James Spader

Get James Spader Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

James Spader BIO

JAMES SPADER most recently appeared on Broadway in David Mamet's RACE in 2010.

Currently, he stars as Raymond "Red" Reddington on NBC's "The Blacklist."

Spader's film credits include Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies, and Videotape," for which he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival; David Cronenberg's "Crash," which received the Special Jury Prize at Cannes; and Steven Shainberg's "Secretary," which won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature. Other film credits include "2 Days in the Valley," "Wolf" and "Less Than Zero."

Spader starred in Steven Spielberg's feature "Lincoln," opposite Daniel Day Lewis, while also starring on NBC's hit comedy "The Office." Most recently, he co-starred in the feature film "The Homesman," alongside Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones (who also directed), and starred as the titular villain in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

From 2004-08, Spader won three Emmy Awards for his seminal role as shameless attorney Alan Shore on "The Practice" and "Boston Legal," making him the only actor to win consecutive Emmys playing the same character on two different series.

James Spader Photos


Original Broadway Production, 2009
Jack Lawson

James Spader Videos

James Spader News

Righteous Brothers' Bucky Heard Will Star in New Musical BREATHE THE SKY

Tickets are now on sale for Breathe the Sky, the new musical presentation written and directed by Three-time Tony Award winner and Boulder City, NV resident Kathleen K. Johnson. Featuring a cast of Las Vegas favorites led by The Righteous Brothers' Bucky Heard, the show will play Myron's At The Smith Center on September 11th and 12th for two special performances only.

20 SECONDS, Award-Winning Play with Music, to Make New York City Premiere in September

Discover the details of the New York City premiere of '20 Seconds,' an award-winning play with music. Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD, Now in Previews on Broadway!

Previews begin tonight, February 26, for the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Sweeney Todd will officially open on March 26, 2023, at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Meet the cast of Sweeney Todd here!

THE BLACKLIST to End With Season 10 on NBC

In its landmark 10th season, “The Blacklist” returns as Raymond Reddington (James Spader) confronts unparalleled danger. With Reddington’s covert role as an FBI informant facing exposure, former Blacklisters will unite against him in their lethal desire for revenge - testing Red and the FBI Task Force as never before.

Full Cast Announced For SWEENEY TODD Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George).

Video: Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of SWEENEY TODD

The upcoming Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has found its cast! Can't wait for February 26? Get to know the principal company with this roundup of videos!

David Alan Grier Joins ABC's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 30th Anniversary Special as Cogsworth

David Alan Grier has been cast as Cogsworth in ABC's upcoming animated and live-action blended special, “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” Grier will join the previously announced H.E.R. in the role of Belle, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Josh Groban as the Beast, and Rita Moreno as the Narrator.

Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus & More Join NBC Fall Programming Slate

Dolly Parton will headline the musical film “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.” NBC’s New Year’s Eve celebration is back as Miley Cyrus continues the newest holiday tradition with the return of “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party,” joining favorites “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” “The National Dog Show” and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.'

NBC Renews THE BLACKLIST For Season 10

NBC’s drama “The Blacklist” – from Sony Pictures Television, Universal Television and Davis Entertainment — has been renewed for a 10th season. “The Blacklist” stars James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison, Hisham Tawfiq, Laura Sohn and Harry Lennix. The show is also the fourth highest broadcast drama in bringing in an upscale audience.

David Alan Grier Joins FX's THE PATIENT

Grier will join the previously announced Steve Carell, Domhall Gleeson, Linda Emond, Laura Niemi and Andrew Leeds in the cast of the eight-episode half-hour series. Details of Grier's role are currently being kept under wraps. The Patient was co-written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg.


The summer camp-set third season of High School Musical: the Musical: the Series will include a performance of Disney's Frozen. In addition to music from Frozen, season three will feature music from Camp Rock and the High School Musical franchise. Corbin Bleu will join Joshua Bassett Olivia Rodrigo, Julia Lester, and more in the new season.

BWW Exclusive: Annabella Sciorra to Guest-Star on THE BLACKLIST

Sciorra plays the episode’s titular “blacklister,” “the avenging angel,” a character who will use any means necessary to return what has been unjustly stolen. The show also stars stars James Spader, Amir Arison, and Hisham Tawfiq. Check out exclusive new photos of Sciorra in the episode now!

TROUBLE IN MIND Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast!

Trouble In Mind officially begins previews tonight, October 29, at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Learn more about the cast here!

A SOLDIER'S PLAY's David Alan Grier Wins 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

David Alan Grier has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for A SOLDIER'S PLAY.

Meet the 2021 Jimmy Awards Nominees- Part 3

It's just days until the biggest night in high school musical theatre! The Jimmy Awards officially return as a virtual ceremony on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Get to know just a few of the nominees, including: Brynn Brady, Nathan Bravo, Taylor Garlick, Kendall Hicks, Brady McComas, Marcus McGee, Ronald Spoto, Arianna Vila, and Kuper Walker.

Wake Up With BWW 6/30: PLAZA SUITE Announces Broadway Dates, New MJ Casting, and More!

Today's top stories: Plaza Suite announces Broadway dates, MJ announces new casting in the title role, first look at photos from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, and more!


DAG talks about his quarantine outfit, staying home, being in a bubble with his family, losing weight on the Jenny Craig diet, cast-members on “In Living Color” playing pranks on him, playing Jamie Foxx’s father on their new Netflix show “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” meeting Jamie for the first time, and Jimmy’s parents coming to his shows and feeding him leftovers.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Roger Bart in an All New Scene From THE BLACKLIST

Bart plays a lawyer who recently helped get nefarious blacklister The Freelancer released from prison, who runs up against Spader’s Red Reddington in his effort to find Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).

Marvel Stars That Have Taken Bows on Broadway

Which Marvel stars have been nominated for Tony awards? Which Marvel stars have produced shows on Broadway? What are some of their upcoming Broadway projects! Read on to find out!

VIDEO: James Spader Reacts to Seth Meyers' PRETTY IN PINK Transformation

James Spader reminisces about his Pretty in Pink character Steff McKee and gives details about The Blacklist’s recent animated episode.


James Spader has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

James Spader has not appeared in the West End

Get James Spader Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.



Recommended For You