STARmeter
Top 500
Up 2 this week

James Spader


James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Stoddard Greenwood and Jean Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing his first roles. Spader's first major film role was ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and legal
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent James Spader? Add or change photos

Watch on Amazon Instant Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 18 Oct 2011
 
a list of 43 people
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 45 people
created 7 months ago
 
list image
a list of 28 images
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 32 people
created 3 weeks ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of James Spader.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (54 credits)
 2009 Shorts
Mr. Black
 2004-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Alan Shore
- Last Call (2008) ... Alan Shore
- Made in China (2008) ... Alan Shore
- Juiced (2008) ... Alan Shore
- Thanksgiving (2008) ... Alan Shore
 2000 Slow Burn
Marcus
 1997 Driftwood
The Man
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Steven
- Slow Tango in South Seattle (1994) ... Steven (voice)
 1992 Storyville
Cray Fowler
 1991 True Colors
Tim Gerrity
 1989 The Rachel Papers
Deforest
 1988 Jack's Back
John / Rick Wesford
 1988 Greasy Lake (Video)
Digby
 1987 Wall Street
Roger Barnes
 1987 Mannequin
Richards
 1985 Starcrossed (TV Movie)
Joey Callaghan
 1985 Tuff Turf
Morgan Hiller
 1984 Family Secrets (TV Movie)
Lowell Everall
 1983 A Killer in the Family (TV Movie)
Donny Tison
 1983 Diner (TV Short)
Fenwick
 1983 Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (TV Movie)
Buddy Gant
 1983 The Family Tree (TV Series)
Jake Nichols (1983)
 1981 Endless Love
Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)
 1978 Team-Mates
Jimmy
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (24 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Does the voiceover for Acura car commercials. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 8 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Spader

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If I don't need the money, I don't work. I'm going to spend time with my family and friends, and I'm going to travel and read and listen to music and try to learn a little bit more about how to be a human being, as opposed to learning how to be somebody else. See more »

Trivia:

He was working as a janitor at a rehearsal studio in Times Square when he landed his first feature film Endless Love (1981). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays sleazy, sneaky villains See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Thyroid surgery? kitty145684
You have to admit kitty145684
Bald? pietakesyouthere
Playing Utron in The Avengers 2 Wowcolton191
C'mon, Spader, get back in the game! the_skipper
Christian Grey joymart-1
Discuss James Spader on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page