|Aaron Douglas (Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol)|
Actor Name: Aaron Douglas
Character Name: Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol
Episode Appearances: Main Cast on Mini-Series, Season 1, 2, 3, the Webisodes and Razor.
Character Bio: Galen Tyrol is the Chief Petty Officer of the Galactica. Rugged, with the worn look of someone who has spent a lifetime working around big machines, he's the kind of man for whom his crew would do anything. At first he's involved with his superior officer Lt. Sharon "Boomer" Valerii. Not knowing she's a sleeper Cylon, he covers for her mistakes and sometimes illegal actions multiple times. When it is finally discovered that she's a Cylon, he is disgusted by the thought, but he still loves her. When Boomer shoots Commander Adama and is led to prison, she's gunned down by Cally. Boomer dies dies in the Chiefs' arms and he has to deal with his feelings.
He builds a new type of fighter, the Blackbird, from scratch and boosts morale in times this is needed. When Helo joined the fleet again with anther copy of Boomer, he and the chief have to deal with the fact that they're both in love with the same woman who also happens to be a Cylon. They both end up in jail after they accidentally kill one of the officers that tries to rape Sharon.
During one of his nightmares in which he believes he's a Cylon himself he severely beats Cally by accident in an act of rage. Cally forgives him and states her love for him. He eventually marries Cally, settles on New Caprica and has a baby. He and some others, like Tigh and Anders, initiate the Resistance and fight the Cylons on New Caprica.
When the colonists escape from New Caprica, Tyrol re-enlists on Galactica. On board he becomes a member of the Circle, a short-lived secret tribunal that set itself up to convict humans who collaborated with Cylons. It is his knowledge that saves Felix Gaeta from death by airlock not long before the group is disbanded.
His duties included camping out on the algae planet as they harvested food for the fleet. His newly-discovered spiritual senses help him to locate the Temple of the Five and he works hard to find the Eye of Jupiter. However, when the Cylons come he's ordered to destroy the Temple to prevent the Cylons getting their hands on it.
Later, Tyrol and Cally survive an ordeal in which they are trapped in a depressurizing airlock. A leak in the hull causes the inner blast doors to close and the manual override isn't working, so they are forced to jump out of the airlock door into a Raptor piloted by Starbuck without pressure suits. They are saved, but suffer from the effects of exposure. Cally had been upset with Tyrol for always putting work in front of family, and this event helps heal the widening breack between them.
After workers in the refinery complain about working conditions, Tyrol is asked to check things out. He represents the workers and spearheads a strike when conditions don't improve. After Commander Adama threatens to throw Cally out of an airlock Tyrol agrees to end it, but he gets his interview with President Roslin and becomes a new union leader.
As the fleet heads toward the Ionian nebula, Tyrol starts to hear strange music everywhere he goes. Eventually he is driven to meet with Saul Tigh, president's aide Tory Foster and Sam Anders and realizes that the four of them are all Cylons. At least initially, he and the others decide to be loyal to the fleet despite the revelation.
Actor Bio: A Vancouver native, Aaron Douglas was born on August 23, 1971. Featured in films such as the Pitch Black sequel The Chronicles of Riddick, John Woo's Paycheck, Alex Proyas' Isaac Asimov adaptation I, Robot and the remake of Walking Tall, Douglas is one of the hardest-working actors in "Hollywood North."
After studying acting at Canada's famed William Davis Centre and performing with the Okanagan Shakespeare Company, Douglas has gone on to appear in such films as X2 and Final Destination 2; on such shows as Dark Angel, Smallville, Jeremiah, Black Sash, Stargate SG-1 ("Maternal Instinct") and The Outer Limits ("Free Spirit"). Douglas also appeared in the SciFi Channel miniseries event, "Steven Spielberg Presents, Taken."
IMDB Link: Aaron Douglas
Official (Fan) Website: Aaron Douglas Fans
Trivia: Brother of country singer Joey Daniels.
What he's doing now: Currently starring on Scifi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.
Interviews: Aaron Douglas GALACTICA.TV interview
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