Jamie Bamber is an English-born American actor best known for his role as Lee "Apollo" Adama on the sci-fi television series Battlestar Galactica, from 2004-2009; as well as the prequel mini-series of the same name.
Bamber relocated home to London to star in ITV's hit drama Law & Order: UK then returned to Los Angeles for recurring arcs on Body of Proof and Perception. In addition to starring role as attending neurosurgeon Dr. Tyler Wilson on the medical drama Monday Mornings, he also stars in the title role of the crime-thriller John Doe.
Born in Hammersmith, England, Bamber moved with his American father and Northern Irish mother to Paris for the first seven years of its life. It was in Paris that his actress mother who, lacking a daughter, cast him as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. Hence began Bamber's penchant for acting.
Bamber attended St. Paul's School in London and eventually Cambridge University, where he earned 1st Class M.A. Honors in modern languages, including French and Italian. While there, he played rugby and performed in numerous theatrical productions.
Though Bamber had been acting since childhood, it was not until his acceptance to the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts that he opted to pursue it as his career.
Shortly thereafter, he was cast in his first professional role as Archie Kennedy in the acclaimed British miniseries Horatio Hornblower.
Bamber's credits include the French-language film Le Perde de Ma Fille, the lead in Weinstein Co's sequel to the thriller Pulse, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hank's award-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, guest-starring turns on the dramas House, CSI: Miami, Dollhouse, Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, the BBC telefilm Daniel Deronda, the BBC series Outcasts and ITV's Peak Justice and Ultimate Force.
On stage, he has starred as Prince Hal in Henry IV at the Bristol Old Vic and as Mephistopheles in Dr. Faustus.
In his spare time, Bamber is equally as athletic as his Apollo character appeared on screen. He has run the London Marathon and is an avid golfer, skier and tennis player.
He has been married to actress Kerry Norton since September 2003. The couple have three children. Norton appears in the recurring role of paramedic Layne Ishay in several episodes of Battlestar Galactica.