Marc Blucas is a veteran American actor best known for his role in the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Riley Finn. Since scoring his first role on television with the film Flammable, he has starred in several films and television series alongside other famous actors and actresses. The actor has met with commercial and critical success with his performances, earning the praise and admiration of millions of viewers around the world. Among his most revered appearances on the small and big screen is his appearance inWe Were Soldiers, First Daughter, Pleasantville, the ’60s, the Mating Habits of the Earthbound Man, The Sunshine State , and Pray for Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Marc Bluca’s bio
The accomplished actor was born Marcus Pail Blucas on January 11, 1972 to Mary Catherine Gordon and Walter Joseph Lucas in Butler, Pennsylvania. He is the younger of two children born to the couple. His older sister’s name is Katherine. His mother was a principal and his father was a principal. Marc’s father was also an athlete so he grew up to be an athletic kid. He was the star of the basketball team from middle school through high school, leading his team to many wins and two 2-A trophies. Marc had the honor of being one of the best players in the country in high school. He was averaging 20.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game at this point. Thanks to him, his school was ranked as one of the best high school programs in the country.
After graduation, Marc Blucas went to WakeForest University on a full scholarship. He has a degree in Business and Voice Communications. He also served as a guard for the varsity basketball team, helping them compete in four National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments. His athletic ability and incredible ability earned him a postgraduate scholarship and a Murray C. Freedom Sr. Athletic Academic Award in his senior year. Marc had big league dreams of playing in the NBA but failed to make the cut during the NBA draft.
Still determined to play basketball professionally, he relocated to England to pursue his talents with the Manchester Giants, but an unfortunate injury forced him to resign after one season. Marc then founded a company specializing in contract and endorsement negotiations for athletes. He decided to go to law school, but rediscovered his childhood love of acting the day before he was due to take the entrance test.
Marc Blucas made his debut in the 1995 TV movie Flammable. A role in Pleasantville followed. His career break came in 1999 when he landed a major role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as the titular character’s love interest. He then acted in other films and television series such as The Killing Floor, Summer’s Catch, Thr3e, True Blue, House on Haunted Hill, After Sex, Jane Austen Book Club, and House. That’s not all, you’ll also find him in Vengeance, Body of Evidence, Killer Wives, Sleeping with Other People, Red State, The Red Maple Leaf, Touchback, Brael in Cell Block 99, and Underground.The actor played Roy Cumberfield in The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, Scott McGuigan in Operation Christmas, and Matthew Donnally in Necessary Rudeness.
Is he married, who is his wife?
The actor started dating journalist Ryan Haddon and they dated for a while before popping the big question. The lovebirds tied the knot in July 2009. After their union, he became a stepfather to Ryan’s two children from her marriage to ex-husband Christian Slater.
What is his net worth?
Thanks to his many acting credits, Marc Blucas has amassed a considerable fortune and as he shows no signs of retiring anytime soon, his financial situation is set to improve over the years. The actor is currently estimated to have a net worth of $3 million.
Interesting facts about the American actor
1. Marc Blucas changed his mind about going to law school and decided to continue acting after watching A Few Good Men, a courtroom drama directed by Rob Reiner.
2. When not acting, the actor coaches a high school basketball team in Los Angeles, California. It’s his way of giving back to the community while also participating in an activity he loves and is very passionate about.
3. He starred alongside Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the romantic comedy Knight and Day.