Donald Perry

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Donald Perry
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Age Early 20s?
Colony Unknown
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Birth Name ? Perry
Birth Date {{{birthdate}}}
Callsign Chuckles
Nickname {{{nickname}}}
Introduced [[{{{seen}}}]]
Death The Hand of God
Marital Status Single
Family Tree View
Role Viper Pilot Cadet, Battlestar Galactica (KIA)
Rank Cadet
Serial Number {{{serial}}}
Portrayed by Terry Chen
Donald Perry is a Cylon
Donald Perry is a Final Five Cylon
Donald Perry is a Human/Cylon Hybrid
Donald Perry is an Original Series Cylon
Additional Information
Donald Perry in the separate continuity
Donald Perry in the primary continuity
[[Image:|200px|Donald Perry]]


A young man with some flying experience as a boonie 'jumper, he is selected as a candidate pilot ("nugget") for Viper training under the command of Lieutenant Kara Thrace.


Perry is a young man in his early 20s, who is selected from relative obscurity to become one of Galactica's first intake of trainee pilots after 7 experienced pilots are killed in a freak accident (Act of Contrition).

Once on the Galactica he finds himself under the command of Kara Thrace for training, alongside nugget pilots Brendan Constanza and Louanne Katraine, with whom he forms a friendship.

Thrown in at the deep end-- flying Vipers on their very first day of training, none of the nuggets perform particularly well. This leads to the entire intake initially being washed out by Thrace, prior to being reinstated on the orders of Commander William Adama.


Perry is selected to fly in with Lee Adama during a raid to secure tylium desposits from the Cylons (The Hand of God). He is killed during the operation when an anti-aircraft bullet pierces his cockpit and pressure suit.

Chuckles is later mentioned (and confirmed dead) during a conversation between Captain Adama and Captain Thrace as they talk about other pilots that have died. (Scar)


After Lee Adama's defection, commander William Adama considers a pilot named Perry to replace him as CAG, before ultimately settling on George Birch. Since Perry was not actually seen to die on screen, it is possible that he survived the battle. However, since Perry was a nugget, it would be extremely odd for the elder Adama to even contemplate promoting him to CAG. It seems more likely that the "Perry" mentioned in "Home, Part I" was a different pilot altogether.