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Nicholas Brendon biography: 13 things about Sarah Michelle Gellar’s ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ co-star

Nicholas Brendon Schultz (©Vigo County Jail)
Nicholas Brendon Schultz (©Vigo County Jail)

Professionally known as Nicholas Brendon, Nicholas Brendon Schultz is an actor and a writer. He was born in Los Angeles, California, United States three minutes after his identical twin brother Kelly Donovan Schultz, who is professionally known as Kelly Donovan.

When Nicholas was young, he wanted to become a professional baseball player. He got into acting as a way to overcome his stuttering problem.

Aside from acting and baseball, Nicholas also loves photography, painting and camping. He and Kelly have two younger brothers namely Christian Schultz and Kyle Schultz.

Nicholas is 5’10” tall. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. In 1993, he appeared in a “Married… with Children” episode. In 1995, he appeared in a “Dave’s World” episode and played a basketball player in the film “Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.”
  2. From 1997 to 2003, he played Xander Harris in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” opposite Sarah Michelle Guellar who played the title role. In 2003, she starred in the television film “The Pool at Maddy Breaker’s.”
  3. In 2000, he played Starcat in the film “Psycho Beach Party.” From 2001 to 2006, he was married to Tressa DiFiglia.
  4. In 2002, he played Kyle in the film “Demon Island.”
  5. In 2004, he starred in the TV film “Celeste in the City.” From 2005 to 2006, he played Seth Richman in “Kitchen Confidential.” In 2006, he starred in “Relative Chaos.”
  6. In 2007, he starred in the TV film “Fire Serpent” and played Lucas in the film “Unholy.” From 2007 to 2014, he played Kevin Lynch in “Criminal Minds.”
  7. In 2008, he played Chase Sinclair in the film “Blood on the Highway.” In 2009, he appeared in a “Without a Trace” episode, played Michael in the film “A Golden Christmas” and played Brent Keller in the film “My Neighbor’s Secret.”
  8. In 2010, he played Paul in the film “The Portal.” From 2010 to 2011, he played Lee McHenry in “Private Practice.” In 2012, he appeared in a “Hollywood Heights” episode. In 2013, he played Andy in the film “Big Gay Love” and Mike in the film “Coherence.”
  9. In 2014, he played Gary in the film “Indigo” and Mark Matthews in the film “Attack of the Morningside Monster.” From 2014 to 2015, he played Jackson Lee in “Faking It” and was married to Moonda Tee.
  10. In 2017, he played himself in the film “Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel.”
  11. In 2018, he played David in the film “The Nanny.” He was named one of The Mighty’s Mental Health Heroes of 2018
  12. In 2019, he played Donovan in “Dark/Web.”
  13. He was 50 years old when he was charged with prescription fraud of a controlled substance and for refusing to identify himself while stopped for an infraction in Vigo County, Indiana, USA on August 18, 2021.


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