|James Callis (Dr. Gaius Baltar)|
Actor Name: James Callis
Character Name: Dr. Gaius Baltar (Former President)
Episode Appearances: Main Cast on Mini-Series, Season 1, 2 and 3.
Character Bio: Dr. Gaius Baltar designed the defense mainframe of the Twelve Colonies and is somewhat of a ladies' man. The Cylons sent him Six in order to infiltrate the system for the attack on the Colonies. Later, Baltar was picked up as one of the survivors by Boomer and Helo. He took Helo's seat in the raptor because Helo felt that Baltar was one of the greatest minds and humanity needed him.
On the Galactica he designed a Cylon detection system that could detect the differences between humans and Cylons. He became the Vice President of the fleet when Tom Zarek was the alternative. Later on he ran against Laura Roslin and won the presidency. When the Cylons came he surrendered without putting up a fight and is considered a traitor.
When reunited with the fleet Baltar chose to flee with the Cylons. He is seen as valuable in the search for Earth and is therefore being kept alive.
Actor Bio: James Callis was born in London (UK) in 1971. He grew up in his birthplace, where he attended Harrow school in north west London. In 1993 he earned a BA in English and related litterature from the University of York. He graduated from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in 1996. Callis was an active student actor while attending University of York. Since then he has appeared in theater productions, radio productons, TV series and movies.
James Callis is not only an actor. He debuted as an director with the movie Beginner's Luck, starring Julie Delpy, Steven Berkoff and Fenella Fielding. Beginner's Luck was shown at the London Film Festival and in selected cinemas across the UK in 2002.
Callis has two sisters. In 1993 James and his wife Neha became parents. Neha gave birth to a son, which they named Josh. Currently James lives in London with his wife and their child.
IMDB Link: James Callis
Official (Fan) Website: James Callis - The First Unofficial WebsiteTrivia: Often refers to the show as Baltarstar Galactica
What he's doing now: Currently starring on Scifi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.
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