Like most high quality shows from the early 2000s,
spin-off followed David Boreanz in the title role, as the vampire with a soul, with a team trying to save the citizens of Los Angeles from the various mystical forces putting them in peril on a day to day basis. Although the show struggled at points with balancing a darker tone and the comedic expectations brought from its parent show, the series was generally solid and sometimes great throughout its five season run before ending with one of the most controversial finales of all time.
‘s many guest actors would occasionally go on to become huge stars, appearing in other Joss Whedon shows, superhero films, hit TV series, and even Oscar winning movies. Here are 15 future stars who you may not have known guest starred on
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’90s alert: future Avenger Jeremy Renner once had frosted tips. The beautiful hair-do came courtesy of his first season appearance on
(which actually aired in January of 2000, but was presumably filmed in the ’90s). Renner played Penn, one of Angel’s deciphels back when he was the evil Angelus. Penn was pretty creepy, and liked to kill people who looked like members of his family, eventually forcing Angel to hunt him down and take him on. He was eventually staked by good cop Kate, laying Penn and his beautiful frosted tips and serial killer glasses to rest forever.
was one of his first acting roles, preceded most notably by
, Renner appeared in a number of TV guest starring roles before landing roles in
. Renner’s biggest break came when he landed the role of Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first cameoing in
Mission: Impossible— Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy, American Hustle
. Simply put, he’s one of the biggest stars working today, and he’s done it all without those lethally frosted tips.
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