's XO, is William Adama's second-in-command. A gruff millistarist with an alcohol problem, his relationship to those under his command as well as civilians is strained. One of the leaders of the human resistance against the Cylon occupation on New Caprica, he is jailed and tortured, which embitters him even more. He is later revealed to be one of the Final Five.|
|Galen Tyrol||Aaron Douglas||1-4||70|
|Tyrol, often called "Chief", is the Galactica's highest-ranking non-commissioned officer and in charge of Vipers and Raptors. He has a secret relationship with Lieutenant Sharon "Boomer" Valerii. The revelation of her true identity plunges him into crisis. He then starts a family with Cally Henderson. On New Caprica, he is union leader and later one of the leaders of the human resistance against the Cylon occupation. He is later revealed to be one of the Final Five.|
|Gaius Baltar||James Callis||1-4||76|
|Doctor Gaius Baltar is a brilliant scientist who unintentionally aided the Cylons in their attack on the twelve colonies. A charismatic genius and womanizer, he is initially portrayed as a self-serving opportunist, but becomes a braver and more caring character over the course of the series.|
|Number Six||Tricia Helfer||1-4||77|
|Number Six is a humanoid Cylon who plays several key roles in Cylon society. She is the first humanoid Cylon that viewers witness in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. Stunningly beautiful and highly religious, there are several versions of her, including Caprica-Six, Shelly Godfrey, Gina Inviere, Natalie Faust, Lida and Sonja. She is the only model that does not use one particular human alias for all copies.|
|Number Eight ("Boomer" and "Athena")||Grace Park||1-4||77|
|Number Eight is a female humanoid Cylon model. Two prominent Number Eight copies serve at different times as Galactica pilots: Sharon Valerii and Sharon Agathon, using the call signs "Boomer" and "Athena", respectively. "Boomer" is a sleeper agent at the beginning of the series, herself unaware of being a Cylon.|
|Tom Zarek||Richard Hatch||1-4||23|
|A political radical and a terrorist, Zarek found himself stuck on a prison ship when the Colonies were destroyed. He leads a riot and later runs for political office, is elected vice-president and resists military domination of the civilian government. He combines the traits of an idealistic revolutionary and a self-serving politician.|
Battlestar Pegasus military personnelEdit
- Helena Cain is the first commanding officer of the Pegasus. Following the destruction of the Colonies, Cain became unhinged, and committed numerous war crimes. She is shot dead by Gina Inviere, a Cylon Number Six who she had tortured for months on end. Played by Michelle Forbes.
- Alastair Thorne is an officer aboard the Battlestar Pegasus known as the "Cylon Interregator", played by Fulvio Cecere. He appears in two episodes.
- Barry Garner is the third commanding officer of Pegasus. Before his promotion, he was the ship's chief engineer, played by John Heard. He appears in one episode and suffocates while fixing the Pegasus FTL drive.
- Cole "Stinger" Taylor is the CAG of the Battlestar Pegasus serving under Admiral Helena Cain. Played by John Pyper-Ferguson. He appears in two episodes.
- Gage is a Specialist serving on the Battlestar Pegasus, and later on Galactica, played by Mike Dopud. He appears in four episodes and serves in Gaeta's mutiny.
- Jurgen Belzen was the XO of the Pegasus. Portrayed as a long-time confidant of Adm. Helena Cain, he is nevertheless summarily executed by her for insubordination. Played by Steve Bacic.
- Jack Fisk was the Pegasus' second-officer at the time of the attacks. A Lieutenant-Colonel, he is promoted to Colonel upon assuming Belzen's duties as XO, and later serves as interim CO of the Pegasus after the murder of Helena Cain before being murdered himself. Portrayed by Graham Beckel.
- Kendra Shaw is the executive officer on Pegasus under Lee Adama, played by Stephanie Jacobsen. She is the protagonist of the two-hour television movie Razor.
- Mel "Freaker" Firelli is an officer on Pegasus. Played by P.J. Prinsloo. He appears in two episodes.
- Noel Allison ("Narcho") is a senior Viper pilot on the Battlestar Pegasus who later transfers to Galactica, played by Sebastian Spence. He appears in nine episodes.
- Peter Laird is a civilian aeronautical engineer pressed into service on the Battlestar Pegasus by order of Admiral Helena Cain after the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies, played by Vincent Gale. He appears in six episodes and is killed by Tom Zarek during Gaeta's mutiny.
- Vireem is a Specialist serving on the Battlestar Pegasus and later on Galactica, played by Derek Delost. He appears in three episodes and serves in Gaeta's mutiny.
- The Armistice Station Officer is the first member of the Colonial Fleet to see the Cylons in over 40 years. He is killed when the cylons destroy the station. Played by Ryan Robbins, (who also played Charlie Connor in the regular series). He only appears in the first part of the miniseries.
- Daniel Novacek ("Bulldog") is a pilot who served under Commander William Adama aboard the Battlestar Valkyrie and was lost while on a stealth mission across the Armistice Line approximately six years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies. Played by Carl Lumbly. He appears in one episode.
- Emily Kowalski is a terminal cancer patient befriended by Laura Roslin. She appears in one episode played by Nana Visitor.
- The First Hybrid is the precursor to the modern Cylon Hybrids, and is the first step in their evolution from pure machines to organic beings. Played by Campbell Lane. He only appears in the two-hour television movie Razor.
- Hera Agathon is the first successful Human/Cylon hybrid. She is the daughter of Karl "Helo" Agathon and Sharon (Number 8) "Athena". Played in different episodes by child actors Lily Duong-Walton, Alexandra Thomas and Iliana Gomez-Martinez.
