Nicholas Brendon

Actor, Production assistant
Nicholas Brendon, the sardonic Xander Harris who helps the title character ward off werewolves and other creatures of the night on the hit series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001- ), turned to ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

My Neighbor's Secret 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Faking It 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blood on the Highway 2014 (Movie)

Chase Sinclair (Actor)

Coherence 2014 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Gay Love 2012 (Movie)

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Hollywood Heights 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fire Serpent 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Kitchen Confidential 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffy's Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Demon Island 2002 (Movie)

Kyle (Actor)

Psycho Beach Party 2000 (Movie)

Starcat (Actor)

Dave's World 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Secret Lives of Husbands & Wives 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Golden Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Celeste in the City (TV Show)

Actor

Relative Chaos (TV Show)

Actor

The Portal (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Nicholas Brendon, the sardonic Xander Harris who helps the title character ward off werewolves and other creatures of the night on the hit series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001- ), turned to acting when an arm injury quashed his professional baseball aspirations. The handsome, dark-haired actor landed his first professional work in a Clearasil TV commercial before appearing in a recurring role on the daytime soap opera "The Young and the Restless" (CBS) and guest-starring on Fox's popular primetime comedy series "Married ... With Children." With roles few and far between, Brendon worked as a production assistant on the CBS sitcom "Dave's World" and also guest-starred in an episode, but his role on "Buffy" finally brought him the recognition he had craved. In addition to a small role in the feature "Children of the Corn III" (1995), he has starred in Los Angeles-area theater productions of "The Further Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "My Own Private Hollywood" and "Out of Gas on Lovers' Leap."

Relationships

Kelly Brendon

Brother
Nicholas' twin served as an occasional stand-in on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Tressa DiFiglia

Wife
Married from 2001-2007

Christian Schultz

Brother
Born in 1982

Kyle Schultz

Brother
Born in 1984

Marley Shelton Actor

Companion
Dated when Shelton was in high school No longer together

Wendy Thompson

Companion
No longer together

Milestones

2009

Starred in the Lifetime movie "My Neighbor's Secret" as a grieving husband out to ruin a man he blames for ruining his marriage

2007

Starred in the independent feature "Unholy" about Nazi mysticism

2007

Had a recurring role in the CBS crime drama "Criminal Minds" as FBI technical analyst Kevin Lynch

2006

Featured in the ABC Family TV movie "Relative Chaos," which reunited him with former Buffy on-screen sweetheart, Charisma Carpenter

2006

Voiced Huntsboy #89 in Disney Channel's animated series "American Dragon: Jake Long"

2005

Joined the cast of the short-lived Fox sitcom, "Kitchen Confidential"

2000

Made film debut in "Psycho Beach Party"

1997

Landed the regular role of Xander Harris on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-2003)

1995

Worked as production asssistant on "Dave's World" (CBS); also appeared in one episode

1993

Made TV acting debut in an episode of Fox's "Married with Children"

Made his professional debut in a Clearasil commercial

Bonus Trivia

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Brendon is facing a possible two-year prison sentence over charges stemming from a drunken bust-up with cops in March 2010. The former "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" star has been charged with resisting arrest, two counts of battery against a police officer, as well as felony vandalism; in June 2010, Brendon pleaded no contest, and was sentenced to 36 months probation and a one year suspended sentence in county jail

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On April 29, 2004, Brendon voluntarily entered an unspecified treatment center due to an alcohol problem.

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