Birth Date: August 20, 1962 / Age: 51
Biography: James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an actor, best known for playing the popular character Spike, a vampire, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel.
He has made guest appearances on several popular television series such as Northern Exposure and Andromeda, as well as the independent films Chance, Winding Roads and the 2005 USA Network movie Cool Money.
In 2003-4, he was also lead singer for the rock band Ghost of the Robot. Their debut album Mad Brilliant was released on February 2, 2003.
The band played its first gigs in LA and Paris. They went on to play many successful dates in and around LA and two further sold-out tours of Europe. They released one CD album, Mad Brilliant; three singles, Valerie, David Letterman and New Man; and one mid-length "EP", It's Nothing. All these releases carried tracks written and co-written by him.
His solo musical career was launched in October 2004, in London. His solo acoustic tour of the UK in April 2005 was a huge success.
A new solo album Civilized Man was released on April 15th, 2005. It includes several new songs as well as the popular Katie and Smile. Ten of the eleven songs are written by Marsters.
James Marsters has also become the voice of The Dresden Files, a series of detective novels with a definitely supernatural bent. The third audio in the series is due out in March of 2005.