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Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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James Wesley Marsters is an actor and musical American, more known by his paper of blond Spike vampire, in the series of Television, `Buffy, cazavampiros` and in `spinoff` `Angel (TV series)` in the paper of SPIKE but like a ghost.
One grew up in the city of Greenville. Son of James Williams, protestant shepherd and Margaret Lynn, social worker. He has an older sister, Susan (1960) and a small brother, Paul (1964).
Film roles include romantic love story P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Kathy Bates , USA Original true-crime film Cool Money, independent thriller Shadow Puppets, Winding Roads, The House On Haunted Hill and Chance with Buffy co-star Amber Benson.
James`s voiceover talents can be found portraying Lex Luthor on the DVD release of Superman: Doomsday and he continues to read for the very popular Dresden Files books on tape series
He has received numerous nominations and awards, including the Spacey Award, the Saturn Award, the Cinescape Face of the Future Award, the Golden Satellite Award, and the Teen Choice Award.
James attended New York`s prestigious Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre and spent 10 years doing stage work before moving to LA to work in film and television.
He worked in Chicago`s famous Goodman Theater and also set-up and ran companies in Chicago and Seattle. One of his early television appearances was as a hotel bellhop in the television series Northern Exposure.
James is also a singer songwriter and has enjoyed sell-out concerts in America, Canada, Australia and Europe. He brought out his first solo album, Civilized Man, in 2005 and has followed it up with Like A Waterfall.
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 the Vampire Slayer" (1997). Originally the character was suppose to be killed after a few episodes but Spike became so popular that he became a regular on the show. After the show ended he appeared as Spike in the spin-off "Angel" (1999) and in several movies. James is also a talented musician; his band Ghost of the Robot released their first album, Mad Brilliant.
Davis High School, Modesto, CA
Juilliard School, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, American Conservatory Theatre
Full Name at Birth
James Wesley Marsters
Paul Marsters (younger brother)
Susan Marsters (older sister)
Favorite TV Shows
Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Without A Trace
James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike, a platinum-blond English vampire in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel, from 1997 to 2004. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the Superman-inspired series Smallville, the omnisexual time traveller Captain John Hart in British science-fiction show Torchwood, and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. Marsters appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You. He appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the revival of Hawaii Five-0.
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Sullivan Marsters (son)
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James William Marsters
Margaret Lynn Marsters
Brittany Marsters (niece)
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Apocalypse Now, Bringing Out the Dead, Three Kings, Die Hard, The Night of the Living Dead, The Exorcist
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