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as Brainiac in Smallville

James Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician, who played Don Stark in Season 7's episode "Shut Up, Dr. Phil" of Supernatural.

He is mostly known for his roles as Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, Brainiac in Smallville, and as Captain John Hart in Torchwood.

Marsters has appeared in series like Numb3rs, Lie to Me, Without a Trace, Hawaii Five-O and Caprica.


James, Charisma Carpenter and Amy Acker all worked on the supernatural tv show Angel, in addition he and Charisma worked together on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, even though the two didn't share many scenes together.

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