Who is Marc Blucas? Wiki Bio
Marcus Paul Blucas was born in Butler, Pennsylvania USA on 11 January 1972 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, best known for appearing in the supernatural TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the drama series “Underground”.
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Early life and education
Marc was raised with his older sister Kristen in Girard, Pennsylvania by his father Walter Joseph Blucas who is a sportsman and a school principal, and his mother who is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Marc studied at Girard High School where he played basketball, leading his team to compete in the Pennsylvania Boys AA State Championship. Upon matriculation, he attended Wake Forest University on a basketball scholarship, and played for the university’s Wake Forest Demon Deacons while he was also part of the Sigma Phi Epsilon, a social college fraternity. Marc graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1994, but wasn’t drafted by any National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, so decided to move to England, where he played for Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League. After a year there, he pursued a career as a lawyer before switching to being an actor.
He made his debut film appearance in 1996 in the comedy movie “Eddie”, which stars Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langelia, and follows Edwina who becomes a New York Knicks’ coach. He played the lead role in “Pleasentville” in 1998, and side roles in “The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human” and “House on Haunted Hill” in 1999.
He made a short appearance in the 2001 comedy film “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”, as well as in “Summer Catch”, while 2002 saw him act in three films = “We Were Soldiers”, “Sunshine State”, and “They”.
He continued playing support characters in many movies for the next five years, such as in “Prey for Rock & Roll”, “View from the Top”, and “First Daughter” before being invited to portray the lead character, Kevin Parson in the horror movie “Thr3e”, released in 2006 which follows a psychopath murderer who gives his victims riddles to solve if they want to live. In 2007, he appeared in “After Sex” and “The Jane Austen Book Club”, and starred as David Lamont in the thriller movie “The Killing Floor” alongside Shiri Appleby and Reiko Aylesworth.
He went on to play a side role in the critically acclaimed comedy film “Meet Dave” shot in 2008, as well as in “Deadline”, “Stuntmen”, and “Mother and Child” while his next notable performance was in “Sleeping with Other People” in 2015.
Some of Marc’s latest appearances in movies have been in “The Red Maple Leaf” and “Operation Christmas” released in 2016, and “Brawl in Cell Block 99” which came out in 2017.
Appearances in TV series
He made his debut TV series appearance in “Arliss” in 1997, which was followed by his roles in “Clueless” and “Underdressed”.
He won his first main role in a TV series in 1999, portraying Riley Finn in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in 31 episodes between 1999 and 2002. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nicholas Brendon, and follows a young woman who is spending her life fighting demons and vampires together with her friends. Marc was praised for his performance, and was invited to guest star in a single episode of many series such as “House” in 2007, “Lie to Me” in 2009, and “Law & Order: Los Angeles” in 2010, while his next main role came in 2011 when he portrayed Matthew Donnally in “Necessary Roughness”, a TV series which stars Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen, and follows a psychotherapist who finds out her husband is cheating on her.
Marc played recurring characters in two TV series – “Killer Women” in 2014 and “Underground” in 2016 – while his latest role in a TV series has been in the legal drama series “The Fix”, which aired its first episode on 18 March 2019. Besides being an actor, Marc is also teaching basketball at an all-girls high school located in Los Angeles, California.
Love life and wife
In 2000, Marc started dating Mary Parent, a film producer and studio executive born in 1968, and they were together for over five years before splitting, while a rumor had it that the two were engaged.
Shortly afterwards, he started dating Lauren Graham, an American author and actress best known for starring in the TV Series “Gilmore Girls”, but they split after several months.
He met his future wife Ryan Haddon, an American journalist and a news presenter, in 2007 and the two married two years later on 25 July 2009. Ryan was born on 17 April 1971 in the USA and is a graduate of Boston University. She was married to Christian Slater from 2000 to 2007 and has two children with him. She is best known for being a daughter of Dayle Haddon , a famous Canadian model and actress.
Marc and Ryan have no children together, but are raising Ryan’s two children from her first marriage.
Hobbies and other interests
Marc has been a fan of comedy since he was a teenager, and dreamed about becoming a stand-up comedian – he occasionally attends live comedy shows today. He likes to travel and has been all around the US to shoot for his TV series and movies, while he has also vacationed in Europe many times, in countries such as Germany and Italy while his dream travel destination is Miami in Florida. He is a big lover of animals – his favorites are horses and he has two pet dogs.
Some of his favorite actors and actresses are Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy and Meryl Streep, while some of his favorite movies include “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls”, “Meet Dave” (in which he appeared), and “Devil Wears Prada”. He has read many books, with his favorites being “Siddhartha” and “The Winter Castle”, while his favorite writer is Yann Martel. He is physically active and has four to five training sessions at the gym each week.
Appearance and net worth
Marc is 48 years old. He has short brown hair and grey eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs around 187lbs (85kgs). As of March 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $3 million, while his wife’s wealth is reputedly $1 million.