the son of teachers Todd and Jean Spader. He attended Phillips Academy
in Andover with director Peter Sellers; he dropped out in eleventh
grade. He bused tables, shoveled manure, and taught yoga before landing
his first roles.
(1989), he played a sexual voyeur who complicates the lives of three
Baton Rouge residents. This performance earned him the Best Actor award
at the Cannes Film Festival and led to bigger and more varied roles. His
best known role is the colorful attorney Alan Shore on the David E. Kelley television series The Practice (1997) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004).
– IMDb Mini Biography By:
|Victoria Spader (1987-2004) (divorced; 2 children)
Rich smooth voice
that in roles in which he does not wear his eyeglasses, he can barely
make out the face of the actor across from him in the scene.
he is best known for playing, he is actually a nice, friendly man in
remembers what the pages look like. As he films a scene, he “reads” the
page. The only reason he screws up a line is if very similar words (e.g.
it and is) are written fairly close together.
He has English, as well as smaller amounts of French, Dutch,
German, and Swiss-German, ancestry.
Many of his ancestral lines trace
back to Colonial America of the 1600s.