Tracking the Terrestrial Careers of the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Cast 10 Years Later (PHOTOS)

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Edward James Olmos

Oh, captain, our captain! The actor behind William Adama has recurred on Dexter and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D since his BSG days, in addition to appearing in Blade Runner 2049 and voicing a Coco character. Since 2018, he has played patriarch Felipe Reyes on FX’s Mayans M.C.

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Mary McDonnell

A three-season arc as Commander Sharon Raydor on USA’s The Closer turned into a six-season starring role on the spin-off Major Crimes for this actress, who played Laura Roslin on BSG. You might have also caught her recurring roles on Grey’s Anatomy and Fargo.

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Katee Sackhoff

Post-BSG, the actress behind Kara “Starbuck” Thrace had a recurring role on Nip/Tuck, a season-long gig on 24, and a starring role as sheriff’s deputy Victoria “Vic” Moretti on Longmire, in addition to a part in Riddick on the big screen. (And she still hears nothing but the rain, we bet.)

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Jamie Bamber

Bamber, who played Lee “Apollo” Adama on the Syfy series, has stuck mainly to TV shows in his native England, including Law & Order: UK, The Smoke, Marcella, and Fearless. But stateside, you might have caught him in the shows NCIS, The Messengers, and Counterpart.

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James Callis

After playing Dr. Gaius Baltar on BSG — “no more Mr. Nice Gaius!” — Callis appeared in the TV shows FlashForward, Eureka, CSI, and Rick and Morty; played none other than Shakespeare in an episode of Key & Peele; and reprised his role as pal Tom in the threequel Bridget Jones’s Baby. Later this month, you’ll be able to see him as Hardwick in the CBS action-adventure series Blood & Treasure.

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Tricia Helfer

The actress behind Number Six starred in the Dark Blue and Killer Women before joining the cast of Lucifer, playing the titular Lord of Hell’s own “Mum” between 2016 and 2018. Along the way, she guest starred in shows including Suits, Rick and Morty, and S.W.A.T. And she reprised her Cylon in the BSG follow-ups Battlestar Galactica: The Plan and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.

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Grace Park

This Number Eight portrayer, meanwhile, starred in The Cleaner before joining the cast of Hawaii Five-0. She left the CBS drama in 2017 amid failed salary negotiations, but she didn’t stay unemployed long. Since 2018, she has played Katherine Kim on the ABC drama A Million Little Things.

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Supporting actors

Michael Hogan (Saul Tigh) played werewolf hunter Gerard Argent in Teen Wolf, Aaron Douglas (Galen Tyrol) headlined the Canadian drama The Bridge, Tahmoh Penikett (Karl “Helo” Agathon) played Ezekiel/Gadreel in Supernatural (above), Alessandro Juliani (Felix Gaeta) appeared as Dr. Cerberus on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (above), Kandyse McClure recurred on Hemlock Grove, and Michael Trucco (Samuel T. Anders) reunited with Helfer in Killer Women.

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After playing a manipulative Cylon on Battlestar Galactica, Tricia Helfer will soon portray an even toothier villain, having signed on the dotted line to play Dracula on the fourth season of Syfy’s Van Helsing.

“She will be a fierce and unstoppable Dark One as the battle between good and evil reaches new heights,” said executive producer Chad Oakes, per The Hollywood Reporter.

In honor of that inspired casting choice, we’re checking in with the other stars of Battlestar Galactica, the Peabody Award-winning sci-fi series that ended its run a decade ago.

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