James Marsden
Biographical Information
Born September 18th, 1973,
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
Productions Gossip as Derrick Webb
Ally McBeal as Glenn Foy
Hairspray as Corny Collins
Enchanted as Prince Edward
Recordings Hairspray (film soundtrack)
Enchanted (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Tenor

James Marsden is an American actor.


Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Marsden initially studied broadcast journalism before moving to Los Angeles and getting a job as Eddie in The Nanny. Whilst he received many television roles, Marsden's big breakthrough came after being cast as Cyclops, the team leader in the X-Men series, which lead to further appearances in the sequels. He also appeared in the comic book film Superman Returns.

Marsden would go on to make a number of appearances in comedies, as well as the acclaimed live action Disney film Enchanted, where he played the heroic but dim Prince Edward. He also branched out into more serious roles, receiving praise for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy in The Butler.


Marsden has sung several times on screen, beginning with the song "Glow" in Gossip, and on two occasions during his time as Glenn Foy on Ally McBeal. He also lent his voice to the musical film Hairspray as the television host Corny Collins, and in Disney's Enchanted, where -as well as singing in character- he also provided a rendition of "That's Amore" which is heard over the radio.


Gossip (2000)Edit

  • Glow (solo)

Hairspray (2007)Edit

  • The Nicest Kids in Town (contains solo lines)
  • The Nicest Kids in Town (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • (It's) Hairspray (solo)

Enchanted (2008)Edit

  • True Love's Kiss (solo)
  • That's How You Know/True Love's Kiss (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • That's Amore (solo)


Ally McBeal (2001)Edit

  • Always on my Mind (solo)
  • Ain't That a Kick in the Head (solo)

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