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Buffy/Angel: Where Are They Now? Part 5

The conclusion to our retrospective

By Kurt Anthony Krug     August 06, 2011

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


Nathan Fillion (Caleb)

Fillion’s star has truly risen since his days as Caleb; he was Capt. Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, the main character, in Joss Whedon’s Serenity, the 2005 feature film that picked up from where the short-lived television series Firefly left off. He kinda, sorta reprises his role as Mal in the video game Halo 3, which co-stars his fellow Serenity alumni Adam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk.

Alongside Buffy co-star Felicia Day and Neal Patrick Harris, Fillion played Captain Hammer in Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. He was the lead in the short-lived series Drive (which FOX never gave a chance), which co-starred Angel alumna Amy Acker and was created and produced by Angel writer Tim Minear. He also had a recurring role as the husband of Dana Delany’s character in the ABC prime-time sudster Desperate Housewives and guest-starred on an episode of Lost. Additionally, he appeared in 2006’s Slither and in 2008’s Waitress with Keri Russell.

He has lent his voice to many animated series and video games: Justice League Unlimited as the Vigilante (among other characters), Robot Chicken, Wonder Woman (2008) as Steve Trevor (alongside Waitress co-star Russell as the titular character), Halo 3: OTSD  and Halo: Reach as Sgt. Buck, and Jade Empire as Gao the Lesser. He can be heard in this past spring’s Green Lantern: Emerald Knights as Hal Jordan.

Fillion is best known for playing the lead role on ABC’s Castle as the titular character Richard “Rick” Castle, who is a novelist that helps the New York Police Dept. on various cases, while getting research and inspiration for his next book. The series returns this fall for a fourth season. Fillion has also appeared in People and was the cover story for an issue of Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. His philantrophic work includes the co-founding of Kids Need to Read (www.kidsneedtoread.org), the national non-profit pro-literary organization.


Clare Kramer (Glory)

The Tisch School of the Arts alumna has been seen in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Tru Calling, House M.D., Goodnight Burbank, as well as the films The Skulls III, Guy in Row Five, The Grave Dancers, The Thirst, The Grift, Road to Hell, and Endure. She is slated to appear in the upcoming Hard Love and The Dead Ones, which are to be released later this year. Visit her at (www.ClareKramerOnline).


Adam Busch (Warren Mears)

Busch’s guest appearances include The Jury, Point Pleasant, Back to You, House M.D., Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and an episode of Grey's Anatomy from earlier this year. One of his better-known roles in his post-Buffy days is that of rapper Sholom Glickstein in 2006’s American Dreamz, which satirized politics and pop culture. He also starred in 2010’s Drones, which he co-directed with Buffy co-star Amber Benson. Busch is the lead singer for the indie rock band called Common Rotation. Visit the band at (www.commonrotation.com).


Gina Torres (Jasmine)

Torres is no stranger to genre films, having starred in Joss Whedon’s Serenity, the 2005 feature film that picked up from where the short-lived television series Firefly left off. She also starred in 2003’s The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions. She lent her voice to Justice League Unlimited as Vixen and The Matrix Online video game, as well as had recurring roles on Alias as Anna Espinosa, 24, and FlashForward. 

Torres appeared in the 2007 Chris Rock comedy I Think I Love My Wife and was a regular on last year’s short-lived Huge, which aired on ABC Family, as well as FOX’s short-lived Standoff in 2006. She made guest appearances on Bones, Criminal Minds, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, The Unit, Gossip Girl, Drop Dead Diva, The Vampire Diaries, Without a Trace, Boston Legal, Pushing Daisies, and The Unit.

In addition to the above-mentioned Huge, other recent work includes voiceover work for last year’s Justice League: Crisis on Two Worlds, The Boondocks, Open Season 3, Transformers: Prime, and DC Universe Online as Wonder Woman. Visit her at (www.gina-torres.com).


Kali Rocha (Halfrek, Cecily)

The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama alumna is best known as the foul-tempered flight attendant – whom Rocha calls “THE BITCH” – who butts heads with Ben Stiller in Meet The Parents and Meet The Fockers. Other film credits include God and Generals, The Crucible, White Oleander, Ira and Abby, Stolen, Over Her Dead Body, Ready? OK!, and TiMER with fellow Buffy co-star Emma Caulfield.

She starred on the short-lived NBC sitcom Teachers with Justin Bartha of National Treasure fame, the Lifetime series Sherri, as well as the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Sydney Herron. Rocha has guest-starred on Monk, Bones, Drop Dead Diva, Boston Legal, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Without A Trace, Standoff, and $#*! My Dad Says. Additionally, she has appeared in several short films.

Currently, she is filming Loft with Karl Urban, Wentworth Miller, James Marsden, and Rhona Mitra, which is slated for a 2013 release.


Keith Szarabajka (Daniel Holtz)

For starters, the veteran actor’s surname is pronounced “Sarah-bike-ah,” as per IMBD.com. Szarbajka has had recurring roles on Cold Case and 24. He had a strong supporting role as Det. Stephens in 2008’s blockbuster The Dark Knight (he was the cop who tried to beat up Heath Ledger’s Joker and lost).

His voiceover credits in both animation and video games are numerous: Enter the Matrix, Tales of Symphonia, Teen Titans, Gladius, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, Spider-Man 2, Darkwatch: Curse of the West, Rainbow Six: Lockdown, EverQuest II: Desert of Flames, Ultimate Spider-Man 2, Company of Heroes, Gothic 3, Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Dead Space, Dragon Age: Origins, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. BioShock 2, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Quantum Theory, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Transformers: War for Cybertron, Young Justice, War Hammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution,and Dead Space 2.

He is slated to lend his voice for the upcoming G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series. He provides the voice of Laserbeak in the recently-released summer blockbuster Transformers: Dark of the Moon.


Camden Toy (Turok-Han, Prince of Lies, one of the Gentlemen, Gnarl)

Toy is the only actor to play four different parts on both Buffy and Angel. He was one of the founding members of the Obie Award-winning NADA in New York City. Per his official web-site, Toy has written and developed five different full-length solo theater pieces that he performed across the nation in such cities as Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and New York.

He has appeared in more than 100 independent films. His most recent appearance was on Goodnight Burbank. In addition to being an actor, Toy is also a film editor and writer. Visit him at (www.camdentoy.com). 


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DaForce1 8/6/2011 11:19:19 PM

 Gina Torres is on the new USA Network show "Suits", which is pretty good. It's on right after Burn Notice.

lusiphur 8/8/2011 8:06:49 AM

 I'll alwasy remember Keith Szarabajka from before Buffy when he was a semi-regular on The Equalizer.  Loved that show.

DaForce1 - I was going to put the Gina Torres update in until I saw you beat me to it.  Glad to see someone else enjoying Suits.

Great set of lists with lots of memories.  Good times.  Good times.



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