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David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter & Rest of 'Angel' Cast as the Vampire TV Series Turns 21

Bettina Dizon
Mar 08, 2020
06:01 A.M.
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It has been over two decades since the vampire drama series “Angel” premiered, featuring an everyday struggle to exist.


For eight years, “Angel” produced five seasons featuring a stellar cast who recently had a reunion. The show’s lead actor, David Boreanaz said:

“It’s good to see everybody! We just picked up where we were last time we talked to each other.”

The show first aired in 1999 as a spin-off of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and focused on the story of a cursed vampire.


Leaving his role as Angel didn’t come as difficult for Boreanaz after being confined in the same character for eight years.

David Boreanaz attends the Build Series to discuss "SEAL Team" at Build Studio. | Source: Getty Images


He later starred as a Special FBI Agent on the television show “Bones,” earning a People’s Choice Award and Teen Choice Award nominations.

Boreanaz also took the lead in CBS’ “SEAL Team” as a Master Chief Special Warfare Operator named Jason Hayes.

David Boreanaz attends the "Bones" panel during Comic-Con International 2016. | Source: Getty Images



Charisma Carpenter first eyed the role of Buffy but was instead cast as Cordelia Chase; a mean girl-turned-good friend.

Carpenter stayed on the show until making an exit at the end of the fourth season. However, she came back for the following year’s finale.

Charisma Carpenter signs autographs at the Toronto Comicon. | Source: Wikimedia Commons


Her acting credits after the show include “Charmed,” “The Lying Game,” “Veronica Mars,” and the first two “The Expendables” movies. 

The actress’ most recent appearances were on the shows “Lucifer,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” and “9-1-1.”

Charisma Carpenter speaking at the 2015 Phoenix Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center. | Source: Wikimedia Commons



Before being cast as the half-demon named Doyle on “Angel,” Glenn Quinn was known for his recurring role on “Roseanne.”

Although he played a significant role in the story, Quinn only appeared in nine episodes before dying on the show. However, rumors spread that his fate was because of issues with the management.


He appeared in the films “Alpha Dog” and “In Time,” and became a regular on the popular series “Mad Men,” as Pete Campbell.

In 2002, Quinn passed away from an overdose at the young age of 32. The episode “Long Day’s Journey,” where he made a brief appearance, was dedicated to the late actor.


J. August Richards joined the cast members of “Angel” at the end of the first season, before becoming a regular on the show.

J. August Richards at the Dragon Con on Aug. 31, 2012. | Source: Wikimedia Commons


The actor later appeared in two short-lived series, “Raising the Bar” and “Conviction,” and became a guest star on hit shows such as “The Mentalist,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Arrow.”

His other on-screen works are on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Notorious,” and “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.”

J. August Richards at the 2004 Tampa SlayerCon. | Source: Wikimedia Commons



Elisabeth Rohm was part of the show until departing in the second season to find success in several other films and television shows.

Rohm landed a regular spot on “Law and Order” and became a recurring character on “Heroes.” Her more recent appearances are in “Beauty and the Beast,” “Stalker,” “American Hustle,” “Bombshell,” and “The Last Ship.”

Elisabeth Rohm attends the 15th Annual Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala. | Source: Getty Images


Last year, the actress got engaged to retired Judge Jonathan Colby. Rohm took to social media to share the announcement. She wrote:

“I’m engaged to the most loving, kind, elegant, generous, and extraordinary man!”



By the time Vincent Kartheiser appeared on “Angels,” he was already a veteran actor, who showed no signs of slowing down.

Vincent Kartheiser at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "Mad Men." | Source: Wikimedia Commons


He appeared in the films “Alpha Dog” and “In Time,” and became a regular on the popular series “Mad Men,” as Pete Campbell.


Christian Kane appeared in 21 episodes of the show and was the only other actor apart from Boreanaz to appear in “Angel’s” pilot episode and finale.

Christian Kane in 2011. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Kane landed regular roles on “Close To Home,” “Leverage,” and “The Librarians,” as well as in the films “Secondhand Lions,” “Taxi,” and “Friday Night Lights.”