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Felix Silla (Lucifer)

Felix Silla

Actor Name:  Felix Silla

Character Name:  Lucifer (suit)

Episode Appearences:  Main Cast

Character Bio:  Lucifer is an IL-series Cylon attached to Baltar by the Imperious Leader. Though he first sees the human Baltar as an asset he is unable to understand or anticipate Baltar's orders. Lucifer is eager to learn the human way of thinking even though it's completely different to his. Lucifer has a firm grasp on tactics and strategic insight. Tired of Baltar's games he takes command of the Basestar when Baltar travels to the surface of Kobol to visit the tomb of the Ninth Lord. The full strike he launches frees Adama, Apollo and Serina but traps and nearly kills Baltar.

Lucifer distrust IL-series Cylon Specter, who runs an Cylon garrison on the marsh-like planet of Antilla. This lower grade model tries to get in favor of Baltar and uses dishonesty and deceptiveness to reach his goal. Lucifer attempts to undermine Specter's efforts and even portrays some form of jealousy. 

Actor Bio:  Felix Silla was born on January 11, 1937 in a small village outside Rome, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Show. His multiple talents -as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler- brought him to Hollywood where he became a stuntman, starting with the Gig Young-Shirley Jones vehicle, A Ticklish Affair. His best-known roles are the maniacal, miniature Hitler, named "Litvak", who menaces George Segal in The Black Bird and "Cousin Itt on the long-running TV series, The Addams Family. He played a child gorilla in the original Planet of the Apes movie and an Ewok in Return of the Jedi.

He has doubled -often for children- in such hits as The Towering Inferno, The Hindenberg, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (where he stunt doubled for Short Round) and Battlestar Galactica (where he stunt doubled for "Boxy", actor Noah Hathaway). On Battlestar Galactica he also acted in the suits of both "Lucifer" (voiced by Jonathan Harris) and "Specter" (voiced by Murray Matheson). After Battlestar Galactica he acted in the suit of "Twiki" (voiced by Mel Blanc) in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Between movies, he frequently appears in Las Vegas and Reno night clubs with his own musical combo, "The Original Harmonica Band." Silla and wife Susan -a "little person," like himself- have been married since 1965 and have two children, Bonnie and Michael.

IMDB Link:  Felix Silla

Wikipedia Link:  Felix Silla  /  Battlestar Wiki Link:  Felix Silla

Official Website:  The Worlds of FeLiX SiLLa

Trivia:  Felix Silla is 3'11" tall

Felix Silla was also in the suit of Specter in the episode "The Young Lords" and a stunt double for Noah Hathaway (Boxey) on the series. 

What he's doing now:  Felix Silla enjoys touring the world and meeting fans at the dozens of Sci-Fi and nostalgia conventions he appears at every year

Interviews:  Felix Silla GALACTICA.TV interview


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