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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

81%
80%

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

90%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

A cheerleader is chosen to battle the forces of evil as she weathers the storms of young adulthood in an imaginative series that blends killer writing and performances. The show put WB on the ratings map and spawned the successful `Angel' before moving to UPN in 2001. Series creator Joss Whedon introduced the character in a 1992 film that had Kristy Swanson in the Slayer role.
Creator: Joss Whedon

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Seasons

79%
Critics Consensus: Seldom subtle, always subversive, Buffy ends the way it began: a funny, weird show that packs a punch -- and a whole lot of feeling.

2002, WB, 22 episodes

61%
Critics Consensus: Buffy gets an A for effort, but a bleaker tone and some jarring plot twists make this penultimate season a series low.

2001, WB, 22 episodes

82%
Critics Consensus: Brilliant, risky and beautiful, Buffy reaches past the missteps of season four to deliver a fresh, unpredictable season that ends with a bang.

2000, WB, 22 episodes

64%
Critics Consensus: Buffy enters its fourth season on shaky ground -- but finishes with a surprisingly satisfying season finale.

1999, WB, 22 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: Season three perfects the show's winning formula to create an addictive and satisfying viewing experience, episode after episode.

1998, WB, 22 episodes

91%
Critics Consensus: Buffy finds its footing in season two, crafting a season that balances supernatural hauntings and high school happenings with ease.

1997, WB, 22 episodes

92%
Critics Consensus: Buffy slays her way into the pop-culture lexicon in a debut season that lays the groundwork for one of TV's greatest supernatural teen dramas.

