Though the 1992 film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has been eclipsed in popularity by the TV show of the same name, the movie version of "Buffy" is still worth celebrating. More than 20 years after the film's release, fans now see how the movie was a springboard for the careers of many big Hollywood names.
Actors Seth Green and Ben Affleck both had uncredited appearances in the film, while star Kristy Swanson (the original Buffy Summers) is currently appearing on USA's hit show "Psych." Swanson's character, Marlowe, was featured in the recent episode "Deez Nups," where she married Detective Lassiter.
Seeing Kristy Swanson on "Psych" has got "Buffy" fans wondering what the rest of the 1992 film cast has been up to. In case you were wondering, here are some highlights of what the former "Buffy" cast members have been doing with their time.
In the 1992 "Buffy" film, Sutherland played Merrick, Buffy's "Watcher." Most recently, Sutherland appeared as President Snow in "The Hunger Games." He will reprise the role in the upcoming film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." He was also featured in the recent TV miniseries "The Pillars of the Earth," where he played Bartholomew.
Best known for his work on "Beverly Hills 90210," Luke Perry played Oliver Pike, Buffy's love interest. Most recently, Luke Perry appeared as Charlie Stafford on "Body of Proof." He also had a guest spot on "Raising Hope" as The Ghost of Arbor Day and played the Americanized version of Inspector Spacetime on "Community."
Yup, Pee-wee Herman himself had a role in the "Buffy" movie as a vampire who loses an arm. In addition to playing his Pee-wee character on various late-night talk shows, Reubens has a recurring voiceover gig as Pavel on the "TRON: Uprising" TV series. He also voiced Bat-Mite on "Batman: The Brave and the Bold."
Not many people remember that Hilary Swank appeared in the "Buffy" movie several years before she took the role in "Boys Don't Cry" that would make her a household name. Her role as Kimberly was minor but memorable. She is currently filming "The Homesman," and recently appeared as Amelia Earhart in the film "Amelia."
Now working under the name Thomas Jane, this handsome actor had a minor role as Zeph in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." To TV fans, Jane is most recognizable as Ray Drecker from "Hung." He also appeared as himself on an episode of "Arrested Development." He sang and played guitar on the 2012 Rusty Blades album "Don't Come Home."
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