Rodd Christensen (born 4 May 1967) is an American actor best known for his performance as Spencer the painter on the BBC children's television programme Balamory . He was the only non British actor on the show.

Christensen was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and trained as an actor. A devout Christian, in 1992 he moved to Scotland and spent eleven years doing youth work with charity Scripture Union in Fife . [2] [3] Between 2002 to 2005, he appeared in Balamory in the role of Spencer, a painter and musician. [2] He appeared as a security guard in the film New Town Killers from 2009. [4]

Christensen is married and has two daughters, one of whom is pornographic actress Skin Diamond . In January 2009, he was employed as a bus driver for Stagecoach Group with their Fife operations. [4] He left the company in 2013 when he, after living in Fife for 21 years, moved back to Las Vegas with his family. [3] He is a keen photographer. [5] [6]