Buffy Main Cast

by delenn7 | created - 24 Apr 2012 | updated - 18 May 2012 | Public

1. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Emmy Award-winning Sarah Michelle Gellar was born on April 14, 1977 in New York City, the daughter of Rosellen (Greenfield), who taught at a nursery school, and Arthur Gellar, who worked in the garment industry. She is of half Russian Jewish and half Hungarian Jewish descent.

Eating in a local ...

Title role of Buffy

2. Nicholas Brendon

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Nicholas Brendon was born three minutes after his identical twin brother, actor Kelly Donovan on April 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Chatsworth High School, where he struggled with stuttering but was also a starter on the baseball team. He had dreams of playing for the L.A. ...

Play Buffy's male best friend

3. Alyson Hannigan

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress ...

Played Buffy's best female witch friend

4. Charisma Carpenter

Actress | Angel

Born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Charisma Carpenter was named after an Avon perfume (a fact that did not sit well with her). She studied classical ballet from age five. Her family moved around often. As a youngster, she entered many local beauty contests, and attended Gorman High School in Las ...

Play Buffy's rival and later hero on Angel

5. David Boreanaz

Actor | Bones

David was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Patti, a travel agent, and weatherman Dave Roberts (Boreanaz). His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of half Slovak ancestry. At the age of seven he decide to be an actor, which eventually ...

Played Vampire Angel/Angelus also human Liam and had the tit role of his own show Angel

6. Seth Green

Actor | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Without a Paddle, Can't Hardly Wait, Old Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius, The Story of Luke and 2014's Yellowbird. He's ...

Play Willow's werewolf boyfriend before she dated Tara

7. James Marsters

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

James graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work he finally moved to L.A. to pursue a career in film and television. After appearing in several guest roles...

Play a vampire Spike and Human William the Bloody and he was Buffy's enemy turned ally. He appeared both on Buffy and Angel.

8. Marc Blucas

Actor | Knight and Day

Marc graduated Girard High School in 1990. Marc played basketball throughout high school and his senior year. Because of his athletic ability, Marc went on full scholarship to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina. After college, he played one year in Europe for the Manchester ...

Play Riley Finn, Buffy's short time boyfriend after Angel

9. Emma Caulfield Ford

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Born and raised in San Diego, Emma Caulfield began studying drama in at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre where she won the distinguished honor of "Excellence in Theatre Arts." She picked up her drama studies once again at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) in London, all ...

Played the longtime demon lover Anya of Xander

10. Michelle Trachtenberg

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Trachtenberg grew up in Brooklyn and started her acting career young; she began appearing in commercials at the age of 3.

She continued to act and dance through her school years, making regular television appearances from the age of 10. She landed a recurring role in the kids' TV show The Adventures...

Play Buffy's little sister Dawn from season 5 and on

11. Anthony Head

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, north London, England. He grew up in Hampton, near Richmond upon Thames in London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He is the younger brother of musical ...

Play Buffy's watcher Giles

12. Amber Benson

Actress | Chance

Amber Benson was born on January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama. As a young girl, she studied singing, dancing as well as acting. While still in her teens, she was involved in productions at the local community theatre. Her family moved to Los Angeles soon afterwards in 1992 so she could pursue a ...

Played Willow's fellow witch girlfriend Tara

13. Eliza Dushku

Actress | Bring It On

Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Judith (Rasmussen), a political science professor, and Philip R. Dushku, a teacher and administrator. Her father is Albanian and her mother is American (of Danish, Irish, English, and German descent). She was discovered at the end of a five-month ...

Played Buffy's rival slayer Faith who appeared both on Buffy and Angel

14. Kristine Sutherland

Actress | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Kristine Sutherland's first love was theater. She went to an audition in high school as moral support for a friend but ended up auditioning herself. She worked as an actress on stage through the 80s, landing a few pilot roles as well as her small secretary part in Legal Eagles (1986) and her ...

Played Buffy's beautiful smart mother

15. Glenn Quinn

Actor | Angel

Quinn was born in Dublin, Ireland, and moved to the United States with his mother and two sisters in 1988. His first role was as a pool shark in the Richard Marx video Satisfied. He later landed a major role in the John Travolta film Shout (1991), where he shared a screen kiss with Gwyneth Paltrow....

Played Doyle a half demon in the first season of Angel

16. J. August Richards

Actor | Angel

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in the Maryland suburb of Bladensburg, Richards discovered his love for acting at an early age and enrolled in a performing arts high school where he appeared in several plays a year. Academically confident and determined to move out to Los Angeles to pursue his...

Play vampire hunter Charles Gunn on Angel

17. Vincent Kartheiser

Actor | Mad Men

Known to audiences worldwide as spitfire advertising executive "Pete Campbell" on Matthew Weiner's Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award-winning drama series Mad Men (2007), Vincent Kartheiser has actually been acting since he was a teen. Starting with Untamed Heart (1993), alongside Marisa Tomei, ...

