Nicholas Brendon plays the sardonic Xander on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Brendon turned to acting when his aspirations of playing professional baseball were squelched by a serious arm injury. He first appeared on television in a handful of commercials and guest starring roles, including “Married…with Children” and “Dave’s World.” Feeling slightly disenchanted with Hollywood, he took a personal hiatus to play the “real life” roles of medical student, production assistant, plumber’s assistant, veterinary janitor, food delivery guy, script delivery guy, day care counselor and waiter (at approximately 13 different establishments).
During his seventh year in the food and beverage industry, Brendon decided to give acting another try. Soon after, he landed the role of Xander in the hit series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and hung up his apron for good – he hopes.
Brendon’s feature film credits include “Psycho Beach Party” and the horror film “Pinata,” in which he co-stars with his wife, Tressa Di Figlia.
Brendon has also starred in Los Angeles theater productions of “The Further Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at Theater West, “My Own Private Hollywood” at the Black Hole Theater and “Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap” at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Off-screen, the Los Angeles native enjoys attending Dodger games, camping and spending quality time with friends and family. He also enjoys daydreaming of world travel, writing poetry, philanthropy and watching anything on A&E.