Young Bill Adama
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Name Young Bill Adama
Actor Markus Towfigh
Debut "Apotheosis"
Origin Caprica born, Tauron heritage
Profession Lawyer's Son
Status Living
Family Joseph Adama, father
Evelyn, mother
Sam Adama, uncle
Larry, uncle
Evelyn's Brother, uncle
Willie Adama, half-brother
Tamara Adama, half-sister
William Adama Sr., paternal grandfather
Isabelle Adama, paternal grandmother
Ruth, extended family
Young Bill Adama (William) was born in 43YR to Evelyn and Joseph Adama.

Dedication and LegacyEdit

Bill is named in memory of his deceased, older half-brother, Willie, per Tauron custom. The Adama family gathers on the fifth anniversary of Willie's death (47YR). Joseph begins the ceremony:

Oh, Jupiter, to you I pray on the anniversary of my son William's death. For he was not yet a man, he chose a man's death. William was a proud Tauron and a good boy.

Our father's name lives on in another way now. Bill, you were named after your brother. This is our tradition. You will do the rest. As we are from the soil, so shall we return.

118 Adamas Celebrate Bill

The Adamas dedicate Young Bill to carrying on the family tradition.

Bill drops some soil into a candle flame. Then everyone cheers him and says, So say we all. ("Apotheosis")

Bill will grow up to become Admiral William Adama, Commander of the Battlestar Galactica, who will lead humanity to their new home after the Cylons destroy their worlds (100YR).

Behind the ScenesEdit

Season TwoEdit

"The Caprica Times" website interviewed Kevin Murphy about what would have happened if Caprica had been renewed for a second season. Murphy said,

"Young Bill would have been a spooky, intense kid with a lot of anger over being named for his dead older brother." (1)


1. Capricatimes. "The Caprica Times Exclusive Interview: Kevin Murphy." The Caprica Times, 29 April 2011.