Since his work for Buffy and Angel, Marsters has played the alien super villain Brainiac on the Superman-inspired series Smallville, Captain John Hart on Torchwood, and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. He appeared in a supporting role in the film P.S. I Love You, as Victor Hesse in the Hawaii Five-0 reboot, Victor Stein in the Marvel series Runaways, and as the voice of Zamasu in the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Super.
Marsters co-wrote the comic Spike and Dru: Paint the Town Red with Christopher Golden in 1999, and wrote the graphic novel Spike: Into the Light in 2014. There were also the following references to James Marsters' in the comics: the logo of his band Ghost of the Robot appeared in the vampire Vicki's shirt, Spike wore his character Captain John Hart's trademark clothes, and his wife Jasmine Marsters was face reference to the character Dylan Turner.
Marsters appeared in 96 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 24 of Angel. In addition to his role as Spike, he portrayed the First Evil in Spike's form. Marsters featured as well in season 6 promos and voice acted for Spike in the video game Chaos Bleeds.
- "School Hard"
- "Lie to Me"
- "What's My Line? Part One"
- "What's My Line? Part Two"
- "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"
- "I Only Have Eyes for You"
- "Becoming, Part One"
- "Becoming, Part Two"
- "Lovers Walk"
- "The Harsh Light of Day"
- "In the Dark"
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4 (guest starring in "The Harsh Light of Day" and "Wild at Heart")
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5 (Credit only in "The Body")
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7
- Angel season 5
Awards and nominations
For his role as Spike, Marsters won the Saturn Awards in 2001 and 2004 as "Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series" and as "Cinescape Face of the Future" in 2002. He was nominated as well in 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2005 for "Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series". He received a nomination for the Golden Satellite Awards in 2003 as "Best Performance TV Supporting Actor, Drama".
- James Marsters on Wikipedia