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Jeremy Renner As A BB Vampire On 'Angel' Is The Perfect Birthday #TBT

He needs to bring back the frosted tips.

Before he was Hawkeye in "The Avengers," before he had Elvis hair in "American Hustle," before he inexplicably starred in "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," Jeremy Renner was just another actor making the Hollywood guest star rounds, with turns on "House," "CSI" and even a "National Lampoon" movie.

His most exciting early role, though, was as an angsty vampire with daddy issues on "Angel." In "Somnambulist," an episode in the show's first season, Renner appeared as Penn, who, frosted tips aside, was pretty darn evil.

In honor of Renner's birthday today (Jan. 7), here are all the best #TBT moments from his vampire days.

  1. First off, let's talk about that hair.
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    #bringbackthefrostedtips

  2. He also rocked the long bowl cut.
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  3. He's was good friend to Angel.
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    Well at least, in his way.

  4. He was just missing the deets on some of his recent life developments.
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  5. He was a little bit evil.
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    Okay, probably more than a little bit.

  6. He had some issues with his family.
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    So he murdered his family after he turned into a vampire and then spent the next couple centuries recreating their murders with strangers who looked like them... A little bit dramatic, Jer.

  7. Definitely not superhero-like at all.
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  8. Although he did have super speed.
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  9. And his fighting style was almost as good as Hawkeye's.
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  10. He was still pretty suave.
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  11. And very cute.
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    Easily the most adorable vampire around.

Feel free to return to vampire-dom anytime, Jeremy!


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