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James Spader

James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor and producer. He has portrayed eccentric characters in films such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Stargate (1994), Crash (1996), Secretary (2002), and Lincoln (2012). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he played the titular character of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), which he portrayed through voice and motion capture. His television roles include those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice (1997-2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004-2008) (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office (2005-2013). He also stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, (2013-) for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations. Description above is from the Wikipedia article James Spader, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 7, 1960 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Team-Mates 1978-11-21
Latest Project:
Series Marvel Studios: Legends 2021-01-08
Known For
Poster of Secretary
Poster of Stargate
Poster of The Family Tree
Poster of Endless Love
Series Marvel Studios: Legends Ultron (voice) (archive footage) 2021-01-08
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron (voice) 2015-04-22
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie The Homesman Aloysius Duffy 2014-05-18
Series The Blacklist Raymond "Red" Reddington 2013-09-23
Movie Lincoln WN Bilbo 2012-11-09
Movie Shorts Carbon Black 2009-08-21
Series Discovery Atlas Unknown 2006-10-01
Series The Office Robert California 2005-03-24
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Movie Shadow of Fear William Ashbury 2004-09-14
Series Boston Legal Alan Shore 2004-10-03
Movie I Witness Douglas Draper 2003-04-13
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie The Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg 2003-03-09
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Alien Hunter Julian Rome 2003-07-19
Movie Secretary E. Edward Grey 2002-01-11
Movie The Stickup John Parker 2002-02-01
Movie Speaking of Sex Dr. Roger Klink 2001-10-18
Movie Supernova Nick Vanzant 2000-01-14
Movie Slow Burn Marcus 2000-09-12
Movie The Watcher FBI Special Agent Joel Campbell 2000-09-08
Movie Curtain Call Stevenson Lowe 1998-12-05
Movie Critical Care Dr. Werner Ernst 1997-10-31
Movie Driftwood The Man 1997-03-27
Series The Practice Alan Shore 1997-03-04
Movie Keys to Tulsa Ronnie Stover 1997-04-11
Series The View Himself 1997-08-11
Movie Crash James Ballard 1996-07-17
Movie 2 Days in the Valley Lee Woods 1996-09-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Wolf Stewart Swinton 1994-06-17
Movie Stargate Dr. Daniel Jackson 1994-10-27
Movie Dream Lover Ray Reardon 1993-10-24
Movie The Music of Chance Jack Pozzi 1993-06-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Steven (voice) 1993-09-16
Movie Storyville Cray Fowler 1992-08-26
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Bob Roberts Chuck Marlin 1992-09-04
Movie True Colors Tim Gerrity 1991-03-15
Movie Bad Influence Michael Boll 1990-03-09
Movie White Palace Max Baron 1990-10-19
Movie The Rachel Papers Deforest 1989-05-12
Series Seinfeld Jason 'Stanky' Hanky 1989-07-05
Movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape Graham Dalton 1989-08-04
Movie Jack's Back John Allen Wesford / Richard Wesford 1988-05-06
Movie Greasy Lake Unknown 1988-01-13
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Mannequin Mr. Richards 1987-02-13
Movie Baby Boom Ken Arrenberg 1987-10-07
Movie Less than Zero Rip 1987-11-06
Movie Wall Street Roger Barnes 1987-12-10
Movie Pretty in Pink Steff 1986-02-28
Movie Tuff Turf Morgan Hiller 1985-01-11
Movie The New Kids Eddie Dutra 1985-01-18
Movie Starcrossed Joey Callaghan 1985-01-31
Movie Family Secrets Lowell Everall 1984-05-13
Movie Diner Fenwick 1983-08-08
Series The Family Tree 1983-01-22
Movie Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Buddy Gant 1983-08-08
Movie A Killer in the Family Donny Tison 1983-10-30
Movie Endless Love Keith Butterfield 1981-07-17
Movie Team-Mates Jimmy 1978-11-21