|“||I'm all about the rules girls.||”|
—Xander in Welcome to Camp Kikiwaka
Xander is was portrayed by Kevin G. Quinn.
Xander is handsome and well-known, but despite his exterior image, he does hide insecurities. He's sometimes dim-witted. He loves to write songs and poems, and he also sings and plays the guitar. Additionally, he is a counselor at the summer camp, and he and Emma are dating. He was the head counselor of the Grizzly cabin before being replaced.
Xander is an out-going teenage boy. He is very average at guitar (he only knows open chords and not even barre chords). Most think he's the coolest guy in camp. He loves fishing and wishes to open his own guitar shop. Some people think he's the perfect man, but he has some flaws too. He once got fungus on his foot. Then his toenail fell off and he uses it as a guitar pick.
He had an ex-girlfriend named Amanda as revealed in Gone Girl. After they broke up, Amanda went to acting camp.
Xander is thought to be handsome by most of the girl campers. His physique is lanky but athletic with a lean, muscular build. He appears shirtless a few times in the series and his body and looks are often the subjects of discussion among his female peers. He has a slightly dark complexion, brown hair, and light blue eyes. He usually wears a necklace around his neck, and also puts gel in his hair. He also likes to wear tee shirts and shorts.
Girlfriend/In Love With/Close Friends
- Main article: Emma and Xander
They go on their first date in Gone Girl. After misinterpreting a conversation between Xander and Lou, Ravi warns Emma that Xander is going to kill her on their first date. In the end, it turns out that Xander just wanted to have a nice date with Emma, which causes her to apologize. Xander accepts and they continue to grow closer to each other.
Xander cares very much about Emma, as seen from his actions from the first episode. Xander helped clean off the mud off of Emma when Hazel made Emma fall in the mud, thinking that he would hate her from that. Xander was also very worried when he found out that Emma and Zuri were in the woods alone at night. When he found Emma, they shared a hug.
In the episode The Ones That Got Away, it was shown that Xander and Emma don't have much in common. They had got in a fight when they went fishing and Emma did not want to lose their relationship so she went back to tell him that even though they have many differences she would like them to stay together. However, before Emma was even able to tell him, he told her that he feels like they should only be friends but he actually secretly wants to be with her.
He only told her that because he felt like she wanted that, so then Emma pretended to be happy with it and said yes. Then later on Xander was sitting alone on the bench telling the chef of the camp that he didn't want to lose Emma but he knew he had to move on. They become a couple in Counselors' Night Off. In the episode Dance in My Pants, Emma and Xander get into an argument but, they make up go to the dance with each other and they share their first kiss.
In the episode Tidal Wave, Xander messed things up because he didn't know how to tell her his feelings and left her broken-hearted, but he saved it when he wrote her "Tidal Wave" that expressed everything he felt for her. He told her she was beautiful and sweet and was his everything and they share a hug. In several episodes, it is constantly talked about how they go to The Spot at night to 'talk' even mentioned by Jorge.
Main Article: Ravi and Xander
They share a cabin together and are close friends. Xander sometimes helps Ravi find his way of being a CIT. They are shown to be good friends.
Close Friend/Adopted Brother/Cabin Mate
Griff is a reformed delinquent who was in juvenile hall for stealing. He used to steal food to survive when he was younger but eventually started stealing other things like skateboards, TVs, and motorcycles among other things. They both are bunkmates and got off on the wrong foot when he borrowed some of Xander's stuff but he usually returns it. He was accused of stealing Xander's guitar which he didn't do. Xander believed him when Ravi defended him to other campers. It was Hazel who stole Xander's guitar. After that Griff and Xander became fast friends. In Dreams Come True, Xander asks his parents to adopt Griff so he doesn't have to go back to juvenile hall.
Main Article: Lou and Xander
Xander and Lou are shown of being good friends in Gone Girl and Camp Rules. In Gone Girl, Xander shared his perfect date with Emma to Lou. Also, Lou came to the spot to stop Ravi from ruining their date.
Close Friend/Cabin Mate
Main Article: Zuri and Xander
Xander and Zuri are friends. Ravi (Zuri's brother) and Xander are both a part of the Grizzly Cabin. They've had many subplots together throughout the show. Xander is currently dating Zuri's sister, Emma Ross.
Main Article: Tiffany and Xander
Tiffany and Xander seem to be good friends. They've had many subplots throughout the show and in Secret Santa, they were together throughout the entire episode.
Close Friend/Cabin Mate
Main Article: Jorge and Xander
Jorge and Xander are both a part of the Grizzly Cabin. When Jorge missed his family in There's No Place Like Camp, Xander helped the others make him feel better. Xander is kind to him and even puts up with his farts.
Main Article: Hazel and Xander
Hazel has a crush on Xander but Xander doesn't feel the same way about her. He has also shown many times his big dislike towards Hazel.
- Xander is an outdoorsman. He is into spelunking, hiking, and rock climbing. He is also into fishing. These are the main reasons why he and Emma don't have anything in common, except she is okay with fishing and the main reason why they decided to stay friends. Emma was okay with it, but Xander wasn't. He was hurt and he was still in love with Emma, though she didn't know it at the time.
- Xander has been absent for four episodes throughout the series.
- Xander is into music, songwriting and writing poetry.
- Xander is somewhat aware of his looks and is confident or shy about them, depending on whom he is interacting with.
- In We Didn't Start the Fire, Griff said that fire destroyed his Justin Bieber figurines, meaning that he is a big fan of Justin Bieber.
- He has a fake pinky toe and cried the first time he met Eric, a camper from Camp Champion. However, this was because he was run over by a jet ski by Eric.
- His father calls him Xanman.
- He uses a jockstrap that was used by his father and his grandfather.
- Has appeared shirtless a few times throughout the series, the only character to do so.
- He almost left camp in Xander Says Goodbye.
- He has the same last name as Sierra McCormick who played (Creepy) Connie Thompson on Jessie.
- It is revealed he is ticklish in "Dance in my Pants"
- Xander, Tiffany, and Jorge did not return for Season 3, due to three campers taking the role.
- Xander gets lost easily.
- He once got lost in his circle driveway.
- He also gets lost easily when hiking, so his friends make him wear a bell.
- He once got lost in his circle driveway.
- When Lou startled him in "We Didn't Start the Fire", he cried like a girl in a comedic sense.
- He almost kissed Lou in Dance in My Pants, Season 2, Episode 2.
- He is mentioned in the Season 4 episode, Inn Trouble.
The image gallery for Xander McCormick may be viewed here.
|Emma Ross • Ravi Ross • Zuri Ross • Lou Hockhauser • Xander McCormick • Tiffany Chen • Jorge Ramirez • Matteo Silva • Finn Sawyer • Destiny Baker • Noah Lambert • Ava King • Gwen Flores • Parker Preston|
|Hazel Swearengen • Gladys • Timmy • Murphy • Griff Jones • Lydia • Chef Jeff • Barb Barca • Nadine|
|Luke Ross • Christina Ross • Bertram Winkle|
|Mrs. Kipling • Chuck|