Jack Stauffer

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Jack Stauffer
Jack Stauffer
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Portrays: Bojay
Date of Birth: December 3, 1945
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Age: 73
Nationality: USA USA

Jack Stauffer (born December 3, 1945) is an American (USA USA) actor and director. He played the character of Lieutenant Bojay in the original Battlestar Galactica. To date, Stauffer has guest starred on 60 different television shows (miniseries, regular series, and TV movies), "numerous" stage productions, and over 250 commercials.

Biography

Born in New York, NY, Stauffer has acted in film, theater, commericals and television series since 1970. His career began when he played the original Chuck Tyler in the ABC soap opera, All My Children, alongside Apollo actor, Richard Hatch. Stauffer stayed with AMC for 3 1/2 years, acting in 386 episodes of the series.

He later rejoined Hatch in the Battlestar Galactica episode, "The Living Legend, Part I", as Lieutenant Bojay. Stauffer reprised the role in two additional episodes, "The Living Legend, Part II" and "War of the Gods, Part I". The character was only intended to be seen in WOTG, where he was intended to die, however he impressed Glen Larson enough for that decision to be reversed. Stauffer would have been given an increased role on par with Herb Jefferson Jr. and Anne Lockhart, had there been a second season.

In 1999, Stauffer participated in Hatch's Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming revival trailer. During the revival campaign, Stauffer wrote for the then Michael Faries operated BattlestarGalactica.com (website owned by Richard Hatch) on the topics ranging from acting to the revival attempts of Glen Larson and the Tom DeSanto / Bryan Singer collaboration effort.

In 2000, Stauffer moved to the Monterey Peninsula, where he quickly established himself as an actor-director. Some of the plays he directed (see below) had to have their runs extended due to sales.

In 2002-2003, Stauffer participated in another Richard Hatch promotional trailer endeavor called The Great War of Magellan (GWoM), along with actors Brad Dourif, J.G. Hertzler, Richard Lynch, and Mickalean McCormick. It was hoped that GWoM would spawn off a television or movie series, though the story for it is being made into a comic book, which will be released later 2005.

In 2004, he starred in William Mastroimone's "Cat's Paw", where he played a terrorist, a role which came as a challenge for Stauffer as he had never played a character of that kind previously. The play, in Stauffer's words, was "a very dark drama centered around the question of which evil is greater: a terrorist who will go to any length to accomplish his goal, or the ambitious reporter who will do anything to get the story, because she sees it as her ticket to prime time". [1]

He is also a popular draw for classic Galactica fans at SF/Battlestar conventions, including Galacticon, where he performs his one-hour cabaret, "How Come I Never Got the Girl?".

Filmography

Director

  • "Lend Me a Tenor"
  • "Black Comedy"
  • "Over the River and Through the Woods"
  • "Don't Dress for Dinner" (2004)
  • "Messugah-nuns" (2004)

Actor

  • All My Children (1970-72, Chuck Tyler)
  • Battlestar Galactica (1978-79, Bojay)
  • Young and the Restless (1979, Scott Adams)
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984, uncredited)

Trivia

  • He was previously married to actress Renee Jarrett.
  • Stauffer underwent surgery in 2003, after shredding his shoulder in tennis in late 2002. He spent 6 months in rehabilitation.
  • He may be contacted via e-mail at bsgbojay@aol.com.

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