Birth Name: James Marsters
Birth Place: Greenville, California, USA
Dissatisfied with the Seattle scene, Marsters headed to Los Angeles in the mid-90s. He landed the role of 200-year-old vampire William the Bloody (nicknamed 'Spike' after his favored weapon) on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in 1997. A former pupil of David Boreanaz's Angel, Spike wasn't burdened by the conscience that plagued his lovestruck mentor, and was a welcome villainous addition to the "Buffy" stable of supernatural characters, offering comic relief to the sometimes overearnest series. Marsters' skillful North London accent and wildly acerbic delivery made lines such as "I love syphilis more than I love you" (delivered to Juliet Landau's Drucilla, Spike's girlfriend) all the more enjoyab...
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