1997, WB, 12 episodes

Cast

Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon
as Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan
as Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter
as Cordelia Chase
Anthony Head
as Rupert Giles
David Boreanaz
as Angel/Angelus
Mark Metcalf
as The Master
Juliet Landau
as Drusilla
Robia LaMorte
as Jenny Kalendar
Robia La Morte
as Jenny Kalendar
Harry Groener
as The Mayor
K. Todd Freeman
as Mr. Trick
Marc Blucas
as Riley Finn
Lindsay Crouse
as Maggie Walsh
D.B. Woodside
as Principal Wood
Iyari Limon
as Kennedy
Tom Lenk
as Cyrus
Danny Strong
as Jonathan Levinson
Armin Shimerman
as Mr. Snyder
Adam Busch
as Warren Meers
Alexis Denisof
as Wesley Wyndham-Price
Leonard Roberts
as Forrest Gates
Bailey Chase
as Graham Miller
Andrew J. Ferchland
as The Anointed One
Indigo
as Rona
Kali Rocha
as Cecily Addams
Ken Lerner
as Principal Flutie
Robin Sachs
as Ethan Rayne
Camden Toy
as Gentleman
Jeff Kober
as Kralick
Kristy Wu
as Chao Ahn
Ethan Erickson
as Percy West
Paige Moss
as Veruca
Andy Umberger
as D'Hoffryn
Dean Butler
as Hank Summers
Marti Noxon
as Parking Ticket Woman
Harris Yulin
as Quentin Travers
Steven W. Bailey
as Cave Demon
Jack Plotnick
as Allan Finch
Mary Wilcher
as Shannon
Randy Thompson
as Doctor Kriegel
Jack Stehlin
as Doctor Angleman
James Lurie
as Mr. Miller
David Fury
as Mustard Man
Alex Scuby
as Vincent
Brett Wagner
as Trucker
Sharon Ferguson
as The Primitive
Conor O'Farrell
as Colonel McNamara
James MacDonald
as Detective Stein
Geoff Meed
as Militia Guy
Amy Powell
as News Reporter
Julia Lee
as Chantarelle
K.D. Aubert
as Robin's Mother
Jeremy Ratchford
as Lyle Gorch
Bob Morrisey
as Lunatic
Saikumar
as Jenny Calendar
Daniel Weaver
as Handsome Young Man
Paul-Felix Montez
as Mysterious guy
Conchata Ferrell
as Nurse Ruth
Casey Sanders
as Mr. Harris
Azura Skye
as Cassie
Paul Bates
as Crazie #1
Donovan Kelly
as Xander Harris (Stand-In)
Lalaine
as Chloe
Carl Johnson
as Crazy #2
Cynthia Lamontagne
as Female Council Member
Nick Chinlund
as Major Ellis
Neil Daly
as Mason
Scott Zeller
as Henchman
Juanita Jennings
as Dr. Wilkinson
Jeffrey Steven Smith
as Guy in computer class
Stacey Scowley
as Young Woman
Amanda Wilmshurst
as Senior cheerleader
Eric Saiet
as Dalton
Kelly Connell
as Worm-man
Max Perlich
as Whistler
Kris Iyer
as Nigel
Chet Grissom
as Detective
Paul Hayes
as Older Nightwatchman
Michael Nagy
as Alphonse
Greg Vaughan
as Richard
Greg Vaughn
as Richard
Zachary Woodlee
as Demon/Henchman
Jan Hoag
as Cousin Carol
Vincent Schiavelli
as Jenny's uncle
Brian Reddy
as Police Chief Bob
Tamara Braun
as Frenzied girl
Jeff Ricketts
as Weatherby
George Wallace (II)
as Demon Posing as Old Xander
Thad Luckinbill
as R.J. Brooks
Aimee Mann
as Herself
Richard Herd
as Dr. Backer
Camilla Griggs
as Gym teacher
Serena Scott Thomas
as Gwendolyn Post
Alice Dinnean Vernon
as Baby Demon Puppeteer
James Parks
as Tector Gorch
Willie Garson
as Security guard
Stuart McLean
as Philip Henry
Derek Anthony
as Imposing Demon
Jason Behr
as Billy `Ford' Fordham
David Franco
as Vamp #3
Jeremy Garrett
as Cameron Walker
Steve Rankin
as Mr. Maclay
Brandon Keener
as Lance Brooks
Denise Dowse
as Ms. Miller
Alex Estronel
as Henchman
Robinne Lee
as Charlotte
Rob Nagle
as Watcher
Matthew Lang
as 2nd Male Partygoer
Clea DuVall
as Marcie Ross
John O'Leary
as Kaltenbach
Wendy Way
as Dierdre
Jordan Baker
as Sheila Rosenberg
Kevin Cristalon
as First Paramedic
Lorin Becker
as Witch Woman
Matt Simis
as College Guy #1
Rick Zieff
as Mr. Whitmore
Eric Matheny
as Main Cave Guy
Adam Paul
as Skanky Vamp
David Adefeso
as Paramedic #2
Ashanti
as Lissa
Lisa Jay
as Linda
Megalyn Echikunwoke
as Wiccan Group Leader
Robin Riker
as Catherine
Meredith Salenger
as Grace Newman
April Dion
as Kissing Girl
Jim Doughan
as Mr. Pole
Megahn Perry
as Theresa Klusmeyer
Anthony Anselmi
as Partier / The Dead Guy
Ranjani Brow
as Young Nun
Kirsten Nelson
as Lorraine Ross
Todd Stashwick
as M'Fashnik Demon
Daniel McFeeley
as Warty Demon
Christopher Gorham
