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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
 2016 Vidiots (TV Series) (post-production)
James Marsters
 2016 New Life (completed)
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
 2003 Strange Frequency 2 (TV Movie)
Mitch (segment "Soul Man")
 2002 Chance
Simon
 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Video Game)
Spike (voice)
 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:

Narrator of Grave Peril: Book 3 of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the difference between playing Spike in _"Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)_ and playing Brainiac in Smallville (2001):] One important thing is that Brainiac is always smiling. He's so good at what he does, he's enjoying himself... He's a very intelligent character. Spike was not stupid, but I don't think his hallmark quality was vast reserves of intelligence - charm, good hair, maybe, but not ... See more »

Trivia:

Was recognizable in public chiefly for his platinum-blond-bleached hair. He had to bleach his hair regularly to play Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). In a famous "Entertainment Weekly" interview, he admitted to adding four to seven packets of Sweet 'n' Low to the bleaching solution, to take the sting out. When the show ended, Marsters had his bleached hair shaved on TV (to sell for ... See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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