James Callis

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James Callis

Born

6/4/1971, London, England

Birth Name

James Callis

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Jim Callis
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9.3
out of 10
User Rating
212 votes

Biography

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James Callis was born in London (UK) in 1971. He grew up in his birthplace, and he attended Harrow school in north west London. In 1993 he graduated from University of York with a BA in English and related literature. He attended the London Academy of Music &…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • James: (About the potential Baltar action figure from the show Battlestar Galactica) I had this all planned, actually. You know those revolting gorillas where you squeeze them and their genitals pop out? Well, my thing about my action figure is that, if you squeeze me, Tricia would come out of my ear.

    • James: I think the level of devotion some sci-fi fans display turns other people off.

    • James: (About the fame that would occur after Bridget Jones) Actually, I've got a small following already and I'm so excited I can't begin to tell you. Some of the people who visit the site actually met up and now they rarely talk about me and discuss their own lives instead. Then some other people wrote in to say that this was a James Callis website and they shouldn't be talking about anything else. So I wrote in and said that if you're only going to be talking about me it's going to be a very boring page indeed.

    • (Interview for "Metro" October 13, 2004)
      Metro: Do Americans assume you are gay as you have a British accent?
      James: No, they don't. I actually get more people thinking that about me here in England, even though I wear a wedding ring.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • James Callis as Dr.Baltar single handedly blows his performance out of the water at the beginning of the series and ends it in perfect fashion.

    10
    There are very few performances that you can watch a show or a movie just for one character, like Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, without him Pirates of the Caribbean would have been nothing. James Callis as Gaius Baltar does almost the same with Battlestar Galactica, except there were other great performances to back his up. But James Callis really hit his stride with this performance. If it wasn't for Gaius Baltar humanity would have never suffered from close extinction, but at the end of the series he ends up saving humanity in the final battle of the cylons vs. humans. Gaius Baltar is one of the greatest characters in all of television, and James Callis nails the performance perfectly.moreless
  • James Callis at Battlestar Galactica gives an impressive performance and portrays the character of Dr. Gaius Baltrar in an exceptional way, making the character, one of the most important in the show and my personal favorite.moreless

    10
    James Callis at Battlestar Galactica gives an impressive performance and portrays the character of Dr. Gaius Baltrar in an exceptional way, making the character, one of the most important in the show and my personal favorite.



    Full of flaws, with high self-preservation instincts and driven by delusions, begins a journey to survival and redemption, affecting with his actions the quest of human race for survival.



    The interaction with Caprica Six, the change in face expressions as he tries to distinguish the real from the imaginary, the guilt agony, the effort to survive, the search for redemption and the leaps of faith of a rational mind, are portrayed perfectly by James Callis as he gives to Dr. Baltar's character real life.



    Battlestar Galactica is a very good show, with excellent cast and exeptional cinematography and James Callis gives an astonishing performance.



    He is very talented and I definitely want to see more of him in TV or Movies.moreless