Spike and Cordelia head to 'Supernatural'

Spike and Cordelia head to 'Supernatural'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" co-stars Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters are to play a married couple on the U.S. series "Supernatural."

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Spike from 'Buffy' marries girlfriend

Spike from 'Buffy' marries girlfriend

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- James Marsters' publicist confirmed Thursday the U.S. television actor has married his longtime girlfriend, Patricia Rahman.
James Marsters joins 'Inches' pilot

James Marsters joins 'Inches' pilot

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- James Marsters, Andrea Martin and Stephanie Jacobsen have joined the cast of Syfy's 90-minute pilot "Three Inches," the U.S. television network said.
James Marsters to marry Patricia Rahman

James Marsters to marry Patricia Rahman

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- James Marsters's publicist has confirmed the U.S. television actor is engaged to fashion-design student Patricia Rahman.

Dr. James Marsters, inventor of TTY, dies

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Dr. James Marsters, a deaf orthodontist who helped cobble together the first text telephones in his California garage, has died at 85, his son said.
James Marsters cast in new Syfy series

James Marsters cast in new Syfy series

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. television actor James Marsters has been cast in the upcoming series "Caprica," Syfy announced.

Stars line up for Green River Killer mini

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Tom Cavanagh, James Marsters and Sharon Lawrence have signed on to star in a miniseries about the search for the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

'Buffy' star lands 'Dragonball' role

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor James Marsters is set to play a villain in "Dragonball," a live-action feature based on the Japanese comic and video games, Zap2it.com said.

'Buffy' vampire to play detective

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- James Marsters, known to U.S. audiences as Spike from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will play a detective in a recurring part on the CBS hit "Without A Trace."

Whedon looking at Spike movie for TV

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon says he's working on a TV movie surrounding the blond vampire, Spike.

FCC clears 'Will & Grace,' 'Buffy'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has cleared TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Will & Grace" of indecency charges.

Angel to rescue Buffy one last time

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Sarah Michelle Gellar may not ever appear on "Angel" again, but her iconic character Buffy will reportedly factor into the TV drama's final episodes.

Buffy actress won't appear on 'Angel'

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Sarah Michelle Gellar won't appear in the final episodes of the television drama "Angel," a spin-off of her own popular series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Buffy: Spike and Angel won't be allies

CATSKILL, N.Y., June 12 (UPI) -- Spike should make life tough for his rival when he moves to the "Buffy" spin-off "Angel" next fall, actor James Marsters said at a New York fan convention.
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James Marsters

James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike, a platinum-blond English vampire in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel from 1997 to 2004. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the Superman-inspired series Smallville, the omnisexual time traveller Captain John Hart in British science-fiction show Torchwood and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. In 2007, Marsters appeared in a supporting role in the mainstream movie P.S. I Love You and as the main antagonist, Piccolo, in the 2009 fantasy adventure film Dragonball Evolution.

Marsters was born in Greenville, California, the son of a former minister and social worker. He grew up with his brother, Paul, and sister, Susan, in Modesto, California. Dreaming about becoming an actor since he played Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh in fourth grade, Marsters joined the theater group at Grace M. Davis High School acting in many plays including musicals. After graduation, Marsters studied at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, 1980–1982, and Juilliard School, 1982–1984.

Marsters moved to Chicago, where his first professional acting role was Ferdinand in The Tempest at the Goodman Theatre in 1987. In this production, he was rolled onto the stage strapped naked to a wheel. He also appeared with well-known Chicago companies such as the Northlight and the Bailiwick and with his own group, the Genesis Theatre Company. Marsters was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance of the lead role of Robespierre in the six-hour drama Incorruptible: The Life, Death and Dreams of Maximilian de Robespierre in 1989.

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