Congratulations to Danny Strong, who picked up his very first Emmy for writing HBO’s 2008 election drama “Game Change.” But as the accomplished writer approached the stage, most of us recognized him from his other career as an actor.
The big question: Which of his most famous roles is the one you recognize him from? Srong has appeared most recently on “Mad Men,” but he is likely best known from the seminal WB teen dramas “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Gilmore Girls.”
As suicidal teen Jonathan Levinson on “Buffy,” Strong was both enemy and ally to the titular vampire slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar). As Doyle McMaster, Strong was Rory’s (Alexis Bledel) editor at the Yale Daily News and Paris’ (Liza Weil) boyfriend.
So, which show do you recognize him from: “Buffy” or “Gilmore Girls”? This probably says something about you and your character, but we’re not quite sure what. (Suggestions — even biased ones — are completely welcome.)
FYI, “Game Change” isn’t Strong’s only writing credit. He’s also behind the 2008 HBO movie “Recount” — which also earned him an Emmy nomination — and co-wrote 2013’s “The Butler” with Oscar nominee Lee Daniels.