Jamie Bamber :: Biography
The Battlestar Galactica star Jamie Bamber was born on April 3, 1973. His name at birth was Jamie St John Bamber Griffin, but he is famously known by his professional, Jamie Bamber. He is an English actor for the TV, film and stage. He is most known for his character of Lee Adama of the movie Battlestar Galactica. He also garnered much fame for his portrayal of Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin on the ITV series Law & Order: UK. He holds citizenships of three countries, America, Britain and Ireland.
He was born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom as one of the seven children. His father, Ralph Griffith is an American and his mother, Elizabeth Bamber, is Northern Irish. He spent his early childhood in France before moving back to London at the age of 7. He received his high school education from St Paul’s School in London. Then he graduated with a first in Modern Languages (Italian and French) from Cambridge University in London. He attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and graduated from there to pursue his acting career professionally. His tried acting for the first time in the student film Shifting Sands, in 1994.
He first appeared on the Battlestar Galactica as Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama in 2003. It started off as a miniseries and was the backdoor pilot for the TV series that came in 2004 on the US Sci Fi Channel which is now renamed as Syft. The show was a major success and received critical acclaim too. It was awarded a Peabody Award. Jamie earned a nomination for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for his role in 2004. He starred in the series Law & Order: UK as Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin from 2009 to 2011. His other television credits include Hornblower, Dollhouse, Outcasts. He has appeared in the series such as Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami, The Last Detective, Cold case and House. Recently he was seen in the TNT series Perception and ABC’s Body of Proof. He starred in the TNT series Monday Mornings as Dr. Tyler Wilson in 2013. The series went for a season and was cancelled after that. He landed a starring role in the film Pulse 2: Afterlife which was released on 2008. He has even done a French movie.
He married the love of his life, Kerry Norton on September 20, 2003. His wife is also an actress. He has been married to her ever since. He has three children with her, all daughters: Isla and identical twins Ava and Darcy. The marriage has been successful till now and is still going strong. Like most celebrities, he too has not been able to spare himself from the gay rumors. In defense, he denied being gay during an interview.
Jamie has been blessed with a great body, handsome face and the height of 5 feet and 8 inches. He appeared shirtless and with chest hair for a campaign for PETA that said ‘Bare skin, not bear skin’. He looks very hot in the picture. His character in Battlestar Galactica has a muscular body. So he works out daily to keep his body in shape. He even dyed his hair a darker shade to better match his character. The actor, who just turned 41, has not aged a bit and still has a charming vibe. He has been able to garner numerous fans, followers and admirers all over the world. There are a lot of fan sites in his name, created by his fans. They frequently update their pages with the recent news about numerous events and projects he attends and is involved in. The wiki and the IMDb website have his bio with detailed information.