as James Stanley
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Holt
Stefan Umstead
as Second Paramedic
Hunter Cochrane
as College Guy #2
Damian Mooney
as Patrol Cop
Courtnee Draper
as Annabelle
Richard Assad
as Shop owner
Kate Rodger
as Paramedic
Rif Hutton
as Military Commander
Jeremy Foley
as Billy Palmer
Brie McCaddin
as Cute girl
Tod Thawley
as the Chumash spirit
E.J. Gage
as Mover #1
Casey Sander
as Mr. Harris
Jeff Langton
as Vampire
Brooke Bloom
as Wanna Blessed Be
Michael Merton
as Mr. Savitsky
Yan England
as O'Donnell
Charles Wesley
as Meanest Vamp
Edith Fields
as School Nurse
Daniel Murray
as Creepy Cult Guy
Brad Kane
as Tucker
J.B. Gaynor
as Little Boy
David Tuckman
as Freshman
Reuben Jackson
as Tarantula
Michael Manasseri
as Horned Demon
Mike Rad
as Rookie
James Wellington
as Night Watchman
Loanne Bishop
as 911 Operator
Paul Greenberg
as Shempy Vamp
Michael Younger
as Truck Driver
Steven W. Baily
as Cave Demon
Geoffrey Kasule
as Shadowman #1
Damani Roberts
as Young Robin Wood
Mimi Paley
as Little Buffy
Jason Posey
as Linebacker
Paul Morgan Stetler
as Young Doctor
Ian Abercrombie
as Germans' boss
Craig Zimmerman
as Minion #1
Anne Betancourt
as Principal Stevens
Mel Fair
as Tentacle Demon
Alan Henry Brown
as Demon Bartender
Damon Sharp
as Male student
Eric Whitmore
as Night Watchman
Miriam Flynn
as Ms. Frank
Ryan Francis
as Soldier
Carlease Burke
as Detective Winslow
Keith Brunsmann
as Vamp Lackey
Rainy Jo Stout
as Junkie Vampire Girl
Kathy Cohen
as Building Manager
David Ghilardi
as Male Teacher
Alan Lozyza
as Stressed-Out Boy
Dick Miller
as Policeman
Gary Bullock
as Shrouded Sorcerer
David Wells
as Cheese Guy
John St. Ryan
as Colonel George Haviland
Time Winters
as Dr. Overheiser
Lee Garlington
as Mrs. Harris
Karara Muhoro
as Shadowman #2
Edward Edwards
as Male Ghost
Lindsay Taylor
as Little Girl
Nicole Bilderback
as Cordette #1
Jessica Townsend
as Wanna Blessed Be
Margaret Easley
as Curator/Anthropology Professor
Scott Berman
as Mover #2
Tim Winters
as Dr. Overheiser
Mark Phelan
as Agent Doyle
Jake Patellis
as Dodd McAlvy
Coby Bell
as Young Man
Shawn Pyfrom
as Little Boy
Lily Jackson
as Witchy Poo
Nick Korich
as Demon Teen
Keely Shaye Smith
as Innocent Girl
Todd McIntosh
as Hi Vampire
Don Dowe
as Construction Worker
Michael Harney
as Xander's Dad
Jane Cho
as Nurse #1
Daniel Wilson
as Shadowman #3
William Monaghan
as Dr. Gregory
Peg Stewart
as Ms. Barton
Chris Garnant
as Stoner #1
John Ennis
as Manager
Jade Carter
as Lieutenant
Marita Schaub
as Vampire Girl #1
Greg Wayne
as Student
Bru Muller
as Teacher
Corin Amber Norton
as Crying Girl
James Stephens
as Zookeeper
Lorna Scott
as Miss Beakman
Tony Sears
as Morgue Attendant
Mike Kimmel
as Butcher Guy
Michael Emanuel
as Burley Guard
Kelli Garner
as Kristie
Leland Crooke
as Professor Lillian
David Brisbin
as Mr. Anderson
Alex Skuby
as Vincent
JR Reed
as Vamp Guard
Charlie Brumbly
as Gentleman
Mark Daneri
as Scientist #2
Dierdre Holder
as Hospital Doctor
Fritz Greve
as Construction Worker
Emily Kay
as Maria
Alan Loayza
as Stressed-Out Boy
Terry Cain
as Ms. Tishler
Brian Poth
as Fighting Boy
James Courtney
as Kindestod
Aldis Hodge
as Masked Teen
Robert Catrini
as Prof. Riegert
Joe Ochman
as Janitor
Leslee Jean Matta
as Vampire Girl #2
Tom Kiesoke
as Vampire
Marcia Ann Burrs
as Professor Bellamy
Skip Stellrecht
as Agent Manetti
Susan Leslie
as First cop
Samuel Jacobs
as Peruvian Boy
Andrew Palmer
as Lean Boy
Michael Leopard
as Roughneck
Mark Ankeny
as Dean Guerrero
Robert Noble
as Night Manager
Kelly Smith
as Innocent Girl
Jack McGee
as Doug Perren
Mark Kriski
as Weatherman
Rob Boltin
as The Cheese Man
Ezra Buzzington
as Bartender
Andrea Gail
as Customer
Adam Gifford
as Thug Vamp
Brian Kolb
as Bank Guard
Christie Abbott
as Helpless Girl
Scott Harlan
as Aldo Gianfranco
Barbara Whinnery
as Mrs. Anderson
Tom Bailey
as Tree Seller
Patricia Place
as Woman in alley
Darris Love
as Hallmate
Andy Marshall
as Scientist #1
Alan Henry Brow
as Funeral Director
Harry Johnson
as Parent #1
