James Marsters

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Quotes (11)

  • James Marsters: (on why her prefers playing villians) When you are a hero you are always running to save someone, sweating, worried and guilty. When you are a villain you are just lurking in the shadows waiting for the hero to pass by. Then you pop them in the head and go home...piece of cake.

  • James Marsters: I think we are all villians. And like all villains we think we are heroes but to tell you the truth, we all do acts of little evil or big evil all the time. Heroes are very rare but most of us are frankly villians.

  • James Marsters: I'm quite comfortable with being a geek. I've been a geek since high school. In Europe they call geeks "smart people", and frankly I think we live in a culture that doesn't value intelligence enough; so I am very proud in saying that I am a geek.

  • James Marsters: (on which is more important to an actos, being able to empathize or fantasize) But I guess, to empathize really as long as you understand that everybody deserves love, that everyone has a story to tell and no matter who you're playing whether it's Jeffrey Dahmer or Jesus Christ, they have a point of view that you have to respect.

  • James Marsters: (on what his band accomplishes with the fans) Sometimes I think we're the excuse so that they can get together and talk to each other. They've become each others friends, which I think is the best thing in the world. It's what artists are trying to do, remind people that they aren't alone. I think we do that.

  • James Marsters: (on the difference between playing Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and playing Brainiac in Smallville) One important thing is that Brainiac is always smiling. He's so good at what he does, he's enjoying himself. He's a very intelligent character. Spike was not stupid, but I don't think his hallmark quality was vast reserves of intelligence - charm, good hair, maybe, but not intelligence. And this man is very good at lying, which Spike never was.

  • James Marsters: I don't have a computer - I don't like to get into it that much 'cause it can screw with your head a little.

  • James Marsters: It's all magic to me. Country to punk rock, all of it. Chopin to Kurt Cobain. But it always all comes back to punk for me, because that was the last time, punk rock or grunge rock, was the last time that passion ruled the airwaves.

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Trivia (53)

  • James's first role in theater was when he was four. He played Eeyore in Winnie The Pooh.

  • James's favorite Star Trek character is Spock.

  • Among James's favorite films: The Maltese Falcon, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Casablanca,and Citizen Kane.

  • James's worse injury occurred when he was around ten years old. While playing baseball he slid to avoid getting out but ran his knee across a sprinkler head. The cut her received took over a year to heal properly and needed a skin graft.

  • James's favorite musical is Jesus Christ Superstar.

  • James did the narration for the book: The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire Book 1. It was released in the fall of 2010.

  • James has a fear of not being able to breath if something is put over his face/head.

  • James, with his band Ghost of the Robots, released their album Murphy's Law on Nov. 15th, 2011.

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