Xander Cook/Alexandros Kiriakis (as played by Paul Telfer on Days of Our Lives)

Useful information about Xander Cook/Alexandros Kiriakis

* Xander knows Eric and Serena from Africa.
* He's behind the diamonds that Serena was searching for in the elephant statue.
* He's interested in Nicole romantically.
* Real name is Alexandros "Xander" Kiriakis. Used mother's maiden name, Cook as his own surname after he got into trouble with the law for murder.

Who's played Xander Cook/Alexandros Kiriakis over the years?

Paul Telfer (March 24, 2015 - October 14, 2016; return April 26, 2017 - present)

Past History

Xander Cook is the son of Titus Kiriakis, Victor's brother and Ms. Cook, 'Alexandros' who arrived in Salem in 2015 as Xander. As a teen, Xander was involved in manslaughter that Victor Kiriakis paid someone off to reduce the charges to assault and battery. He kept an eye on Xander over the years and when Xander came to town allegedly to find work, Victor took him under his wing, stating he would help if Xander was on the up and up. Xander's real reason for returning was to follow Serena Mason to discuss the scam they were connected to which involved getting diamonds from an elephant statue she and Eric purchased in Africa years before. He met and took a romantic interest in Nicole Walker and it was revealed that he was jealous of Daniel Jonas and Brady Black with whom he would see at sleepaway camp as children. His jealousy and anger got the best of him and even Victor found him to be a loose cannon. Xander fell for Nicole, who only used him to find out what he and Serena were hiding, in order to protect her friend and the man she was in love with, Eric Brady.

Flings and Relationships

Anjelica Cook (mother)
Justin Kiriakis (father)
Yurgos Kiriakis (great-grandfather - deceased
Sophie Kiriakis (great-grandmother - deceased)
Alexander Kiriakis (grandfather - deceased)
Christina Kiriakis (grandmother - deceased)
Victor Kiriakis (great-uncle)
Isabella Toscano (cousin; deceased)
Bo Brady (cousin)
Philip Kiriakis (cousin)
Brady Black (cousin)
Shawn Douglas Brady (cousin)
Chelsea Benson-Brady (cousin)
Zack Brady (cousin - deceased)
Ciara Alice Brady (cousin)
Claire Brady (cousin)
Tyler Kiriakis (cousin)




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