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James Marsters as Spike aka William the Bloody

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 A cocky vamp from 19th century England, Spike got his former (pre-bloodsucker) name, William the Bloody, because of his bloody awful poetry. However, in 1880, the sensitive lyricist was sired by his immortal lover Drusilla and got the name "Spike" because of his love for torturing victims with railroad spikes. Not exactly a Victorian poet a la William Wordsworth, Spike has killed two Slayers. The first of these was a Slayer during the Boxer Rebellion and the second was a punker kid in New York-whose trench coat has become synonymous with Spikes predatory attitude.

One of the most interesting members of Sunnydale's night stalkers, Spike found himself off and on with Drusilla who finally ended up leaving our favorite baddie the first time for the Chaos Demon and the second time for the Fungus Demon. According to Dru, the Victorian poet turned psychotic Slayer killer just wasn't evil enough for her. A traveler, the killer returned to Sunnydale one year trying to find the Gem of Amarra that would make him invincible. Eventually, Spike began dating former Sunnydale High snob turned fang face, Harmony. That didn't work out and Spike has taken a vested interest in our heroine Buffy. To his chagrin however, the Initiative implanted a chip in Spike's head to make him harmless to humans. More recently, Buffy told Spike that she found him disgusting, saying, "The only chance you had with me was when I was unconscious."

During the final battle with Glory that lead to the Buffster's death, the inherently vicious Spike kept his word to protect Dawn. Don't expect Spike to take on all of the values of the Scooby Gang... but expect his love for the fallen Slayer to drive his bloodlust in a more acceptable direction.

James Marsters was born on August 20th 1971 in Greenville, California, but was then raised in Modesto, California. His father used to be a minister, and his mother almost became a nun. James also has several brothers and sisters, and has been married but is now divorced.

He always knew he wanted to be an actor. From his debut as Eyeore in a fourth grade production of "Winnie the Pooh," he went on to study acting at New York's prestigious Juilliard. His professional career started by performing in stage productions including "The Tempest" and "Red Roses."

He studied at New York's famous Juilliard Academy and later moved to hollywood in 1997.

James Marsters made his feature film debut in October 1999 in "The House on Haunted Hill," a psychological horror film which also stars Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs and Lisa Loeb.

When he's not working, James Marsters enjoys playing the guitar, watching football, working on his car, driving in the desert, playing the guitar, singing, painting, writeing, and spending time with friends at the beach. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

His favourite food is rare steak and Cappucino Crunch ice cream, favourite TV show is the X Files, favourite movie is Apocalypse Now, favourite colour is green and sport is football.

Spike Quotes:
"We like to talk big, vampires do. The truth is, I like this world. We've got  dog racing, Manchester United and we've got millions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs."

"I don't fancy the next month trying to get librarian out of the carpet."

when Drusilla had dumped spike: "She wouldn't even kill me. She just left. She didn't even care enough to cut off my head."

to Ford after just meeting him: "I've known you for two minutes and I can't stand you. Don't really feature you living forever."

"I don't like to brag. Who am I kidding? I love to brag!"

"You know what I find works real good with Slayers? Killing them."

"Truth is, I like this place. You got dog racing, Manchester United, and you get people. Billions of people walking around like Happy Meals on legs."

Spike: "No more of this 'I've got a soul" crap?"
Angel: "What can I say? I was going through a phase." -Innocence

Drusilla: I brought something for you. Poor thing, she's an orphan. She nearly died! Not without a fight though... Do you like her? Hmm? I bought her specially for you to cheer you up. And I've named her Sunshine! Open wide! Come on love, you need to eat something to keep your strength up! Now, grrrr, open up for mummy!
Spike: I won't let you feed me like a child, Dru!

Spike: "Are we; feeling better then?"
Drusilla: "I'm naming all the stars."
Spike: "Can't see the stars, love. That's the ceiling. Also, its day."
Drusilla: "I can see them. But I've named them all the same name, and there's terrible confusion. I fear there may be a duel." -Innocence

Spike: "A Slayer with family and friends. That sure as hell wasn't in the brochure."
Drusilla: "You kill her. And we'll have a nice party." -School Hard

This is Spike before he was a vampire, I guess that we could call him William at this point of time.
Spike when he is morphed.


This is Spike when he is not morphed.

Spike in his 'apartment.'




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