James Marsters is an American singer and actor, best known for his role of Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. He won the Saturn Award twice.
James Wesley Marsters was born on August 20, 1962 in Greenville, California, USA. James, along with his brother and sister, grew up in the city of Modesto, California. When he studied in the fourth grade, James decided to become an actor, playing a role in the school play Winnie the Pooh. After that, he joined the school theater group and played a lot in various plays and musicals. After leaving school in 1982, James moved to New York, where he studied at Juilliard School for two years.
In 1987, Marsters moved to Chicago. The first serious role in the theater was the role of Ferdinand. For the role of Robespierre in 1989, Marsters was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award.