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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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 2014 Dragon Warriors (post-production)
Lord Tensley
 2012-2014 Metal Hurlant Chronicles (TV Series)
Brad Davis
- 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
 2010-2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Victor Hesse
- Ha'i'ole (2011) ... Victor Hesse
- Pilot (2010) ... Victor Hesse
 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 Winding Roads (TV Movie)
Billy Johnson
 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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Acted in the American premiere of a long-unproduced play by Czech allegorist Karel Capek (the author of "R.U.R.," "The Insect Comedy" and "War With the Newts") titled "The White Plague," at Northlight Theatre, then in Evanston, IL. Gwen Arner directed. Also in the cast: John Gegenhuber, Tracy Maria Grant, Brent Hendon, Gary ... See more »

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


Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his role as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] "Joss Whedon said to me, 'If you think you are taking over the show, you have got another think coming.' He said, 'You are here only because I don't want to kill a villain off every week. I want my villains to be more interesting and multifaceted and then die.'" (May 2, 2004) See more »

Trivia:

Is the first live-action actor to play the comic book villain Brainiac from the Superman comics. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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