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Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon (born April 12, 1971, as Nicholas Brendon Schultz in Los Angeles, California), is an American actor best known for his character Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003). Nicholas Brendon was born Nicholas Brendon Schultz on April 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, three minutes after his identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan. As a youth, he aspired to become a professional baseball player, but he "lost the passion for it" at 20. Instead, he decided to pursue acting in an attempt to overcome his stuttering problem, which had first become apparent at age 7 or 8, and had made him so fearful of speaking or interacting with strangers that he did not begin dating until 21 or 22. Brendon comments, "Every day I still have to remind myself to slow down and concentrate. Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off." He gave up acting after two years because he "couldn't stand the politics in Hollywood." Brendon returned to school to study medicine, which didn’t work out; he also tried his hand at a variety of odd jobs, including plumber's assistant, veterinary janitor, day care

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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Star Nicholas Brendon -- I'm Going to Rehab for Booze & Pills ... After Weekend Arrest

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I'm Going to Rehab For Booze & Pills

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon says he made a bad decision to mix pain meds with alcohol this weekend ... and now he's going to rehab to get help.Brendon posted an apology on… READ MORE >

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Star Nicholas Brendon -- ARRESTED ... Snaps Gnarly Mugshot

'Buffy' Star Nicholas Brendon
ARRESTED Snaps Gnarly Mugshot

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon was arrested Friday night in Idaho ... and his mugshot looks like Xander got into it with one of the bloodsuckers his co-star famously… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
'Buffy' Star -- No Jail for Alleged Cop Attack

'Buffy' Star -- No Jail for Alleged Cop Attack

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Nicholas Brendon won't be spending any time behind bars for an  alleged attack on two cops back in March ... that is, as long as he doesn't do anything stupid… READ MORE >

- 1647 days ago

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