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James Marsters

Mostly Credited As: James Marsters
Birth Name: James Wesley Marsters
Date Of Birth: August 20, 1962 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Greenville, California
Height: 5' 9 ½" (1.76 m)

James Marsters


James Marsters will forever be Spike to ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ fans, but before he made it big on the small screen as everybody’s favorite British vampire, he was busy falling in love with acting in elementary school. In the fourth grade, Marsters played Eeyore in ‘Winnie the Pooh.’ From that moment on, acting was his one true passion. Before becoming a well-known name and face in Hollywood, Marsters was busy receiving training for his acting skills. In 1982, he completed training at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Monica, California. At one point, he also - impressively - attended Juilliard in New York City. For about a decade, he mastered his acting craft on the stage in Chicago, New York and Seattle. Soon enough, Marsters was showcasing his talents on TV. In 1992, he made his TV debut on ‘Northern Exposure,’ which led to other roles like Mickey Collins on ‘Medicine Ball,’ and eventually Spike on ‘Buffy.’ Not to disappoint ‘Buffy’ fans, but Marsters does not have a British accent, as he was born and bred in the sunny state of California. Before officially saying farewell to Spike, Marsters portrayed the bleached vamp on the spin-off ‘Angel.’ Marsters is no longer recognized for his blond hairstyle, as he shaved off the cut - for charity - in 2004, while appearing on ‘On Air With Ryan Seacrest.’ That didn’t stop Marsters from moving on from Spike, as he’s been spotted on ‘Without a Trace,’ as Detective Grant Mars; ‘Torchwood,’ as Captain John Hart; ‘Caprica,’ as Barnabas Greely; ‘Smallville,’ as Milton Fine aka Brainiac 5; and ‘Hawaii Five-0’ as one of Steve McGarrett’s enemies, Victor Hess. In 2011, the Joss Whedon world screamed with excitement, as Marsters and Charisma Carpenter reunited on The CW’s ‘Supernatural,’ as married witches. In 2013, Marsters also appeared as Professor Sutton on ‘Warehouse 13.’ Acting isn’t Marsters only love, as he adores music and even sang lead for the band Ghost of the Robot. In 2005, he released his first solo album, ‘Civilized Man,’ and even went on tour as a solo artist. If that’s not enough, to help others perform their love of acting, Marsters helped create the Genesis Theater Company in Chicago. For six years, Marsters was married to Liane Davidson. The two had one son, Sullivan, and divorced in 1997. Marsters remarried in 2011, and he now calls Patricia Rahman his wife.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012)As: Brad Davis
Three Inches (2011)As: Troy Hamilton
The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008)As: Ted Bundy
Angel (1999)As: Spike (S05)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)As: Spike (EP63+)
Episode Cast Credits 

Warehouse 13 (2009) 
  The Truth Hurts 04x20: (Jul/08/2013) As Bennett Sutton, [Special Guest Stars]
  All the Time in the World 04x19: (Jul/01/2013) As Bennett Sutton, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Living and the Dead 04x11: (Apr/29/2013) As Bennett Sutton, [Special Guest Stars]

Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (2010) 
  Olelo Pa'a (The Promise) 03x20: (Apr/15/2013) As Victor Hesse (Was shown in a picture), [Uncredited]
  Ha'i'ole (Unbreakable) 02x01: (Sep/19/2011) As Victor Hesse 
  Hana 'a'a Makehewa (Desperate Measures) 01x12: (Dec/13/2010) As Victor Hesse 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/20/2010) As Victor Hesse 

Scooby-Doo - Mystery, Inc. (2010) 
  Stand and Deliver 02x20: (Mar/28/2013) Voiced  Dandy Highwayman / Librarian / Man 2, [Featuring]

Wedding Band (2012) 
  Personal Universe 01x09: (Jan/12/2013) As Declan Horn 

Supernatural (2005) 
  Shut Up, Dr. Phil 07x05: (Oct/21/2011) As Donald Stark, [Special Guest Stars]

Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009) 
  Brouhaha at the World’s Bottom 02x21: (Oct/07/2011) Voiced  Reed Richards a.k.a. Mister Fantastic 
  Double Negation at the World's End! 02x08: (Nov/27/2010) Voiced  Reed Richards a.k.a. Mister Fantastic 
  This Al Dente Earth! 01x26: (Feb/20/2010) Voiced  Reed Richards a.k.a. Mister Fantastic 
  Last Exit Before Doomsday! 01x25: (Feb/13/2010) Voiced  Reed Richards a.k.a. Mister Fantastic 

Smallville (2001) 
  Homecoming 10x04: (Oct/15/2010) As Brainiac 5, [Special Guest Stars]
  Abyss 08x09: (Nov/13/2008) Voiced  Brainiac, [Uncredited]
  Arctic 07x20: (May/15/2008) As Brainiac, [Special Guest Stars]
  Apocalypse 07x18: (May/01/2008) As Brainiac, [Special Guest Stars]

Caprica (2010) 
  Retribution 01x11: (Oct/12/2010) As Barnabas Greeley 
  Unvanquished 01x10: (Oct/05/2010) As Barnabas Greeley 
  End of Line 01x09: (Mar/26/2010) As Barnabas Greeley 
  Know Thy Enemy 01x06: (Mar/05/2010) As Barnabas Greeley 

Lie to Me (2009) 
  Truth or Consequences 02x02: (Oct/05/2009) As Pollack 

Numb3rs (2005) 
  Guilt Trip 05x15: (Feb/13/2009) As Damian Lake 

Torchwood (2006) 
  Exit Wounds 02x13: (Apr/04/2008) As Captain John Hart 
  Fragments 02x12: (Mar/21/2008) As Captain John Hart, [Uncredited]
  Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 02x01: (Jan/16/2008) As Captain John Hart 

Without a Trace (2002) 
  Article 32 06x12: (Jan/17/2008) As Detective Grant Mars 
  One Wrong Move 06x09: (Dec/06/2007) As Detective Grant Mars 
  Lost Boy 06x01: (Sep/27/2007) As Detective Grant Mars 

Superman (1996) (1996) 
  Superman: Doomsday (Sep/18/2007) Voiced  Lex Luthor 

Saving Grace (2007) 
  Bring It On, Earl 01x02: (Jul/30/2007) As Dudley Payne 

The Mountain (2004) 
  A Piece of the Rock 01x08: (Nov/21/2004) As Ted Tunney 

Rove Live (2000) 
  Episode 5-20 05x20: (Jun/29/2004) As Himself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 150 01x150: (Apr/23/2004) As Himself 

On Air With Ryan Seacrest (2004) 
  2/4/04 01x19: (Feb/04/2004) As Himself 

Spider-Man (2003) (2003) 
  Mind Games (1) 01x12: (Sep/05/2003) Voiced  Sergei 

Strange Frequency (2001) 
  Soul Man 01x01: (Aug/18/2001) As Mitch 

Angel (1999) 
  Darla 02x07: (Nov/14/2000) As Spike 
  In the Dark 01x03: (Oct/19/1999) As Spike 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  Wild At Heart 04x06: (Nov/09/1999) As Spike 
  The Harsh Light of Day 04x03: (Oct/19/1999) As Spike 
  Lovers Walk 03x08: (Nov/24/1998) As Spike 
  Becoming (2) 02x22: (May/19/1998) As Spike 

Millennium (1996) 
  Collateral Damage 03x11: (Jan/22/1999) As Eric Swan 

Northern Exposure (1990) 
  Grosse Point, 48230 04x14: (Feb/01/1993) As Reverend Harding 
  It Happened in Juneau 03x21: (May/04/1992) As Bellhop 
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Trivia

Gained the scar on his left eyebrow when he was mugged whilst living in Queens

Studied at Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre.

His favorite Buffy episode is "Once More with Feeling".

Originally, his character Spike was suppose to be killed off after a few episodes of Buffy but due to the character being so popular they made him a recurring character and later on a series regular.

Has a son.

His favorite play is Shakespeare's Macbeth

He says his personal strength is patience while his personal weakness is his temper

He says Spike is the best role he's ever had because he's been able to play so many different sides of him.

His fan hompage is http://www.jamesmarsters.com/index.shtml

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