Two more main cast members for Stargate Universe have been announced, bringing today’s total to four! Justin Louis has been cast as Colonel Everett Young, and Jamil Walker Smith has been cast as Sr. Sergeant Ronald Greer. The news was first reported at TVGuide.com.
The senior military officer on board the Destiny, Colonel Young is “an experienced and married Stargate team leader,” according to TV Guide. Early casting documents described the character as a former SG team leader who is the temporary commander of a secret, off-world base. He has been married just two years to his wife, Hailey.
Veteran actor Justin Louis is 41, born in Portugal and raised in Ontario, Canada. He has appeared on a broad range of TV series and films, including Durham County, 24, CSI: Miami, and 1-800-Missing. Science fiction fans may have caught him in guest appearances on The Outer Limit (appearing with Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion in the episode “Star Crossed”), Mutant X, Highlander, and as the holodeck character Trevis on Star Trek: Voyager. He also appeared in the recent A&E miniseries The Andromeda Strain.
Sergeant Greer was named Ron “Psycho” Stasiak in early casting documents (story), and is the fourth main character renamed so far. His character is described as “a Marine with an explosive temper … and a mysterious past to account for it.”
Jamil Walker Smith, 26, hails from New York City, and is best known as the voice of Gerald on the Nickelodeon series Hey Arnold! On screen he has appeared in such series as Bones, Cold Case, NYPD Blue, and Supernatural. His official Web site is at JamilWalkerSmith.com.
Louis and Smith join cast members Robert Carlyle, Brian J. Smith, and David Blue. Still to be cast are the show’s women, Tamara Jon and Chloe Walker.
Character details are, of course, subject to change as the show moves toward its February 4 start of filming and fall 2009 premiere. Stick with GateWorld for the latest developments!
(Thanks to Morjana and Michael Sacal for the tip)