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$10 Million
Net worth 2018
$200 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Boston, U.S.
Residence
Memphis
United States
Country
United States
07/02/1960
BirthDay
01/06/1937
1.78 m
Height
1.88 m
Phillips Academy, Brooks School, The Pike School
Education
Los Angeles City College - New York University,
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2015

He played Ultron a villainous robot in the 2015 superhero action blockbuster film ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

2014

In 2014-15 he was nominated for the role in the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama’

2013

From 2013 till now he stars as one of FBI's most wanted fugitives Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC series ‘The Blacklist’

2011

From 2011 to 2012 he played Robert California, a less-than-ethical salesman for the series ‘The Office’ and was nominated for ‘Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’

2009

The play was opened on Broadway’s ‘Ethel Barrymore Theatre’ on December 6, 2009 and after completing 297 shows closed on August 21, 2010

2006

In October 2006, he appeared as narrator of ‘China Revealed’ in the first episode of ‘Discovery Atlas’ a documentary series aired on ‘Discovery Channel’

2004

He won the ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’ for the role in 2004, 2005 and 2007

2003

He played Alan Shore in the television series ‘The Practice’ from 2003 to 2004 and reprised the role in ‘Boston Legal’ from 2004 to 2008

2002

He played the role of a sadistic boss in the 2002 released ‘Secretary’

2000

His other films in 2000’s include ‘Supernova’ (2000), ‘Speaking of Sex’ (2001), ‘The Stickup’ (2002), ‘The Pentagon Papers’ (2003) and ‘Shorts’ (2009) among others

1997

He appeared as a guest artist in the 1997 ‘Seinfeld’ episode, ‘The Apology’

1996

He acted as a car accident fetishist in the 1996 released controversial Canadian psychological thriller, ‘Crash’

1990

Some of the characters he played during the 1990s include that of an affluent widower in ‘White Palace’ (1990), a poker-playing drifter in ‘The Music of Chance’ (1993) and an Egyptologist in ‘Stargate’ (1994)

1988

His ‘Greasy Lake’ and ‘Jack’s Back’ were released in 1988 but the real breakthrough came with the 1989 released ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ where he essayed the role of Graham Dalton, a sexual voyeur

1987

In 1987, four of his films namely ‘Mannequin’, ‘Less Than Zero’, ‘Baby Boom’ and ‘Wall Street’ were released

1986

Even though he had done several films, he rose to stardom with his 1986 film ‘Pretty in Pink’ where he essayed the character of Steff, a wealthy and arrogant playboy

1985

His first film with a starring role was ‘Turf Turf’ (released in 1985)

1983

His film career continued with ‘Cocaine: One Man's Seduction’ (1983), ‘A Killer in the Family’ (1983), ‘Family Secrets’ (1984), ‘The New Kids’ (1985) and ‘Starcrossed’ (1985)

1978

Though his first film was ‘Team-Mates’ (released in 1978), ‘Endless Love’ (released in 1981) is considered his first major film where he played a vital role of Keith Butterfield

1960

James Todd Spader was born on February 7, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Stoddard Greenwood "Todd" Spader and Jean Spader as their third child and the only son

2009

In 2009, he portrayed South African president Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood directed sports drama ‘Invictus’

2007

He reprised this role in the sequel ‘Evan Almighty’ in 2007

2004

He acted in the sports drama film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in 2004 in which he played Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, an elderly boxer

2003

He played God in the 2003 super-hit film ‘Bruce Almighty’ which also starred Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston

1995

He portrayed the South African president Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Invictus’ which was based on the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup

1994

The most notable among these was ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) which was based on the Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’

1990

The prolific actor appeared in several movies over the 1990s

1989

In 1989, he starred in the comedy drama ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ which had been adapted from a play of the same name

1987

He got his first big film break in 1987 when he was cast as the violent pimp Fast Black in the film ‘Street Smart’

1984

His second marriage was to Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984

1980

Initially he could find only small roles in films like ‘Brubaker’ (1980), ‘Eyewitness’ (1981), ‘Harry & Son’ (1984) and ‘Marie’ (1985)

1971

Starting from 1971 he began appearing regularly on the television program for children, ‘The Electric Company’ which was an educational program aimed at teaching children how to read

1968

This led to his Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of ‘Hello Dolly!’ also starring Pearl Bailey

1967

He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967 in the play ‘The Nigger Lovers’ which also starred Viveca Lindfors

1960

During the mid 1960s he joined the Opera Ring musical theater group and acted with a touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’

1959

He quit his military career in 1959 on realizing that this was not what he wanted to do