According to the
Watcher's Guide (and other sources), J.M. is a genuinely nice,
enthusiastic and funny guy with undying affection for the theater -
and Star Trek. He wanted to be an actor since his childhood days.
But this guy has lots of other talents. He plays guitar, sings,
paints and writes. He studied at Julliard and came to Los Angeles in
1997 after spending more than ten years on the regional-theater
circuit. He decided "to come down here and try to make enough money
to stow away so that I wasn't poor...The irony of it is, I think I'm
working on a show with better scriptwriting than many of the
original plays that I worked on the theater! I'm very lucky. It
doesn't hurt to be known first as 'cool sexy killer guy'."
along with the other cast members really well (e.g. on Halloween he
and Alyson Hannigan got made up as vampires and went out. James:
"She's hot as a vampire."). So what does James like most about the
show? "My favorite moment was in the first episode I did when I put
my vampire henchman's head through the glass of the fire
extinguisher... My favorite parts are always the violent parts."
(Aww, isn't he just great?) He also likes horror and has something
very interesting to say about the genre: "I think fantasy and horror
have the ability to use metaphor to a much better extent than shows
that are more tied to realism. You often find issues that are taboo
in any other realm except for horror and science-fiction. It's kind
of like the jester in the medieval courts. He could say whatever he
wanted, as long as it was a joke." And what does he think of Spike?
"He is a sadist and he is never happier than when he is hurting
people or killing people, but he is truly, sincerely, deeply in love
with Drusilla. Which makes him in some regards beautiful in that
probably know already, J.M.'s hair is originally brown and he's
dying it for the show. When asked if blondes really have more fun,
he states: "I'm having a lot more fun when I'm on Buffy. Fun... I
just always have fun... so yeah!" Reading interviews with James, one
can't help noticing that he's really into his character and the
show. And if you ask me, he really seems to be a cool guy.
1999 "The House on Haunted Hill" as Channel
3 Camera Man
2001 "The Enforcers"
2001 "Strange Frquency" as "Mitch Brand"
in episode: "Soul Man" (episode # 1.1)
2000 "Andromeda" as "Charlemagne Bolivar" in episode:
"Into the Labyrinth" (episode # 2.9)
2000 "Baby Blues"
as "Prince William/Guest"(voice)
1999 "Angel" as Spike
1997 - "Buffy the
Vampire Slayer" as Spike
- As "Eric Swan" in episode # 3.11 "Collateral Damage"
1995 Medicine Ball
1990 Northern Exposure
- as "Reverend Harding" in episode # 4.14 "Grosse Pointe
1990 Northern Exposure
as "Bellhop" in episode # 3.21 "It Happened In Juneau"