The role was originated in 1978 by Dirk Benedict. He was born on Mar. 1, 1945.
When the series was relaunched more than 25 years later, Katee Sackhoff took over the role.
Because of the switch, sci-fi fans have turned the name Starbuck into a verb. Getting "starbucked" means to change the gender of a character in a rebooted movie or TV show.
The lead role in the upcoming "Evil Dead" remake was starbucked. And in the new Superman movie due out this summer, it's rumored that Jimmy Olsen will be starbucked into Jennie Olsen.