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 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.