|Death||Shot by Lee Adama|
|Role||Head of the Fleet's black market|
|Portrayed by||Bill Duke|
|Phelan is a Cylon|
|Phelan is a Final Five Cylon|
|Phelan is a Human/Cylon Hybrid|
|Phelan is an Original Series Cylon|
|Phelan in the separate continuity|
|Phelan in the primary continuity|
Phelan is the head of the black market operating within the Fleet when Pegasus commander Jack Fisk is murdered. Phelan kills Fisk after he attempts to renegotiate his fee for allowing the market to work using Pegasus resources.
Lee Adama meets with Phelan aboard the Prometheus in an attempt to rescue Shevon and her daughter, Paya. Phelan makes a significant point to Adama that the black market is a necessary evil, despite President Roslin's objections. The black market provides a supply alternative for citizens in the Fleet when official methods become bogged down due to delays or when supplies run short.
Phelan has no issues with shady and immoral practices such as child prostitution. He claims "it's hard to find the moral high ground when we're all standing in the mud." When Adama tries to deal with Phelan for Shevon and her daughter, Paya, Phelan says that the child was "already paid for", indicating the young girl was to be part of his child prostitution ring.
Adama realizes that, while the black market is necessary, Phelan's use of children, among other things, crosses the line. Realizing that he can't stop the black market but can change its methods, Adama shoots and kills Phelan, who gravely underestimates Adama's sense of justice (as well as his current state of depression). His last words are, "You're not gonna shoot. You're not like me." (TRS: "Black Market")