Played Angel's son in Angel

18. Andy Hallett

Actor | Angel

Andy Hallett is from the tiny Cape Cod village of Osterville, part of the town of Barnstable. He attended Barnstable High School and then Assumption College in Worcester. Always shy, he didn't begin singing until Patti LaBelle invited him onstage at a concert. After moving to Los Angeles he worked ...

Play the singing demon Lorne on Angel

19. Mercedes McNab

Actress | Addams Family Values

Mercedes McNab has been acting professionally since she was 10 years old. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she moved with her parents to Los Angeles at age nine where she had a desire to become an actress and soon landed an agent.

Her first role, at age 10, is probably the one...

Played Harmony Kendall, Cordelia friend and follower and eventually become a vampire. She appeared on both shows.

20. Juliet Landau

Actress | Ed Wood

Juliet Landau, the daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, co-starred in Tim Burton's highly acclaimed Ed Wood (1994) as "Loretta King" and starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Armin Mueller-Stahl in New Line Cinema's Theodore Rex (1995) as "Dr. Veronica Shade". She portrays "Drusilla" in the ...

Played sexy vampire Drusilla on both shows.

21. Harry Groener

Actor | Patch Adams

Harry Groener was born on September 10, 1951 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor, known for Patch Adams (1998), A Cure for Wellness (2016) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). He has been married to Dawn Didawick since September 19, 1978.

Played the evil mayor in Buffy season 3.

22. Mark Metcalf

Actor | Animal House

Mark Metcalf was born on March 11, 1946 in Findlay, Ohio, USA as Mark Howes Metcalf. He is an actor and producer, known for Animal House (1978), The Stupids (1996) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). He was previously married to Elizabeth Wick.

Played the major villain vampire boss the Master in both series.

23. Lindsay Crouse

Actress | The Arrival

Lindsay Crouse was born on May 12, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Lindsay Ann Crouse. She is an actress, known for The Arrival (1996), The Insider (1999) and Slap Shot (1977). She has been married to Rick Blue since 1998. She was previously married to David Mamet.

Play a bitch professor in Buffy's season 4.

24. George Hertzberg

Actor | Taken

George Hertzberg was born on November 6, 1972 in Glens Falls, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Taken (2008), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and That's My Bush! (2001).

Played the part-human-cyborg-demon Adam in season 4.

25. Clare Kramer

Actress | Bring It On

A graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Clare earned her BFA in just three years.

While in New York, Clare appeared in numerous stage plays including one turn as Helen Keller in the stage version of "The Miracle Worker", the lead role in "Light Up the Sky" at the ...

Played Glory the main villain of season 5.

26. Adam Busch

Actor | Léon

Attended the East Meadow Public School System. In High School he stole the leads of all the plays. He was in Theatre Guild. Graduating in 1996, he was voted Most-Dramatic in the Senior Superlatives although he spent much of senior year in Florida filming The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996). He ...

Played the leader of the comical/villainous trio on Buffy.

27. Danny Strong

Writer | Rebel in the Rye

Danny Strong was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, a little borough south of Los Angeles. He attended the University of Southern California, where he majored in Theater. During his tenure there, he was awarded the James Pendelton Award for Acting and was a finalist for the prestigious Irene Ryan ...

Was part of the trio.

28. Tom Lenk

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Thomas (Tom) Loren Lenk was born in Westlake Village, California, USA on June 16th, 1976. Tom attended Moorpark College until his junior year, then transferred into UCLA's theater program. It wasn't long before others began to notice Tom's talent, and in 1997 Tom won the Carol Burnett Award and ...

Was part of the trio, but eventually become part of the scooby gang. Appeared on both shows.

29. Elizabeth Anne Allen

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Elizabeth Anne Allen was born on November 18, 1970. She is an actress, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), JAG (1995) and The Tower of Babble (2002).

Played victim first on Buffy then eventually Willow's witch rival.

30. Bailey Chase

Actor | 24: Legacy

Bailey attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, on a full athletic scholarship. He graduated in 1995 with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, Bailey moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, which has encompassed a training stint in London and performing in such plays as "A...

Played Riley's friend and classmate.

31. Leonard Roberts

Actor | Drumline

Leonard Roberts was born on November 17, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Drumline (2002), American Sniper (2014) and Heroes (2006).

Play Riley's black friend and classmate.

32. Iyari Limon

Actress | Dead Space

Iyari Limon was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, but by the age of one she and her parents had made Southern California their new home. Although English is her primary language, she's fluent in Spanish since being raised in a Spanish-speaking household all her life. She's also semi-fluent in French, ...

Played Willow's new girlfriend and slayer after Tara.

33. Robia LaMorte

Actress | Spawn

Born on July 7, 1970, in Queens, New York, Robia LaMorte was taking dance instruction before she was ten years old. From that moment on she became a workaholic, practicing every day for hours, even in the backyard. Her big break could have come with her role as a young Victoria Principal in Mistress...

Played Giles technopagan girlfriend Jenny who was eventually killed by Angel.

34. Ken Lerner

Actor | The Running Man

Ken Lerner is an American television, stage and film actor who is perhaps most famous for playing "Principal Flutie" in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), the heartless HMO lawyer in Chicago Hope (1994), Kurt Russell's lawyer in Unlawful Entry (1992) and Rocco Malachi in _Happy ...

Played principal Flutie in the first season of Buffy.

35. Julie Benz

Actress | Dexter

Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in ...

Played vampire on both shows and she became Connor's mother.

36. Armin Shimerman

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Armin Shimerman was born on November 5, 1949 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), The Hitcher (1986) and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (2009). He has been married to Kitty Swink since May 16, 1981.

Took the role of the Principal after Flutie got eaten. Though the evil mayor/snake eat him the graduation party.

37. Amy Acker

Actress | Angel

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas where she graduated Lake Highlands High School, Amy Acker is the oldest of four children; she has two sisters and one brother. An acting major at Southern Methodist University, Amy acted in several college theater productions. She appeared in various roles during ...

Played Fred and Illyria on Angel.

38. Elisabeth Röhm

Actress | American Hustle

Elisabeth Röhm was born in Düsseldorf, Germany, to American writer Lisa Loverde, and Eberhard Röhm, a German-born partner at the law firm of Duane Morris LLP New York. They relocated to New York City, near Elisabeth's first birthday. An equestrian enthusiast, Elisabeth began competing ...

Play a detective Kate who was a brief friend of Angel.

39. Mark Lutz

Actor | Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road

Mark Lutz was born on Valentine's Day in Montréal, Québec. At the age of 13, he moved to Hong Kong and he lived there for 4 and a half years before moving to Toronto, where he finished high school. Mark attended the University of Guelph and graduated with an Honors BA in Political Science. It was ...

Played Cordelia's half demon lover on Angel.

40. Christian Kane

Actor | Just Married

Christian Kane was born in Dallas, Texas. Christian and his family moved around a lot throughout the South before settling down in Norman, Oklahoma. Christian attended the University of Oklahoma where he had plans to major in Art History. However, Christian wanted to try out acting, so he took his ...

Played Lindsey who was both ally and Enemy of Angel investigations.

41. Stephanie Romanov

Actress | Thirteen Days

Stephanie Romanov is an accomplished actress with many film and television credits to her name. Stephanie has held her own sharing the screen with Kevin Costner, Robin Williams, Keira Knightley, David Boreanez, Sam Worthington, Andy Griffith and Michael Murphy to name but a few. She has a broad ...

Played evil lawyer Lilah Morgan on Angel.

42. Alexis Denisof

Actor | The Avengers

Alexis Denisof was born on February 25, 1966 in Salisbury, Maryland, USA. He is an actor, known for The Avengers (2012), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and First Knight (1995). He has been married to Alyson Hannigan since October 11, 2003. They have two children.

Played Faith's watched on Buffy and Angel's friend and coworker after Quinn got killed.

43. D.B. Woodside

Actor | Lucifer

D.B. Woodside was born on July 25, 1969 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as David Bryan Woodside. He is an actor and director, known for Lucifer (2015), 24 (2001) and Romeo Must Die (2000).

Played the African American character principal wood in season 7.

44. Charlie Weber

Actor | Vampires Suck

Charlie Weber was born on September 20, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as Charles Alan Weber Junior. He is an actor, known for Vampires Suck (2010), How to Get Away with Murder (2014) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). He has been married to Giselle Weber since April 21, 2015.

Played Ben "Glory's human male half"

45. Erik Betts

Stunts | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Born 22 November, 1967 in Boston, Massachusetts, Erik Betts is a self taught gymnast and martial artist since the age of 11. His fascination with movement and the arts was inspired by his favorite comic book hero, Spiderman. Insecure and very shy, Betts could relate to the problems experienced by ...

Was a stunt-woman as Buffy and also played different villains.

46. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently ...

Played a Chinese-American lawyer on Angel.

47. Sarah Thompson

Actress | Brooklyn's Finest

Sarah Thompson was born on October 25, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Babysitter Wanted (2008) and The Ice Storm (1997). She has been married to Brad Kane since July 28, 2007.

Played Eve took over as liaison for the Senior Partners on Angel and Cordelia referred to her as "Lilah Junior."

48. Keith Szarabajka

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Keith Szarabajka was born on December 2, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), The Dark Knight (2008) and Argo (2012). He was previously married to Jennifer Jay Stewart.

Played Daniel Holtz a vampire hunter and a enemy of Angel.