+ + + GILES;the Watcher and father-figure

"A vampire in love with a Slayer. It's kind of poetic...in a maudlin sort of way."


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Character name: Rupert Giles
Job: Watcher; Sunnydale High librarian; Talent Show judge

After Buffy's first Watcher, Merrick, died, Rupert Giles is called by the Watchers Council to train her when she moves to Sunnydale. This Watcher is part of a family tradition as his father and grandmother were both Watchers. Though he would have preferred to have been a grocer or a pilot, he embraces Buffy and becomes her friend, mentor, and father.


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Played by: Anthony Stewart Head
Date of birth: February 20, 1954

Best known for his coffee commercials, Anthony Stewart Head is a professional actor. He hails from England and has done many acting works there. Unlike his character, Anthony does not wear glasses. He has lent his singing voice in many of the Buffy episodes; the most recent being "Once More, With Feeling" from season six's musical episode. Spike's British accent is actually Tony Head's real accent.

Photos courtesy of the book, Sunnydale High School Yearbook