James Marsters

Actor

20/08/1962 (59 years old) Greenville, California, United States

Despite his utterly convincing British accent on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marsters was born and bred in California. Trained at Juilliard, the magnetic thespian honed his craft for a decade on the stage in Chicago, New York and Seattle and was already in his mid-thirties when cast as bleach-blond bloodsucker Spike, a character he sunk his teeth into for eight years with irreverent comic glee on both Buffy and its spin-off, Angel. On the side, Marsters pursued his musical ambitions, fronting the band Ghost of the Robot before touring as a solo performer in 2005. Marsters' post-Buffy work included a villainous stint as Brainiac in the 2005-06 season of Smallville, voicing archvillain Lex Luthor in the 2007 animated film Superman: Doomsday, portraying astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the 2009 TV film Moonshot and recurring on the sci-fi show Caprica. Away from the cameras, Marsters enjoys playing the guitar, watching football and being father to son Sullivan, with whom he performs music.

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