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Buffy/Angel: Where Are They Now? Part 3

Another look back at the cast of Joss Whedon's classic.

By Kurt Anthony Krug     August 03, 2011

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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 In the third of a 5-part series, Mania.com gives updates on the current activities of the actors from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.


Anthony Stewart Head (Rupert Giles)

Head has been very visible in British television. The versatile actor has done guest appearances on New Tricks, Monarch of the Glen, M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team, Hotel Babylon, Rose and Maloney, Sold, and Sensitive Skin. He has been a regular on Little Britain, Free Agents, and The Invisibles.

Currently, he can be seen as Uther Pendragon, the father of King Arthur, on BBC One’s Merlin. He will be appearing this fall on the American remake of Free Agents on NBC alongside Hank Azaria, reprising his role as Stephen. Head has expressed an interest in reprising his role as Giles on the long-rumored Ripper series but there has been no movement on it.


Seth Green (Oz)

Green, who has been nominated for an Emmy several times, has been seen in films and television. Besides the Austin Powers franchise, he has most notably appeared in 2003’s The Italian Job remake, 2004’s Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (alongside Buffy co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar), 2004’s Without a Paddle, 2008’s Sex Drive, 2009’s Old Dogs, among others.

In addition to appearing on the short-lived Greg the Bunny, he has guest-starred on That ‘70s Show, Sesame Street, Will & Grace, Entourage, Heroes, and My Name is Earl.

Green has left his mark in the animation world, where he has numerous credits. He plays Chris Griffin on Family Guy and is a producer/co-creator of the stop-motion animated series Robot Chicken. He also plays Lt. Gibbs on Titan Maximum (on which he’s an executive producer) and has lent his voice to American Dad for various roles. Green has appeared in numerous Star Wars parodies that were done on Family Guy and Robot Chicken.


James Marsters (Spike)

The Saturn Award-winning Marsters has a habit of playing Superman’s two deadliest enemies. He had a recurring role as Brainiac on the recently-ended Smallville, as well as gave voice to Lex Luthor in 2007’s straight-to-DVD-animated movie Superman/Doomsday and again in the DC Universe Online video game. He provides the voice of Mr. Fantastic for Marvel Comics’ kid-friendly The Super Hero Squad Show.

One notable turn was playing notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in a brief yet memorable role in the 2008 mini-series The Capture of the Green River Killer. He also starred in 2007’s P.S. I Love You, alongside 2-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank, Oscar winner Kathy Bates, and Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow. In addition to Smallville, Marsters has also had recurring roles on Without a Trace, Torchwood, Caprica, and the new Hawaii Five-0.


Marc Blucas (Riley Finn)

Blucas has had big and small roles in numerous feature films and TV series. He has made guest appearances on House M.D., Eleventh Hour, Lie to Me, Castle (which stars Buffy alumnus Nathan Fillion), Law & Order: Los Angeles, and Body of Proof.

Notable film roles include 2002’s We Were Soldiers alongside Oscar winner Mel Gibson, 2003’s View From the Top alongside Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, 2004’s First Daughter, the lead role in 2007’s Thr3e, 2007’s The Jane Austen Book Club, 2008’s Eddie Murphy comedy Meet Dave, 2009’s Quentin Tarantino-helmed Inglourious Basterds, and last year’s Knight and Day alongside Oscar nominee/action hero Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Blucas is the male lead in the new USA series Necessary Roughness, which recently debuted. 


Juliet Landau (Drusilla)

The daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain of the original Mission: Impossible TV series and the protégé of the late Susan Peretz, the Saturn Award-nominated Landau has worked in all media – film, television, animation, theater, music, comic books – as an actress, writer, producer, and director. She has reprised her role as Drusilla – in comic book form, at least – in the pages of IDW Publishing’s Angel. In various interviews, she has expressed an interest in doing more comics featuring Drusilla.

 She made her directorial debut with last year’s Take Flight, which was a documentary about the creative process of actor/director Gary Oldman, recently of The Dark Knight fame. The documentary is dedicated to the memory of Peretz, her mentor. She co-directed the promo campaign for Take Flight, in which she interviewed fellow Buffy and Angel co-stars Amy Acker, Sam Anderson, Adam Busch, Christian Kane, Armin Shimerman, Harry Groener, as well as Kitty Swink, Michael Rosenbaum, Andrea Romano, Kat Von D, Dawn Didawick, and David J.

In addition, Landau appeared in Godhead’s music video, “Hero,” which she also co-directed. Other writing projects include the short film It’s Raining Cats and Cats and Cissy (adapted from Andrew Prine’s play.)

She has numerous theater credits. Most notably, she has appeared in Failure of Nerve with her mother, as well as played Natasha in a reading of Three Sisters that the legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino organized for The Actors’ Studio. Most recently, she appeared as Blanche in a reading of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which was directed by John McNaughton, who is best known for directing Mad Dog and Glory, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, and Wild Things.

She has also done voiceover work for numerous animated series, movies, and video games, including Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Alien Force – Vilgax Attacks, Green Lantern: First Flight, BioShock, Justice League Unlimited, the upcoming Strange Frame: Love and Sax, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Justice League: Doom, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the new Thundercats.

