This article is about the character. For the writer, see Chris Boal (writer).

Darla: “Maybe it’s something…
Chris: “Maybe it’s some thing.
Darla and Chris[src]

Chris Boal was a former Sunnydale High School student who tried to seduce Darla, not knowing her true nature. He was surprised and drained by the innocuous-looking vampire when he broke into the school with her. Chris’ body then was dumped inside Aura’s locker in the girls’ changing room. Rupert Giles thought Chris would come back to life as a vampire, but Buffy Summers was sure he hadn’t been sired.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • He was portrayed by Carmine Giovinazzo.
  • Despite his name is never mentioned on screen, Chris Boal is identified as such in a deleted scene from the first draft of the unaired pilot script.
  • Chris is the first character to appear on screen in the TV series, if the shot of Buffy Summers in the prologue sequence is excluded, as well as its first character to die.
  • Chris was the show’s first clever decoy into making the audience think he was a vampire due to his pale complexion, dark clothing and his attempt to seduce a seemingly innocent female figure. However, it turned out that he was merely a victim and Darla was the vampire.



  1. "Welcome to the Hellmouth"
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