James Marsters

San Diego Comic Con International 2010 - Entertainment Weekly and SyFy Party

Marsters in 2010, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: James Wesley Marsters

Place of Birth: Greenville, Plumas, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 20, 1962

Ethnicity: English, Irish, German, French, Scottish, 1/16th Mexican

James Marsters is an American actor, musician, and comic book writer. He is known for playing Spike on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and has also appeared on the shows Smallville, Torchwood, Caprica, and Runaways, among others.

He is the son of Margaret and James Marsters, a United Methodist minister. James was raised in Modesto, California. He has a son with his former wife Liane Davidson.

He has stated:

[My ancestry is] English, Irish, German, French and quite a good bit of Scottish from the Buchanan clan. My family Marsters is in the book of Domesday and helped Norman conquer in 1066 – we were good at something so they called us Masters and gave us a good castle and some sheep and stuff.

James’ maternal grandfather’s surname was Raymond (the son of Frederick Nathaniel Raymond). Frederick was the son of Edward Burleson Raymond and Juanita Rodriguez, who was of Mexican heritage.

James’ maternal grandmother was named Cecilia Robb. Cecilia was born in West Virginia.

3 Responses

  1. Erik1714 says:

    His family tree: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GDPX-8C6

    James is 1/16 Mexican, on his mother side. His great-grandfather Frederick Nathaniel Raymond was the son of Edward Burleson Raymond and Juanita Rodriguez.

  2. transemacabre says:

    His father was James William Marsters (1935-2016) and his mother Margaret Raymond Herman.

    His maternal grandmother was Cecilia Robb (1911-1993), who was born in West Virginia.

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