James Marsters is an American actor. He first appeared on television in 2 episodes of Northern Exposure in 1992. He later gained mainstream recognition for starring as Spike on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a role he played from 1997 to 2003. He reprised his role on the spin-off series Angel. On the big screen, he debuted in the 1999 film House on Haunted Hill. In the 2000s, he played Professor Milton Fine / Brainiac on Smallville. He also had performances in the films Chance, Shadow Puppets, and P.S. I Love You. He later portrayed Lord Piccolo in 2009’s Dragonball Evolution. As of 2017, he plays Victor Stein on the new series Runaways.