|Role||Viper pilot, Battlestar Galactica|
|Portrayed by||Ed Begley Jr.|
|Greenbean is a Cylon|
|Greenbean is a Final Five Cylon|
|Greenbean is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Greenbean is an Original Series Cylon|
|Greenbean in the separate continuity|
Greenbean fights in the Battle of Cimtar. He contacts Starbuck and Boomer when notices Galactica withdrawing from the battle. Greenbean is one of the scouts that reports that there appears to be no Cylon pursuit after the exodus (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").
Colonel Tigh "dresses down" Greenbean after he discovers that he "liberated" rations for the bachelor party that the pilots hoped to throw for Captain Apollo. However, like the rest of the pilot corps, he is infected with a viral agent that almost kills him (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part I").
After a cure is discovered, he fights at many other engagements and has a keen tactical mind. While defending the Fleet from a raid, he and another flight sergeant, Jolly, realize that the Cylons are attacking the agro ships. However, this realization is belated, and most of the agro ships are destroyed; only one agro ship survives the engagement, sans its crops (TOS: "The Magnificent Warriors").
Greenbean is among the Warriors who briefly vanished during the Fleet's encounter with the Ship of Lights; launched to intercept the mysterious white ships, he and the rest of Red Squadron disappeared (TOS: "War of the Gods, Part I"). After counted as missing for a secton, Greenbean and the other eight pilots were found safe and well on the planet where Apollo had first discovered Count Iblis (TOS: "War of the Gods, Part II").
Sometime later, Starbuck wonders if Greenbean is one of those invited by Cassiopeia to the Spheroid Concert -- while he himself is trying to repair things between himself and Aurora, a past romantic attachment (TOS: "Take the Celestra").
- Begley's last on-screen appearance was in "War of the Gods, Part I", but was mentioned by Starbuck in "Take the Celestra".
- He is identified as an ensign in both the novel and script of "Saga of a Star World".
- Greenbean is a central character in the original novel The Nightmare Machine.
- His name or callsign is evidence that something similar or identical to Earth beans were among the crops produced by the Colonies.