James Marsters Biography
James Marsters is an American actor, musician and voice actor born on August 20, 1962 in Greenville, California, U.S. He is best known for his role as English vampire Spike in The WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel.
Since then, he played the alien super villain Brainiac on the Superman-inspired series Small ville, Captain John Hart on Torch-wood and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy’s Caprica. He appeared in the supporting role in the film P.S. I Love You, as Victor Hesse in the Hawaii Five-0 reboot, Victor Stein in the Marvel Comics series Runaways, and as the voice of Zamasu in the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Super.
James Marsters Age
James Marsters is 56 years old as of 2018.
James Marsters Height/Weight
James Marsters stands at a height of 1.75 m (he weighs at an average of 74 kg)
James Marsters Net worth
James Marsters has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
James Marsters Family
James Marsters family is not yet revealed.
James Marsters Siblings
James Marsters has two siblings Susan Marsters (sister) and Paul Marsters (brother)
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James Marsters Education
James Marsters attended Grace M. Davis High School where he acted many plays and music. He later went to Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California where he graduated with a degree in bachelor of Conservatory Arts. In 1982 he moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School, but left the program after two years.
James Marsters Wife
James Marsters married Liane Davidson from 1989 to 1997 from their divorce, he had one son with her of whom he was born on May 1996. He later announced his proposal to his girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Trier, Germany. He went on and married her on January 14, 2011 in a private civil ceremony in Los Angeles.
James Marsters Actor
James Marsters moved to Chicago, where he started his first professional acting role as Ferdinand in The Tempest at the Goodman Theatre in 1987. In this production, he was rolled onto the stage strapped naked to a wheel. He appeared in a well-known Chicago companies such as Northlight, Bailiwick and, the Genesis Theatre Company. He was then nominated in the Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as the leading role of Robespierre in the six-hour drama Incorruptible: The Life, Death and Dreams of Maximilian de Robespierre in 1989.
In 1990, he moved to Seattle, with Liane Davidson and Greg Musick, with whom he formed the New Mercury Theatre. In this and other companies, Marsters was involved in a wide range of plays, including Teechers (a British play by John Godber), Anouilh’s Antigone, an original work based on the Dr. Seuss books, and Shaw’s Misalliance.
In 1992, he got his first acting job on Northern Exposure, in which he appeared for two episodes as a bellboy and a church minister. He has made a guest appearance on television series such as Andromeda, as well as the independent films Chance (2002), Winding Roads (1999), and the USA Network movie Cool Money (2005). In 1999, he had a small role in the remake of House on Haunted Hill as a TV cameraman.
James Marsters Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
He placed on the role, of London accent where he received an informal coaching from English co-star Anthony Stewart Head. Spike had been intended as a short role by creator Joss Whedon, who initially resisted Spike’s popularity. After the conclusion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he carried Spike over to the Buffy spin-off show, Angel, also in a regular role, although only in the fifth and final season of the show.
In April 2004, following the end of Angel, he had Spike’s trademark bleached hair shaved off for charity live on television in On Air with Ryan Seacrest. He said that he would only return to play Spike if the project took place within five years, feeling he would become too old to play the character after that: As long as I could do it within, say, the next four or five years; past that, I’m too old. Spike’s a vampire, man, and I’ve got high standards.
James Marsters, TV Guide was Interviewed, on March 3, 2005 Aside from playing the character, Marsters co-wrote a comic book one-shot for Dark Horse Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike and Dru. A canonical graphic novel set during the seventh season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike: Into the Light, written by Marsters himself, was released by Dark Horse Comics on July 16, 2014..
James Marsters Other Work
James Marsters has narrated the audiobooks for The Dresden Files, which is a series of detective novels with a supernatural bent and was also contracted to narrate the fourth in the series, Summer Knight, in 2006. Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Turn Coat, Changes, and the side short story collection in the same universe, Side Jobs, were also recorded by Marsters. On March 24, 2015, Jim Butcher announced a new version of Ghost Story audiobook that is being released effective April 21, 2015 with Marsters returning as narrator in response to fan demands.
He has co-starred in the 2007 cinematic release of P.S. I Love You alongside Kathy Bates, Hilary Swank, and Gerard Butler. On September 2007, he starred in a direct-to-DVD animated movie, of Superman: Doomsday, providing the voice of iconic villain Lex Luthor. On August 2009, his science fiction western, High Plains Invaders aired on the Syfy Channel. On June 24, 2011, he appeared in an L.A. Theater Works of radio production in the Importance of Being Earnest, in the part of Sir John Worthing, which aired on June 25, 2011.
James Marsters Music career
James Marsters has played in bands, and solo in bars in several clubs for many years where he enjoyed several successful sell-out solo gigs at Los Angeles clubs before forming a band. A new solo album “Civilized Man” produced by Chris Rhyne and Andrew Rosenthal was released on April 15, 2005. New solo songs not included on the album but sung at live solo concerts include “Birth of the Blues”, “Finer than Gold”, “Louise”, and “London City”.
During his October 2005 mini-tour of the UK, he has introduced other new songs to his sets: “Button Down Vandals”, “Up On Me”, and “All That She Wanted”. These songs were available only as part of his recently released Words and Music DVD, which has his abridged version of Macbeth as well as a full-length solo music performance. All his songs reflects his new blues music and folk sound. His songs was well unrecorded work which was released on his second solo album, and launched it in Los Angeles and Cardiff in October and November 2007 respectively.
James Marsters Discography
- Civilized Man (2005)
- Like a Waterfall (2007)
With Ghost of the Robot:
- Mad Brilliant (2003)
- B-Sider (2011)
- Murphy’s Law (2011)
- Bourgeois Faux Pas (2015)
James Marsters Movies
Dudes & Dragons
Lex Luthor (voice)
P.S. I Love You
House on Haunted Hill
Channel 3 Cameraman
James Marsters Tv Shows
Dragon Ball Super
The Devil You Know
Reverend George Burroughs
Witches of East End
Professor Bennett Sutton
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
Dandy Highwayman, Librarian, Man (voices)
Korvac, Chitauri #3 (voices)
Metal Hurlant Chronicles
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo
High Plains Invaders
The Super Hero Squad Show
Mister Fantastic (voice
Lie to Me
Captain John Hart
The Capture of the Green River Killer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Faro Argyus (voice)
Without a Trace
Det. Grant Mars
Professor Milton Fine / Brainiac
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bellhop, Reverend Harding
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