In 2151, Billy was helping carrying boxes and stowing cargo shortly before the launch of Enterprise. While underway to Rigel X, he visited the mess hall and was chatting with a female crewmember. Later, he served as operator in the launch bay when Captain Archer, T'Pol, Commander Tucker, and Lieutenant Reed left the ship. (ENT: "Broken Bow")
He was working in the launch bay and prepared Shuttlepod 1 when the away team including Captain Archer, Trip Tucker, and T'Pol entered. He then went into the control booth of the launch bay and the shuttlepod departed heading to the monastery at P'Jem. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")
Billy answered a call from Trip Tucker from engineering while Enterprise was pursued by a Malurian vessel while in orbit of the Akaali homeworld. Tucker ordered him to vent the warp nacelles at his order because Tucker disagreed with T'Pol's order to leave orbit. (ENT: "Civilization")
He was part of the security team which accompanied Captain Archer after the main power went offline. They discovered two crewmembers, scanned by two unidentified aliens in a corridor on E-deck. Billy was ordered to follow these two aliens when they left for launch bay 2. (ENT: "Silent Enemy")
During the Vulcan confrontation he guarded Captain Sopek and his Vulcan officer on the bridge (ENT: "Shadows of P'Jem") and was again on duty in the launch bay when an away team left the ship to explore an uninhabited planet. (ENT: "Rogue Planet")
Billy assisted Doctor Phlox in sickbay when a dozen of wounded crewmembers came in, after Enterprise hit a mine. (ENT: "Minefield") He also assisted Doctor Phlox carrying Travis Mayweather to sickbay after Captain Archer and T'Pol brought rescued Mayweather from the automated repair station. (ENT: "Dead Stop")
He was working in the launch bay when Shuttlepod 1 was prepared for a survey of an uninhabited planet. Later, while the senior staff discussed the approaching neutronic storm in the situation room, Billy worked as relief tactical officer on the bridge. Like all other crewmembers he was forced to stay for several days at the catwalk. There, he was one of the security officers, armed with plasma rifles, who confronted the Takret deserters and later took part in the weekly movie night. (ENT: "The Catwalk")
The same year he served as security officer and guarded Malcolm Reed, who was possessed by a Wisp, to secured quarters after Reed bothered T'Pol in her quarters. Later he and Crewman Haynem worked as security officers outside the mess hall and took orders from T'Pol to arrest the possessed Ensign Cole and Crewman Rossi. He was also among the crewmembers who escaped to the catwalk until Doctor Phlox found a way to get rid of the Wisps. (ENT: "The Crossing")
Billy suffered an injury during the attack by the Xindi near Azati Prime which required him to wear a neck brace. It was in this condition that he attended Captain Archer's impassioned speech in honor of the eighteen crewmembers who died in the attack. (ENT: "The Forgotten")
|Tactical officers of the starships Enterprise|
|Enterprise NX-01:||Alex • Billy • Reed • Unnamed • Greer|
|USS Enterprise:||Kelowitz • Lang • O'Herlihy • Chekov (post refit)|
|USS Enterprise-D:||Armstrong • Bailey • Barnaby • Burke • Hayes • Kellogg • McDowell • Rainer • Smith • Taitt • Torigan • Williams • Worf • Yar • Unnamed • Crusher • Gaines|
|USS Enterprise-E:||Armstrong • Daniels • Kelly • Worf|
|ISS Enterprise NX-01:||Reed • Unnamed|
(This list is currently incomplete.)
- "Broken Bow" (Season 1)
- "Fight or Flight"
- "Terra Nova"
- "The Andorian Incident"
- "Breaking the Ice"
- "Civilization" (voice only)
- "Cold Front"
- "Silent Enemy"
- "Dear Doctor"
- "Shadows of P'Jem"
- "Rogue Planet"
- "Vox Sola"
- "Two Days and Two Nights"
- "Minefield" (Season 2)
- "Dead Stop"
- "The Seventh"
- "The Communicator"
- "The Catwalk"
- "The Crossing"
- "The Breach"
- "Harbinger" (Season 3)
- "The Forgotten"
- "The Council"
- "Observer Effect" (Season 4)
- "Babel One"
- "These Are the Voyages..."
Billy, who was first referenced by name in "Unexpected", and was later identified by name in "Oasis," was played by regular background performer Solomon Burke, Jr. His surname was not given in either reference, nor was he credited for any of his roles until his final appearance in "These Are the Voyages...", where he was simply credited as "Ensign."
According to the call sheet of the first season episode "Fortunate Son", Burke was scheduled to appear in the engineering scenes 20 and 37 but was not part of the final episode.