Anthony Stewart Head has enjoyed a successful acting career in his native England for many years, but before “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” it was a popular series of coffee commercials that brought him his greatest recognition in the United States. Head starred as the intriguing romantic lead in a dozen Taster’s Choice commercials.
Head was a regular cast member on the sci-fi television series “VR.5.” He also guest starred on the series “Highlander” and the Emmy-winning police drama “NYPD Blue.” Additional credits include the Showtime movie “Royce” with Jim Belushi and the feature films “A Prayer for the Dying,” “Devil’s Hill” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.”
He has performed in several BBC Productions, including “Secret Army,” “Accident,” “Bergerac,” “The Grudge Fight,” “Howard’s Way,” “Pulaski” and, most recently, “Manchild,” described as a British version of “Sex and the City” from the male perspective. Head also starred in the British television productions “Enemy at the Door” and “Love in a Cold Climate.”
Born in Camdentown, England, Head grew up in a “show business family” in Hampton, England. His mother is an actress and is best known for her role as Madame Maigret in the BBC series “Maigret.” His father was a documentary producer who created the British production company known as Verity Films. Head attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and got his first show business break playing Jesus in “Godspell.” He went on to star in a number of West End theater productions, including “The Rocky Horror Show,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Heiress,” “Chess,” “Rope” and Peter Shaffer’s “Yonadab” at the Royal National Theater.
When not working or shuttling between his homes in Los Angeles and England, where he lives with his girlfriend and their two daughters, Head spends his time working on another one of his passions, co-writing an animated musical entitled “D’Ark Secrets.”