Six Degrees of 'Buffy'-ration: Connecting Our Favorite Television Actors To The Slayer
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Six Degrees of 'Buffy'-ration: Connecting Our Favorite Television Actors To The Slayer

By Jodi Clager | Seriously Random Lists | June 10, 2014 | Comments ()


Thanks to a comment from someone in one of the GoT threads, and a heads up from katie71483 in the Pajiba Facebook group, we now know that Pedro Pascal appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (If you are the knowledgeable commenter, clap your hands in the comments.) Upon researching the fact for myself (browsing IMDB when I was supposed to be working), I found that Buffy could easily serve as the new Kevin Bacon game. I will be using only television shows and names supplied by several Pajibans who had no idea why I needed them.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam is on Sons of Anarchy with Jeff Kober who played Rack/Zachary Kralik in four episodes of Buffy (1999-2002).


Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler was on Saturday Night Live with Tina Fey who was on 30 Rock with Peter Dinklage who is on Game of Thrones with Pedro Pascal who played Eddie in Buffy’s “The Freshman” (1999).


Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland was on 24 with D.B. Woodside who played Principal Robin Wood in 14 episodes of Buffy (2002 - 2003).


Julia Louise-Dreyfus

Julia Louise-Dreyfus was on Arrested Development with David Cross who was in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret with Amber Tamblyn (also his wife) who played Janice on Buffy episode “All the Way” (2001).


Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris was on How I Met Your Mother with Kal Penn who played Hunt in the “Beer Bad” episode of Buffy (1999).


Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson was on Luthor with Idris Elba who was on The Wire with Pablo Schreiber who is on Orange Is The New Black with Michael Harney who played Xander’s Dad in “Restless” (2000). (I could only find a photo of Harney’s back, so enjoy this one instead!)


Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon is on The Following with John Lafayette who was on Bones with David Boreanaz who played Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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  • lyrad

    Jason Priestly starred in Beverly Hills 90210 where Emma Caulfield played his girlfriend Susan Keats in Season 6. He then played the villain in Eliza Dushku's Tru Calling.

  • Gill Othen

    Marsters was in Torchwood with John Barrowman, who was in Dr Who with David Tennant. That link goes to 90% of the entire British acting profession.

  • Zoe Didikitty

    Antony Stewart Head who played Giles was a evil headteacher in David Tenant dr who

  • Gill Othen

    Tony Head was also in Merlin with John Hurt who had his chest exploded in "Alien".

  • narfna

    Holy shit! Eddie!

  • Pedro Pascal was also in David E. Kelley's Wonder Woman pilot, with Adrianne Palicki, Tracie Thoms, Cary Elwes, and Elizabeth Hurley.

    That's not really apropos of anything, I've just been wanting to tell people that and now's as good a time as any.

  • DataAngel

    John Glover was on Smallville with James Marsters who was on Buffy.

    Benedict Cumberbatch was in Osage County with Sam Shepard who was in The Return with Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Marty Feldman links to Peter Boyle a number of ways. Peter Boyle was in Scooby Doo 2, and there's your Buffy link.

  • tarqueeny

    Robert Deniro was in American Hustle with Amy Adams, who was in Buffy and played Tara's cousin. You can also link Bale, DiCaprio and so many others to Buffy through Adams.

  • CeciliaBedelia

    Jennifer Lawrence was in American Hustle with Jeremy Renner who played a vamp on an episode of Angel with David Boreanaz who was Angel on Buffy

  • Bert_McGurt

    Bryan Cranston was in Breaking Bad with Anna Gunn, who was in Deadwood with Timothy Olyphant, who was in Go with Scott Wolf, who was in Party of Five with Jennifer Love Hewitt, who was in I Know What You Did Last Summer with Buffy herself.

  • Billybob

    Bruce Willis was in The Sixth Sense with Olivia Williams, who was in Dollhouse with Eliza Dushku, who played Faith in Buffy.

    Patrick Stewart was in X-Men with Bruce Davison, who was in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles with Summer Glau, who was in Firefly with Nathan Fillion, who played Caleb on Buffy.

