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James Marsden

1973-09-18 Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

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James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and former model. Marsden began his acting career guest starring in the television shows Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993), Touched by an Angel (1995), Party of Five (1995), and miniseries Bella Mafia (1997). He gained prominence in the early 2000s with his portrayal of Scott Summers / Cyclops in the X-Men film series (2000–2014), and starred in Superman Returns (2006). Other works during this period include The Notebook (2004), 10th & Wolf (2006), and The Alibi (2006). Following his breakthrough in comic book films, Marsden went on to star in various genre films, including Hairspray (2007), which was a critical and commercial success and won many awards for its ensemble cast. As Corny Collins, he sang two songs for the film's soundtrack which has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. He subsequently appeared in the films Sex Drive (2008), The Box (2009), and Straw Dogs (2011). Marsden has also had starring roles in family-friendly films such as Enchanted (2007), Hop (2011), and Disenchanted (2022), and leading roles in 27 Dresses (2008), The Best of Me (2014), and Tom Wachowski in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022). In 2012, Marsden starred in a range of independent films such as Small Apartments, Bachelorette, and Robot & Frank. He later returned to television guest-starring in Modern Family (2011), and playing Liz Lemon's love interest, Criss Chros in 30 Rock (2012–2013) in a supporting role. In 2013, Marsden portrayed President John F. Kennedy in Lee Daniels's The Butler, and had a supporting role in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. He starred as gunslinging sentient android Teddy Flood in the first two seasons HBO science fiction series Westworld (2016–2022), a role he reprised in the fourth season. Since 2019, Marsden has starred as Steve and Ben Wood in the Netflix black comedy series Dead to Me. In 2020, Marsden played Stu Redman in the Paramount+ miniseries The Stand. He also has a role in Netflix's upcoming film Unfrosted: The Pop Tart Story.


Unfrosted Jack Lalanne 2024-04-30
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Tom Wachowski 2024-12-20
Knox Goes Away Miles Knox 2024-03-15
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Hank (voice) 2023-09-21
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Tom Wachowski 2022-03-30
Disenchanted Prince Edward 2022-11-18
The Boss Baby: Family Business Tim Templeton (voice) 2021-07-01
My Little Pony: A New Generation Hitch Trailblazer (voice) 2021-09-22
Born of a Dream F.A. Jones 2020-09-24
Sonic the Hedgehog Tom Wachowski 2020-02-12
30 Rock: A One-Time Special Criss Cross (voice) 2020-07-16
Henchmen Hank (voice) 2018-12-07
Shock and Awe Warren Strobel 2018-07-13
The Female Brain Adam 2017-06-17
Tour de Pharmacy Rex Honeycut 2017-07-08
Accidental Love Scott 2015-02-10
The D Train Oliver Lawless 2015-05-08
Into the Grizzly Maze Rowan 2015-02-27
Unfinished Business Jim Spinch 2015-03-05
X-Men: Days of Future Past Scott Summers / Cyclops 2014-05-15
The Best of Me Dawson Cole 2014-10-15
The Loft Chris Vanowen 2014-10-14
Welcome to Me Rich Ruskin 2014-09-05
Walk of Shame Gordon 2014-05-02
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Jack Lime 2013-12-18
The Butler John F. Kennedy 2013-08-16
As Cool as I Am Chuck Diamond 2013-06-21
2 Guns Quince 2013-08-02
Small Apartments Bernard Franklin 2012-03-10
Bachelorette Trevor Graham 2012-01-23
Robot & Frank Hunter 2012-08-16
Straw Dogs David Sumner 2011-09-16
Hop Fred 2011-03-30
Death at a Funeral Oscar 2010-04-15
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Diggs (voice) 2010-07-29
The Box Arthur Lewis 2009-10-29
Pip's Predicament: A Pop-Up Adventure Prince Edward (voice) 2008-04-07
27 Dresses Kevin Doyle 2008-01-10
Sex Drive Rex Lafferty 2008-10-16
Enchanted Prince Edward 2007-11-20
Hairspray Corny Collins 2007-07-19
10th & Wolf Tommy 2006-02-19
X-Men: The Last Stand Scott Summers / Cyclops 2006-05-24
Superman Returns Richard White 2006-06-28
Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns' Himself 2006-11-28
The Alibi Wendell Hatch 2006-01-12
Heights Jonathan 2005-07-15
The Notebook Lon Hammond 2004-06-25
The 24th Day Dan 2004-05-06
X2 Scott Summers / Cyclops 2003-04-27
X-Men: Premieres Around the World Self 2003-02-11
X2 Global Webcast Highlights Self 2003-11-25
Interstate 60 Neal Oliver 2002-04-13
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros Cyclops (archive footage) 2001-12-23
Zoolander John Wilkes Booth 2001-09-28
Sugar & Spice Jack Bartlett 2001-01-24
X-Men: The Mutant Watch Self - 'Cyclops' 2000-07-02
X-Men Scott Summers / Cyclops 2000-07-13
Gossip Derrick Webb 2000-04-21
Disturbing Behavior Steve Clark 1998-07-24
On the Edge of Innocence Jake Walker 1997-04-20
Bella Mafia Luka 1997-11-16
Campfire Tales Eddie (segment "The Hook") 1997-05-16
Gone in a Heartbeat Michael Haller 1996-12-03
Public Enemies Doc Barker 1996-04-19
919 Fifth Avenue Will 1995-01-01
Search and Rescue 1994-03-27
No Dessert, Dad, 'Til You Mow the Lawn Tyler Cochran 1994-07-27
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco Steven Willis 1993-05-23