In 2007 Xander graduated from the Maastricht Theater Academy. Less than a year later he became one of the regular actors of the National Theater.
On television, Xander is best known for his roles in the TV series Feuten, Freddy: Leven in de Brouwerij, Van Gogh: Een huis voor Vincent and Ramses. In 2016 he played a leading role in the police series Smeris and one of the Moszkowicz brothers in De Maatschap.
He was nominated for a Musical Award for his leading role in Willem Ruis: De Show van zijn leven. He played a role in the hit musical Soldaat van Oranje.
In 2020, Xander was seen in the television series Papadag, Vliegende Hollanders and Hoogvliegers. In theatre, he played roles in Cocktails and the reprise of Vijand van het Volk. He also made his directorial debut with the performance Dronken Mensen.
This year he can be seen in the sketch series Nieuw Zeer and Klokhuis.