  • Billybob

    On which note, the entire cast of Game of Thrones is also linked.

  • Coolg82

    You could probably do this with many television shows, as small time actors who make it big can be connected through the various guest and minor roles they probably played on half a dozen television shows.

  • loo shag brolley


  • loo shag brolley

    Sorry, it's been a while since I've Pajib'd. Seems as though I have some catching up to do.

  • PDamian

    You're forgiven, just for that fabulous gif.

  • John W

    Jason Strathan was in the Italian Job with Seth Green who play Oz.

  • John W

    Daniel Craig

    was in Skyfall with Dame Judi Dench

    who was in The World Is Not Enough with

    Serena Scott Thomas who played rogue watcher Gwendolyn Post.

  • TV show connections only are the rules here I think.

  • loo shag brolley

    Daniel Craig was also in Casino Royale with Ivana Milicevic, who played Riley's cool (?) wife Sam in As You Were.

  • loo shag brolley

    Wait! Who was also in the same movie with Mads Mikkelsen!

  • Billybob

    Mads Mikkelsen was in Hannibal with Gina Torres, who was in Angel with Alexis Denisov, who played Wesley in Buffy.

  • kerisilver

    Um... Slinking out of 7 years of lurking to note that NPH was in How I Met Your Mother with Alison Hannigan, who, I THINK, was in every single episode of Buffy.

  • Anna von Beav

    Also, was Kal Penn in any eps of HIMYM? I know they were in Harold and Kumar together. TBF, I didn't watch a lot of HIMYM the last few seasons.

  • ljridley

    Yep. Robin's therapist-boyfriend for several later episodes.

    Kal Penn would be the connection to Dr. House, too.

  • Gwen

    Michelle Trachtenberg would also be a connection to House MD, and then to Once Upon A Time (through Jennifer Morrison)

  • Three_nineteen

    HIMYM links the BtVS and Freaks and Geeks TV alum universes through Hannigan and Segal. You can get to Bones through John Francis Daley (instead of a one-time guest star), both Mad Men and The New Girl through Linda Cardellini, Girls through Becky Ann Baker, Cougar Town through Busy Phillips...

  • pop culture dork

    The Segal connect also gives you the entire JJ Abrams universe (episode of Alias), giving you Bradley Cooper (and the Wet Hot Am Summer universe), Kerri Russel (getting the Justified universe through Maggs on the Americans) and the power rangers(...and most importantly, Bryan Cranston) through Felicity. And Busy gives you Dawson (leading to Veronica Mars and Breaking Bad again, both through Krysten Ritter). All in under six steps

  • Samantha Klein

    What? You lost me at D.B. Woodside.

    Ok, Top Five. Here we go.

    Crowe: 3:10 to Yuma w/Tudyk, Firefly w/Fillion.

    RDJ: Avengers w/Clark Gregg, Much Ado w/Fillion, Denisof.
    Fassbender: 300 w/Gerard Butler, PS I Love You w/Marsters.
    Bardem: Counselor w/Cammy D, Other Woman w/Leslie Mann, 17 Again w/Michelle Trachtenberg. And also the connection via Fassbender.
    Pace: Possession, w/Buffy herself. :)

  • Legally Insignificant

    Kristy Swanson was on Psych with Kirsten Nelson (Karen Vick), who played Lorraine Harris in the "Normal Again" and "Doublemeat Palace" episodes of Buffy. Kirsten Nelson is the non-meat center of a Buffy sandwich.

  • I can't think of any right now, but I rewatched the Buffy pilot today out of nostalgia and David Boreanaz was GORGEOUS. Still good-looking now but when he comes out of the shadows in the pilot it's like DAMN.

  • Berry

    And then he tries to act...

  • BlackRabbit

    It's why the stake through the heart would kill him-he'd be 100% wood.

  • Jim

    Was the the ep where Cordie referred to him as "salty goodness"?

  • Todd Sikkema

    Neil Patrick Harris (again) was in Dr. Horrible with Nathan Fillion who played the priest in Buffy season 7.

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