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James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" 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 ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Boston Legal
Boston Legal Alan Shore
(2004-2008)
The Blacklist
The Blacklist Raymond 'Red' Reddington
(2013-2016)
Stargate
Stargate Dr. Daniel Jackson
(1994)

Filmography

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 2013 The Blacklist: Are You on the Blacklist? (TV Movie)
Raymond 'Red' Reddington
 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 (Video)
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
- Alimony (1983) ... Jake Nichols
- Tess's Birthday (1983) ... Jake Nichols
- The Burglary (1983) ... Jake Nichols
- Jake and Elise (1983) ... Jake Nichols
- The Recital (1983) ... Jake Nichols
 1981 Endless Love
Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)
 1978 Team-Mates
Jimmy
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Other Works:

Acura commercial voiceover for Minesota road test AD See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Spader

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2005] I've had a lazy career, sometimes one film a year, sometimes none. I'm walking around in the street and doing this other thing, living, that I'm much more interested in. I just do some acting on the side. See more »

Trivia:

Good friends with actors Christian Clemenson, Robert Downey Jr., Eric Stoltz and Jason Alexander. See more »

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Often plays sleazy, sneaky villains See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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