|Birth Name||? Perry|
|Death||The Hand of God|
|Role||Viper Pilot Cadet, Battlestar Galactica (KIA)|
|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|
|Donald Perry in the separate continuity|
|Donald Perry in the primary continuity|
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).
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.