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.
Denisof was born in Salisbury, Maryland to a Russian-American father and an Irish-American mother. He also indicates that he is a small part French on his father's side. 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 Britain where he lived and worked for a number of years. Denisof dated Caroline Aherne and 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.
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.