October 23, 2012
Then: As the Scooby gang's occasional comic relief, Xander was based in part on show creator (and geek God) Joss Whedon. We're hearing that in the comic continuation of the series, Xander leads a global army of slayers (awesome!) and flirts with Buffy's little sister, Dawn (so not awesome!).
Now: Brendon's chilling turn as rapist Lee McHenry on "Private Practice" in Season 4 resonated with audiences and critics. He's a regular convention guest and performs in plays one-man shows in Hollywood. Also, he's 41 now. Crazy, right?