Alexis Denisof


Date Of Birth

February 25, 1966


Alexis Denisof studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His acting debut came in 1989, when he starred in the British crime thriller Murder Story. He spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom, appearing on the drama series Sharpe, and also working behind the scenes, notably as a fight choreographer for numerous television and stage productions.

Denisof then moved back to the United States, where he began work as an actor. His breakthrough came in 1999, when he joined the cast of the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For nine episodes in the show’s third season, he played the role of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, a member of the Watchers’ Council who was directly responsible for Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Faith (Eliza Dushku). His character was intended to be killed off shortly after his first appearance, but the show’s creators loved it and instead decided to write the character into the spin-off show, Angel.

Denisof arguably got larger screen presence on Angel, which premiered in 1999. He entered the series after the death of Doyle (Glenn Quinn), initially as a comic relief, but throughout the show’s run he goes up the ranks as a leader of the group, and his personality was subsequently darkened. He was kicked out by the group in the third season, but was reluctantly accepted in the following season. His character was killed in the series finale in 2004.

Denisof is married to fellow Buffy co-star Alyson Hannigan. Partly as a result, he got a recurring role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, where is one of the main cast members. He played a sleazebag television news anchor Sandy Rivers, who persistently asks colleague Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smoulders) out. Since 2013, he has appeared as Viktor Albert Wilhelm George Beckendorf on the TV series Grimm. At present, he is part of the cast of MTV's Finding Carter.

Place of Birth

Salisbury, Maryland, USA

Birth Name

Alexis Denisof




2014-present Finding Carter (TV Series)
2013-2015 Grimm (TV Series)
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
2006-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
2013 Perception (TV Series)
2012-2013 H+ (TV Series)
2012/I Much Ado About Nothing
2012 Little Women, Big Cars 2 (TV Series)
2012 Little Women, Big Cars
2012 The Avengers
2012 Justice League: Doom (Video)
2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage
2011 All-Star Superman (Video)
2009 Dollhouse (TV Series)
2008 Private Practice (TV Series)
2006 Justice League (TV Series)
1999-2004 Angel (TV Series)
2002 Tarzan & Jane
2001 Beyond the City Limits
2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
2001 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
1999 Rogue Trader
1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series)
1998 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
1998 The Misadventures of Margaret
1998 Ghost Cop (TV Series)
1997 Highlander (TV Series)
1997 Hostile Waters (TV Movie)
1997 Sharpe's Waterloo (TV Movie)
1997 Sharpe's Justice (TV Movie)
1997 Sharpe's Revenge (TV Movie)
1997 Crime Traveller (TV Series)
1996 True Blue
1995 First Knight
1995 Innocent Lies
1994 Romeo & Juliet (TV Movie)
1994 Soldier Soldier (TV Series)
1994 Faith (TV Mini-Series)
1992 Dakota Road
1991 La neige et le feu
1991 Shrinks (TV Series)
1989 Murder Story

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