The Blacklist Cast: Before They Were Stars

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Where did The Blacklist cast get their start? Check out some of their first roles here.

1. James Spader as Raymond Reddington

James Spader as Raymond Reddington
Spader was a star well before he joined The Blacklist cast. His first role is listed as Jimmy on movie, Team-Mates. In the 1980s, he had roles on some of the decades notable movies, including Pretty in Pink, Mannequin, Baby Boom, Less than Zero, Wall Street, and Sex, Lies and Videotape. He never stopped making films throughout the 1990-2000s. He also stopped by Seinfield in 1997 as Jason 'Stanky' Hanky. Spader made the move to TV as Alan Shore, first on The Practice and then on Boston Legal. Before The Blacklist, he played Robert California on 25 episodes of The Office.

2. James Spader in Team-Mates

James Spader in Team-Mates
In 1978, James Spader had his first acting role in the movie, Team-Mates. He portrayed teenager, Jimmy.

3. Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen

Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen
Boone's first movie role was in 2007's The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End as Kate. Her start on television was a guest spot on The Cleaner in 2008 as Rae. She had roles in a few movies, before getting her first multi-role TV role as Deputy DA Lauren Stanton on Law & Order: LA. She's navigated towards law enforcement roles by playing Detective Candice McElroy on Blue Bloods before portraying Agent Elizabeth Keen on The Blacklist.

4. Megan Boone in The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End

Megan Boone in The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End
Boone's first role was in the 2007 movie, The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End, as Kate.

5. Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler

Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler
Klattenhoff started out in 2001 with a role on the television show, Doc. In 2006, he had his first multi-episode role in At the Hotel as Young Jacob, which he followed up with guest spots on Psych, Supernatural, as well as, roles on a few TV movies. Before joining The Blacklist, Klattenhoff starred on Whistler in 2007, played Ivan Palacinke on Men in Trees the next year, Mike Callahan on Mercy in 2010 and Mike Faber on Homeland Season 1 and 2. He was also on the big screen in After Earth and Pacific Rim.

6. Diego Klattenhoff on 1-800-Missing

Diego Klattenhoff on 1-800-Missing
Klattenhoff portrayed Brad Whitman, who was accused of killing a woman he had a one-night stand with, on an episode of 1-800-Missing in 2004.

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Is it just me or is the human race armed with religion, poisoned by prejudice, and absolutely frantic with hatred and fear, galloping pell-mell back to the Dark Ages? Who on Earth is hurt by a little girl going to school or a child being gay?


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