|Other Actor||Esai Morales (Adult)|
|Family|| William Adama Sr., father|
Isabelle Adama, mother
Young Sam, brother
When Joseph Adama was young, he lived on Tauron with his parents, Isabelle and William Adama Sr., and his brother, Sam. During a confrontation with the Heraclides police, his parents are killed as well as two Herac soldiers. He and Sam are orphaned. In their hiding place, they pledge their loyalty to each other.
As Joseph and Sam are about to be promoted in the Ha'la'tha, the Guatrau tells the story of how they met. The Adama brothers had immigrated to Caprica as orphans. Sam tried to pick his pocket. The Guatrau noticed Joseph's eyes. He was always calculating something. They are like sons to him. ("Dirteaters")
See also Tauron Civil War.