* DyeingForYourArt: Dyed his hair platinum blonde to play Spike
* FakeBrit:
** He's from California, but Spike's from London. [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Captain John Hart]] also uses a British accent, as does [[{{Warehouse 13}} the Count of St. Germain]].
** Several people ''on the set'' of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' thought he was British.
* FakeNationality: He's stated in interviews that he can do any accent he can get paid to do. Irish, Italian, French, Russian… ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' audiobooks pretty much prove that.
* OneOfUs:
** He is a ''Manga/DragonBall'' fan, to the point he resisted furiously when the producers of Film/DragonballEvolution tried to make Piccolo look normal and demanded he look like the original character.
** He's a comic geek and a gamer to boot.
* ThrowItIn: The scar on his eyebrow is real although it has healed noticeably since Spike's first appearance
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to the commentary track for ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', he was almost the voice of GreenArrow for ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', but he had to pull out before recording began.