James Marsters is an American actor, singer and songwriter who first found international fame playing punk-goth Brit vampire Spike in the critically acclaimed American TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the equally popular spin-off Angel. He has also played Brainiac in TV’s Smallville and had recurring guest roles in Hawaii 5-0, Torchwood, Caprica and Witches of East End. He was most recently seen on Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways TV series.
His film credits include romantic love story P.S. I Love You (2007) with Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Kathy Bates, USA Original true-crime film Cool Money (2005), independent thriller Shadow Puppets (2007), Winding Roads (1999), The House on Haunted Hill (1999), Chance (2002) with Buffy co-star Amber Benson and the live action film of Dragonball Evolution (2009).
James’s voiceover talents can be found portraying Lex Luthor on the DVD release of Superman: Doomsday and he continues to read for the very popular Dresden Files books on tape series.
He has received numerous nominations and awards, including the Spacey Award, the Saturn Award, the Cinescape Face of the Future Award, the Golden Satellite Award, and the Teen Choice Award.
James is also a singer songwriter and has enjoyed sell-out concerts in America, Canada, Australia and Europe. He brought out his first solo album, Civilized Man, in 2005 and has self-produced 5 more CDs with his band Ghost of the Robot.