James Spader

Actor, Soda jerk, Truck driver
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Born: 02/07/1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

The Blacklist 2003 - 2004, 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Avengers: Age Of Ultron 2015 (Movie)

Ultron (Voice)

The Homesman 2014 (Movie)

Aloysius Duffy (Actor)

The Stick Up 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

W.N. Bilbo (Actor)

The Office 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 2003 - 2004, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2004 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Shorts 2009 (Movie)

Mr Black (Actor)

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of Fear 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Presenter

I Witness 2002 (Movie)

Draper (Actor)

Secretary 2002 (Movie)

Mr. Grey (Actor)

Slow Burn 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Speaking of Sex 2000 (Movie)

Dr. Roger Klink (Actor)

Supernova 2000 (Movie)

Nick Vanzant (Actor)

The Watcher 2000 (Movie)

Campbell (Actor)

Curtain Call 1998 (Movie)

Stewanson Lowe (Actor)

Critical Care 1997 (Movie)

Dr Werner Ernst (Actor)

Driftwood 1997 (Movie)

Man (Actor)

Keys to Tulsa 1997 (Movie)

Ronnie Stover (Actor)

2 Days in the Valley 1996 (Movie)

Lee Woods (Actor)

Crash 1996 (Movie)

James Ballard (Actor)

Dream Lover 1994 (Movie)

Ray Reardon (Actor)

Stargate 1994 (Movie)

Dr Daniel Jackson (Actor)

Wolf 1994 (Movie)

Stewart Swinton (Actor)

The Music of Chance 1993 (Movie)

Jack Pozzi (Actor)

Bob Roberts 1992 (Movie)

News Anchor Chuck Marin (Actor)

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

Cray Fowler (Actor)

True Colors 1991 (Movie)

Tim Garrity (Actor)

Bad Influence 1990 (Movie)

Michael Boll (Actor)

White Palace 1990 (Movie)

Max Baron (Actor)

Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 (Movie)

Graham Dalton (Actor)

The Rachel Papers 1989 (Movie)

DeForest (Actor)

Jack's Back 1988 (Movie)

John/Rick Wesford (Actor)

Baby Boom 1987 (Movie)

Ken Arrenberg (Actor)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

Rip (Actor)

Mannequin 1987 (Movie)

Richards (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Roger Barnes (Actor)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

Steff (Actor)

Tuff Turf 1985 (Movie)

Morgan Hiller (Actor)

Diner 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Secrets 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Kids 1984 (Movie)

Dutra (Actor)

The Family Tree 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Endless Love 1981 (Movie)

Keith Butterfield (Actor)

A Killer in the Family (TV Show)

Actor

Alien Hunter (TV Show)

Actor

Starcrossed (TV Show)

Actor

The Pentagon Papers (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Lee Kheel

Mother-In-Law

Victoria Spader Set Decorator

Ex-Wife
Met while working in a NYC yoga studio in the 1980s Married 1987 She was the set decorator for "sex, lies, and videotape" (1989), which starred him Divorced 2004

Todd Spader

Father

Jean Spader

Mother

Elijah Spader

Son
Born 1992; mother, Victoria Spader

Sebastian Spader

Son
Born 1989; mother, Victoria Spader

Leslie Stefanson Actor

Companion
Engaged 2008

EDUCATION

Michael Chekhov School

New York , New York

Phillips Andover Academy

Andover , Massachusetts
Dropped out in the eleventh grade to pursue acting

Milestones

2015

Played the lead villain in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron"

2013

Stars on the crime drama series "The Blacklist"

2012

Played political operative W.N. Bilbo opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"

2011

Guest-starred as Robert California on the final episode of season 7 of "The Office" (NBC)

2011

After much speculation as to who would replace Steve Carell, joined cast of "The Office" (NBC) as series regular, reprising his role of Robert California; announced he was leaving the show in 2012

2009

Made Broadway debut in David Mamet's "Race" at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre

2006

Narrated "China Revealed," the first episode of Discovery Channel's documentary series "Discovery Atlas"

2004

Reprised role of attorney Alan Shore for "The Practice" spinoff "Boston Legal" (ABC); received Golden Globe (2005) and SAG (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and Emmy (2008) nominations for Actor in a Drama Series

2003

Joined the cast of "The Practice" (ABC) as attorney Alan Shore

2002

Starred as Maggie Gyllenhaal's sadomasochistic boss in the critically acclaimed "Secretary"

2000

Appeared with Minnie Driver and Josh Brolin in "Slow Burn" (filmed 1998)

2000

Appeared with Keanu Reeves in "The Watcher," playing a former FBI agent who returns to search for a serial killer

2000

Featured in "Supernova"; director Walter Hill took his name off the troubled project (was credited as Thomas Lee)

1997

Portrayed an unethical resident physician in Sidney Lumet's "Critical Care"

1996

Played car fetishist James Ballard in David Cronenberg's controversial "Crash"

1996

Cast as assassin Lee Woods in the ensemble feature "2 Days in the Valley"

1994

Featured as Jack Nicholson's friend turned enemy in Mike Nichols' "Wolf"

1994

Cast as Egyptologist Daniel Jackson in the blockbuster hit "Stargate"

1993

Had a memorable role as a hot-headed young gambler in Phillip Haas' "The Music of Chance"

1992

Played the lead role in Mark Frost's "Storyville"

1991

Played John Cusack's moral best friend in "True Colors"

1990

Played a young, affluent widower opposite Susan Sarandon in "White Palace"

1989

Breakthrough film role was playing a sexual voyeur in Steven Soderbergh's "sex, lies, and videotape," for which he was awarded Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival

1987

Played a loathsome drug dealer named Rip in "Less Than Zero," based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis

1986

Played Blane's (Andrew McCarthy) rakish friend Steff in "Pretty in Pink"; scripted by John Hughes

1985

Acted in the feature "Tuff Turf"

1983

Appeared in the TV-movie, "Cocaine: One Man's Seduction" (NBC)

1983

TV acting debut, playing Fenwick (role originated by Kevin Bacon in the feature) on the unsold CBS pilot "Diner"

1981

Landed his first major film role as Brooke Shields' brother in "Endless Love"

Moved to NYC in the late 1970s, and performed in several off-Broadway stage productions with the Actors Studio

Held a variety of jobs before pursuing acting full-time, including yoga instructor, busboy, truck driver, stable boy, amusement park worker, and railroad car loader

Bonus Trivia

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With regard to the impact of "sex, lies and videotape" on his career: "Well, to put this in perspective, I should say that at the time it started to acquire a great deal of attention, I was entering rehearsals on 'Bad Influence,' and my wife was entering the last term of her pregnancy. My life was extremely chaotic anyway. Basically, the way it's affected my life is that different people have started to take notice of my work who took no notice of it before – at least in my perception." – Spader to The New York Times, Aug. 18, 1989

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On working in Brat Pack-era movies [i.e., "Pretty in Pink" and "Less Than Zero"]: "There was a sort of club. There were a whole bunch of young actors who were all sort of leads in these films, but I was pretty removed from that. I didn't live in L.A. I was living in New York. I was a hired gun during the period; I was never a member of the club." – Spader quoted in Premiere Magazine, January 1997

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