Jesse McNally
Jesse McNally - BTVS
General Information

Gender Male
Race Vampire
TV Show Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Credit Eric Balfour


Jesse McNally is a student at Sunnydale High and unaware of the existence of the supernatural. He is good friends with Xander Harris and Willow Rosenberg, and has a crush on Cordelia Chase.

Jesse McNally first appeared on March 10, 1997 on the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiere episode, "Welcome to the Hellmouth". He was portrayed by Eric Balfour who would reprise his role for only one more episode before he was killed off.


Major Plots

Personality and Traits


TV Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Welcome to the Hellmouth
  • The Harvest


  • Josh Whedon actually planned to have Jesse McNally/Eric Balfour appear in the opening credits sequence of the pilot episode in order to heighten the "shock" by killing off a main series character. However this would mean reshooting the title sequence and the budget forced him to drop this idea. Whedon would later use this idea with Tara Maclay/Amber Benson in season 6 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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