|Herb Jefferson Jr. (Lt. Boomer)|
Actor Name: Herb Jefferson Jr.
Character Name: Lt. Boomer
Episode Appearances: Main Cast
Character Bio: Lt. Boomer is a loyal friend and skilled warrior, second only to the team of Apollo and Starbuck on the battlestar Galactica. Boomer's background includes a tour of duty at Ice Station Thola and the riding of hovermobiles in his youth. Boomer speaks fluent Gemonese and is an expert on electronics and communications.
After the fleet's departure from the Colonies, Boomer is awarded a Gold Cluster for helping to clear a minefield in the Straits of Madagon-a political ruse by Sire Uri to grease the way to disarmament and permanent settlement on the planet Carillon. Boomer is the first to notice their Ovion hosts' deception, and the fact of Adama's replacing warriors with civilians at the awards ceremony to counteract any plot. Boomer also contracts a virus that affects all the warriors, then spearheads the return of the Blue Squadron. Boomer supported Apollo and Starbuck in missions on Equellus, Antilla, Gamoray and Arcta, the attempt to trade Siress Belloby's unmarked energizer for seed and the defense of Starbuck in a murder trial.
Boomer helped civilians escape during the fire that raged through the Galactica, and was one of the warriors to disappear into the strange Ship of Lights. Tired of losing to Starbuck and Apollo in Triad, Boomer becomes a pawn for Count Iblis during his stay in the fleet. Boomer's duties also included transporting Eastern Alliance prisoners. As a flight leader, Boomer led the Viper attack (with Sheba) on the lone base star the fleet encountered-after trying to help Apollo clear up the signal on a long-range transmission that led the fleet to the base star's location.
Actor Bio: Herbert Jefferson Jr, credited also just as Herb Jefferson Jr., was born in Sandersville, Georgia on Sept, 28, 1946, is a prolific performer with a long list of television credits. In 1969 Herb Jefferson Jr. graduated with honors from New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts; Jefferson's career began the following year with an appearance in the TV series The Immortal. Over the next 26 years Herb Jefferson Jr. would appear as a guest star in over 30 television shows. The shows included the pilot of Knight Rider, Sister, Sister, Hill Street Blues, Dukes of Hazzard, Marcus Welby, M.D. and Mission: Impossible. Herb Jefferson Jr. is best known for his part as Lt. Bommer on the original Battlestar Galactica series. Herb Jefferson Jr. also worked in several movies, including Outbreak and the TV film Apollo 13.
IMDB Link: Herb Jefferson Jr.
Official Website: None listed
Trivia: Herb Jefferson Jr. worked mostly between 1970 and 1987. However, in 1995 and 1996 he made three TV appearances, on of which was on ER, and took on one movie role.
Herb Jefferson Jr. also starred in Galactica 1980.
What he's doing now: Herb Jefferson Jr. is involved with charities and community activities, including the California Special Olympics, the California Paralyzed Veterans Association and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. Herb Jefferson Jr. has one daughter, Rebecca. Herb Jefferson Jr. occasionally appears at Battlestar Galactica conventions.
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