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James Spader

James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor best known for his eccentric roles in movies such as Pretty in Pink; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Crash; Stargate; and Secretary. His most famous television role is that of the colorful attorney Alan Shore from The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards.

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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 WandaVision 2021-01-15
Known For
Poster of The Stickup
Poster of Jack's Back
Poster of Greasy Lake
Poster of The Family Tree
Series WandaVision Ultron (voice) 2021-01-15
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron (voice) 2015-04-22
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 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 2006-10-01
Series The Office Unknown 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 The Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg 2003-03-09
Movie I Witness Douglas Draper 2003-04-13
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
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 The Watcher FBI Special Agent Joel Campbell 2000-09-08
Movie Supernova Nick Vanzant 2000-01-14
Movie Slow Burn Marcus 2000-09-12
Movie Curtain Call Stevenson Lowe 1998-12-05
Series The Practice Alan Shore 1997-03-04
Movie Driftwood The Man 1997-03-27
Series The View Himself 1997-08-11
Movie Keys to Tulsa Ronnie Stover 1997-04-11
Movie Critical Care Dr. Werner Ernst 1997-10-31
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Crash James Ballard 1996-07-17
Movie 2 Days in the Valley Lee Woods 1996-09-11
Movie Wolf Stewart Swinton 1994-06-17
Movie Stargate Dr. Daniel Jackson 1994-10-27
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993-09-13
Movie The Music of Chance Jack Pozzi 1993-06-23
Series Frasier Guest Caller - Steven 1993-09-16
Movie Dream Lover Ray Reardon 1993-10-24
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
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Movie The Rachel Papers Deforest 1989-05-12
Movie Sex, Lies, and Videotape Graham Dalton 1989-08-04
Movie Greasy Lake 1988-01-13
Movie Jack's Back John Allen Wesford / Richard Wesford 1988-05-06
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 Starcrossed Joey Callaghan 1985-01-31
Movie The New Kids Eddie Dutra 1985-01-18
Series The Family Tree 1983-01-22
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1983-04-04
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