Original Battlestar Galactica ♦ Star Trek ♦ Dukes of Hazzard ♦ Knight Rider ♦ Apollo 13
Veteran actor, Herbert Jefferson Jr. is known to many as Lieutenant Boomer from the original ‘Battlestar Galactica’.
In a career spannig 4 decades, Jefferson was a series co-star in “Rich Man, Poor Man” with Nick Nolte, as well as, it’s sequel “Rich Man, Poor Man Book II”, the Revolutionary War mini-series “The Bastard”, “Yellow Rose” with Sam Elliott and Cybill Shephard, and “The Devlin Connection” with Rock Hudson and Jack Scalia. Jefferson has also guest starred in scores of episodes of series TV, including “ER”, “Sister Sister”, “Hill Street Blues”, “Police Story”, “Airwolf”, “T.J. Hooker”, “Quincy”, “The Streets of San Francisco”, “White Shadow”, “Knight Rider”, “McCloud” and “Mission Impossible” to name but a few. His most recent TV appearance was in the recurring role of Police Chief Price on the NBC soap opera “Sunset Beach”. His many feature film credits include “Apollo 13″, “Outbreak”, “Detroit 9000″, “Black Gunn”, “The Slams”, “One Dozen” and most recently “Star Trek: Of God’s and Men” as freedom fighter Captain Galt. Jefferson’s extensive theatre credits include two Pulitzer Prize winning plays “The Great White Hope” and “No Place To Be Somebody”. He was directed by Mike Nichols in the David Rabe play “Streamers”, which went on to win Best New American Play of the Year by the New York drama critics. A New York trained actor studying at the Herbert Berghof Studio, the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg, and an Alumnus of New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Jefferson has appeared in productions on Broadway and off Broadway.
In his spare time, Jefferson has been and continues to be an active supporter and volunteer with the U.S. Military by way of the USO, the IAVA, the Paralyzed Veterans Association, Operation Stand Down, U.S. Navy Public Affairs and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, and is also a 37 year volunteer with the Special Olympics.
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