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Thanks Jane Espenson for including me in the project. You were a kick ass director!
—James Marsterssrc

James Marsters is the American actor who portrays Mordred on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


James Wesley Marsters was born in Greenville, California, the son of a United Methodist minister and social worker.[1] He grew up with his brother, Paul, and sister, Susan, in Modesto, California. Dreaming about becoming an actor since he played Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh in fourth grade, Marsters joined the theater group at Grace M. Davis High School and acted in many plays, including musicals. After graduation in 1980, Marsters studied at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California. In 1982 he moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School, but left the program after two years.[2]

James first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike, a platinum-blond English vampire in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel, from 1997 to 2004. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the Superman-inspired series Smallville, the omnisexual time traveller Captain John Hart in the British science-fiction show Torchwood, and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. He appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You and appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the revival of Hawaii Five-0.

James is divorced from Liane Davidson, with whom he has one son Sullivan (born May 10, 1996). He is also raising his niece and regards her as his daughter.[3] It was announced on May 21, 2010, that he had proposed to girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Trier, Germany.[4] On January 14, 2011, they married in a private civil ceremony in Los Angeles.[5]



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