Herbert Jefferson Jr.





9/28/1946 , Sandersville, Georgia

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Veteran actor Herbert Jefferson Jr. is known to many as Lieutenant Boomer from Battlestar Galactica, the third of the holy trinity that included Captain Apollo and Lieutenant Starbuck. But you've seen him in many more roles than as Galactica's erstwhile Cylon hunter. Mr. Jefferson was a series co-star in Rich Man, Poor Man with Nick Nolte, as well as its sequel. He has also appeared with Sam Elliot and Cybil Shepard in The Yellow Rose. Additional roles for Herb include television's ER, Sister Sister, Hill Street Blues, Airwolf, TJ Hooker, Columbo, Knight Rider and Mission Impossible, as well as Apollo 13 and Outbreak. He's also starred in the recurring role of Police Chief Price on NBC's Sunset Beach.

Mr. Jefferson is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, as well as the Herbert Berghof Studios in New York. He also studied under the legendary Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio. In his free time, Mr. Jefferson is an active supporter of the Special Olympics, the USO, the Paralyzed Veterans Association and the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program.