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ALEXIS DENISOF (Benedick) is one of pop culture's most versatile and beloved actors. Most recently Denisof appeared in the Whedon's blockbuster The Avengers as the mysterious villain 'The Other.' Currently he can be seen in Bryan Singer's groundbreaking online series H+ on YouTube's and in his recurring role as the hilarious news anchor Sandy Rivers on CBS's How I Met Your Mother.
Denisof is perhaps best known to audiences as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce on the series Angel. A character he created for season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. For over 100 episodes, Denisof played one of the most beloved characters of what has become known as the "Whedonverse".
He began acting at a young age at Seattle's distinguished ACT and Bathhouse Theater, before being accepted to the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Upon graduating he was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in their acclaimed production of Hamlet starring Mark Rylance.
Denisof made his film debut in the British film Murder Story opposite Christopher Lee. Denisof has appeared in First Knight, Rogue Trader, True Blue, Innocent Lies, and the Sundance Film festival hit, The Misadventures of Margeret.
While in London, Denisof enjoyed an equally prolific stage career in the West End productions of Cyrano de Bergerac, A Tale of Two Cities, Tovarich, and Bent with Sir Ian McKellen. Denisof also enjoyed success in other theater productions, including Rope, Cain, Pointe Valaine, and All My Sons.
Aside from his extensive theater and film experience, Denisof is also a veteran of television including NBC's Noah's Ark, Private Practice, Dollhouse and the popular British series, Sharpe, Faith, and Romeo and Juliet.
Denisof is married to actress Alyson Hannigan, with whom he has two daughters.
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