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James Marsters


James graduated from Davis High School and attended Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. After spending ten years doing stage work he finally moved to L.A. to pursue a career in film and television. After appearing in several guest roles he finally got his big break as Spike in Buffy ... See full bio »

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Known For

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
(1997-2003)
P.S. I Love You
(2007)
Angel
Angel Spike
(1999-2004)
Superman/Doomsday
Superman/Doomsday Lex Luthor
(2007)

Filmography

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 2018 Abruptio (filming)
Les Hackel
 2018 Runaways (TV Series) (announced)
Victor Stein
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Victor Stein
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Victor Stein
 2016-2017 Vidiots (TV Series)
James Marsters
- Man Against Wind: Part 2 (2017) ... James Marsters
- Man Against Wind: Part 1 (2017) ... James Marsters
- Vegan Gone Wild (2017) ... James Marsters
- Mystery of the Great White North (2017) ... James Marsters
- Anything Is Possible in Texas (2016) ... James Marsters
 2016 New Life
William Morton
 2015 Dudes & Dragons
Lord Tensley
 2015 Billie Bob Joe
James Marsters
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini-Series)
Rev. George Burroughs
- Pilot (2015) ... Rev. George Burroughs
 2010-2014 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Victor Hesse
- Ina Paha (2014) ... Victor Hesse
- Ha'i'ole (2011) ... Victor Hesse
- Pilot (2010) ... Victor Hesse
 2012-2014 Metal Hurlant Chronicles (TV Series)
Doc Rowan / Brad Davis
- Whiskey in the Jar (2014) ... Doc Rowan
- Shelter Me (2012) ... Brad Davis
 2013 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series)
Korvac / Chitauri #3
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) ... Korvac / Chitauri #3 (voice)
 2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Dandy Highwayman / Librarian / Man 2
- Stand and Deliver (2013) ... Dandy Highwayman / Librarian / Man 2 (voice)
 2013 Wedding Band (TV Series)
Declan Horn
- Personal Universe (2013) ... Declan Horn
 2011 Three Inches (TV Movie)
Troy Hamilton
 2011 Supernatural (TV Series)
Don Stark
 2011 DC Universe Online (Video Game)
Lex Luthor (voice)
 2005-2010 Smallville (TV Series)
Milton Fine / Brainiac / Brainiac 5
- Homecoming (2010) ... Brainiac 5
- Abyss (2008) ... Brainiac (voice, uncredited)
- Arctic (2008) ... Brainiac
- Veritas (2008) ... Brainiac
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Jay Pollack
- Truth or Consequences (2009) ... Jay Pollack
 2009 High Plains Invaders (TV Movie)
Sam Danville
 2009 Real Heroes: Firefighter (Video Game)
Jimmy 'Match' Morris (voice)
 2009 Moonshot (TV Movie)
Buzz Aldrin
 2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Damian Lake
- Guilt Trip (2009) ... Damian Lake
 2008 Torchwood (TV Series)
Captain John Hart
- Fragments (2008) ... Captain John Hart (uncredited)
 2007 Superman/Doomsday (Video)
Lex Luthor (voice)
 2007 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Dudley Payne
 2005 Cool Money (TV Movie)
Bobby Comfort
 2004 The Mountain (TV Series)
Ted Tunney
 1999-2004 Angel (TV Series)
Spike
- Not Fade Away (2004) ... Spike
- Power Play (2004) ... Spike
- Time Bomb (2004) ... Spike
- Origin (2004) ... Spike
 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (Video Game)
Spike (voice)
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Sergei
- Mind Games: Part 1 (2003) ... Sergei (voice)
- Tight Squeeze (2003) ... Sergei (voice)
 1997-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Spike
- Chosen (2003) ... Spike
- End of Days (2003) ... Spike
- Touched (2003) ... Spike
- Empty Places (2003) ... Spike
- Dirty Girls (2003) ... Spike
 2002 Chance
Simon
 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Video Game)
Spike (voice)
 2002 Strange Frequency 2 (TV Movie)
Mitch (segment "Soul Man")
 2001 Strange Frequency (TV Series)
Mitch Brand
- Soul Man (2001) ... Mitch Brand
 2001 The Enforcers (TV Mini-Series)
Sullivan McManus
 1999 Millennium (TV Series)
Eric Swan
 1997 Moloney (TV Series)
Billy O'Hara
 1992-1993 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Reverend Harding / Bellhop
- It Happened in Juneau (1992) ... Bellhop
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Other Works:

In Chicago, at the Goodman Theater, he starred in "Tempest" and "Red Noses". At the Next Theater he starred in "The Normal Heart". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 8 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on his role as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999)] "This job is so far beyond any expectations I had. I mean, I'm on a postage stamp in Russia [issued in Karakalpakia, a region within the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan]. There's no way you can plan for that. You just have to sit back and giggle and go, 'Oh, wow.'" (2 May 2004) See more »

Trivia:

One of his first major theater roles was a Chicago production of "The Tempest," in which he was strapped near-naked to a large wooden wheel for his entrance. He claims that he has never been self-conscious about appearing nude since. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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