My Top 10 Whedonverse Actors

by messiah1012 | created - 14 Oct 2013 | updated - 14 Oct 2013 | Public

My favorite actors/actresses who have worked with Joss 'The Boss' Whedon with some honorable mentions. Haven't mentioned your favorite? Well comment below and share your admiration!

1. 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.

Probably Whedon's most frequent collaborator, Denisof's character, Wesley Wyndham-Pryce from "Angel the Series", went through some incredible development going from a clumsy oaf to a stone cold bad ass!

2. Alyson Hannigan

Actress | American Pie

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 ...

Like Wesley, Alyson Hannigan's character, Willow Rosenberg, also went through amazing development! She's cute and can make me cry with her big sad eyes.

3. Nathan Fillion

Actor | Castle

Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the son of Cookie (Early) and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers, and has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of ...

Loved his portrayal of Malcolm Reynolds, Captain Hammer, and Dogberry in "Much Ado About Nothing."

4. 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 ...

Like Alyson, very cute, but can really blow you anyway like her portrayal of Fred/Illyria and Beatrice from "Much Ado About Nothing."

5. 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...

Plays my favorite character from Buffy, Spike!

6. Adam Baldwin

Actor | Serenity

Adam Baldwin was born on February 27, 1962 in Winnetka, Illinois, USA. He is an actor, known for Serenity (2005), Independence Day (1996) and Full Metal Jacket (1987). He has been married to Ami Julius since 1988. They have three children.

Portrayed my favorite character on Firefly, Jayne. Love how tough and often stupid he was.

7. Tom Hiddleston

Actor | The Avengers

Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory ...

Very charming, mischievous, and obviously burdened with glorious purpose as Loki of Asgard!

8. Clark Gregg

Actor | The Avengers

Clark Gregg was born on April 2, 1962 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Clark Gregg. He is an actor and director, known for The Avengers (2012), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006). He has been married to Jennifer Grey since July 21, 2001. They have ...

COULSON LIVES, BITCAS!!

9. 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 ...

Portrayed Faith, the most attractive Slayer IMO.

10. 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 ...

RIP Andy. May you bless the Heavenly Choir with your angelic singing!

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 ...

Honorable Mention! Did an excellent job playing Giles. And did I mentioned he's a great singer?

12. Neil Patrick Harris

Actor | How I Met Your Mother

Neil Patrick Harris was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on June 15, 1973. His parents, Sheila Gail (Scott) and Ronald Gene Harris, were lawyers and ran a restaurant. He grew up in Ruidoso, New Mexico, a small town 120 miles south of Albuquerque, where he first took up acting in the fourth grade. ...

Honorable Mention! He was great on Dr. Horrible, but I also enjoyed him on "How I Met Your Mother."