James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor and producer. He has portrayed eccentric characters in films such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Stargate (1994), Crash (1996), Secretary (2002), and Lincoln (2012). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he played the titular character of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), which he portrayed through voice and motion capture.
His television roles include those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice (1997-2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004-2008) (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office (2005-2013). He also stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, (2013-) for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.
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