He was a very good student during his school days and his father also used to teach him a lot.
After his schooling he directly went into the film industry for his further searching of the career.
His best-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal (for which he won three Emmy Awards), and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office.
He currently stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.
Spader is the youngest out of the 3 children of his parents and the name of his mother is Jean and name of his father is Stoddard Greenwood.
Both of his father and mother were the retired teacher and used to teach the higher secondary school level in the local school.
Supporting roles in films such as Baby Boom (1987) and Wall Street (1987) followed until his breakthrough in Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), in which he played a sexual voyeur who complicates the lives of three Baton Rouge, Louisiana residents.
Gained prominence for his role in the 1989 film Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor.
He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate (1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (2002), and the blockbuster superhero film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
His first major enrollment in the show business started from the movie Endless love in 1981, which earned him his first starring role in the movie Tuff Turf in 1985, but he didn’t reach the goal of stardom just yet.
He then got enrolled in the movie Pretty in Pink, Mannequin in 1987 and Less Than Zero and many more movies until the late 90s which helped him the most to claim his fame.