James Paul Marsden is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and former Versace model who is best known for his role as Cyclops in the first three X-Men films and also his cameo appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Diggs in Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. He also played Fred O'Hare in the Universal/Illumination's 2011 Live-Action/Animated hybrid film, Hop. He will also play Tom Wachowski in the upcoming 2020 film, Sonic the Hedgehog.
- He is no relation to fellow actor Jason Marsden. However, they are actually good friends. Their respective wives have been friends since they were six years old.
- Marsden was once considered to play Denahi in Brother Bear.
- He was once considered for the of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy along with Joel Edgerton, Eddie Redmayne, Jensen Ackles, Lee Pace, Wes Bentley, Jack Huston, Cam Gigandet, Sullivan Stapleton, Logan Marshall-Green, Garrett Hedlund, Chris Lowell, Jim Sturgess, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aaron Paul, Michael Rosenbaum, Zachary Levi, and John Krasinski. In the end, Chris Pratt was cast.