TW Leshner
as Feral Teen
Julie Fulton
as FBI teacher
Thomas G. Waites
as Second cop
P.B. Hutton
as Mrs. Kalish
Paulo Andres
as Dr. Powell
Joe Howard
as Priest
Doug Jones
as Gentleman
Jeffrey Sharmay
as Drowning Boy
Jennifer Slimko
as Vampire Girl #3
Keith Allan
as Skinny Mental Patient
John Arkisian
as Old Monk
Dominic Rambaran
as Paramedic #1
Julian Franco
as Young Bartender
T.W. Leshner
as Feral Teen
Richard Riehle
as L.A. Watcher
Gary Imhoff
as Teacher
Dorron Keeman
as Commando #2
Tia Matza
as Teacher
Sarah Bibb
as Fighting Girl
Harley Zumbrum
as Demon guard
Wendy Clifford
as Mrs. Taggert
Keram Malicki-Sánchez
as Freddy Iverson
Peggy Goss
as Crazy Person
Jack Donner
as Cleric #1
Rick Garcia
as Reporter
Shannon Welles
as Gypsy woman
Patrick Belton
as College Kid #1
Edward Fletcher
as Male Partygoer
Gil Christner
as Resident
Erin Leigh Price
as Vampire Chick
Amy Chance
as Aphrodesia
Robert Arce
as Mr. Beach
Hal Robinson
as Professor Lester Worth
Gregory White
as Coach Herrold
Billy Maddox
as Frawley
Don W. Lewis
as Gentleman
Jeri Austin
as Running Girl
Susannah K. Brown
as Caterer Girl
Winsome Brown
as Woman Customer
Parry Shen
as Student
Michael Schoenfeld
as Security Guard #1
Paul Leighton
as Rough-Looking Demon
Wesley Mask
as Professor Roberts
Asher Glaser
as Boy in Bronze
Darius Dudley
as Minister
Anthony Sago
as Paramedic #2
Lisa Ann Cabasa
as Injured Girl
Johnny Green
as Way Cool Guy
Daniel Tamm
as Mooster
Thomas Bellin
as Dr. Gold
John Rosenfeld
as Vamp Lackey #2
Michael Zlabinger
as Student at Mike
Karen Charnell
as Shady Lady
Candice Nicole
as Young Buffy
Jennifer Bergman
as Girl in Bronze
Zitto Kazann
as Gypsy man
Alan Abelew
as Brian Kirsh
Seth Coltan
as Security Guard #2
Adam Grimes
as Lobster Boy
Carlos Amezcua
as Newscaster
Katharine Leonard
as Female Partygoer
Annie Talbot
as Lady with Baby
April Adams
as Nurse Lampkin
Hila Levy
as Pretty Girl
Lauren Nissi
as Girlfriend
Bobby Brewer
as Hoffman
Molly Bryant
as Ms. Murray
Kelly Felix
as Teenager
Lance E. Nichols
as Middle-Aged Man
Kaycee Shank
as College Kid #2
Denice J. Sealy
as Student Volunteer
Joey Hiott
as Josh Age 10
Christopher May
as Male Customer
Anna Coman-Hidy
as 50's Girl #1
Evie Peck
as Angry Girl
Sara VanHorn
as Older Nurse
Nell Shanahan
as Waitress
Richard Wharton
as Homeowner
Persia White
as Girl #3
Damien Eckhardt
as Jack Mayhew
Sara Van Horn
as Older Nurse
Rick Scarry
as Sergeant
Elyssa D. Vito
as Young Dawn
Patty Ross
as Cool Guy's Mom
Alex Toma
as Aaron
Norma Michaels
as Older woman
Jermyn Daube
as Frederick
Larissa Reynolds
as Present Girl
Elizabeth Truax
as Little Girl
Brian Tee
as Intern
Noor Shic
as Lady with Rosary
Alexandra Lee
as Young Buffy
David Miller
as Rat-Faced Demon
David Miller
as Rat-Faced Demon
Joanie Pleasant
as Helpless Girl
Brett Moses
as Student
Adrian Neil
as Vamp Lackey #1
Steven Jang
as College Kid #3
David Engler
as Initiative Guy
Paul Walia
as Friend
Dawn Worrall
as Christy
Abigail Mavity
as Sara Age 8
Tim Hodgin
as Coroner
Dell Yount
as Truck guy
Jennifer Nicole
as Willow's body double
Brian Hawley
as Orderly
Jack Thomas
as Council Member #4
Michael Matthys
as Paramedic
Vanessa Bednar
as 50's Girl #2
Lee Everett
as Candy Gorch
Jason Christopher
as Nonserious Guy
Chris Daniels
as Stabbing Vampire
Chris Emerson
as Josh Age 21
Andrew Cooper Wasswer
as Slime-Covered Demon
Jay Michael Ferguson
as Another Student
Wayne Sable
as Freshman
Patrese Borem
as Young Woman
Nina Gervitz
as Teacher
Tori McPetrie
as Michelle
Stephanie Griffin
as Girl in store
Kate Luhr
as Young Woman
John D'Leary
as Council Member #5
Kenneth Feinberg
as Chaos Demon
Ashligh Ann Wood
as Sara Age 18
Jane Silvia
as Conservative Woman
Richard Beatty
as Small Demon
Sean Anthony Moran
as Stage Manager
Mark Silverberg
as Passing Student
Steve Heinze
as Vampire #1
Liu Ming
as Chinese Slayer
David Grammer
as Crazy Citizen
April Walker
as Subway Slayer
Clint Culp
as Bartender
Mark Ginther
as Horned Demon
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