|Introduced||The Reins of a Waterfall|
|Marital Status||Previously married, but present status otherwise unspecified.|
|Role||Comedian, talk show host|
|Portrayed by||Patton Oswalt|
|Baxter Sarno is a Cylon|
|Baxter Sarno is a Final Five Cylon|
|Baxter Sarno is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Baxter Sarno is an Original Series Cylon|
|Baxter Sarno in the separate continuity|
|Baxter Sarno in the primary continuity|
Baxter Sarno is a Caprica-based comedian and late night talk show host of Backtalk with Baxter Sarno. Sarno's major audience consists primarily of teenagers and college students. He is seen as anti-corporate, and he is a staunch critic of the holoband technology and the moral decline he perceives coming from its use (CAP: "The Reins of a Waterfall", "False Labor").
Noteworthy Involvement in Caprican Society
After Amanda Graystone's ill-conceived declaration that Zoe Graystone was one of the bombers of the Maglev commuter train, he makes comical critiques and opines on the Graystones and their brand, in particular the said holoband technology. This forces Daniel Graystone to make his first ever appearance on the show to shift the blame from the holoband to his daughter. Sarno is pleasantly surprised when Daniel (with his wife, Amanda) declares that Graystone Industries will offer open access to the holoband technology and virtual world licensing, in addition to noting that any proceeds from sales of said technology will be donated to a charity fund (CAP: "Gravedancing").
Sarno later hosts Daniel's chief rival, Tomas Vergis, on the show. After gratefully receiving a gift of Tauron cigars from his guest, Sarno's interview leads to the revelation that Vergis intends to become a citizen of Caprica (CAP: "Know Thy Enemy").
- Sarno's critical eye also targets other colonies, referring to Picon as "barely a planet" in his monologue before introducing Daniel Graystone (CAP: "Gravedancing" deleted scene).
- Patton Oswalt was one of the first Caprica major guest star castings to be announced, prior to that of James Marsters.