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Nicholas Brendon Biography

Birth Name:
Nicholas Brendon Schultz
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Has an identical-twin brother, who appeared as a malevolent double of his character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the episode "The Replacement
  • " Took up acting in order to overcome his stuttering
  • Was actress Marley Shelton's date to her high-school prom
  • Aspired to be a pro baseball player while growing up, but an arm injury derailed his dream
  • His first professional acting gig was a Clearasil commercial
  • Gave up on show business after two years of acting
  • Three years later, he gave it a second shot and landed the role of Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer within a week
  • Worked as a daycare counselor, janitor, plumber's assistant, waiter and production assistant on the television show Dave's World prior to being cast on Buffy the Vampire Slayer