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From Vampire to Rocker

You may know him as Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer but did you know that James Marsters was also in a band and has done a number of audio books? In honor of spooky season, it's time to learn a bit more about our fave vampire. 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Spike wasn't originally supposed to be long-running character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The creator, Joss Weadon, gave in and decided to keep around the villain turned anti-hero as he became popular with the show's fanbase. 

“To Joss,” Marsters told 411Mania, “vampires were supposed to be ugly, evil, and quick to be killed... when I was cast Joss did not imagine me to be popular; Spike was supposed to be dirty and evil, punk rock, and then dead." 

He was in a band?

Did you know that he's a good singer? From 2003-2004 James Marsters was the lead singer of the rock band Ghost of the Robot. Later on, in October of 2004, he launched his solo music career. 

TV Show

Northern Exposure

James Marsters in a Reverand outfit drinking tea


Bellhop, Rev. Harding 


Spike and Angel posing for a promo shot




James Marsters in a black leather jacket looking menacingly


Dr. Milton Fine, Brainiac, Brainiac 5 


In a old military uniform, holding two guns, James Marsters is standing in front of a bar


Captain John Hart 

Hawaii Five-O

James Marsters holding a walkie talkie


Victor Hesse 


James Marsters sitting in a kitchen wearing plum suspenders, a dress shirt and a blue tie


Victor Stein / Jonah / Magistrate 


Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

Animated Sergei in a metal suit hold a futuristic blaster and it looks like he shot a robot that is falling over



Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Capt. Faro Argyus in a ship smiling


Capt. Faro Argyus 

The Super Hero Squad Show

Head shot of animated Mister Fantastic


Mister Fantastic 

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated

In a colonial looking attire, the animated man is holding an old timey pistol


Dandy Highwayman, Librarian, Man 

Ultimate Spider-Man

Bald man in purple villian suit


Korvac, Chitauri #3 


Animated Nosferatu in a suit with a red bowtie




Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Cover of XBOX game Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an image of Buffy on the front


DC Universe Online

cover of DC Universe Online video game with one side being superheroes and the other the villains of DC


Lex Luther

Dragonball Legends

Future Zamasu in a fighting pose


Future Zamasu 


The Dresden Files

The Dresden Files of the covers

The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

Covers of The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

The Vampire Empire by Clay and Susan Griffith

Covers of The Vampire Empire by Clay and Susan Griffith

The Untamed City by Melissa Marr

Cover of The Untamed City by Melissa Marr