Buffy the Vampire Slayer was known for tight writing full of witticisms, in jokes, and pop culture references, to the point that the show has been dissected and taught on college campuses and remains a huge influence on modern television. Yet its acting talent has been sorely overlooked over the years. The cast were tasked with delivering some clever yet difficult dialogue, and had to ensure that viewers bought into the serious, dramatic nature of the show regardless of the ridiculously unreal events unfolding on screen - and at that they were quite successful. The fact that they succeeded in making a show with such a ludicrous title and premise a hit that both entertained viewers and tugged at their heartstrings is an outstanding achievement, and a testament to their skill, which continues to be seen, in many cases, today. While series star Sarah Michelle Gellar never quite reached the same heights, with her most notable appearances since Buffy ended being in the Scooby-Doo franchise and the Grudge movies, others have fared much better. From guest stars to regular cast members, Buffy in many cases served as a breeding ground for acting talent. Now lets take a at ten Buffy actors (fine, fine, one is technically from the spin-off Angel) who excelled after the show came to an end.
Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.