Paul Telfer is a Scottish actor. He had his career beginnings in the early 2000s, debuting in an episode of Is Harry on the Boat? He next portrayed Gannicus in the 2004 miniseries Spartacus. The following year, he played the titular character in the miniseries Hercules. He went on to play the role of Luke in the British drama Hotel Babylon. Later in 2008, Telfer made his cinematic debut in Miss Conception. In the 2010s, he became further known for his roles as Alexander in The Vampire Diaries and, most notably, for starring as Xander Kiriakis in the soap opera Days of Our Lives.