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Anthony Stewart Head
Birth name: Anthony Head
Aliases: Tony Head
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Television; Film
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: February 20th, 1954
Place of birth: Camden, London, England
Notable works: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1st Horror: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Welcome to the Hellmouth

Anthony Steward Head is a British actor born in Camden, London, England on February 20th, 1954. He is best known for playing the role of scholarly Watcher Rupert Giles on the 1997-2003 television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He appeared in 123 of 145 total episodes of the show. Although he was a mainstay character through seasons one through five, his name was removed from the opening credits with season six, though she still made appearances throughout the rest of the series of a fairly regular basis.

In 2007, Anthony Stewart Head made an uncredited cameo appearance in the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He was seen greeting Sweeney Todd following the character's hair-cutting competition with Pirelli. The following year, Tony took the lead role as Nathan, the Repo Man in the horror-musical Repo! The Genetic Opera.

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  • Along with Nicholas Brendon, Anthony Head is the only Buffy regular who did not make a guest appearance on the spin-off series Angel.
  • Anthony Stewart Head was asked to appear as Rupert Giles on the "Power Play" episode of Angel, but was unavailable. His scene would have revealed the impossibility of Team Angel to save Winifred Burkle from being possessed by Illyria. The scene was rewritten for the character of Drogyn instead.

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