The character Spike is played by James Marsters, known affectionately in the fandom as JM.
Name: He's known as 'William the Bloody'. Earned his nickname by torturing his victims with railroad spikes.
Vampire, Sired by Drusilla
First Appearance in School Hard.
Drusila gives Spike a puppy in "Passion" and names it Sunshine.
Kills Dawyne & Dell, two guys that Sheila picked up in SH.
Kills the Anointed One (SH) by putting him in a cage and pulling the cage into the sunlight.
Spike: (hears them coming) It's a big rock. I can't wait to tell my friends. They don't have a rock this big. (B1)
We like to talk big. (indicates himself) Vampires do. 'I'm going
to destroy the world.' (looks at the officer) That's just tough
guy talk. (steps over to the car) Strutting around with your friends
over a pint of blood. (sits on the hood) The truth is, I like this
world. (pulls the cigarette pack from the officer's shirt pocket)
You've got... dog racing, Manchester
United. (pulls one out and drops the pack on the officer) And
you've got people. (exhales) Billions of people walking around
like Happy Meals with legs. It's all right here. (lights the cigarette
and takes a drag) But then someone comes along with a vision. With
a real... (exhales) passion for destruction. (takes another drag
and looks at Buffy) Angel could
pull it off. Goodbye, Picadilly.