|Birth name||James Todd Spader|
|Birth||February 7, 1960|
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
|Television||Alan Shore in Boston Legal and The Practice|
|Stargate universe-related informations|
|Occupation in Stargate||Actor|
|Character(s)||Dr. Daniel Jackson|
James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor best known for his eccentric roles in films such as Pretty in Pink; Less Than Zero; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Crash; Stargate; and Secretary; and Lincoln. His most famous television roles are those of the colorful attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards, and Robert California in The Office. He portrayed Doctor Daniel Jackson in the 1994 featured movie Stargate. He currently stars as Raymond "Red" Reddington in The Blacklist, and he is set to play Ultron in Marvel Studios' upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Spader was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Jean (née Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader, both teachers. One of Spader's great-great-grandfathers was William Ingersoll Bowditch (of the historic William Ingersoll Bowditch House); Spader's ancestors also include deaf educator Laurent Clerc, mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, American Revolution general Joshua Babcock, and Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia Paul Mascarene.
During his early education, Spader attended The Pike School (where his mother taught art) and enrolled in the Brooks School (where his father taught), for one year, in North Andover, Massachusetts. Spader later transferred to Phillips Academy, but dropped out of school in the eleventh grade to pursue acting at the Michael Chekhov School in New York City. Before becoming a full-time actor, Spader held a variety of jobs including being a yoga instructor, busboy, truck driver, stable boy, and railroad-car loader.
Spader's first major film role was in 1981 as Brooke Shields' brother in Endless Love, and his first starring role was in Tuff Turf alongside good friend Robert Downey, Jr. However, he did not rise to stardom until 1986, when he played Molly Ringwald's foil Steff in Pretty in Pink. He starred opposite Andrew McCarthy, another friend, in Mannequin, and in the film adaptation of Less Than Zero, where he played a drug dealer named Rip. Supporting roles in movies such as Baby Boom and Wall Street followed until his critical breakthrough in 1989. In Sex, Lies, and Videotape, he played a sexual voyeur named Graham Dalton who complicates the lives of three Baton Rouge residents. For this performance, he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. His roles in the early 1990s included playing a young, affluent widower opposite Susan Sarandon in White Palace, John Cusack's best friend in True Colors, and a poker-playing drifter who collides with Mandy Patinkin in The Music of Chance. In 1994, he starred as Egyptologist Daniel Jackson in the blockbuster film Stargate. He played car-accident fetishist James Ballard in the controversial Canadian film Crash in 1996 and assassin Lee Woods in 2 Days in the Valley. In 1997, Spader guest starred in an episode of Seinfeld as an angry recovering alcoholic who refuses to apologize to George for making fun of him. In 2000, he played a drug-addicted detective tracking down serial killer Keanu Reeves in The Watcher. In 2001, he starred as Maggie Gyllenhaal's sadistic boss in the critically acclaimed Secretary.
From 2004 to 2008, Spader starred as the lead character Alan Shore in the television series Boston Legal, in which he reprised his role from the television series The Practice. Spader won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Award for his portrayal of Alan Shore in 2004, on The Practice and won it again in 2005 and 2007, for Boston Legal. With the 2005 Emmy Win, Spader became one of the few actors (along with co-star William Shatner as Denny Crane) to win an Emmy award while playing the same character in two different series. Even rarer, Shatner and Spader each won a second consecutive Emmy while playing the same character in two different series. Spader also won the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical for Boston Legal in 2006.
Spader starred as a lead character in Race, a play written and directed by David Mamet. It opened on December 6, 2009 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. The show closed on August 21, 2010 after 297 performances.
Spader was one of a number of prominent guest stars in "Search Committee," the final episode of season 7 of The Office. He portrayed a man named Robert California. On June 27, 2011, Ricky Gervais (an executive producer on the show) announced Spader was to join the cast on a permanent basis. Spader planned to stay only through the eighth season, and while the original plan was just to do the guest appearance, executive producer Paul Lieberstein said, "those two scenes became a season."
On August 29, 2013, Marvel Studios announced that Spader will join the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast as villainous robot Ultron. Scheduled for a 2015 release, the film is the sequel to the 2012 release The Avengers.
Spader met his first wife, Victoria Kheel, a decorator, while working in a yoga studio, after he moved to New York in the 1980s. They married in 1987 and have two sons, Elijah and Sebastian. Spader filed for divorce from Kheel in 2004 and, as of June 2011, has plans to marry his girlfriend (and former Alien Hunter co-star), Leslie Stefanson, with whom he had a child in August 2008.
