Spader, James

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Spader, James Gender: M
James Todd Spader
born on 7 February 1960 at 20:02 (= 8:02 PM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°17' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 25°44 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°26'

James Spader
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American actor who landed his first role in "Team Mates," 1978 and spent the 1980s being cast endlessly as the quintessential yuppie. It was not until 1989 that he emerged as a significant talent in "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," for which he earned the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival.

He is the son of Todd and Jean Spader and discovered his passion for acting while attending high school. Though both parents were schoolteachers, James dropped out of Phillips Andover prep school at 17, moved to New York, and enrolled at the Michael Chekov Studio where he studied drama. In order to support himself until he became successful in his chosen field, he bused tables, cleaned stables and taught yoga.

Spader’s success continued to grow after "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," and in 1990, he appeared in "White Palace" opposite Susan Sarandon, a somewhat controversial role that brought him wide acclaim. During the next ten years, he appeared in many films including "True Colors," 1991, "Stargate," 1994, "Two Days in the Valley," 1996, and "The Watcher," 2000. He has been a hit in the TV series "Boston Legal." Spader says he has enjoyed working in all of his films and will do so in the future, as long as he doesn’t have to watch any of them.

He married Victoria Kheel in 1979; they have two children, Sebastian and Elijah.

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  • associate relationship with MacDowell, Andie (born 21 April 1958). Notes: Co-star in "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," 1989
  • associate relationship with Ringwald, Molly (born 18 February 1968). Notes: co-stars in "Pretty in Pink"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Bergen, Candice (born 9 May 1946). Notes: Co-stars on "Boston Legal"
  • business associate/partner relationship with Shatner, William (born 22 March 1931). Notes: Co-stars on "Boston Legal"


  • Work : New Job 1978 (Film debut)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1979 (Victoria Kheel)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Film debt in "Endless Love")
  • Work : Prize 1989 (Best Actor award at the Cannes Festival)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1989 (Appeared in "Sex, Lies and Videotape")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2000 (Appeared in "The Watche")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 28 September 2003 (Debut appearance as "Alan Shore" on "The Practice", episode 147 "We The People")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 3 October 2004 (Debut broadcast of TV series "Boston Legal")
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Source Notes

McEvoy quotes B.C. 5/2001. Steinbrecher quotes B.R.


  • Traits : Mind : Education limited (Dropped out of school at age 17)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Since 1979)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Party animal (In early years)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV and film, film strongest medium)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival)