‘How To Get Away With Murder’: 1 Main Character Had a Similar Role On ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

How to Get Away With Murder is a drama series that is filled with crime, mystery, and many twists and turns. The show recently ended its six-season run, and fans certainly weren’t disappointed. First premiering in 2014, the show starred actors including Viola Davis, Liza Weil, Timothy Hutton, and more. Having won numerous awards, the show revolves around a group of students at a Philadelphia law school and their professor, as they navigate their way through an intense murder plot.

Most fans will agree that the acting is impeccable and the writing is equally amazing, making it no big surprise that the show was such a huge hit. For 90 episodes, viewers were on the edge of their seats as they watched the students at Middleton University and their intriguing professor as she stopped at nothing to help the city’s most vicious criminals present their cases before the courts. Let’s talk more about How to Get Away With Murder, and how one main character had a similar role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino looking off to the side
Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino | Mitch Haaseth/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Who is Charlie Weber?

Most people are extremely familiar with who actor Charlie Weber is, but for those who don’t, we will do a quick recap. Born in Missouri, the handsome and talented actor always knew that he wanted to pursue acting and his millions of fans are certainly glad he did. According to Fandom, Weber’s career began in 2000, when he landed a role in The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, and he has been on fire ever since. Fans will definitely remember him from well-known shows such as Everwood, Underemployed, and 90210, and he has also guest-starred in other television series, including The Drew Carey Show, House, and CSI: Miami, to name a few. 

Charlie Weber as Frank on ‘How to Get Away With Murder’

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Although Weber has been acting for over two decades, he is best known for his recent role as Frank Delfino on How to Get Away With Murder. The character is a smooth-talking, straight-shooter, a Philadelphia native who serves as somewhat of a protector for the professor, Annalise Keating. Entertainment Weekly reports that Frank is not only a killer but also a sociopath, who is always ready to stir up some major drama and action whenever needed. Even so, he has a soft side, and Weber brings the role of Frank to life in a way that no one else could. In an interview, he talks about Frank’s demeanor and character in the final episode of the show, saying that “this was a great script, we shot a great show, and I really think we put forward a very, very wonderful series finale.”

One main character had a similar role on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Often times, actors leave one role and go on to play another that is completely different, however, this wasn’t exactly the case for Weber. Years prior to playing Frank Delfino, fans knew him as a different character when he portrayed the role of Ben on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and there are striking similarities. How so? Well, both characters definitely have it in them to be good, genuine people, but the unfortunate fact is that the circumstances of their everyday lives don’t always allow that to happen.

On Buffy, Ben was a nurse whose body was taken over by a malevolent god, Glory. Ben had true compassion for others, protecting people from Glory whenever necessary, but still had another side to him. Frank Delfino also had two sides: the sociopath and the man who cared for his friends. Weber brought originality to the role of Ben and Frank, and it’s clear he’s able to portray characters with conflicting natures.