Involvement in the Stargate universe
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Ultron (voice)||Film, post-production|
|2013-2014||The Blacklist||Raymond 'Red' Reddington||TV Series, 23 episodes|
|2014||The Homesman||Aloysius Duffy||Film|
|2011-2012||The Office||Robert California||TV series, 25 episodes|
|2004-2008||Boston Legal (TV series)||Alan Shore||TV series, 101 episodes|
|2004||Shadow of Fear||William Ashbury||Film|
|2003-2004||The Practice||Alan Shore||TV series, 22 episodes|
|2003||Alien Hunter||Julian Rome||Film|
|2003||I Witness||Douglas Draper||Film|
|2003||The Pentagon Papers||Daniel Ellsberg||TV movie|
|2002||The Stickup||John Parker||Film|
|2001||Speaking of Sex||Dr. Roger Klink||Film|
|1998||Curtain Call||Stevenson Lowe||Film|
|1997||Seinfeld||Jason 'Stanky' Hanky||TV series, 1 episode|
|1997||Critical Care||Dr. Werner Ernst||Film|
|1996||Keys to Tulsa||Ronnie Stover||Film|
|1996||2 Days in the Valley||Lee Woods||Film|
|1994||Stargate||Dr. Daniel Jackson||Film|
|1994||Frasier||Steven||TV series, 1 episode|
|1993||Dream Lover||Ray Reardon||Film|
|1993||The Music of Chance||Jack Pozzi||Film|
|1992||Bob Roberts||Chuck Marlin||Film|
|1991||True Colors||Tim Gerrity||Film|
|1990||White Palace||Max Baron||Film|
|1990||Bad Influence||Michael Boll||Film|
|1989||The Rachel Papers||Deforest||Film|
|1989||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Graham Dalton||Film|
|1988||Jack's Back||John/Rick Westford||Film|
|1987||Wall Street||Roger Barnes||Film|
|1987||Less Than Zero||Rip||Film|
|1987||Baby Boom||Ken Arrenberg||Film|
|1986||Pretty in Pink||Steff||Film|
|1985||Starcrossed||Joey Callaghan||TV movie|
|1985||The New Kids||Dutra||Film|
|1985||Tuff Turf||Morgan Hiller||Film|
|1984||Family Secrets||Lowell Everall||TV movie|
|1983||The Family Tree||Jake Nichols||TV series|
|1983||A Killer in the Family||Donny Tison||TV movie|
|1983||Cocaine: One Man's Seduction||Buddy Gant||TV movie|
|1981||Endless Love||Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader)||Film|
Awards and nominations
Spader has won 5 awards, out of 26 nominations.
|1989||Cannes Film Festival||Best Actor||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Won|
|1990||Saturn Award||Best Actor||Jack's Back||Nominated|
|1990||CFCA Award||Best Actor||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Nominated|
|1990||Independent Spirit Award||Best Male Lead||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Nominated|
|1990||Independent Spirit Award||Best Male Lead||Sex, Lies, and Videotape||Nominated|
|1995||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actor||Wolf||Nominated|
|2003||Chlotrudis Award||Best Actor||Secretary||Nominated|
|2004||Primetime Emmy||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||The Practice||Won|
|2005||Golden Globe||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2005||People's Choice Award||Favorite Male Television Star||Nominated|
|2005||Primetime Emmy||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Won|
|2005||Satellite Award||Outstanding Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2005||Golden Satellite Award||Best Actor in a Series, Drama||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2006||Satellite Award||Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical||Boston Legal||Won|
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2007||Primetime Emmy||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Won|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2008||Primetime Emmy||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2009||Golden Nymph||Outstanding Actor - Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Boston Legal||Nominated|
|2012||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||The Office||Nominated|
- EXCLUSIVE: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Casts James Spader as the Film's Legendary Villain
- "James Spader Biography (1960-)". filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/9/James-Spader.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Obituary, October 28, 2007; Massachusetts
- "James Spader Biography". TV Guide. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/james-spader/bio/155526. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
- "Awards for James Spader". Internet Movie Database. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000652/awards. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
- James Spader Emmy Award Winner
- James Spader at the Primetime Emmy Award Database
- "New York Production Listings." Back Stage. 24 June 2009. (accessed June 25, 2009).
- James Spader Rips Into Mamet's 'Race' The New York Times May 12, 2009
- James Spader, Carla Gugino, Ryan Phillippe Join Cast of 'By Virtue Fall' The Hollywood Reporter
- Elavsky, Cindy (2012-03-16). "Celebrity Extra". Downriver Sunday Times. http://downriversundaytimes.com/2012/03/16/celebrity-extra-139/. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
- "James Spader Plans to Wed Again". Contact Music. 2005-12-29. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/spader%20plans%20to%20wed%20again. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
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|Birth country||USA +|
|Birth date||February 7, 1960 +|
|Has played in||Avengers: Age of Ultron (Film) +, The Blacklist (TV Series) +, The Homesman (Film) +, Lincoln (film) +, The Office (TV series) +, Shorts (film) +, Boston Legal (TV series) +, Shadow of Fear (film) +, The Practice (TV series) +, Alien Hunter (film) +, I Witness (film) +, The Pentagon Papers (TV movie) +, The Stickup (film) +, Secretary (film) +, Speaking of Sex (film) +, Slow Burn (film) +, The Watcher (film) +, Supernova (film) +, Curtain Call (film) +, Seinfeld (TV series) +, Critical Care (film) +, Driftwood (film) +, Keys to Tulsa (film) +, 2 Days in the Valley (film) +, Crash (film) +, Frasier (TV series) +, Wolf (film) +, Dream Lover (film) +, The Music of Chance (film) +, Bob Roberts (film) +, Storyville (film) +, True Colors (film) +, White Palace (film) +, Bad Influence (film) +, The Rachel Papers (film) +, Sex, Lies, and Videotape (film) +, Jack's Back (film) +, Greasy Lake (video) +, Wall Street (film) +, Less Than Zero (film) +, Baby Boom (film) +, Mannequin (film) +, Pretty in Pink (film) +, Starcrossed (TV movie) +, The New Kids (film) +, Tuff Turf (film) +, Family Secrets (TV movie) +, The Family Tree (TV series) +, A Killer in the Family (TV movie) +, Diner (TV short) +, Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (TV movie) +, Endless Love (film) + and Team-Mates (film) +|
|Infobox image||James Spader.jpg +|
|Main cast in||Stargate (movie) +|
|Month-Day birth||February 7 +|
|Movie||Stargate (movie) +|
|Name||James Spader +|
|Prov||James Spader +|
|Stargate occupation||Actor +|
|Year active start||1978 +|