James Spader

James Spader

Highest Rated: 100% The Music of Chance (1993)

Lowest Rated: 10% Supernova (2000)

Birthday: Feb 07, 1960

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Actor James Spader was known for playing intriguing deviants in a number of acclaimed independent films in the 1980s and 1990s before his magic touch with morally ambiguous outsiders found its way to television on "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08). Spader began his career playing a series of unsympathetic yuppie types in the era of the shamelessly wealthy, then put films like "Wall Street" (1987) and "Less Than Zero" (1987) behind him in favor of exploring man's attraction to danger - often sexual - in acclaimed indie films like "sex, lies, and videotape" (1989), "Crash" (1996) and "Secretary" (2002). In 2003, he was handpicked to shake things up on David E. Kelley's stale law drama, "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), before being given a starring role as lawyer of questionable ethics in the spin-off, "Boston Legal," for which he earned several Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. By the time he joined the cast of "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013) in 2011, Spader was firmly established as a credible lead in television and on film, capably performing in just about any role that came his way. His starring role on the thriller series "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013- ), playing master manipulator "Red" Reddington, perfectly encapsulated his ability to make unpleasant characters fascinating.


Highest Rated Movies



75% 83% Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron (Voice) $459M 2015
80% 52% The Homesman Aloysius Duffy (Character) $2.4M 2014
89% 81% Lincoln W.N. Bilbo (Character) $182.2M 2012
47% 32% Shorts Mr. Black (Character) $20.9M 2009
No Score Yet 3% Shadow of Fear William Ashbury (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 64% The Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 32% I Witness Douglas Draper (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 16% Alien Hunter Julian Rome (Character) - 2003
77% 82% Secretary E. Edward Grey (Character) $4M 2002
No Score Yet 38% Speaking of Sex Dr. Roger Klink (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 50% The Stickup John Parker (Character) - 2001
10% 17% Supernova Nick Vanzant (Character) $14.2M 2000
11% 29% The Watcher Campbell (Character) $28.9M 2000
12% 8% Slow Burn Marcus (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curtain Call Stevenson Lowe (Character) - 1998
59% 30% Critical Care Dr. Werner Ernst (Character) $169.4K 1997
10% 23% Keys to Tulsa Ronnie Stover (Character) $53.2K 1997
63% 61% Crash James Ballard (Character) $3.4M 1996
59% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Lee Woods (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet 52% Driftwood The Man (Character) - 1995
57% 39% Dream Lover Ray Reardon (Character) - 1994
61% 42% Wolf Stewart Swinton (Character) $65M 1994
53% 73% Stargate Dr. Daniel Jackson (Character) $70.9M 1994
100% 87% The Music of Chance Jack Pozzi (Character) - 1993
67% 22% Storyville Cray Fowler (Character) $352.5K 1992
47% 45% True Colors Tim Gerrity (Character) $304.5K 1991
67% 51% Bad Influence Michael Boll (Character) $11.3M 1990
52% 62% White Palace Max Baron (Character) $16.9M 1990
96% 79% Sex, Lies, and Videotape Graham (Character) $22.7M 1989
40% 53% The Rachel Papers Deforest (Character) $154.6K 1989
71% 39% Jack's Back John/Rick Westford (Character) - 1988
76% 62% Baby Boom Ken Arrenberg (Character) $25.4M 1987
21% 55% Mannequin Richards (Character) $34.9M 1987
79% 81% Wall Street Roger Barnes (Character) $41.3M 1987
50% 63% Less Than Zero Rip (Character) $10.8M 1987
75% 81% Pretty in Pink Steff (Character) $521K 1986
17% 59% Tuff Turf Morgan Hiller (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starcrossed Joey Callaghan (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 48% The New Kids Eddie Dutra (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Secrets Lowell Everall (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer in the Family Donny Tison (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 46% Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Buddy Gant (Character) - 1983
28% 52% Endless Love Keith Butterfield (Character) - 1981


91% 80% The Blacklist Raymond "Red" Reddington (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2021 2014-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2019 2013
No Score Yet 39% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2013-2015 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
81% 90% The Office Robert California (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
86% 90% Boston Legal Alan Shore (Character) 2004-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlas Narrator 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Discovery Atlas Narrator 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Alan Shore (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
89% 94% Seinfeld Jason 'Stanky' Hanky (Guest Star) 1997
93% 95% Frasier Steven (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Tree Jake Nichols (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Office: Superfan Episodes Robert California (Character)


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