Earlier this year, she played Natalya, the villainous Russian, in the family-friendly Monster Mutt, produced by 4-time Oscar-winning Greg Cannom’s Drac Studios. She has appeared in the Henry Jaglom film, Going Shopping, and the web-series Goodnight Burbank, alongside Dollhouse’s Miracle Laurie, John Barrowman of Torchwood, and Jon Hamm of Mad Men. Soon to be released projects include The Yellow Wallpaper, InSight, and Dark Hearts. Upcoming projects include Material Lies, and the web-series Naught for Hire. Visit her at (http://julietlandau.com/).


Julie Benz (Darla)

Since her days as Darla, Benz won a Satellite Award in 2006 for her role as Rita Bennett on Dexter, the serial killer drama on Showtime. She was on the show for four seasons and appeared in the fifth season premiere. Her guest appearances include NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Supernatural, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, and Law & Order. She also had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives. Additionally, she provided the voice of Miranda Keyes for 2004’s Halo 2 video game.

Benz appeared in a handful of tele-films: 2004’s The Long Shot: Believe in Courage, 2005’s Lackawanna Blues, 2006’s Circle of Friends, 2009’s Held Hostage, and 2009’s Uncorked. She starred with Angel alumna Jenny Mollen (who also wrote the screenplay) in the 2009 short Kidnapping Caitlynn. Big screen credits include acting in franchises with strong followings: Punisher: War Zone, Rambo, and Saw V. All of those movies came out in 2008.

Most recently, she played Stephanie Powell, a scientist who gained the power of super-speed, on ABC’s super-hero drama No Ordinary Family alongside Michael Chiklis. No Ordinary Family only lasted one season and was cancelled in May. This fall, Benz will appear on the new CBS drama A Gifted Man, alongside Patrick Wilson (Watchmen).


Elisabeth Röhm (Det. Kate Lockley)

Röhm is best known for playing A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn on Law & Order, as well as lending her voice to the same character in three Law & Order video games. Alongside Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, she appeared in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. She also had a recurring role in Heroes and the short-lived Big Shots.

The actress has appeared in several tele-films and guest-starred on The Mentalist. She is slated to appear in the feature films Transit and Abduction (which stars Oscar winner Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Maria Bello, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, and is directed by John Singleton), both of which are due out later on this year.


Christian Kane (Lindsay McDonald)

Kane has been seen in the feature films Just Married and Secondhand Lions, the latter starring Oscar winners Robert Duvall (Kane played a younger version of Duvall’s character) and Michael Caine. He has guest-starred on Las Vegas and Friday Night Lights, as well as had a notable role as Abe Wheeler in the Western mini-series Into The West, which was produced by Steven Spielberg and starred Tom Berenger, Josh Brolin, Keri Russell, and fellow Whedon alum Alan Tudyk.

Other notable parts include a voiceover gig in 24: The Game video game and as a regular in the first season of Close to Home, the CBS drama. He is currently playing martial artist/retrieval expert Eliot Spencer on Leverage, which just began its fourth season on TNT. In addition to being an actor, he is the lead singer for the band Kane, whose latest album The House Rules was released last December.


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NotAFan 8/4/2011 12:55:41 AM

 I'm trying hard to care about these "where are they now" articles!..................... NOPE! Sorry I don't care!

Redshirt1 8/4/2011 4:03:27 AM

Anthony Stewart Head was also on an episode of Doctor Who. 

rulo2kx 8/4/2011 7:26:05 AM

As a Buffy fan I thank youfor not mentioning Anthony Stewart Head in Repo.

Wyldstaar 8/4/2011 7:30:47 AM

Marc Blucas is also in Kevin Smith's new film Red State playing an ATF agent.

lusiphur 8/4/2011 10:43:54 AM

 Julie Benz was on Royal Pains last night.

These lists have been fun.  Can't wait for the next one.

isgrimner 8/4/2011 12:40:47 PM

Seth Green also has done voice work in the Mass Effect games. 

i must be out of the characters I remember, as I don't recall the last two on the list.

vagabondster 8/4/2011 4:01:03 PM

Nate fillion was on buffy?? When??

axia777 8/4/2011 6:23:06 PM

The fourth season of Dexter with Julie Benz was the worst season of that show hands down. So many fans were happy when it was over and she died. The whole Trinity killer thing was cool, but the family thing sucked monkey choad.  Julia did a good job don't get me wrong.  It was the writers who fukked it all up.  From what I remeber she was pretty pissed from all the positive fan fare of her character dying on the show.

I also remember Seth Green for his part in the X-Files when he shows Mulder to the Military UFO site.  I think he was really stoned on the show.


Wyldstaar 8/4/2011 7:27:09 PM

Nathan Fillion played Caleb on Buffy.  Caleb was the former priest who was the follower of The First in the series finale.  He was a major badass, and killed several of the Slayers in training under Buffy.

doublec 8/4/2011 8:22:34 PM

This is getting like those articles in Starlog where they're proud of having the twelfth interview with some Star Trek extra no one ever even remotely cared about.

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