Nicholas Brendon Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Nicholas Brendon Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth April 12, 1971
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Hazel

Nicholas Brendon is an American actor, voiceover artist, writer, and producer who is best known for playing Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Kevin Lynch in Criminal Minds. He has also been cast in projects like A Golden ChristmasAmerican Dragon: Jake LongPrivate PracticeFaking ItKitchen ConfidentialHollywood HeightsWithout a Trace, and Big Gay Love. However, Brendon’s acting has been overshadowed by his struggles with substance misuse and depression as well as his multiple arrests and convictions.

Born Name

Nicholas Brendon Schultz

Nick Name

Nicky

Nicholas Brendon as seen in Italy in November 2018
Nicholas Brendon as seen in Italy in November 2018 (NicholasBrendon / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Los Angeles, California, United States

Residence

Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

He studied at Chatsworth High School and then attended Pasadena City College.

Occupation

Actor, Voiceover Artist, Writer, Producer

Family

  • Father – Robert W. Schultz
  • Mother – Kathleen Ann (Perrine) (Talent Agent)
  • Siblings – Kelly Donovan (3-minute Older Identical Twin Brother), Kyle Schultz (Younger Brother), Christian Schultz (Younger Brother)

Manager

Nicholas Brendon has been signed with EyeLAshout Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States.

Build

Slim

From Left to Right - Alexis Denisof, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Nathan Fillion, Danny Strong, and Tom Lenk at a John Kerry fundraiser in October 2004
From Left to Right – Alexis Denisof, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Nathan Fillion, Danny Strong, and Tom Lenk at a John Kerry fundraiser in October 2004 (Raven Underwood / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Nicholas Brendon has dated –

  1. Marley Shelton (1991-1999) – He had a long-term romance with actress Marley Shelton from 1991 to 1999.
  2. Tressa DiFiglia (2000-2006)​ – Brendon began dating actress Tressa DiFiglia in 2000 and they got married the following year. However, the duo eventually separated in 2006.
  3. Lauren Grasso (2007-2009) – In January 2007, he started going out with photographer Lauren Grasso and the duo remained a thing until the year 2009.
  4. Moonda Tee (2013-2015) – He became romantically involved with Moonda Tee in 2013 and they got married in 2014 in Las Vegas, one week after proposing. Just 5 months after that, he announced via social media that they had separated. Tee claimed in a video posted to social media that this was because Brendon had cheated on her.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of German, French, and English descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Deep-set eyes
  • Arched eyebrows

Brand Endorsements

He has appeared in a TV commercial for Clearasil and has done a magazine ad for the Stuttering Foundation of America.

Nicholas Brendon (Right) and English actor Anthony Stewart Head at the Oakland Super SlayerCon in August 2004
Nicholas Brendon (Right) and English actor Anthony Stewart Head at the Oakland Super SlayerCon in August 2004 (Raven Underwood / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Nicholas Brendon Facts

  1. His stuttering first became apparent at age 7 or 8.
  2. During his younger years, Nicholas Brendon aspired to become a professional baseball player but “lost the passion for it” at 20.
  3. He then decided to pursue acting in order to help him manage his stutter which had made him so fearful of speaking or interacting with strangers that he did not begin dating until 21 or 22. He once said, “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.”
  4. Around the year 2001, he came in contact with the Stuttering Foundation of America and started working with it. He was appointed as its honorary chairperson for its National Stuttering Awareness Week in May 2001.
  5. Only after acting for 2 years, Nicholas decided to give up the art because he “couldn’t stand the politics in Hollywood”.
  6. The actor once unsuccessfully tried to study medicine.
  7. For his role as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he received a Saturn Award nomination consecutively in 1998, 1999, and 2000.
  8. Nicholas Brendon played the recurring role of Jackson Lee in the romantic comedy television series, Faking It, between 2014 and 2015.
  9. He has done various odd jobs including plumber’s assistant, veterinary janitor, daycare counselor, waiter, and production assistant.
  10. Nicholas enjoys painting and photography.
  11. He has struggled for many years with depression and alcoholism.
  12. In 2018, Nicholas Brendon was named one of The Mighty’s Mental Health Heroes.
  13. He injured himself as he slipped on ice in a freak accident in February 2021 and, hence, refused to speak about the controversy surrounding Joss Whedon‘s misconduct allegations.

Featured Image by NicholasBrendon / Wikimedia / CC BY 4.0

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