Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Highest Rated: 38% Battlestar Galactica (1979)

Lowest Rated: 25% Detroit 9000 (1973)

Birthday: Sep 28, 1946

Birthplace: Sandersville, Georgia, USA

African-American character actor Herbert Jefferson Jr. is best known for playing Lieutenant Boomer on the original '70s sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica." A native of Sandersville, Georgia, Jefferson was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, where an initial stint in theater and live television production cultivated an interest in acting. After training at New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Actors Studio, Jefferson landed parts in off-Broadway plays, but gained his breakout screen role on the star-studded 1976 TV miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man." He continued with a string of TV successes in the late '70s and early '80s, most notably the complete season-long run of cult series "Battlestar Galactica," playing central character Lieutenant Boomer. He would reprise the role on the short-lived series spinoff "Galactica 1980" before appearing as a cast member on the Rock Hudson-starred private eye series "The Devlin Connection." Jefferson continued with primarily guest roles on series TV and film in the '90s and '00s, usually appearing as cops or military officers on programs such as "Airwolf," "ER," and "Sunset Beach."

Highest rated movies

Battlestar Galactica
Detroit 9000




38% 61% Battlestar Galactica Lt. Boomer (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law Maxwell Fall (Character) - 1974
25% 49% Detroit 9000 Ferdy (Character) $2.1K 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cutter Tom Macklin (Character) - 1972


97% 100% Hill Street Blues Earl Phillips (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Agent Walden (Guest Star) 1984
43% 88% Battlestar Galactica Lt. Boomer (Character) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Jerry Washington (Guest Star) 1974 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 75% Columbo S. Baxter (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Injara (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Black Leader (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Immortal Unknown (Character) 1970