JAMES MARSTERS Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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JAMES MARSTERS, may best be known around the world for his ever popular cult character “Spike,” the punk-goth vampire who he played on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” for the past seven years. After working 6 years on the hit show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” he made the move to “Angel” for the last season it aired. A fan favorite, Marsters has received and been nominated for numerous awards world wide.


Born in the remote northern logging town of Greenville, California, and raised in Modesto, California, Marsters always knew he wanted to be an actor. From his debut as ‘Eyeore’ in a fourth grade production of “Winnie the Pooh", he went on to study acting at New York’s prestigious Julliard. He began his professional career in the theater, performing in stage productions including “The Tempest” and “Red Noses” at Chicago’s renowned Goodman Theater. In addition, Marsters revisited the stage in Los Angeles , with a starring role in an original play titled “The Why” which was produced by Noah Wyle.


Marsters made his on-screen debut guest-starring on the television series “Northern Exposure". He landed the prominent role of an ill-at-ease priest, which was cast locally in Seattle, soon after moving to the Pacific Northwest. He was inspired by the success to move to Los Angeles and within months was sinking his proverbial teeth into the role of ‘Spike’ in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Marsters, no stranger to television starred in the anthology series “Strange Frequency” for VH1, as well as in Gene Roddenburys “Andromeda.” Other credits include the feature film “The House of Haunted Hill",


This past summer Marsters toured Europe with his defunct band Ghost of the Robot to promote his CD Mad Brilliant. The band sold out all tour dates throughout the continent. In addition to the European dates he and his bandmates have also been selling out shows at Los Angeles hot spots such as The House of Blues, The Viper Room and the Knitting Factory.


When he’s not working, Marsters enjoys being a father, playing the guitar, watching football, and spending time with friends at the beach. He currently lives in Los Angeles.