Unnamed characters (1980)

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This is a listing of unnamed characters in Galactica 1980.

Colonials

Girl on Bridge

Ellen Gerken as the "Girl on Bridge" telling Adama important news.

A "Girl on Bridge" informs Commander Adama that the Cylon Raiders are running and that the Viper pilots wish to pursue (1980: "The Return of Starbuck").

The girl was portrayed by Ellen Gerken.

Maintenance Captain

Maintenance Captain barges in to complain about D Squadron.

An unnamed captain, presumably part of the maintenance crew, barges into Adama's office interrupting a conversation between the commander and Colonel Boomer. He complains about the D Squadron and their unsafe modifications to their Vipers, which raise concern from Adama (1980: "Space Croppers").

The role is apparently uncredited.

Earthlings

Americans

Airport and Airline Personnel

Flight 2 Co-Pilot
Flight 2's Co-Pilot.

The captain of Flight 2 appears in the passenger cabin prompted by an indicator light that signified the deployment of the oxygen masks. The stewardess tells him of the hijacking attempt and subsequently remove the weapon from one of the stunned hijackers. When how they became stunned comes to question, a boy tells him that Dillon and Troy stunned them, which he doesn't believe. However, he tells them to stay onboard after the plane lands at Kennedy Airport, since the authorities would want to question them (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

The role is uncredited.
Flight 2 Stewardess
Flight 2's stewardess.

Dillon and Troy first encounter the stewardess as they board the airplane. Later, during the flight, she is taken hostage by two Cuban hijackers, but is subsequently saved by Troy and Dillon when they stun the hijackers. She later credits them for being two regular heroes and lets them comb their hair before being questioned by the authorities at JFK airport. It is because of this liberty that Dillon and Troy are able to escape via their invisibility fields, which she experiences when a cop pushes into her; she is left to believe that he wanted to get frisky with her (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

The stewardess was portrayed by Sheila de Windt.
Flight 427

The people of Flight 427 are almost killed when the damaged Shuttle Alpha makes its landing on Earth. Its co-pilot warns the captain of the danger, which allows the captain to quickly react and pilot the commercial aircraft out of the shuttle's way.

The furious captain, who believes the shuttle to be a military aircraft, angrily growls about how he is sick of hot shots clogging up the commercial air lanes and rips into the USAF (1980: "The Super Scouts, Part I").

The captain was portrayed by Simon Scott. The co-pilot was portrayed by Ken Scott.
Ticket Master

When Troy and Dillon enter the Los Angeles Airport, they speak to two different women who are ticket masters.

The first is at the front desk gives them their prepaid tickets for Flight 2 to New York City. She can tell they don't travel by air, since they ask about the metal detector scanners they have to pass through due to the threat posed by hijacking.

The second is at the boarding area as she finalizes their tickets. Dillon and Troy, not knowing that there is a "smoking and non-smoking" section to the flight, lead to an idiotically "cute" question regarding how the plane would work best. She points out the gate and they leave. This same ticket master deals with the two terrorists posing as a married couple with a young baby, saying that they had just made the flight (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

Both roles are uncredited.

Baseball Related

Umpire
The umpire.

The umpire overseeing the game between the Polecats and the Encino Cougars has a sour disposition. This is particularly apparent when a Super Scout makes off with his shiny new silver dollar and, later, when a grounder hit by a Super Scout digs itself into the ground, resulting in an argument with the groundskeeper, Jenkins (1980: "Spaceball").

The role is uncredited.

Law Enforcement

California Highway Patrol

Two California Highway Patrol officers (CHiPs) encounter and pursue Dillon and Troy due to the fact that their turbines did not have license plates. Both warriors subsequently escape them using their invisibility field.

These same CHiPs later find Dillon and Troy on the highway again, after they had made their purchase at a department store for supplies. With no time for subtlety, the Warriors fly off, leaving them bemused (1980: "The Super Scouts, Part I").

The two CHiPs are uncredited.
New York Police Department

Troy and Dillon run into many NYPD cops. The first two are notable for chasing Troy and Dillon, who possess a stolen New York Highway Patrol car, into the Port of New York and off a pier (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I", "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

As Troy and Dillon overhear police communications of an open cop car, they encounter an old NYPD cop who is answering a domestic disturbance. He asks them if they need anything, but they politely decline and walk away. The cop listens closer and hears a description of two suspects (Troy and Dillon) in wet clothing and proceeds to follow them. Later, he is shown by the M.C. that points them out on stage, having been unwittingly dragooned after changing their wet clothing into white suits. However, Troy and Dillon perform a disappearing act and they leave, brushing by the cop as they leave (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

Sheriff
Ted Gehring as the sheriff.

A sheriff is first introduced when Walt Griffin reports on two mysterious space craft appear on a meadow. The spacecraft, however, are gone, having just launched into the night sky -- which the sheriff writes off as shooting stars (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II")

This same sheriff later drives up to the Maggies Truck Heaven diner, passing by Troy and Dillon as they wave in his direction, since his car had just passed the bus that Hamilton was on. He stops to ask if they need any help, but they politely decline.

