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James Marsters

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 Los Angeles.

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.


A cocky and witty vamp from 19th century England, Spike got his former (pre-bloodsucker) name, William the Bloody, because of his bloody awful poetry. In 1880 the sensitive poet was sired by his Vampire lover Drusilla and dubbed Spike because of his penchant for torturing victims with railroad spikes. Spike has killed two Slayers: one lived during the Boxer Rebellion; the second was a punk rock kid in New York whose trench coat has become part of Spike's signature look.

As one of the most interesting members of Sunnydale's night stalkers, Spike had an off-and-on romance with Drusilla, who ended up leaving our favorite bad boy the first time for the Chaos Demon and the second time for the Fungus Demon. According to Dru, the Victorian poet-turned-psychotic Slayer killer simply wasn't evil enough for her.

The wandering Spike returned to Sunnydale in search of the Gem of Amarra, which would make him invincible. Eventually, Spike began dating Harmony, the former Sunnydale High snob-turned-fang-face. Not surprisingly, that didn't work out, and somewhere along the line, Spike developed an unhealthy interest in more than just Buffy's blood: he wanted her body.

When the Initiative implanted a chip in Spike's head to render him harmless to humans, Spike became more a fringe member of the Scooby Gang than a nemesis. His sharp tongue and seductive attitude were eventually irresistible to Buffy, and they began a torrid affair that was both literally and figuratively destructive. Their subsequent breakup destroyed Spike and drove him to attack Buffy, but she fought back and declared she could never love him.

Devastated, Spike took off for Africa in search of a powerful demon who could help him give the Slayer what's coming to her. Regardless of what he was expecting, Spike received something no one anticipated: the return of his soul. Now, all bets are off, and who knows what will happen between Spike and the rest of the gang when he returns to Sunnydale?


James Marsters

Combined filmography

  1. "Angel" (1999/I) TV Series[Actor .... Spike/William the Bloody (2003-2004)]
    ... aka "Angel: The Series" (1999) (USA)
  2. A&E Biography: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003) (TV)[Actor .... Himself]
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003) (VG)[Actor .... Spike] (voice)
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002) (VG)[Actor .... Spike] (voice)
  5. Chance (2002)[Actor .... Simon]
  6. "Enforcers, The" (2001) (mini) TV Series[Actor .... Sullivan 'Sully' McManus]
  7. Winding Roads (2000)[Actor .... Billy Johnson]
  8. House on Haunted Hill (1999)[Actor .... Channel 3 Cameraman]
  9. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) TV Series[Actor .... Spike/William the Bloody (1997-1998, 1999-2003)]
    ... aka "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series" (1997)
    ... aka "Buffy" (1997)

    Notable TV Guest Appearances

    1. "Rove Live" (2000) playing "Himself" (episode # 5.22) 6 July 2004
    2. "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" (2003) playing "Himself" 27 April 2004
    3. "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" (2003) playing "Himself" 2 April 2004
    4. "Spider-Man" (2003) playing "Sergei" (voice) in episode: "Mind Games: Part 1" (episode # 1.12) 15 August 2003
    5. "Spider-Man" (2003) playing "Sergei" (voice) in episode: "Tight Squeeze" (episode # 1.5) 25 July 2003
    6. "Andromeda" (2000) playing "Charlemagne Bolivar" in episode: "Into the Labyrinth" (episode # 2.9) 26 November 2001
    7. "Strange Frequency" (2001) playing "Mitch Brand" in episode: "Soul Man" (episode # 1.1) 18 August 2001
    8. "Angel" (1999/I) playing "Spike" in episode: "Darla" (episode # 2.7) 14 November 2000
    9. "Angel" (1999/I) playing "Spike" in episode: "In the Dark" (episode # 1.3) 19 October 1999
    10. "Millennium" (1996) playing "Eric Swan" in episode: "Collateral Damage" (episode # 3.11) 22 January 1999
    11. "Moloney" (1996) playing "Billy O'Hara" in episode: "Herniated Nick" (episode # 1.14) 6 February 1997
    12. "Medicine Ball" (1995) playing "Mickey Collins" in episode: "Heart and Sole" (episode # 1.8) 1994
    13. "Northern Exposure" (1990) playing "Reverend Harding" in episode: "Grosse Pointe 48230" (episode # 4.14) 1 February 1993
    14. "Northern Exposure" (1990) playing "Bellhop" in episode: "It Happened in Juneau" (episode # 3.21) 4 May 1992

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