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James Marsden

Born: 1973

Biography

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.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

Resources

Movies

Superman Returns

Richard White in Superman Returns

Hairspray

Corny Collins in Hairspray

Enchanted

Prince Edward in Enchanted

Interstate 60

Neal Oliver in Interstate 60

The Notebook

Lon Hammond in The Notebook

The Box

Arthur Lewis in The Box

27 Dresses

Kevin Doyle in 27 Dresses

Zoolander

John Wilkes Booth in Zoolander

Disturbing Behavior

Steve Clark in Disturbing Behavior

10th & Wolf

Tommy in 10th & Wolf

Sex Drive

Rex Lafferty in Sex Drive

Death at a Funeral

Oscar in Death at a Funeral

Heights

Jonathan in Heights

X-Men

Scott Summers / Cyclops in X-Men

X-Men: The Last Stand

Scott Summers / Cyclops in X-Men: The Last Stand

X2

Scott Summers / Cyclops in X2

The Alibi

Wendell Hatch in The Alibi

Campfire Tales

Eddie (segment "The Hook") in Campfire Tales

Straw Dogs

David Sumner in Straw Dogs

Sugar & Spice

Jack Bartlett in Sugar & Spice

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Diggs (voice) in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Gossip

Derrick Webb in Gossip

The 24th Day

Dan in The 24th Day

Hop

Fred in Hop

Bella Mafia

Luka in Bella Mafia

The Loft

Chris Vanowen in The Loft

As Cool as I Am

Chuck Diamond in As Cool as I Am

Bachelorette

Trevor Graham in Bachelorette

Robot & Frank

Hunter in Robot & Frank

Small Apartments

Bernard Franklin in Small Apartments

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Jack Lime in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Butler

John F. Kennedy in The Butler

2 Guns

Quince in 2 Guns

Gone in a Heartbeat

Michael Haller in Gone in a Heartbeat

Walk of Shame

Gordon in Walk of Shame

In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco

Steven Willis in In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Scott Summers / Cyclops in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Public Enemies

Doc Barker in Public Enemies

The Best of Me

Dawson Cole in The Best of Me

The D Train

Oliver Lawless in The D Train

Accidental Love

Scott in Accidental Love

Into the Grizzly Maze

Rowan in Into the Grizzly Maze

Unfinished Business

Jim Spinch in Unfinished Business

Welcome to Me

Rich Ruskin in Welcome to Me

Henchmen

Hank (voice) in Henchmen

No Dessert, Dad, 'Til You Mow the Lawn

Tyler Cochran in No Dessert, Dad, 'Til You Mow the Lawn

On the Edge of Innocence

Jake Walker in On the Edge of Innocence

Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns'

Himself in Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns'

Disenchanted

Prince Edward in Disenchanted

X-Men: Premieres Around the World

Self in X-Men: Premieres Around the World

X2 Global Webcast Highlights

Self in X2 Global Webcast Highlights

The Female Brain

Adam in The Female Brain

Tour de Pharmacy

Rex Honeycut in Tour de Pharmacy

Shock and Awe

Warren Strobel in Shock and Awe

Search and Rescue

in Search and Rescue

Pip's Predicament: A Pop-Up Adventure

Prince Edward (voice) in Pip's Predicament: A Pop-Up Adventure

Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes

Cyclops (archive footage) in Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Tom Wachowski in Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog

Tom Wachowski in Sonic the Hedgehog

30 Rock: A One-Time Special

Criss Cross (voice) in 30 Rock: A One-Time Special

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Tim Templeton (voice) in The Boss Baby: Family Business

Born of a Dream

F.A. Jones in Born of a Dream

My Little Pony: A New Generation

Hitch Trailblazer (voice) in My Little Pony: A New Generation

Unfrosted

Jack Lalanne in Unfrosted

Knox Goes Away

Miles Knox in Knox Goes Away

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Tom Wachowski in Sonic the Hedgehog 3

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Hank (voice) in PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie

X-Men: The Mutant Watch

Self - 'Cyclops' in X-Men: The Mutant Watch

919 Fifth Avenue

Will in 919 Fifth Avenue

TV Shows