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From MGM: Raised to be a military man, his physical prowess hides a very troubled past that at times escapes his control. On lockup from a court martial when Icarus is attacked, he is released by Col. Young and undoubtedly looks to him for leadership. Destiny, while far away from his home and family, is a place for Greer to start anew and become the man he believes he can be.
- Marital Status: Single
- Parents: Reginald Greer, deceased; Angela Greer
- Stargate Program Rank: United States Marine Corps Master Sergeant
- Stargate Program Position: Assigned to the Icarus Base, and due to circumstances, serves under Lt. Matthew Scott and Col. Everett Young aboard Destiny
Before Joining the Stargate Program
Marine. Big, strong, silent. You want him on your side. You don’t want him mad at you. Lacks control over his temper in non combat situations. His emotional expression ranges from sarcasm to anger. His past is a mystery but it’s clear something dark formed the hard shell around him. Yet, there must also be some moral center because otherwise he’d kill everyone around him. Think Eric Bana’s character “Hoot” in Blackhawk Down. Adam Baldwin at 20 could play him. (Character Breakdown for Ron "Psycho" Stasiak, now renamed.)
Greer's father Reginald was a decorated veteran of the Gulf War, but upon his return home, his behavior changed. No longer the "good man" and "good father", Reginald both psychologically and physically abused his young son. Young Ronald urged that he and his mother leave, but she insisted on staying with Reginald because they were his only family who could help him. Ronald developed a hard shell to deal with his father's mistreatment, but inside he stayed grounded with the love of his mother. One night, Ronald came upon his own house on fire and he single-handedly rescued his parents, taking them out one at a time. Reginald eventually ended up in a veteran's hospital, and at the age of 20, Ronald enlisted into the service, his chance at a scholarship gone.
Icarus Base and Destiny
"I play Master Sergeant Ronald Greer. I'd say—when asked the kind of person he is, I'd say in a lot of respects, he is everything that I, Jamil Smith, am looking to develop more of in my life. He's disciplined; he's willing to die for something bigger than himself. He understands the power of being part of a team and leaving his ego at the door. And aside from that, all those qualities that I named are kind of all things based on my research that define a soldier—a way of being, a way of acting, and a level of pride and esteem for who they are and what they do—that I find very sexy and I'm into." (Jamil Walker Smith, MGM Character Profile video)
"My character does have a checkered past and I'd say it causes friction with those who are not in the service, those who don't serve the country in terms of working for the military. I come from a world of combat missions and you don't carry out missions and go into combat and go fight wars with people that don't even know how to handle guns. And I'm in a ship with people who aren't experts in fighting or in battles, so I think the friction caused is just maybe at times the lack of trust in knowing that if something did happen, would they be able to fight." (Jamil Walker Smith, MGM Q&A with Jamil Walker Smith video)
Greer is assigned to accompany Lt. Matthew Scott in creating order on the Destiny after the Icarus Base is attacked and everyone on the base evacuates through the Stargate to Destiny instead of to Earth. Greer is quick to point his weapon when he and Scott witness an argument between Eli Wallace and Dr. Nicholas Rush over whether or not to restart part of the life support system on the crippled Ancient ship. Rush is prepared to shut the system down and then reboot, but Eli argues that a reset could cause irreversible damage and doom everyone. Greer points his weapon at Rush to get him to step away from the controls. Scott has to order Greer to stand down. Even though these two men have their differences, Rush recommends Greer as one of the limited-size crew to take the Ancient Shuttle to a nearby world because he recognizes Greer's protective and determined nature to help others survive. (Based on spoilers for "Air"; see Solutions: SGU Spoilers: Series Premiere "Air", January 10, 2009)
Greer also has a run-in with IOA representative Camile Wray while they and others take inventory of the supplies that they brought with them through the Stargate. She shouts at Greer, demanding to know who is responsible for their predicament. The two end up in a face-to-face confrontation and would have probably come to blows if Sgt. Riley hadn't pulled Wray away from the argument. (Based on spoilers from audition sides published by SpoilerTV, some of which are repeated in Stargate Universe: Major Characters)
Col. Everett Young sends Greer to Lt. Tamara Johansen, the ship's only officer with medical experience, so that she can determine what's behind his anger and why he keeps to himself, but is first in line to sacrifice himself to save others. Greer hints that he had been dead (possibly a near-death experience) and that this changes the way that someone looks at life. (Based on spoilers for "Air", subject to change; see Solutions: SGU Audition Sides Reveal Characters, Technology, November 21, 2008)
Greer is left for dead on a planet after a cave-in. His injuries draw his mind back to his difficult childhood with his abusive father and even cause him to see his father's ghost, who carries on conversations with him. Greer manages to free himself from the rubble, but his team is gone. He builds a campsite near the Stargate, hoping to be rescued. (spoilers for "Lost")
Hobbies and Other Interests
Injuries, Illnesses/Sicknesses, Deaths
--DeeKayP 20:06, 22 July 2009 (UTC)