Fast Facts

  • First gained fame in his native England for his West End stage debut playing Jesus in Godspell.
  • Became noticed in the U.S. after starring in a series of Taster's Choice coffee commercials in the late 1980s and early 1990s that featured a romance that centered on a couple's mutual enjoyment of a specific brand of coffee.
  • Best known to American audiences for the role of Rupert Giles in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Played Frank-N-Furter in a London production of The Rocky Horror Show in the 1990s.
  • Has devoted time to a number of various charities, including the Royal United Hospital Bath's Forever Friends Appeal and various animal-welfare organizations.

Relationships

  • Seafield Head — Father
  • Murray Head — Brother
  • Sarah Fisher — Significant Other
  • Daisy May — Daughter
  • Helen Shingler — Mother
  • Emily Rose — Daughter

College

  • Attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England

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Details

  • Birth Place: Camden Town, London, England
  • Birthday: February 20, 1954, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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