Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Amber Benson
- Charisma Carpenter
- Nicholas Brendon
- Emma Caulfield
- Aaron Douglas
- Pat Tallman
Amber Benson is a “maker of things.” A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin, the three-book Echo Park Coven series, and the middle-grade book Among The Ghosts, for Simon and Schuster.
Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones, and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, Benson spent three years as Tara Maclay on the cult television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and later this year she will appear as head vamp Amelie in Morganville: The Series for Geek & Sundry.
P.S. Amber does not own a television.
Nicholas Brendon was born three minutes after his twin brother, actor Kelly Donovan on April 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He dreamt of playing for the L.A. Dodgers When he hurt his arm a right after high school, he chose acting. He got his big break as an actor when he landed the role of Xander Harris on the hugely successful TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003). His first lead in a feature came in Psycho Beach Party. Brendon starred in the ABC Family Channel movie Celeste in the City. He returned to Fox in the cast of Kitchen Confidential. Then reunited with his former Buffy co-star Charisma Carpenter in Relative Chaos. He co-starred in the play 'Lobster Alice' at the Blank Theatre Company in LA and appeared their productions of The SantaLand Diaries, Why Torture is Wrong', and 'The People Who Love Them'. From 2007 to 2014, Brendon appeared on the popular TV series Criminal Minds in the role of FBI analyst Kevin Lynch. He’s currently involved with the comic book series, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten'. Brendon will star in the feature Inspector Chronicles along with Sylvester McCoy, Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, and others.
Born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Charisma Carpenter was named after an Avon perfume (a fact that did not sit well with her). She studied classical ballet from age five. Her family moved around often. At 15, the family moved to Rosarita City, Mexico, and then to Bonita (a suburb of San Diego).
Charisma finally transferred to Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts, where she graduated in 1988. In 1991, Charisma was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers.
She started in TV on an episode of "Baywatch" in 1994. Because of that appearance, Aaron Spelling personally auditioned her for the role of Ashley in "Malibu Shores". Charisma auditioned for the title role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) but wound up being cast as Cordelia, instead.
She had doubts about this and did not want to play a bitchy character again. Fans and producers liked the character enough that she was transferred to a bigger role on the spin-off series "Angel". Her hobbies include horseback riding, roller blading, hiking, rock climbing and writing poetry.
Emma Caulfield was first noticed by fans for her role on the long running Fox soap, “Beverly Hills, 90210” as Susan Keats which lead to her role on Joss Whedon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Caulfield played a demon known as Anyanka who went by the human name Anya Jenkins. The character immediately connected with audiences and her role was expanded to a long standing Slayerette. Caulfield next landed her first major starring role in a feature film with the horror hit, 2003’s “Darkness Falls.”
Caulfield followed up with turns on shows such as “Monk,” “Robot Chicken,” “Private Practice,” “Prime Suspect” and “Once Upon a Time,” for which she received much praised for her turn as the Blind Witch. Caulfield made the satire, “Bandwagon” as well as its 12-part sequel web series on You Tube.
In 2016, Caulfield was cast as Cameron Chase in “Supergirl.” 2016 also saw Caulfield return to her role as the Blind Witch on the ABC series “Once Upon a Time” as well as providing the voice of Nurse Misty Windham in the web animated series “Fantasy Hospital.”
Aaron Douglas is best known for his portrayal of Chief Galen Tyrol on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. Before joining the Battlestar cast, Aaron had roles on many films and TV shows including: X-Men 2, iRobot, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Outer Limits and many, many more. Since Battlestar Galactica, we have found Aaron in his own show “The Bridge” and as the evil Bill Marsh on “Hellcats”. Aaron guest starred in an episode of “Eureka”, an episode of CBS’ “Flashpoint”, and in a couple of Syfy creature features “Ghost Storm” and “Killer Mountain” where Aaron is teamed for the first time, since Battlestar, with his good friend and former cast mate Paul Campbell. Most recently, Aaron played Sheriff Tom Sworn in Hemlock Grove and Evan Henderson in the Killing. Aaron does a lot of work for charities, and the majority of his efforts go to the Canadian Cancer Foundation and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.
Best known for her starring roles in Night of the Living Dead 1990 and Babylon 5, Pat has had a long career in Sci Fi and horror including iconic TV like Star Trek: TNG, DS9 and Voyager and horror classics such as Army of Darkness. Her recent work is helping people release their inner bad ass! By leading like minded people on epic quests to live their dreams of adventure, she helps unlock your creativity. Pleasure Thresholds is Pat’s first book, she is currently working on her second!