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Nicholas Brendon as Alexander Lavelle Harris aka Xander
Xander Lavelle Harris was embarrassing himself from the very beginning of his role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when he was showing off on his skateboard and fell off in front of Buffy. His numerous relationships and crushes have gone from demon teachers to Buffy to Willow to Cordelia of all people, and finally the ex-demon Anya. His witty remarks and funny comments usually brighten the mood, except for when they all have something much more important on their minds, like saving the world.
Loyal wiseass of the Scooby Gang, Alexander LaVelle Harris tries to keep good spirits within the gang despite his questionable home life. Born and raised in Sunnydale, Xander was never much of a student because he lacked academic discipline. On that note, he decided to forgo entering UC Sunnydale with the rest of the crew. Instead, he has taken jobs that range from washing dishes at a strip club, to bartending, to working in construction. Despite his poor schoolwork, he has proven on many occasions to be an irreplaceable addition to the team. Xander often shows his deep loyalty to the mission. For instance, he took on the role of "Nighthawk," and tried to keep things sane in Sunnydale while Buffy was missing at the beginning of his senior year in high school.
A best friend with Willow since his youth, Xander has found himself pursuing the wrong women. He got the Heisman from Buffy early on in their relationship, he nearly became a late night snack to a she-mantis teacher, he fell for an Inca mummy and by kissing Willow, he ended up cheating on the one solid love interest that he had in high school, Cordelia. At one point he even had a quickie with unstable and bloodthirsty Slayer Faith.
Although Xander is currently dating one-time demon Anya, their relationship didn't exactly start on what many would consider to be a stable partnership. Even though Xander and Anya went to prom together, when Anya returned to Sunnydale her intentions were to seduce Xander so that she could get him out of her mind. To her disappointment, the two fell for each other and have continued-despite their lack of understanding towards each other on occasion-to have a lasting and interesting relationship. In Season 6, Xander proposed to Anya, and she accepted. We now await their wedding day...
Nicholas Brendon wanted to be a professional baseball player, until an an arm injury ruined that idea. He then decided to take a stab at acting. Soon after, he made his television debut in a Clearasil commercial.
When he couldn't find any work he switched to the other side of the camera, working as a television production assistant on "Dave's World." When he nailed an audition for a guest-starring role on the series, Brendon gained the confidence he needed and continued to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Fate soon smiled upon him and he was called in to audition for the role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
In television, he had a recurring role on the stupid soap opera "The Young and the Restless," and starred "Secret Lives." He played an evil corn follower in the feature film "Children of the Corn III-Urban Harvest," and starred in Los Angeles theatre productions of "The Further Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at Theatre West, "My Own Private Hollywood" at The Black Hole Theatre and "Out of Gas on Lovers' Leap" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Offsreen Nicholas Brendon lives in Los Angeles native enjoys basketball, camping and spending quality time with friends and family, including his identical twin brother, Kelly, with whom he shares a home.
"Well we could grind our enemies into talcam powder with a sledgehammer but gosh, we did that last night!"
Xander: "You were checking out my neck! I saw that."
Angel: "No I wasn't."
Xander: "Just keep your distance pal."
Angel: "I wasn't looking at your neck."
Xander: "I told you to eat before we left." -Prophecy Girl
Xander: "Can I just say one thing? HEEELLLLPPPP!!!"
Ampata: "You are strange,"
Xander: "Girls always tell me that. Right before they run away."
Buffy: "Xander, how do you feel about rifling through Giles's personal files, see if you can find some light?"
Xander: "I feel pretty good about it. Does that make me a sociopath?" -The Dark Age
Xander: "Ready to get down, you funky party weasel?" -to Giles, in Surprise
Xander: "Principal Snyder! Great career fair, sir! Really. In fact, I'm so inspired by your leadership... I'm thinking principal school. I want to walk in your shoes. Not your actual shoes of course. Because you're a tiny person. Not tiny in the small sense of course... Ok? Done now..." -What's My Line? Part 1
Xander: "I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away."
Willow: "About spiders. Did you talk to Giles about..."
Xander: "Oh. The spiders. Willow's been kinda... what's the word I'm looking for? Insane about what happened yesterday."
Willow: "I don't like spiders Ok? Their furry bodies, their sticky webs, what do they need all those legs for anyway? I'll tell you. For crawling across your face in the middle of the night. Ew!!!" -Nightmares
Xander: "You gotta take care of that egg! It's a baby, gotta keep it safe and teach it Christian values."
Willow: "My egg is Jewish." -Bad Eggs
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