Alessandro Juliani was born on July 6, 1975 in Canada and was raised in Horseshoe Bay. His father, John Juliani, is a producer, actor and a writer; he also founded the Opera Breve in Vancouver. He plays the young but capable Lt. Gaeta, the ship's Tactical Officer on the Battlestar Galactica. He also was the English voice for L in the animated television show Death Note. A graduate of McGill University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal/Opera Performance, he has performed both on stage and on screen, raking up an impressive list of appearances in a short time.