James Spader

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James Spader
Biographical information
Birth name James Todd Spader
Birth date (1960-02-07) February 7, 1960 (age 64)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nationality American
Professional information
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978—present
Television Alan Shore in Boston Legal and The Practice
Raymond "Red" Reddington in The Blacklist
Stargate-related information
Related series Stargate
Occupation Actor
Character Dr. Daniel Jackson

James Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor best known for his eccentric roles in films such as Pretty in Pink; Less Than Zero; Sex, Lies, and Videotape; Crash; Stargate; and Secretary; and Lincoln. His most famous television roles are those of the colorful attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards, and Robert California in The Office. He portrayed Doctor Daniel Jackson in the 1994 featured film Stargate. He currently stars as Raymond "Red" Reddington in The Blacklist.


Spader carreer started in 1978. He played in numerous TV series and films, like The Family Tree (with John Diehl as cast) and Seinfeld (with Rae Allen, Sayed Badreya, French Stewart as cast). He notably starred in Boston Legal (with Derek Webster as cast).

Involvement in the Stargate universe


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2013-2019 The Blacklist Actor (133 episodes)
Executive producer (64 episodes)
Co-executive producer (18 episodes)
Raymond 'Red' Reddington TV Series
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Actor Ultron Film
2014 The Homesman Actor Aloysius Duffy Film
2012 Lincoln Actor W.N. Bilbo Film
2011-2012 The Office Actor Robert California TV Series, 25 episodes
2009 Shorts Actor Mr. Black Film
2004-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series) Actor Alan Shore TV Series, 101 episodes
2004 Shadow of Fear Actor William Ashbury Film
2003-2004 The Practice Actor Alan Shore TV Series, 22 episodes
2003 Alien Hunter Actor Julian Rome Film
2003 I Witness Actor Douglas Draper Film
2003 The Pentagon Papers Actor Daniel Ellsberg TV Movie
2002 The Stickup Actor John Parker Film
2002 Secretary Actor Mr. Grey Film
2001 Speaking of Sex Actor Dr. Roger Klink Film
2000 Slow Burn Actor Marcus Film
2000 The Watcher Actor Campbell Film
2000 Supernova Actor Nick Vanzant Film
1998 Curtain Call Actor Stevenson Lowe Film
1997 Seinfeld Actor Jason 'Stanky' Hanky TV Series, 1 episode
1997 Critical Care Actor Dr. Werner Ernst Film
1997 Driftwood Actor The Man Film
1996 Keys to Tulsa Actor Ronnie Stover Film
1996 2 Days in the Valley Actor Lee Woods Film
1996 Crash Actor James Ballard Film
1994 Stargate Actor Dr. Daniel Jackson Film
1994 Frasier Actor Steven TV Series, 1 episode
1994 Wolf Actor Stewart Swinton Film
1993 Dream Lover Actor Ray Reardon Film
1993 The Music of Chance Actor Jack Pozzi Film
1992 Bob Roberts Actor Chuck Marlin Film
1992 Storyville Actor Cray Fowler Film
1991 True Colors Actor Tim Gerrity Film
1990 White Palace Actor Max Baron Film
1990 Bad Influence Actor Michael Boll Film
1989 The Rachel Papers Actor Deforest Film
1989 Sex, Lies, and Videotape Actor Graham Dalton Film
1988 Jack's Back Actor John/Rick Westford Film
1988 Greasy Lake Actor Digby Video
1987 Wall Street Actor Roger Barnes Film
1987 Less Than Zero Actor Rip Film
1987 Baby Boom Actor Ken Arrenberg Film
1987 Mannequin Actor Richards Film
1986 Pretty in Pink Actor Steff Film
1985 Starcrossed Actor Joey Callaghan TV Movie
1985 The New Kids Actor Dutra Film
1985 Tuff Turf Actor Morgan Hiller Film
1984 Family Secrets Actor Lowell Everall TV Movie
1983 The Family Tree Actor Jake Nichols TV Series
1983 A Killer in the Family Actor Donny Tison TV Movie
1983 Diner Actor Fenwick TV short
1983 Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Actor Buddy Gant TV Movie
1981 Endless Love Actor Keith Butterfield (as Jimmy Spader) Film
1978 Team-Mates Actor Jimmy Film


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