Alexis Denisof (born February 25, 1966, Salisbury, Maryland) 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.
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 Summers' 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.
He lived and worked in Britain for a number of years and dated Caroline Aherne (he is given a special thanks in the credits for The Royle Family).
When Denisof first arrived in California to begin working in the U.S. he stayed with Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen for a year.
Denisof married Alyson Hannigan, who played 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 Los Angeles.
Three weeks before the filming of Angel's fifth season premiere episode, Denisof was stricken with Bell's palsy, from which he later recovered. Due to the paralysis of one side of his face, scenes were structured as to not showcase the side effects.
On October 22 2008, it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child, due in the spring. They now have a daughter called Satyana Denisof who was born on 24th March 2009 (which is also Alyson Hannigan's birthday)