TV - Angel: Where are they now?


Steve Taylor-Bryant looks at the post-Whedon careers of the Angel main cast...

Angel was great fun. I preferred it to Buffy, it just seemed more grown up, darker in tone and I always liked the Angel character anyway. It lasted five full seasons which was four and half more than Firefly, but doesn’t appear to have the same following as Firefly, which is both understandable and a shame in equal measure. So let’s take a look at the cast and, after all these years, catch up with where they are now. At least some of them anyway, a lot of favourites only did 1 or 2 episodes in the 111 made so I’ve gone with the core cast and a couple of favourites, as well as Wolfram and Hart executives.


Angel - David Boreanaz

After playing the Vampire with a soul for so long it is no surprise that different roles were taken by Boreanaz after Angel finished. A few voice roles of note include episodes of Family Guy and American Dad, he also lent his voice to a superhero as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. His greatest success though came as F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth in the smash hit TV show Bones alongside Emily Deschanel. Having completed 10 seasons, we've yet to see if we can expect more from the Forensic Anthropologist and the Cocky Agent.


Wesley Wyndham-Pryce - Alexis Denisof

As Angel's version of Giles, Wesley was the posh English specialist who regularly failed at most everything. Denisof himself continued to team up with Joss Whedon starring in Dollhouse as Senator Daniel Perrin, The Avengers as The Other, and Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing before taking a role in Grimm as Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf...Or Viktor for short.


Cordelia Chase - Charisma Carpenter

Another character from Angel that originated in Buffy was wannabee actress Cordelia. Carpenter moved from Angel into a busy schedule of Film and TV appearances including Veronica Mars, The Expendables 1 and 2 as Lacy, The Lying Game as Rebecca Sewell and is currently filming the new Paul Tomborello film The Griddle House.


Charles Gunn - J. August Richards

J. August went on to play various Assistant District Attorney characters in shows like Conviction and appeared in C.S.I: Miami and The Mentalist before once again teaming up with Joss Whedon in Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Mike Peterson/Deathlok


Winifred 'Fred' Burkle - Amy Acker

Acker is another multi-Whedonite with appearances in Dollhouse, Lin in The Cabin in the Woods, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. She also appeared as Kelly in Alias and is currently a Person of Interest as Root/Caroline Turning.


Lorne - Andy Hallett

Unfortunately, a month after Angel wrapped, Andy Hallett became the victim of blood infection that damaged his heart and left him constantly fatigued. He continued to try and be a singer and was always on good form at Angel/Buffy conventions and voiced Cricket in Geppetto's Secret before succumbing to Congestive Heart Failure and passing away in 2009.


Allen Doyle - Glenn Quinn

After finding fame in Roseanne, Quinn took the role in Angel as Doyle before his lifestyle and family issues tragically caught up with him. He passed away from a heroin overdose in 2002.


Spike - James Marsters

A geek C.V. like no one else’s from the show includes Torchwood, Caprica, Smallville, The Super Hero Squad Show and Metal Hurlant Chronicles.


And those pesky lawyers? Christian Kane who played Lindsey McDonald went on to star in Leverage and Lilah Morgan actress Stephanie Romanov recently appeared in Slumber Party Slaughter.

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