Mr. Jefferson is remembered Internationally as “Lieutenant Boomer” from the Original “Battlestar Galactica”.
In a career spanning over 5 decades, Jefferson was also a series co-star in the award winning Novel for Television “Rich Man Poor Man” opposite Nick Nolte, as well as it’s sequel, “Rich Man Poor Man Book II”. He also co-starred in the Revolutionary War mini series “The Bastard”, the Western series “The Yellow Rose” with Sam Elliott and Cybill Shepard, and “The Devlin Connection” with Rock Hudson.
He has also guest starred in scores of episodes of series TV over these decades, including “ER”, “Sister,Sister”, “Hill Street Blues”, Airwolf”, “The Fall Guy”, “Knight Rider”, “T.J. Hooker”, “Quincy”, “The Streets of San Francisco”, “Police Story”, “McCloud”, “The Dukes of Hazzard”, “The White Shadow”, “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery”, and “Mission Impossible” to name but a few.. His most recent recurring TV role was of Police Chief Price on the hit NBC Soap Opera “Sunset Beach”.
His notable feature film credits include “Apollo 13”, “Outbreak”, “Detroit 9000”, “Black Gunn”, “The Slams”, and most recently, the independent film, “Star Trek: Renegades” as Admiral Satterlee.
Mr. Jefferson’s extensive legitimate Theater credits include two Pulitzer Prize winning Plays, “The Great White Hope” and “No Place To Be Somebody”. He was also directed by Academy and Tony Award winner Mike Nichols, and received critical acclaim in the hit David Rabe play “Streamers”, originating the role of “Roger”. The play went on to win many awards, including “Best New American Play of the Year” Award by the New York drama critics..
Herb is a New York trained actor studying at The Herbert Bergof Studio, The Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg, and is an Alumnus of New York’s historic American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has appeared in productions on Broadway, Off Broadway , Off-Off Broadway and regionally.