James Wesley Marsters was born on August 20th in Greenville, California, and he grew up in Modesto. His father used to
be a minister, and his mother almost became a nun. James has one brother and one sister.
James graduated from Davis High School and attended the prestigious Julliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing
Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre. He spent about 10 years doing stage work and performed in various plays in New
York, Chicago, and Seattle before finally moving to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in film and television acting.
After landing a few guest spots on shows like "Northern Exposure" and "Moloney", his big breakthrough came
in 1997 with his appearance as bleached blond British vampire Spike on the WB's hit show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Originally only hired for a few episodes, Marsters quickly captured the hearts of a legion of fans, and he has been a regular
on the show since its fourth season and now has a long-term contract.
Besides working on "Buffy", James Marsters has guest-starred on a number of other tv shows like "Millennium",
"Strange Frequency" and Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda" (the last one to be broadcasted in the US some time in
November), and he's also worked on a few movies. Marsters had a small role in the 1999 remake of "The House On Haunted
Hill" and a major role in an independent movie called "Winding Roads". Moreover, he has done some stage work in
His other talents include playing guitar and singing, which he occasionally does in public - at fan conventions, or, more
recently, at a club in Santa Monica, California. And it looks like he's planning on pursuing a musical career, because he
recently formed a band called GHOST OF THE ROBOT (the current line-up consists of two people: James himself and Charlie DeMars). As for an album, there isn't one yet, but
the band are currently recording one, and it's set to release in June 2002.
James Marsters currently lives in Los Angeles.