July 6, 1975 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Meg Roe (present)|
Alessandro Juliani (born July 6, 1975) is a Canadian actor, singer, and voice actor. He is notable for playing the roles of Tactical Officer Lieutenant Felix Gaeta on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica, and Emil Hamilton in Smallville. He is also known for voicing the character L in the English version of the anime series Death Note and its live action films.
Personal life 
He is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal/Opera Performance. He is the son of producer, actor and writer John Juliani, and Donna Wong-Juliani, who co-founded Savage God and Opera Breve in Vancouver. During his time at McGill's Faculty of Music, Juliani was known for his pleasant baritone voice, accurate intonation, and strong sight-reading skills, enabling him to find frequent professional work substituting in choirs, notably at Montreal's Christ Church Cathedral.
He was the voice of Pit/Kid Icarus in the Captain N: The Game Master cartoon series, and offered his voice in many other cartoons and anime including Ranma 1/2 (as Toma), X-Men Evolution (as Gambit), the three My Scene films (in the role of River) and two of the Bionicle films (as Toa Vakama). He played the voice of Nightscream in Beast Machines, he was also the voice of Julian in Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper, a Barbie movie based on the Mark Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper", in which he also performed his own singing; he also voiced the merman prince Nalu in Barbie: Fairytopia and Barbie: Mermaidia, and most recently did both the speaking and singing role of Prince Antonio in Barbie as the Island Princess. He was also in the movie Barbie Mariposa as "Prince Carlos" and My Scene Goes Hollywood as River. He also voices the character Koji in the English version of Ōban Star-Racers. He also played two minor roles in Stargate SG-1 as Eliam in the Season 4 episode Scorched Earth and Katep in Season 8's finale episodes Moebius: Part 1 and 2. In his most recent voice acting work, he voices the character 'L' in the anime series Death Note and its dubbed live action counterpart. He was also in the two-night Syfy event "Alice" as the 9 of clubs. He appeared in the web series "Riese" as Garin. He played a small role as "Druid" in the TV series Dark Angel.
In addition to his television and film work, Juliani frequently appears on stage, both in Vancouver (where he has earned multiple nominations and wins for Vancouver theatre's Jessie Awards) and elsewhere. In Vancouver, he has been in productions staged by Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Playhouse, and the Vancouver Opera. Further afield, he has appeared in the Aldeburgh Festival in England and the Orlando Shakespeare Festival.
Battlestar Galactica 
In 2003, the 1978 television series, Battlestar Galactica was brought back to the small screen in what was termed a "reimagined" form, as a three hour miniseries. The project was written and produced by Ronald D. Moore and directed by Michael Rymer. Alessandro Juliani starred as Felix Gaeta, a Lieutenant in the Colonial Fleet. The miniseries effectively served as pilot for a potential TV series which was later commissioned in a collaborative effort between the Sci Fi Channel and Sky TV (the British broadcaster). Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009) was filmed mostly in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
In the episode "Guess What's coming to Dinner" (season 4, episode 7), Alessandro's vocal skills were featured prominently. His character's singing is explained as a method of dealing with the pain of a severe physical injury. His voice, however, is heard often when flashing through other scenes and characters.
Juliani sings in "Gaeta's Lament", the first track of the Battlestar Galactica Season 4 soundtrack.
Post Battlestar Galactica 
Juliani had a small part in the 2009 movie Watchmen, as a Rockefeller Military Base Technician. From April 2009 to May 2011, Juliani appeared on Smallville as Dr. Emil Hamilton. The actor will be narrating a twenty-five part serialization of Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback for CBC Radio One. In December 2009, Juliani appeared in the Syfy miniseries Alice, and the web series Riese. In the Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica episode "End of Line", Juliani sung in an opera composed for the episode's soundtrack by Bear McCreary. In 2010, Juliani appeared in Riverworld on the SyFy Channel. In the summer of 2010, he played Henry V in Bard on the Beach's productions of Shakespeare's "Falstaff" and Henry V in Vancouver, British Columbia. Juliani has performed the narration for audio books, including METAtropolis and in 2011 Stanislaw Lem's Solaris: The Definitive Edition. In 2012, he narrated for a new audio book version of Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber.
Voice acting roles 
- Alien Racers as Undermaster Akhil
- Barbie: Fairytopia as Prince Nalu
- Barbie Mariposa as Prince Carlos
- Barbie: Mermaidia as Nalu
- Barbie as the Island Princess as Prince Antonio
- Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper as Julian
- Beast Machines as Nightscream
- Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui as Toa Vakama
- Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows as Toa Vakama
- Captain N: The Game Master as Kid Icarus
- The Condor as Chato
- Dinosaur Train as Martin the Amargasaurus
- Dead Rising 2 as Reed Wallbeck/Various
- Death Note as L
- Devil Kings as Frost
- G.I. Joe: Spy Troops as Dusty
- Gobots as Buzzer-Bot
- Help! I'm a Fish as Chuck
- Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 as Zoom Takazumi
- Jammin' in Jamaica as River
- Kessen as Hidetada Tokugawa/Hideaki Kobayakawa/Hidemoto Mori/Natoaka Yi/Tadatomo Honda
- My Scene Goes Hollywood as River
- Oban Star-Racers as Koji
- Ranma ½: Nihao My Concubine as Prince Toma
- X-Men: Evolution as Gambit
- Zoids Fuzors as Burton
- Seven Days : Prince Amal Zeihani (S2E09)
- Marc Hustvedt (2009-03-29). "The Streamy Awards: A Night Full of Winners". Tubefilter. Archived from the original on 1 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
- Sawyer, Robert J. (July 17, 2009). "Alessandro Juliani narrates Rollback for CBC". SFWriter.com. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
- Bear's Battlestar Blog >> Blog Archive >> Caprica: End of Line
- Flood, Allison (June 15, 2011). "First Ever Direct Translation for Solaris Published". guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
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