Paul Telfer (actor)

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Paul Telfer
Born (1979-10-30) 30 October 1979 (age 37)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Paul Telfer (born 30 October 1979 in Paisley, Scotland) is a Scottish actor, who has lived and worked in both his native United Kingdom and the United States. Telfer portrayed the role of Xander Cook on the NBC's soap opera drama series Days of Our Lives.[1]

Career[edit]

Telfer appeared in episodes of two Sky One series: Is Harry on the Boat?[citation needed] (2002) (as Matt) and Mile High[citation needed] (2003) (as Rory).

He also appeared in a series of ancient history and mythological epics: as Gannicus in the 2004 TV movie Spartacus,[citation needed] Hephaestion in the 2007 movie Young Alexander the Great[citation needed] and the title role in the 2005 TV miniseries Hercules.[2][3]

In 2007, Telfer appeared in five episodes of the second series of the BBC drama Hotel Babylon (as Luke),[2] and in three episodes of the TV series NCIS,[citation needed], as Marine Corporal Damon Werth: "Corporal Punishment", "Outlaws and In-laws" and "Jack Knife."

Telfer lived in New Zealand during the past few years, and has co-written theatre work.[citation needed] Away from acting, he posed nude in the women's magazine Cosmopolitan in support of the testicular and prostate cancer charity Everyman.[citation needed]

He appeared in the 2011 movie Son of Morning.[citation needed]

In 2012, he appeared in The Vampire Diaries, 3 episodes of season four, titled The Five (The Vampire Diaries), as Alexander.[citation needed]

In late January 2015, Telfer played a small role as Victor Kiriakis's hit man, Damon, before being cast in the contract role of Victor's nephew Xander Cook on Days of Our Lives. He debuted on March 24, 2015 and departed on August 25, 2015.

He appeared as "Lord Macintosh" in the episodes "The Bear and the Bow" and "The Bear King" on the ABC television series Once Upon a Time broadcast November 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Telfer graduated with First Class honours in Film Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1999.[2] He is married to Broadway actress Carmen Cusack. [4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Miss Conception Luca
2010 Young Alexander the Great Hephaestion
2011 Son of Morning Glenn
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Is Harry on the Boat? Matt Episode 1.03
2004 Spartacus Gannicus
2004 Mile High Rory Episode 1.01
2005 Hercules Hercules
2007 Hotel Babylon Luke 5 episodes
2007–2010 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Damon Werth 3 episodes
2012–2013 The Vampire Diaries Alexander 3 episodes
2012 Co-op of the Damned Zombie Bill Episode: "Braaaaiinnsss..."
2013 Body of Proof Tanner Brennan Episode: "Dark City"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lex Episode: "Love for Sale"
2014 Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey Angry Scholar #2 Episode: "Standing Up in the Milky Way"
2015 Days of Our Lives Xander Cook Recurring role; 2015–
2015 Once Upon a Time Lord Macintosh Episode: "The Bear and the Bow"
Episode: "The Bear King"
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Will Irons Voice and likeness
2014 Sunset Overdrive Voice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, David (20 March 2015). "Paul Telfer Joins Days of Our Lives as Xander". Serial Scoop. 
  2. ^ a b c "Hotel Babylon – second series coming soon to BBC One", BBC, retrieved 2011-07-08
  3. ^ Byrne, Bridget (2005) "Dalton finds niche in NBC's 'Hercules'", Chicago Tribune, 11 May 2005, p. 8
  4. ^ Afterbuzz TV's Days of Our Lives June 22 - 26, 2015 review with special guest Paul Telfer.

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