James Marsters

Birthday: Aug 20, 1962
Birthplace: Greenville, California, USA
An unlikely candidate to end up as immortal vampire Spike on Joss Whedon's popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in addition to reprising his role for the spin-off series Angel), former stage actor James Marsters got his start in the spotlight by performing in such Shakespeare classics as The Tempest before donning fangs to portray the conflicted bloodsucker who eventually falls for the one girl sworn to do battle with the undead. Marsters was born in the Northern California logging town of Greenville, later moving with his family and spending much of his childhood in nearby Modesto. From his grade-school stage debut as Eeyore in a production of Winnie the Pooh, the aspiring thespian knew that he had the talent and drive to become an actor. After studying his craft at New York's renowned Juilliard School of the Arts, he set his sites on Chicago, making a name for himself with impressive performances at the Goodman Theater before heading west to Los Angeles. The talented stage actor made a transition to the small screen when he made an appearance on the popular series Northern Exposure in 1992, with a few other minor television roles preceding his rise to fame on the wildly popular Buffy. Though his character, Spike, was originally supposed to be killed off during his first season on the show, he proved so popular that he was kept on and eventually made a regular. In addition to his appearances on Buffy and Angel, Marsters also found time to act in a pair of independent films entitled Winding Roads and Chance. While fans of his character on Buffy may have been saddened when that series wound to a close, they could take some solace in the fact that he would return as the mischievous Spike in the 2003-2004 season of successful spin-off Angel. Marsters' other small-screen roles included appearances in Strange Frequency and Andromeda, as well as voice work on the animated television series Spider-Man in 2003. In addition to his theater roles, Marsters maintained an entirely different stage persona as a member of the rock band Ghost of the Robot.


Highest Rated Movies



100% A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While Jason 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold Jason 2018
29% New Life William Morton 2016
No Score Yet Dragon Warriors Lord Tensley 2014
No Score Yet Three Inches Actor 2011
No Score Yet High Plains Invaders (Alien Attack)(Alien Western) Sam Phoenix 2009
15% Dragonball Evolution Lord Piccolo $9.4M 2009
No Score Yet Moonshot Buzz Aldrin 2009
No Score Yet The Capture of the Green River Killer Ted Bundy 2008
24% P.S. I Love You John McCarthy $53.6M 2007
57% Superman: Doomsday Lex Luthor 2007
No Score Yet Shadow Puppets Jack 2007
No Score Yet Cool Money Bobby Comfort 2005
No Score Yet Chance Simon 2002
No Score Yet Strange Frequency 2 Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Buffy Musical: Once More with Singing Actor 2001
28% House on Haunted Hill Channel 3 Cameraman 1999
No Score Yet Winding Roads Billy Johnson 1999


86% Marvel's Runaways
Victor Stein
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Metal Hurlant Chronicles
Brad Davis
  • 2014
65% Witches of East End
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Victor Hesse Victor Hess
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
83% Warehouse 13
Professor Sutton
  • 2013
54% Wedding Band
Declan Horn
  • 2013
88% Supernatural
  • 2011
No Score Yet Three Inches
Troy Hamilton
  • 2011
81% Caprica
Barnabas Barnabas Greeley Barnabus Greeley
  • 2010
92% Smallville
Braniac Brainiac Prof. Milton Fine/Brainiac Prof. Milton Fine
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2002
79% Lie to Me
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
Damian Lake
  • 2009
90% Torchwood
Capt. John Hart Captain John Hart
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Without a Trace
Det. Grant Mars Grant Mars
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Mountain
Tom Tunney
  • 2004
88% Angel
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1999
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
Rev. Harding
  • 1995
  • 1993