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James Marsters Biography

Birth Name:
James Wesley Marsters
Birth Place:
Greenville, California, United States
Actor, musician

Fast Facts

  • Bitten by the acting bug as a fourth grader when he starred as Eeyore in a staging of Winnie the Pooh
  • Co-created the Genesis Theater Company in Chicago
  • First TV role was a guest spot on Northern Exposure in 1992
  • Received a Saturn Award in 2001 for Best TV Supporting Actor for his role as Spike in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • In 2004, shaved off his Buffy character's famed bleached hair for charity on TV's On Air With Ryan Seacrest
  • Fronted a band named Ghost of the Robot, then left the group to pursue a solo career
  • His first solo CD, Civilized Man, was released in 2005 as he embarked on a European tour
  • Voiced time-honored villain Lex Luthor in the 2007 animated film Superman: Doomsday
  • Hobbies include playing the guitar and watching football


  • Paul Marsters -- Brother
  • Liane Davidson -- Ex-wife
  • Susan Marsters -- Sister
  • Sullivan Marsters -- Son
  • Patricia Rahman -- Wife