James Spader Biography

Birthday: 1960-02-07
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Todd and Jean Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing his first roles. Spader's first major film role was as Brooke Shields' brother in the romance drama Endless Love (1981). Spader graduated from television movies to Brat Pack films, playing the scoundrel. In Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), he played a sexual voyeur who complicates the lives of three Baton Rouge residents. This performance earned him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival and led to bigger and more varied roles. His best known role is the colorful attorney Alan Shore on the David E. Kelley television series "The Practice" (1997) and its spin-off "Boston Legal" (2004).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Baby Boom Ken Arrenberg 1987 Comedy
True Colors 1991 Drama
Wolf Stewart Swinton 1994 Drama
The Watcher 2000 Crime
Supernova Nick Vanzant 2000 Horror
Alien Hunter Julian Rome 2003 - 2006
Boston Legal Alan Shore 2008 Comedy
The Blacklist Raymond 'Red' Reddington 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Mannequin 1937
Endless Love Keith Butterfield 1981 Drama, Romance
Tuff Turf 1985 0, 0, Biography
The New Kids Dutra 1985 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Pretty in Pink Steff 1986 0, Biography
Baby Boom Ken Arrenberg 1987 Biography, 0, 0
Less Than Zero Rip 1987 Crime, Drama, Romance
The Rachel Papers 1989 Drama, Romance
Sex, lies and videotape Graham Dalton 1989 Drama
Bad Influence Michael Boll 1990 Crime, Drama, Thriller
White Palace Max Baron 1990 Drama, Romance
Bob Roberts Chuck Marlin 1992 Comedy
Storyville 1992 Drama, Thriller
The Music of Chance Jack Pozzi 1993 Drama
Wolf Stewart Swinton 1994 0, Reality Tv, 0
Stargate Dr. Daniel Jackson 1994 Sport, 0
Dream Lover 1995
2 Days in the Valley Lee Woods 1996 0, Comedy
Crash James Ballard 1997 Drama
Driftwood The Man 1997 Thriller
Keys to Tulsa 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Critical Care Dr. Werner Ernst 1997 Comedy, Drama
It All Came True Stevenson Lowe 1998 Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Supernova Nick Vanzant 2000 Game Show, Reality Tv, Sport
The Watcher 2000
Slow Burn Marcus 2000 Thriller
Secretary Mr. Grey 2002 0, Biography
The Stickup John Parker 2002 Action, Crime, Mystery
Speaking of Sex Dr. Roger Klink 2002 Comedy, Romance
I Witness Douglas Draper 2003 Drama, Action, Thriller
Shadow of Fear William Ashbury 2004
Shorts Mr. Black 2009 0, 0
The Homesman Aloysius Duffy 2014 Drama
True Colors 2018 Biography, 0