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MARSTERS, James 1962–

PERSONAL

Full name, James Wesley Marsters; born August 20, 1962, in Greenville, CA; son of a former minister and social worker; married Liane Davidson (marriage ended); children: Sullivan. Education: Attended the Juilliard School, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and American Conservatory Theatre. Avocational Interests: Playing guitar, singing, painting, watching football, spending time with friends at the beach, and writing.

Addresses: Manager—Nimber Entertainment, 211 South Beverly Dr., Suite 208, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Contact—c/o 2109 S. Wilbur Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362.

Career: Actor. New Mercury Theatre (a theatrical company), Chicago, IL, then Seattle, WA, cofounder; Genesis Theater (a theater company), Chicago, IL, cofounder; worked at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, and American Conservatory Theatre, Seattle, WA. Ghost of the Robot (band), member.

Awards, Honors: Teen Choice Award nominations, TV—choice sidekick, 2000, TV—choice actor, drama, 2002, and choice TV actor—drama/action adventure, 2003, Saturn Award nominations, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, best genre TV supporting actor, 2000, best supporting actor in a television series, 2002, 2003, Saturn Awards, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, best supporting actor on television, 2001, and best supporting actor in a television series, 2004, Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award—Male, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 2002, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series—drama, 2003, all for Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 2005, for Angel.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Billy Johnson, Winding Roads, 1998.

Channel 3 cameraman, House on Haunted Hill (also known as Haunted Hill), 1999.

Simon, Chance, Benson Entertainment, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Spike/William the Bloody, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series and Buffy), The WB, 1997–2001, then UPN, 2001–2003.

Spike, Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2003–2004.

Professor Milton Fine/Brainiac, Smallville, The WB, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sullivan "Sully" McManus, The Enforcers, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mitch, "Soul Man," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001.

Bobby Comfort, Cool Money, USA Network, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Buffy's Back (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Himself, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as A&E Biography: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bellhop, "It Happened in Juneau," Northern Exposure, 1992.

Reverend Harding, "Grosse Pointe 48230," Northern Exposure, 1993.

Mickey Collins, "Heart and Sole," Medicine Ball, 1995.

Officer Billy O'Hara, "Herniated Nick," Moloney, CBS, 1996.

Swan, "Collateral Damage," Millennium, Fox, 1999.

Spike, "In the Dark," Angel, The WB, 1999.

Spike, "Darla," Angel, The WB, 2000.

Mitch Brand, "Soul Man," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001.

Charlemagne Bolivar, "Into the Labyrinth," Andromeda, syndicated, 2001.

Voice of Sergei, "Tight Squeeze," Spider-Man (animated), MTV, 2003.

Voice of Sergei, "Mind Games: Part 1," Spider-Man (animated), MTV, 2003.

Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Guest, The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, Rove Live, Ten Network (Australia), 2004, 2005.

Ted Tunney, "A Piece of the Rock," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Voices in the Dark, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1994.

Also appeared in The Tempest, and Red Noses, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL; The Normal Heart, Chicago, IL; Handing Down the Names, A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA; Trolius and Cressida, Twelfth Night, and Camino Real, Juilliard, New York City; The Marriage of Figaro, Chicago, IL; Life Is a Dream, Chicago, IL; Incorruptible, Chicago, IL.

Stage Director:

Something Unspoken, Genesis Theater, Chicago, IL, 1989.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Buffy: Season 3 Overview (documentary short), Fox Box, 2003.

Himself, Buffy: Season 4 Overview (documentary short), Fox Box, 2003.

Himself, Buffy: Season 5 Overview (documentary short), Fox Box, 2003.

Himself, Buffy: Season 6 Overview (documentary short), Fox Box, 2004.

Himself, Buffy: Season 7 Overview (documentary short), Fox Box, 2004.

Himself, Angel: The Final Season (documentary short), Fox Box, 2005.

Video Games:

Voice of Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fox Interactive, 2000.

Voice of Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, Fox Interactive, 2003.

Taped Readings:

Jim Butcher's Storm Front, Victory Audio Video Services, 1997.

Also narrated Jim Butcher's Fool Moon.

Albums (with Ghost of the Robot):

Mad Brilliant, 2003.

Albums (as a solo artist):

Civilized Man, 2005.

WRITINGS

Graphic Novels:

(With Christopher Golden, Ryan Sook, and Eric Powel) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike & Dru, Dark Horse Comics, 1999.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, October 31, 1997, p. 84.