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Alexis Denisof (born February 25, 1966) is an American actor who is known for playing Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
He was the fight director for a stage production of Hamlet, and in 1991 he was the fight director of The Other Side for the BBC, Romeo and Juliet, and The Soul`s Dark Night. One of his first known works in television is on the arcade version of the video for "Got My Mind Set On You" by George Harrison. He had a small role in the movie First Knight appearing in scenes with Sean Connery and Richard Gere.
Denisof appeared with Sean Bean in three episodes of Sharpe. He has done many stage productions, including one with Anthony Head, who played Wesley`s predecessor Rupert Giles on Buffy.
Denisof`s character was first introduced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season three as Buffy`s replacement Watcher. He later showed up in episode 10 of season one of Angel, and was an official main character from episode 11 (effectively replacing Doyle), appearing in 100 out of the 110 episodes of the series.
Denisof was among 200 actors considered for the role of James Bond for Casino Royale, but lost out to Daniel Craig.
Denisof appears in Season 2 of Private Practice as a man named Daniel, who has two pregnant wives giving birth on the same day.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2009 Joss Whedon confired that Denisof would be joining the cast of Dollhouse for multiple episodes, as Senator Daniel Perrin.
In December 2009, Denisof was cast as Byron Montgomery in the TV series Pretty Little Liars based on the book series by Sara Shepard.
Denisof was born in Salisbury, Maryland and is of Russian descent. He moved to Seattle, Washington when he was three years old. After graduating from St. Paul`s School in Concord, New Hampshire, he moved to Britian where he lived and worked for a number of years. Denisof dated Caroline Aherne and he is given a apecial thanks in the credits for The Royal Family.
When Denisof first arrived in California to begin working in the U.S., he stayed with Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenbugen for a year.
According to the DVD release of Angel`s Season Five, three weeks before filming of the season premiere Denisof was stricken with Bell`s palsy, from which he later recovered. Due to the paralysis of the left side of his face, scenes were structured as to not showcase the side effects.
Denisof married Alyson Hannigan, who plyed Willow Rosenberg in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on October 11, 2003. In 2006, Denisof had a recurring role as Sandy Rivers on Hannigan`s series How I Met Your Mother. The couple live in Santa Monica. Their first child, a daughter named Satyana Marie Denisof, was born on March 24, 2009 (which is also Alyson Hannigan`s birthday).
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Alexis Denisof (born February 25, 1966) is an American actor who is primarily known for playing Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
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