Happy Birthday! James Spader Turns 56 Today

James Spader

Happy birthday, James Spader! The actor is celebrating his 56th birthday today.

Spader has a lengthy career in television acting, with starring roles in popular series like The Practice, Boston Legal, and The Office. But science fiction fans might best remember Spader for his turn as Dr. Daniel Jackson on the 1994 space-spanning film, Stargate.

Spader currently headlines NBC’s The Blacklist, a popular spy-thriller series that was just renewed for its third season. Spader’s biggest role yet may have been in last summer's big Marvel Studios film, where he broughtthe villainous Avenger villain, Ultron, to life in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While Ultron was depicted through CGI animation in the Marvel sequel, Spader provided Ultron’s voice.

James Spader was born on February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, Spader turns 56 years old today.

Happy Birthday, James Spader!