Seth Green biography

Seth Green

Date of Birth: February 8, 1974

Although he officially became widely known through Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in truth, Seth Green has been acting long before the vampire show ever aired.

Born in Philadelphia, Green began his professional acting career in commercials at the age of six before making his film debut as Jodie Foster and Rob Lowe's younger brother in The Hotel New Hampshire. Shortly after that, Green starred in an ABC Afterschool Special and an episode of Steven Spielberg's television opus Amazing Stories before landing his first major film role in Woody Allen's Radio Days. The film gained Green lots of recognition as a pint-sized talent, even scoring him an appearance on The Tonight Show. Radio Days soon led to roles in late 1980s fare: Can't Buy Me Love, Big Business, My Stepmother is an Alien and Pump up the Volume.

But by 1990, Green seemed to quietly disappear from films. He popped up occasionally on television (most notably in a leading part in the successful Stephen King miniseries It), and even less frequently in films. It wasn't until two brief but memorable appearances in two surprise successes in 1997 that Green finally found himself back in the limelight, bigger and better than before.

The first of the appearances was as Dr. Evil's son Scott Evil in the summer smash hit Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Green only appeared in a mere four scenes, but he managed to deliver several memorable one-liners as well as ensuring himself an expanded role in the film's sequel. But more significant than Austin Powers was Green's guest appearance on the hit WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Appearing as the charming teen-wolf Oz earned Green not only the approval of fans, but a recurring role beginning in 1998. With his career taking off once again, Green began appearing in more and more films. First up was his scene-stealing turn as a high school senior looking for love on graduation night in Can't Hardly Wait, a role that made Green more popular than ever. It was followed by a small part as a government agent in the blockbuster thriller Enemy of the State.

His role as Devon Sawa's zombie best friend in the teen horror flick Idle Hands fizzled at the box office, but the Austin Powers sequel, in which he reprised his role as Scott Evil, was one of 1999's biggest hits. Green has a production company with fellow actors Ryan Phillippe and Breckin Meyer.

Seth Green Filmography


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