James Spader Biography (1960-)

Full name, James Todd Spader; born February 7, 1960, in Boston, MA; son of Todd (a teacher) and Jean (a teacher) Spader; married Victoria Kheel (a set decorator), 1979; children: Sebastian, Elijah. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Eli Selden, The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA90212.; Publicist: Ina Treciokas, I/D Public Relations New York, 155 SpringSt., Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10012.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 7, 1960
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Jimmy, Team-Mates (also known as Young Gangs of Wildwood High and Youth Gangs), 1978
  • (As Jimmy Spader) Keith Butterfield, Endless Love, Universal, 1981
  • Eddie Dutra, The New Kids (also known as Striking Back), Columbia, 1985
  • Morgan Hiller, Tuff Turf, New World, 1985
  • Steff McKee, Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986
  • Ken Arrenberg, Baby Boom, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1987
  • Mr. Richards, Mannequin, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Rip, Less Than Zero, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Roger Barnes, Wall Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • John Westford and Rick Westford, Jack's Back, Palisades, 1988
  • DeForest, The Rachel Papers, United Artists, 1989
  • Graham Dalton, sex, lies, and videotape (also known as Sex, Lies ...), Miramax, 1989
  • Max Baron, White Palace, Universal, 1990
  • Michael Boll, Bad Influence, Emerald Films International, 1990
  • Tim Garrity, True Colors, Paramount, 1991
  • Anchorman Chuck Marin, Bob Roberts, Paramount/Miramax, 1992
  • Cray Fowler, Storyville, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Jack Pozzi, The Music of Chance, IRS Releasing, 1993
  • Dr. Daniel Jackson, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la portedes etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Ray Reardon, Dream Lover, Gramercy, 1994
  • Stewart Swinton, Wolf, Columbia, 1994
  • The man, Driftwood, 1995
  • Lee Woods, 2 Days in the Valley, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • Dr. Werner Ernst, Critical Care, Live Entertainment, 1997
  • James Ballard, Crash, Fine Line, 1997
  • Ronnie Stover, Keys to Tulsa, Gramercy, 1997
  • Marcus, Slow Burn, Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Joel Campbell, The Watcher, MCA/Universal, 2000
  • Nick Vanzant, Supernova, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists/Imperial Entertainment, 2000
  • Dr. Roger Klink, Speaking of Sex, Twentieth Century-Fox/Canal PlusGroup, 2001
  • Parker, The Stick Up, Blockbuster Video, 2001
  • E. Edward Grey, Secretary, Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • Douglas Draper, I Witness, Promark Entertainment Group, 2003
  • William Ashbury, Shadow of Fear, Mainline Productions, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jake Nichols, The Family Tree, NBC, 1983
  • Alan Shore, The Practice, ABC, 2003-2004
  • Alan Shore, Boston Legal, ABC, 2004-
  • Miniseries
  • (In archive footage) Retrosexual: The 80s, VH1, 2004
  • Movies
  • Buddy Gant, Cocaine: One Man's Seduction, NBC, 1983
  • Donny Tison, A Killer in the Family, ABC, 1983
  • Lowell Everall, Family Secrets, NBC, 1984
  • Stevenson Lowe, Curtain Call, Starz!, 1998
  • Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers, FX Channel, 2003
  • Julian Rome, Alien Hunter, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter and honoree, The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC,2004
  • Episodic
  • Voice of Steven, "Slow Tango in South Seattle," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994
  • Jason "Stanky" Hankey, "The Apology," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Guest, The View, ABC, 2003, 2004
  • Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellenand The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Fenwick, Diner, CBS, 1983
  • Joey Callaghan, Starcrossed, ABC, 1985
  • Alan Shore, Boston Legal, ABC, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Equus, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Veronica's Room.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audiobooks
  • Reader, Strange Highways, by Dean R. Koontz, Time Warner AudioBooks, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Detour, September, 1997
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 25, 1993, pp. 32-33; November 11, 1994,pp. 44-45
    • Esquire, May, 1991
    • GQ, October, 1990, p. 264
    • Interview, April, 1993, pp. 82-85
    • Missoulian, February 22, 2004
    • New York Newsday, June 26, 1994
    • New York Times, August 18, 1989
    • Playboy, April, 1990, pp. 90-91, 98, 170-71
    • Premiere, November, 1987; January, 1997
    • TV Guide, October 4, 2003, pp. 48-51; January 31, 2004, p. 18
    • USA Today, October 28, 1994
    • Vogue, November, 1990

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