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Marc Blucas

Marc Blucas is an actor from the United States of America. Moreover, Marc Blucas is best known for his roles as  Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matthew Donnelly in Necessary Roughness, and abolitionist John Hawkes in Underground.

Early Life

Marcus Paul Blucas best known as Marc Blucas was born on January 11, 1972, in Bulter, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 50 years old and holds American nationality.

He has a birth sign of Capricorn and belongs to mixed ethnicity. Further, he is the son of Walter Joseph Blucas (father), and Mary Blucas (mother). He grew up with his older sister, Kristen. His father was the head of the school.

Moreover, he continued to live with his father after his parent’s divorce. His parents met at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where they both earned degrees.


Talking about his academic career, Marcus went to Girard High School. He went out to the NBA and played on the basketball team. Later, he attended Wake Forest University for his university education.

At Wake Forest University, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He moved to England after being upset over not making the NBA. He was studying law while playing basketball for the British national team in England.

Marc Blucas – Net Worth 2022

In his acting career, Marc Blucas has managed to earn a huge sum of money in his career. His net worth is estimated at around $3 million and has not shared his salary and income.

Professional Career

Talking about his career, Marc Blucas made his film debut in 1995, when he appeared in the crime drama “Inflammable.” He had a cameo appearance in the basketball-themed film “Eddie” the year after that, which also starred Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Trump, and Frank Langella.

He portrayed The Basketball Hero in Gray Ross’s fantasy drama “Pleasantville,” which also starred Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, and Joan Allen, and was released in 1997. Alongside Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, and John Hamm, he co-starred in the critically acclaimed war film “We Were Soldiers” in 2002.

Marc Blucas

Caption: Marc Blucas in the movie, Hawkes in Underground with co-actors (Source:

In 2004, he did act in the historical drama “The Alamo,” which was based on the 1836 battle between a group of Texans and Tejano soldiers. He had the supporting part of Rodney in the 2010 action comedy “Knight and Day,” which was written by Patrick O’Neill, directed by James Mangold, and starred Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise.

The story film focuses on a lady who falls in love with a secret agent who is trying to elude the CIA. Even though the public and critics gave the movie mixed reviews, it still made over $261 million worldwide.

He began to make more frequent appearances in TV movies in 2007, starting with the drama “Judy’s Got a Gun.” He then became well-known for his roles as the leading man in Hallmark Christmas films including “Operation Christmas” (2016), “Miss Christmas” (2017), “Holiday for Heroes” (2019), and 2020’s “Good Morning Christmas.”

Television series

In 1998, Marc made his first television appearance when he took part in an episode of the sports comedy “Arli$$.” He made an appearance in an episode of “Clueless,” a 1999 television series that served as a sequel to the popular 1995 movie of the same name.

The role of Riley Finn, one of the main character’s romantic interests in the 1992 supernatural drama “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” created by Joss Whedon based on the same-named film, and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, and Alyson Hannigan, maybe the most enduring of Marc’s TV series roles.

The show focuses on vampires, demons, and other forces of evil fighter Buffy Summers, who was chosen to fight them. Both audiences and critics gave the program high ratings, and it earned the 2003 Television Critics Association Award.

For two seasons, Marc Blucas was a cast member after making his debut in the fourth season.  A variety of highly regarded television shows, including “House,” “Castle,” “Law & Order: LA,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Narcos: Mexico,” have featured him in an episode.

Worked as Producer

He worked as a producer for the horror drama “Unearth,” which he also appeared in, and was credited as a co-executive producer on the action horror film “The Day” in 2011.


In 2016, he once earned an Action on Film Award for Outstanding Cast Performance – Feature and shared it with other cast members. We may assume this actor might earn more of them in the following years.

Relationship Status

On July 25, 2009, Marc Blucas married journalist, Ryan Haddon. His wife is the daughter of a Canadian actress and model. They have two daughters, and he is also the stepfather to her two children from her first marriage to actor Christian Slater.

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Caption: The actor with his wife, Ryan Haddon (Source: Wake Forest Magazine)

At the moment, this actor is not a part of controversy or rumors.

Body Measurements

He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 81 kg. This actor has grey eyes with brown hair color and there is not much information regarding his other body measurements.

Marc Blucas

Caption: Him posing for a photo (Source: Only Feet)

Marc Blucas – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 34.2k followers. Likewise, there are more than 7.5k followers on Twitter, and 910 followers on Facebook.