Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon looks unrecognizable in mug shot after he’s arrested in drug bust

BUFFY the Vampire Slayer actor Nicholas Brendon was arrested for allegedly obtaining prescription drugs by fraudulent means.

The 50-year-old was reportedly stopped by police after he was seen driving erratically.

Nicholas Brendon looks unrecognizable in a new mug shotCredit: Vigo Jail

He's best known for playing Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer


He’s best known for playing Xander on Buffy the Vampire SlayerCredit: BBC

According to TMZ, he was swerving while driving a silver Dodge Journey in Vigo County, Indiana last week.

After being pulled over, Nicholas reportedly “appeared nervous due to a visibly racing pulse on his neck and shaking hands.”

He was asked for an ID and gave one with the name Kelton Schultz on it, claiming Kelton’s his twin brother.


Police allegedly discovered a “small plastic bag that contained crystal/powder residue,” as well as a bottle of pills prescribed to the name Nicholas Bender was also allegedly found.

According to the police affidavit, as obtained by The Sun, cops also found a filled prescription of amphetamine salts for the name Kelton Schultz.

Nicholas reportedly “filled the prescription” and “used the ID” with Kelton’s name on it, allegedly saying they “have the same prescription and they fill each other’s prescription.”

He was arrested on charges of “failure to identify and obtaining a prescription by fraud.”

The Buffy alum looked unrecognizable in the mug shot taken after his arrest.

He has long hair, almost to his shoulders, and a gray bear and mustache.

This isn’t the first time the actor’s been arrested.


Nicholas was charged with domestic violence after getting arrested in Palm Springs, California, in October 2017 when police alleged he “drunkenly attacked his girlfriend at a hotel bar.”

According to TMZ, the actor was accused of “pulling his girlfriend’s hair and yanking her arm” when she tried to leave the table.

Last February, it was reported he struck a plea deal and would serve three years of probation and complete a 52-week domestic violence course as well as 20 hours of community service.

The 50-year-old, who has married and divorced twice, had previously spoken openly about his troubles with alcohol and substance misuse.

He first checked into rehab in 2004, a year after Buffy ended.


People magazine reported that he said at the time: “After realizing that I had a disease that was taking control of my life, I decided that the best way for me to regain my health was to enter a treatment facility.”

It wasn’t his only rehab stay, as he went in again six years later when he was charged with vandalism, resisting arrest and battery against a police officer.

He was sentenced to community service.

In 2015, he was charged with third-degree robbery, criminal mischief and obstruction of breathing for choking a different girlfriend.

He avoided a sentence for those charges by agreeing to drug and alcohol counseling and one year probation.

Nicholas has been arrested previously on different charges


Nicholas has been arrested previously on different chargesCredit: AP:Associated Press

The actor has gone to rehab on multiple occasions


The actor has gone to rehab on multiple occasionsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) tries to seduce Xander Harris (Nicholas Brendon) after a love spell goes wrong

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