is an actor/singer most famous for playing the Ensemble Darkhorse
vampire Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
. His other most famous roles are as Milton Fine (Brainiac
) in Smallville
and Captain John Hart in Torchwood
. He appeared on Caprica
as terrorist leader Barnabas Greeley, appeared on Warehouse 13
as the Count of St. Germain, and also portrays Piccolo in Dragonball Evolution
. He also
has provided the audio performances of most of Jim Butcher
books to date, Ghost Story
being the exception.
He is married to Patricia Rahman, which caused a few eyebrows to raise due to the large age gap (23 years) between them, and the fact that Marsters had attended her high school graduation (they started dating when she was 17-18 and he was 42).
Tropes associated with this actor include:
- Fake Brit: His most well-regarded roles are usually this, despite the fact that Marsters is American. Supposedly casting agents in Britain still mistake him for the genuine article. Doesn't help that his full name is James Wesley Marsters. Or that he bears a good resemblance to Sid Vicious.
- Handsome Lech: Many fans who have met him in person talked about his habit of hitting on younger women. He would later start dating his wife while she was still in high school and he was in his early 40s.
- Older Than They Look: Born 1962. No kidding. Check his Wikipedia. Appearing to be in his late 20s or early-to-mid 30s, he definitely doesn't look like he's 51.
- One of Us: Attended Star Trek fan conventions when he was younger.
- Promoted Fanboy: In Dragonball Evolution.