Q I recently became a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer-at age 66! What can you tell me about James Marsters, who played Spike?
-Susan Crowther, Wallingford, Conn.
Marsters, 45, bleached his hair blond for the 1997-2003 TV series and its spinoff, Angel, but returned to his natural color for more recent recurring roles on Smallville and Without a Trace. Born in Greenville, Calif., he acted in theater for 10 years before venturing into television with his first role-a bellhop on Northern Exposure. If you're ever in the Los Angeles area, you might catch him performing music in one of the local clubs. "If someone broke into my apartment, there is really nothing to take," he says. "Unless someone took my guitar, there is nothing that would cause me pain."