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Herbert Jefferson, Jr.

Herbert Jefferson Jr
Jefferson at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.
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Birth dateSeptember 28, 1946(age 70)
Place of birthSandersville, Georgia

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Herbert Jefferson Jr. (born 28 September 1946 in Sandersville, Georgia, U.S.A.) is an African-American actor. He graduated with honors from New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1969. He is probably best known for his role as Lieutenant Boomer on the original Battlestar Galactica television series. Later, in the 1980 spin-off Galactica 1980, his character had moved up in the chain of command, becoming 'Colonel' Boomer, Executive Officer of the Galactica.

Jefferson Jr. appeared in the pilot episode of NBC's Knight Rider (1982) as Munsie, an undercover police officer (who is murdered) and partner of Michael Long (who becomes Michael Knight). The installment was later re-titled "Knight Of The Phoenix."

He also portrayed a reporter in the film Apollo 13 and a doctor in Outbreak (1995), in 2007 he played Captain Gault in the Star Trek fan mini series Of Gods and Men. In 1982 he played the role of Fred in NBC's World War III (TV miniseries).

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