I must be thick…

I’ve only just realised that the FlashForward character Gabriel McDow is played by James Callis, who was Gaius Baltar in Battlestar Galactica.


  1. May 19, 2010

    I only just realised that as well, so we must be thick together.

  2. May 20, 2010

    Ah, so that’s who he was! I kept thinking “I recognise him from somewhere” and forgetting to go to IMDB (arguably the most useful web resource ever) and seeing who else he had played. (It is not very common for me to recognise actor names, much more to recognise characters.)

    • chris
      May 20, 2010

      The thing that struck me is that he actually doesn’t look that much different. The reason I didn’t recognise him was that the character (and accent) was such a change. Yes, I realise that is the point of acting; but here I think he has done quite a fine job.

      • May 20, 2010

        Yes, exactly, the character and acent confused me enough to fail recognition. Another actor who did that was Brent Spiner in “Independence Day”, we saw the credits and went “where was he?” (He was the “mad scientist”, played so far from ‘Data’ that we didn’t make the connection at all.)

  3. May 20, 2010

    I got the nagging feeling I should know who it was and raided IMDB.

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