After driving up to the diner and buying an edition of The Daily News paper, he notes that they are wanted for the attempted kidnapping of Dr. Mortinson and pursue in a short chase. Troy and Dillon swiftly escape the chase, activating their turbines' flight systems and flying off into the air. He later stops on the side of the road, telling the dispatcher, Harvey, that he wasn't feeling too well (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

The unnamed sheriff is played by Ted Gehring.

New York, New York

A list of unnamed people found in New York, New York in "The Night the Cylons Landed" two-parter.

Central Park Cabbie
Cabbie at Central Park.

Troy and Dillon manage to hail down another cabbie after leaving a theater to get to Central Park. Later on, the same cabbie picks up Wolfman Jack and the Cylons, Andromus and Centuri at Central Park, taking them to the International Trade Center. When he asks them to pay their fare of five dollars, Andromus uses his persuasion abilities to get out of this fare (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

The cabbie was portrayed by Arthur Batanides.
JFK Cabbie
The cabbie that picks up Troy and Dillon at JFK.

Troy and Dillon enter a cab waiting at JFK International Airport. They manage to convince the cabbie that they could pay, even when they didn't exactly know where they were going and proved to have the "bread" to pay and, because of him, managed to make it to the wreck of the A-B Raider before its destruction (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

The role is uncredited.
Lollipop Star
The star of the "Good Ship Lollipop" portion of a play Troy and Dillon are cornered into performing in.

Troy and Dillon meet a woman who stars in the theater play "Good Ship Lollipop" literally on stage. Troy and Dillon, mistaken by the director as stage performers due to their white tuxedos, is thrust into the play and is forced to play along. However, they do badly. When the cops that follow them show up behind the stage, Troy and Dillon are told to pick her up. They do so and, in order to avoid detection by the cops, they turn on their invisibility fields, making it appear as if she's floating in the air. They deposit her and leave in a rush (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

The "Lollipop" star was portrayed by Heather Young, who had a recurring role in Land of the Giants.
Theater Director
A theater director of a play in a New York theater.

The director of the play that Troy and Dillon happen across pushes the Warriors on stage, assuming them to be stage performers. However, it becomes apparent to this director that they aren't part of his cast and, minutes later, points them out to two cops that had been pursing the Warriors. He looks on in amazement as the star of his play appears to float in the air (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part II").

The role appears to be uncredited.

Paradise Valley, California

A listing of unnamed people found in Paradise Valley, California in "The Super Scouts' two-parter.

Bank Teller
Caroline Smith as the bank teller.

Dillon talks to a bank teller at a bank, hoping to get the cubits analyzed in a quick fashion. After she claims that they don't assay the gold at the bank, Dillon asks for the coins back, but is met with stern questioning from her regarding the origin of the coins. Believing him to be a thief, she activates a silent alarm, which Dillon notices.

Dillon subsequently stuns a guard named Harry after she calls for help. Seeing this, she gives him the cubits and thousands in dollar bills. Dillon attempts to give it back, but she is too sacred to accept.

The teller tries to convince him to give up his robbery attempt, seeing that he's a "nice kid". Dillon promises to pay her back, asking her where she lives. She replies that answering that would be crazy, but gives him an address of 327 Harrat Street when Dillon points the laser pistol at her. She quickly replies that she's moving "just as soon as you finish robbing this bank" (1980: "The Super Scouts, Part I").

The bank teller is portrayed by Caroline Smith.
Saleslady
Helen Page Camp as the saleslady.

At a department store, Troy runs into a chatty, but helpful saleslady who aids him in getting camping equipment and clothing for himself, Troy, and the Super Scouts.

Already in awe over the bulk of what he's buying, she is shocked at the money she is given, absently (and correctly) commenting that they must've robbed a bank (1980: "The Super Scouts, Part I").

The unnamed saleslady is portrayed by Helen Page Camp.

United States Air Force

A variety of United States Air Force personnel are seen in the series, as their role is typically suited to running around and being thwarted by the Warriors at every turn.

Air Force Colonel
Hank Brandt as the Air Force Colonel.

Walt Griffin and his son, Willie Griffin, talk to an Air Force colonel after Willie discovers that the Vipers have landed in the meadow again. The Colonel informs a dejected Willie that he cannot tell anyone of the spaceships (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

This Air Force Colonel was portrayed by Hank Brandt.
Air Force Officer
Jack Ging as an USAF officer.

An USAF officer reports to Colonel Jack Sydell that they've found nothing of the alleged craft that landed the night before. He does tell them of an encampment of Boy Scouts one meadow over, which Sydell investigates (1980: "The Super Scouts, Part I").

The Air Force Officer was portrayed by Jack Ging.
Air Force Major
Doug Hale as the Air Force Major.

An Air Force major is present at the Van Nuys A.N.G. Base where the three Vipers are taken. He orders that no one, not even their own people, go near the ships, noting that teams from Wright-Patterson and Washington are going to arrive "first thing in the morning". It is after these orders are given that Xaviar, dressed as an Air Force guardsman, enters his Viper under the cloak of invisibility and begins recharging the energizers of his Viper via the base's generator, an event that this major witnesses (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

The Air Force Major was portrayed by Doug Hale.
Air Force Sergeant

An Air Force sergeant accompanies Colonel Jack Sydell to the baseball playoffs. He is instructed by Sydell to watch the children, whom he believes are the key to his inquiry into UFOs and other paranormal phenomena (1980: "Spaceball").

