Jack Archer

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Jack Archer
Jack Archer


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Introduced Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I
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Portrayed by Frank Downing
Jack Archer is a Cylon
Jack Archer is a Final Five Cylon
Jack Archer is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Jack Archer is an Original Series Cylon
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Jack Archer is a security guard manning the security desk in the AR building lobby at the Pacific Institute of Technology.

Troy and Dillon encounter him when they try to meet Dr. Donald Mortinson for the first time. As he reviews a clipboard to check their names against a list, Troy stuns him, permitting the two Warriors to find Mortinson's room on a nearby chart and their subsequent entry to Mortinson's office at room 323.

After recovering from the stun, he calls Mortinson's office and talks to Dorothy Carlyle, who covertly informs him that the Warriors (believed to be protesters who mean to harm Mortinson) are in the office. He assures her that security is on the way, instructing her to get far away from the door and to keep them there on the false promise that Mortinson is on his way back (1980: "Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I").


  • The name "Jack" is derived from the dialogue between him and Dorothy Carlyle, when he instructs her to say "Good morning, Jack" should the two intruders (Troy and Dillon) be in the room with her. It is assumed that the first and natural thing that would come to mind would be his first name.
  • The last name of "Archer" is taken directly from his name tag, which is clearly legible when he is seated at his desk after Troy stuns him.
  • Archer holds the distinction of being the first Earthling to be stunned by Troy.
  • In the Galactica Discovers Earth novelization, this character's dialgoue is delivered by a man named Scott Miles.