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      James Spader

      James Spader

      Highest Rated: 100% The Music of Chance (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Keys to Tulsa (1997)

      Birthday: Feb 7, 1960

      Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

      Actor James Spader played multiple intriguing deviants in a number of acclaimed independent films in the 1980s and 1990s before his magic touch with morally ambiguous outsiders found its way to television on "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08). Spader began his career playing a series of unsympathetic yuppie types in the era of the shamelessly wealthy, then put films like "Wall Street" (1987) and "Less Than Zero" (1987) behind him in favor of exploring man's attraction to danger - often sexual - in acclaimed indie films like "sex, lies, and videotape" (1989), "Crash" (1996) and "Secretary" (2002). In 2003, he was handpicked to shake things up on David E. Kelley's stale law drama, "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), before being given a starring role as lawyer of questionable ethics in the spin-off, "Boston Legal," for which he earned several Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. By the time he joined the cast of "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013) in 2011, Spader was firmly established as a credible lead in television and on film, capably performing in just about any role that came his way. His starring role on the thriller series "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013- ), playing master manipulator "Red" Reddington, perfectly encapsulated his ability to make unpleasant characters fascinating.

      Highest rated movies

      The Music of Chance
      Sex, Lies, and Videotape
      Lincoln
      The Homesman
      Wall Street
      Secretary
      Pretty in Pink
      Jack's Back

      Photos

      TUFF TURF, James Spader, Kim Richards, 1985, (c)New World Pictures JACK'S BACK, Cynthia Gibb, James Spader, 1988, (c)Paramount Pictures BAD INFLUENCE, James Spader, 1990. (c) Triumph Releasing Corp.. CRASH, James Spader, Holly Hunter, 1996, (c) Fine Line Features CRASH, James Spader, Holly Hunter, 1996. ©Fine Line JACK'S BACK, Cynthia Gibb, James Spader, 1988, (c)Paramount Pictures THE WATCHER, James Spader, 2000, © Universal TUFF TURF, James Spader, 1985, (c)New World Pictures THE WATCHER, James Spader, 2000, © Universal SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo, Andie MacDowell, James Spader, 1989. (c)Miramax The Blacklist, James Spader, 'Lady Ambrosia', Season 3, Ep. #14, 02/11/2016, ©KSITE THE WATCHER, James Spader, 2000, © Universal The Blacklist, James Spader, 09/23/2013, ©KSITE THE WATCHER, from left: James Spader, Keanu Reeves, 2000, © Universal The Blacklist, James Spader, 'Monarch Douglas Bank', Season 2, Ep. #2, 09/29/2014, ©NBC THE WATCHER, from left: James Spader and Keanu Reeves. 2000. The Blacklist, James Spader, 'The Caretaker', Season 3, Ep. #16, 02/25/2016, ©KSITE The Blacklist, James Spader, 'Dr. James Covington', Season 2, Ep. #3, 10/06/2014, ©NBC TUFF TURF, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, 1985. ©New World Releasing THE WATCHER, (l to r): Marisa Tomei and James Spader. 2000.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      76% 82% Avengers: Age of Ultron Ultron (Voice) $459.0M 2015
      81% 53% The Homesman Aloysius Duffy (Character) $2.4M 2014
      90% 80% Lincoln W.N. Bilbo (Character) $182.2M 2012
      47% 32% Shorts Mr. Black (Character) $20.9M 2009
      No Score Yet 3% Shadow of Fear William Ashbury (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 32% I Witness Douglas Draper (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 64% The Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 16% Alien Hunter Julian Rome (Character) - 2003
      78% 82% Secretary E. Edward Grey (Character) $4.0M 2002
      No Score Yet 51% The Stickup John Parker (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 38% Speaking of Sex Dr. Roger Klink (Character) - 2001
      12% 12% Slow Burn Marcus (Character) - 2000
      11% 28% The Watcher Campbell (Character) $28.9M 2000
      11% 17% Supernova Nick Vanzant (Character) $14.2M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Curtain Call Stevenson Lowe (Character) - 1998
      59% 30% Critical Care Dr. Werner Ernst (Character) $169.4K 1997
      10% 23% Keys to Tulsa Ronnie Stover (Character) $53.2K 1997
      60% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Lee Woods (Character) $11.1M 1996
      63% 61% Crash James Ballard (Character) $3.4M 1996
      No Score Yet 52% Driftwood The Man (Character) - 1995
      57% 38% Dream Lover Ray Reardon (Character) - 1994
      54% 73% Stargate Dr. Daniel Jackson (Character) $70.9M 1994
      62% 43% Wolf Stewart Swinton (Character) $65.0M 1994
      100% 87% The Music of Chance Jack Pozzi (Character) - 1993
      67% 22% Storyville Cray Fowler (Character) $352.5K 1992
      44% 45% True Colors Tim Gerrity (Character) $304.5K 1991
      65% 51% Bad Influence Michael Boll (Character) $11.3M 1990
      50% 62% White Palace Max Baron (Character) $16.9M 1990
      45% 53% The Rachel Papers Deforest (Character) $154.6K 1989
      96% 79% Sex, Lies, and Videotape Graham (Character) $22.7M 1989
      71% 37% Jack's Back John/Rick Westford (Character) - 1988
      20% 55% Mannequin Richards (Character) $34.9M 1987
      50% 63% Less Than Zero Rip (Character) $10.8M 1987
      79% 81% Wall Street Roger Barnes (Character) $41.3M 1987
      67% 62% Baby Boom Ken Arrenberg (Character) $25.4M 1987
      75% 81% Pretty in Pink Steff (Character) $521.0K 1986
      40% 48% The New Kids Eddie Dutra (Character) - 1985
      17% 59% Tuff Turf Morgan Hiller (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 32% Starcrossed Joey Callaghan (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Secrets Lowell Everall (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 46% Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Buddy Gant (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer in the Family Donny Tison (Character) - 1983
      26% 51% Endless Love Keith Butterfield (Character) - 1981

      TV

      Credit
      81% 89% The Office Robert California (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2011-2012 2024
      91% 78% The Blacklist Raymond "Red" Reddington (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2013-2023
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2019 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2022
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2013 2019
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013-2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012
      86% 94% Boston Legal Alan Shore (Character) 2004-2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Discovery Atlas Narrator 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Alan Shore (Character) 2003-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
      89% 92% Seinfeld Jason 'Stanky' Hanky (Guest Star) 1997
      95% 94% Frasier Steven (Guest Voice) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Tree Jake Nichols (Character) 1983