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William Adama (Character)
from "Battlestar Galactica" (2004)

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Overview

Biography:
Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos) Admiral... See more »
Alternate Names:
Admiral William Adama / Commander William Adama / Ensign Adama / Older Adama / Young Adama / Young Bill Adama / Young William Adama

Filmography

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  1. Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012) (TV) Played by Luke Pasqualino
  2. "Caprica"
        - Apotheosis (2010) TV episode, Played by Marcus Towfigh (as Young Bill Adama)
        - Here Be Dragons (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
        - The Heavens Will Rise (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
        - The Dirteaters (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
        - False Labor (2010) TV episode, Played by Sina Najafi
          (6 more)

  3. "Battlestar Galactica"
    ... aka "BSG" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
        - Daybreak: Part 2 & 3 (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Daybreak: Part 1 (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Islanded in a Stream of Stars (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Someone to Watch Over Me (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
        - Deadlock (2009) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
          (68 more)
  4. "Late Show with David Letterman"
    ... aka "Late Show Backstage" - USA (title for episodes with guest hosts)
    ... aka "The Late Show" - USA (informal short title)
        - Episode #15.85 (2008) TV episode, Played by Edward James Olmos
  5. Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) (TV) Played by Nico Cortez (as Young Adama) / Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)
    ... aka "Razor" - USA (short title)
  6. "Battlestar Galactica: Razor Flashbacks"
        - Escape (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama) / Edward James Olmos (as Commander William Adama)
        - Survivors (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
        - The Lab (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
        - Free Fall (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
        - Operation Raptor Talon (2007) TV episode, Played by Nico Cortez (as Young William Adama)
          (2 more)
  7. "Robot Chicken"
        - Rabbits on a Roller Coaster (2007) TV episode, Played by Gregory Itzin
  8. Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday (2005) (TV) Played by Edward James Olmos
Video-game:
  1. Battlestar Galactica (2003) (VG) Played by James Horan (as Older Adama) / Robin Atkin Downes (as Ensign Adama)
Archive Footage:
  1. The Plan (2009) (V) Played by Edward James Olmos (as Commander William Adama)
    ... aka "Battlestar Galactica: The Plan" - USA (video box title)
  2. Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far (2006) (TV) Played by Edward James Olmos (as Admiral William Adama)

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From "Battlestar Galactica: Sine Qua Non (#4.8)" (2008)
Admiral William Adama: Mr. Lampkin, what are you doing here?
Romo Lampkin: Writs of forfeiture for the ships you're borrowing. The captains want to be absolved of any blame should anything untoward happen.
[Adama takes the legal papers and examines them]
Romo Lampkin: One of the less ennobling consequences of a legal culture. No one wants responsibility. Lee said you once gave him something before a mission. A lighter, was it?
[Adama begins signing them]
Admiral William Adama: Belonged to my father. Foolish to think a hunk of metal could keep him safe.
Romo Lampkin: And yet, that's what we do, isn't it? Hang on to hope, in every hopelessly irrational way that we can.
[Romo looks at the fighter crews below them]
Romo Lampkin: But not like those poor bastards, giving away their luck, just when they need it most. It's like they've given up.
Admiral William Adama: If you never been in combat, you have no idea what they're thinking.
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