- Sue-Shaun is a member of Samuel Anders' resistance group on Caprica, and a former Caprica Buccaneer. Played by Tamara Lashley. She appears in three episodes. She is mercy-killed by Starbuck at her own request.
- Tory Foster is one of President Laura Roslin's chief aides and advisors. She is also one of the few who knows the whereabouts of the half-Cylon child, Hera Agathon. She appears in 32 episodes played by Rekha Sharma.
- Tucker Clellan was a Colonial Viper pilot about the Battlestar Galactica. He was a central character in the web series "Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance", as well as appearing in the main series. Becoming depressed after the death of his love, Nora, he joins the resistance and dies as a suicide bomber. Tucker was portrayed by Christian Tessier.
- Zak Adama is the younger son of William Adama, a Viper pilot killed in his first solo flight. He was portrayed by Clarke Hudson in the miniseries and Tobias Mehler in the full series.
- Louanne Katraine ("Kat") was a Colonial Viper pilot serving aboard Galactica. She was a former smuggler who took the identity of a dead girl, hoping to redeem herself following the attack. She and Starbuck become rivals, and the two frequently butt heads, developing a love-hate relationship. Following several near-death experiences, Kat becomes addicted to drugs she had been taking to deal with the stress, though she quits after nearly crashing her Viper while under the influence. She dies from severe radiation poisoning sustained while guiding several civilian ships out of a highly radioactive area. Played by Luciana Carro.
- Samuel T. Anders is a humanoid Cylon who forms a resistance group on Caprica and later serves as a pilot in the colonial fleet.
Early in the series, the Colonials learn there are twelve models of Cylon-humanoids among them. The first of them were descendants of the lost thirteenth tribe called the "Final Five". They were not individually numbered and were not discovered until later in the series. The Cylon-humanoids first seen are known as the "Significant Seven" and were numbered one to eight. Number Seven does not make an appearance as his entire line had been destroyed prior to the start of the series.
- The "Significant Seven"
- John Cavil
- Leoben Conoy
- D'Anna Biers
- Simon O'Neill
- Aaron Doral
- "Caprica Six" (multiple identities)
- ("Daniel" - does not appear)
- Lt. Boomer / Lt. Athena
- The "Final Five"
- Adama family
- Graystone family
- Lacy Rand (played by Magda Apanowicz
- Sister Clarice Willow played by Polly Walker)
- Ruth (played by Karen Austin)
- Jordan Duram (played by Brian Markinson)
- Cyrus Xander (played by Hiro Kanagawa
- Evelyn played by Teryl Rothery)
- Pryah (played by Luciana Carro)
- Baxter Sarno (played by Patton Oswalt)
- Philomon (played by Alex Arsenault)
- Olaf Willow (played by Panou)
- Nestor Willow (played by Scott Porter)
- Ben Stark (played by Avan Jogia)
- Minister for Defence Val Chambers (played by William B. Davis)
- The Guatrau (played by Jorge Montesi)
- Caston (played by Katie Keating)
- Crew Member (played by Maggie Ma)
- Secretary of State for Defence Joan Leyte (played by Veena Sood)
- Barnabus Greele (played by James Marsters)
- Vesta (played by Camille Mitchell)
- Gara Singh (played by Peter Wingfield)
Blood & ChromeEdit
- List of characters for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome webseries/pilot movie
- Luke Pasqualino as Ensign/Lieutenant William "Husker" Adama
- Ben Cotton as Lieutenant Coker Fasjovik
- Lili Bordán as Dr. Becca Kelly
- John Pyper-Ferguson as Tech Sergeant Xander Toth; Pyper-Ferguson previously played recurring character Tomas Vergis on Caprica and Pegasus CAG Captain Taylor on Battlestar Galactica.
- Zak Santiago as Captain Armin "High Top" Diaz; Santiago previously played supporting character Pan on Caprica.
- Leo Li Chiang as Osirus Marine Sergeant
- Mike Dopud as Captain Deke "Minute Man" Tornvald; Dopud previously played supporting character Specialist Gage on Battlestar Galactica.
- Brian Markinson as Commander Silas Nash; Markinson played supporting character Jordan Duram on Caprica.
- Adrian Holmes as Lieutenant Decklan Elias
- Karen LeBlanc as Lieutenant Jenna
- Carmen Moore as Senior Lieutenant Nina Leotie; Moore played supporting character Fidelia Fazekas on Caprica.
- Toby Levins as Pilot "Sandman"
- Jill Teed as Commander Ozar; Teed portrayed the role of MSgt. Hadrian on Battlestar Galactica and supporting character Colonel Sasha Patel on Caprica.
- Sebastian Spence as Lieutenant Jim "Sunshine" Kirby; Spence played Capt. Noel "Narcho" Allison on Battlestar Galactica.
- Jordan Weller as Seamus Fahey
- Tom Stevens as Marine Baris
- Tricia Helfer as Cylon Prototype (voice); Helfer played the Cylon model Number Six in Battlestar Galactica.
- Ty Olsson as Osiris Crewmember; Olsson portrayed LSO Captain Aaron Kelly on Battlestar Galactica.
- Muir, J. K. (2005). An Analytical Guide to Television's Battlestar Galactica. McFarland & Company. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-4766-0656-9. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- Phillips, M.; Garcia, F. (1996). Science Fiction Television Series: Episode Guides, Histories, and Casts and Credits for 62 Prime-Time Shows, 1959 through 1989. Volume 1. McFarland. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-4766-1030-6. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
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