Mark Metcalf – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season Two: Darla
Born in Findlay, Ohio Mark attended the University of Michigan in the hopes of obtaining a Master’s degree, however, he never completed the course. Mark started his career in acting on the stage and, in the early seventies, he travelled the States with the Milwaukee Repertory Company, he was also a member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Mark’s first on screen appearance was in 1973 in a short, The Garden Party, since then he has worked steadily on our screens, famously playing Doug Neidermeyer in Animal House, a role he would re-create in a music video for Twister Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” He has guest starred on many TV shows including recurring roles on Hill Street Blues, One Life to Live, Melrose Place, Seinfeld, Teen Angel and of course as the first “big bad|” on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a character that would return throughout the series and also appear on spin off, Angel.