The role is uncredited.

Miscellaneous Civilians

Flight 2 Kid
A meddlesome little kid on the New York bound Flight 2.

After two Cuban hijackers are seemingly rendered non-threatening by an unknown source, a kid points out that Dillon and Troy are responsible for this feat using their "flashing lights". This leads to them having to escape the air craft using their invisibility fields to avoid being detained by the authorities (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

The role is uncredited.
Newsboy
Ray Duke as the newsboy.

Lost in 1980's earth, Xaviar walks the streets of nearby Century City, wanting to seek out the studios of the United Broadcasting Company after watching an interview with Dr. Donald Mortinson. Wanting to know how to get there, Xaviar questions a newsboy, who informs him that he can get there by using a cab.

Xaviar walks away, but the newsboy obtrusively asks the reason for the questioning, which results in Xaviar stunning the newsboy and then trying to hail for a cab (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

The unnamed newsboy is portrayed by Ray Duke.
PIT Guards

At the Pacific Institute of Technology's AR Building, Troy and Dillon run into two guards. The first guard, whose full name is not spoken in dialogue[1] is stunned by Troy, allowing the two of them to enter Dr. Donald Mortinson's office.

A second guard stops Troy and Dillon at gunpoint on a walk way after they leave Mortinson's office, with Dorothy Carlyle close behind (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").

The first guard, credited only as 1st Guard, is played by Frank Downing. The second guard, credited as 2nd Guard, is played by Don Maxwell.


The Griffins

Willie's sister is seen sitting at the dinner table in the Griffin's kitchen as Willie Griffin storms in, trying to tell them of the two Vipers he comes across. She asks about the ships, but her mother interrupts, telling her husband to stop Willie out of fear of her apparent gullibility (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

Willie's mother is seen as Willie bursts into the house in the typical place for Earthling women: the kitchen. In a manner typical of house-bound women of 1980s Earth, she admonishes Willie for dragging dirt through her house. Later, she prissily tells Walt Griffin, her husband, to put a stop in Willie's "made up" story about the two space ships he sees in the field (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

Neither actresses are apparently credited.

Cubans

Hijackers

Two men, a baby doll and an airplane. A new show from Glen Larson.

Two male Cuban hijackers, masquerading as a married heterosexual couple with a baby (which is a doll), attempt to hijack a New York bound flight Troy and Dillon are on. Once they spring their plan, the Warriors -- on a mission to intercept a craft they believe is one of their own -- decide they don't have the time to visit Cuba and stun them. This doesn't go past the notice of a boy, who points out the two heroes to the flight attendants and the people aboard the craft, forcing them to evade the law upon landing (1980: "The Night the Cylons Landed, Part I").

The roles of the two hijackers are uncredited.

Germans

Little Girl

A little Jewish girl portrayed by Missy Francis.

When observing the loading of trains bound for the Auschwitz concentration camp, a little girl runs toward Hamilton, Dillon, Troy, and Stockwell. Troy grabs her while Dillon shoots at the pursuing Nazi guard and with her makes their escape. She is later brought to Smite's Buchhandlung, which houses the headquarters for the small German resistance in Peenemünde, Germany. After the Gestapo storm the bookstore, they take her away with Smite and his resistance members, only to later be saved by Major Stockwell and Jamie Hamilton (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth", Part II & III).

The role of the little girl was played by Missy Francis.

Nazi Officers

Xaviar works with various unnamed Nazi officers in his bid to increase Earth's technological level (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

German pilot

A German pilot, apparently the Luftwaffe's flight leader or commander engages Troy and Dillon's Vipers, only to break off the attack after discovering that the craft have no markings. Believing them to be the German's own experimental aircraft, he threateningly orders his fellow pilots not to mention the incident to anyone (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

The actor portraying the German pilot is unknown.

German Commander

A character credited as "German Commander", despite his rank being revealed in the dialogue as "Colonel", is seen leading the Gestapo into the Resistance Leader's bookstore. After the Gestapo disarm and remove everyone in the building (that they can see anyway), one of the invisible Warriors causes the Colonel's gun to go off while in the holster, shooting him in the leg (or foot). This results in a noticeable limp.

Later, the Gestapo Colonel is seen behind the other Colonel as General Yodel comes to see the V-2 rocket that Xaviar designed (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part II").

After the debacle, the Colonel is seen in the train station yard as they load Jews and other dissidents into box cars. He reacts furiously when he sees (but apparently cannot believe) that flying bikes are attacking the train yard; this diversion allows Jamie Hamilton and Major Stockwell to extricate the innocent people from the box cars (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part III").

The German Commander is played by Curt Lowens.

References

  1. The name is deduced based on a comment he makes to Dorothy Carlyle and a legible shot of his name badge. See: Jack Archer for details.