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James Spader

James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of teachers Jean (Fraser) and Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover with director Peter Sellars; he dropped out in eleventh grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing his first roles. Spader's first major film role was as Brooke Shields' brother in the romance drama Endless Love (1981). Spader graduated from television movies to Brat Pack films, playing the scoundrel. In Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), he played a sexual voyeur who complicates the lives of three Baton Rouge residents. This performance earned him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival and led to bigger and more varied roles. His best known role is the colorful attorney Alan Shore on the David E. Kelley television series The Practice (1997) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004).He won 3 prime time Emmy Awards in the Best Actor, Drama category for playing the same character Alan Shore in two different television series 'The Practice' and 'Boston Legal' out of the 4 nominations he received for the same between the years 2004-2008. He also received a Golden Globe and several Screen Actor Guild Award Best Actor nominations for reprising this role.


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Born:
Feb 7, 1960 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
12
First Appeared:
In the series Seinfeld 1989-07-05
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Boston Legal
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Blacklist Raymond 'Red' Reddington 152 episodes, 2013-2020 2013-09-23
Discovery Atlas Narrator 1 episode, 2006 2006-09-05
The Office Unknown 2005-03-24
Boston Legal Alan Shore 101 episodes, 2004-2008 2004-10-03
The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05