Aug. 20th, 1962
Greenville, California, USA
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James Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an actor.
Marsters moved to Chicago, where his first professional acting role was 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 also appeared with well-known Chicago companies such as the Northlight and the Bailiwick and with his own group, the Genesis Theatre Company. Marsters was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance of the lead role of Robespierre in the six-hour drama Incorruptible: The Life, Death and Dreams of Maximilian de Robespierre in 1989.In 1990, Marsters moved to Seattle and, with Liane Davidson and Greg Musick, 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, Marsters got his first acting job on TV on Northern Exposure, in which he appeared for two episodes as a bellboy and a church minister. He has made guest appearances on television series such as Andromeda, as well as the independent films Chance (2002), Winding Roads (1999), and the 2005 USA Network movie Cool Money. In 1999, he had a small role in the remake of House on Haunted Hill as a TV cameraman.
- Has one son, Sullivan (born in 1996), with ex-wife Liane Davidson.
- Just as his character's human counterpart from _"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)_ (qv), he is also a writer in real-life. He and comic book writer/novelist 'Christopher Golden' (qv) teamed up in 1999 for Dark Horse Comics' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike & Dru" comic book tie-in miniseries. It is now reprinted as a graphic novel.
- Was one of the three actors called in to audition for the role of Spike opposite 'Juliet Landau' (qv).
- Loves filming the violent scenes and stunt work on "Buffy" and takes great pride in doing his own stunts
- Has produced more than 70 plays.
- Is the legal guardian of his niece.
- Auditioned for the part of Praetor Shinzon in _Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)_ (qv).
- According to both 'Marina Sirtis' (qv) and 'Joss Whedon' (qv), he tested for the role of Shinzon in _Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)_ (qv). In order for him to have time off to film the movie, his character was sent to Africa at the end of _"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)_ (qv)'s sixth season.