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|Image = James Marsters.jpg
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|Caption = James Marsters in 2019.
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|First = "[[School Hard]]"
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|Last = "[[Not Fade Away]]"
 
|Name = James Wesley Marsters
 
|Name = James Wesley Marsters
|Gender = Male
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|Date of Birth = August 20, 1962
|Date of Birth = August 20, 1962
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|Place of Birth = Greenville, California, USA
|Place of Birth = Greenville, California, United States
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|Characters = *[[Spike]]
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*[[First Evil]]
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'''James Wesley Marsters''' is an American actor and musician, best known for playing the popular platinum-blond character [[Spike]] in the television series ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'' and its spin-off series ''[[Angel (series)|Angel]]''. [[Joss Whedon]] has proposed making a [[Spike (film)|Spike movie]] starring James Marsters.
 
   
It is James' notable and acclaimed appearance as [[Spike]] on the television series [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]] (first appearing in series two) which attracted the attention of the general public. The immediate fan response prevented his character from being dispatched to enjoy a pivotal presence throughout the life of the series.
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'''James Wesley Marsters''' is an American actor and musician, best known for playing the popular character [[Spike]] in ''[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer]]'' and ''[[Angel (series)|Angel]]''.
   
Another television series that has featured James Marsters is the famous series "Smallville", about the young Superman growing up. In this series, James Masters plays the human form of BRAINIAC, Milton Fine, and appears first in season 5, until the character Milton Fine dies in the season 8 episode Legion. He was also in series 2 of BBC sci-fi drama, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torchwood Torchwood] as time-traveling, roguish ex-Time Agent, Captain John Hart, appearing the first, penultimate and last episodes of the series.[[File:Tw_downloads_s2_ep01_jack_john3_1024.jpg|Left|thumb|Marsters in Torchwood poster promo with John Barrowman]]
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Since then, he 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''.
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[[Category:Buffy the Vampire Slayer (series) Actors|Marsters, James]]
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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 [[wikipedia:Ghost of the Robot|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]].
[[Category:Angel (series) Actors|Marsters, James]]
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[[Category:Buffy the Vampire Slayer Video Games Actors|Marsters, James]]
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==Appearances==
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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]]. Marsters featured as well in [[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6|season 6 promos]] and voice acted for Spike in the video game ''[[Chaos Bleeds (game)|Chaos Bleeds]]''.
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*"[[School Hard]]"
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*"[[Halloween]]"
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*"[[Lie to Me]]"
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*"[[What's My Line? Part One]]"
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*"[[What's My Line? Part Two]]"
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*"[[Surprise]]"
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*"[[Innocence]]"
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*"[[Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered]]"
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*"[[Passion]]"
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*"[[I Only Have Eyes for You]]"
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*"[[Becoming, Part One]]"
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*"[[Becoming, Part Two]]"
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*"[[Lovers Walk]]"
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*"[[The Harsh Light of Day]]"
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*"[[In the Dark]]"
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*[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 4|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' season 4]] <sup>(guest starring in "[[The Harsh Light of Day]]" and "[[Wild at Heart]]")</sup>
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*[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' season 5]] <sup>(credit only in "[[The Body]]")</sup>
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*"[[Darla (episode)|Darla]]"
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*[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 6|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' season 6]]
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*[[Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7|''Buffy the Vampire Slayer'' season 7]]
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*[[Angel season 5|''Angel'' season 5]]
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==Comics written==
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*''[[Paint the Town Red]]'' (with [[Christopher Golden]])
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*''[[Spike: Into the Light]]''
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==Awards and nominations==
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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".
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==External links==
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*{{Wikipedia}}
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*{{IMDb actor|0551346}}
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*{{ComicBookDB|4716}}
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Latest revision as of 05:07, March 11, 2020


James Wesley Marsters is an American actor and musician, best known for playing the popular character Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Since then, he 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.

AppearancesEdit

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. Marsters featured as well in season 6 promos and voice acted for Spike in the video game Chaos Bleeds.

Comics writtenEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

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".

External linksEdit

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