James Marsters, may best be known around the world for his ever popular cult character “Spike,” the punk-goth vampire who he played on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” for seven years. After working six years on the hit show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” he made the move to “Angel” for the last season it aired. A fan favorite, Marsters has received and been nominated for numerous awards worldwide. Marsters co-starred opposite Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler in Richard LaGravenese film, P.S. I Love You, based on the best-selling novel by Cecilia Ahem. James has recurred on numerous television series: “Caprica,” “Without A Trace,” “Smallville” and the UK hit “Torchwood.” When James joined the cast of “Smallville” as Brainiac in 2005 his appearance saw the ratings rise by an estimated 50%. Initially hired for just one episode of “Torchwood”, the creators immediately recognized a good thing and signed him up for two more. Born in the remote northern logging town of Greenville, California, and raised in Modesto, California, 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 Julliard.