More James Marsters Bios & Profiles
Biography #2James Marsters, who has appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as the goth-decked vampire Spike for the past two seasons, joins the cast as a series regular for the show's fourth season.
Born in the remote northern logging town of Greenville, CA, and raised in Modesto, CA, 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 Juilliard. He began his professional career in the theater, performing in stage productions including The Tempest and Red Roses at Chicago's renowned Goodman Theatre.
Marsters made his onscreen 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 on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
When he's not working, Marsters enjoys playing the guitar, watching football and spending time with friends at the beach. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)