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Nicholas Brendon Schultz is an American actor born in Los Angeles, California on April 12th, 1971. He is best known for playing the role of nerdy chum Alexander "Xander" Harris on the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Brendon appeared in all 145 episodes of the series and also provided the voice for the character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game and its sequel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds. He also provided the voice for Xander Harris in the undeveloped Buffy the Vampire Slayer animated series.

Outside of Buffy, Nicholas played the role of Starcat in the 2000 horror-comedy Psycho Beach Party. He then went on to play Kyle in Demon Island and Lucas in 2007's Unholy. On both films Brendon also served as an associate producer. In 2010, he played the role of Paul in the movie The Portal.

Body of work[edit | edit source]

Film[edit | edit source]

Film Year Character
Psycho Beach Party 2000 Starcat
Demon Island 2002 Kyle
Unholy 2007 Lucas
The Portal 2010 Paul

Television[edit | edit source]

Series Aired Character
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997-2003 Xander Harris
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series 2004 Xander Harris

Video Games[edit | edit source]

Title Released Character
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2002 Xander Harris
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds 2003 Xander Harris

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Has a twin brother named Kelly Donovan. The two are often mistaken for one another and Kelly has occasionally served as Nicholas' stand-in on Buffy.
  • Brendon is a spokesperson for the Stuttering Foundation of America, appearing in a print campaign for the organization. [1]
  • Along with Anthony Stewart Head, Nicholas Brendon is the only Buffy regular who did not make a guest appearance on the spin-off series Angel.
  • Nicholas Brendon was arrested on a felony vandalism charge on March 17th, 2010. He checked himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center soon afterward. [2]
  • Shares the same birthday with Buffy season 7 associate producer Denise Pleune.

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