Marc Blucas

Marc Blucas

  • Highest Rated: 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Three (2007)
  • Birthday: Jan 11, 1972
  • Birthplace: Butler, PA, USA
  • When college basketball star Marc Blucas did not make the NBA, he decided to apply to law school. The day before he was scheduled to take the Law School Admission Test, he unwound by watching Rob Reiner's courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992) and realized that what excited him about the film was not the law, but the acting. A few years later, Blucas was a television veteran with several feature films under his belt and a coveted spot in Vanity Fair's prestigious Hollywood Issue.Born Marcus Paul Blucas on January 11, 1972, the actor grew up in the small town of Girard, PA. The son of a school superintendent and an education administrator, he made his stage debut as a cupcake in his third grade class' production of Hansel and Gretel. At 6'2" tall, he was the star center on the Girard High School basketball team. An All-State athlete, Blucas averaged 20.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and lead his team to two 2A championships. In his senior year, the team went undefeated and was ranked among the best high school basketball teams by USA Today. Blucas earned a full scholarship to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, where he majored in business with a minor in speech communication and played shooting guard and small forward for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He competed in four NCAA tournaments and won the Murray C. Greason Sr. Athletic Academic Award and the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship in his senior year. When Blucas was not picked in the NBA draft, he joined the Manchester Giants and played pro basketball in England for one season. After starting a company that was targeted to assist athletes in endorsement and contract negotiations, he intended to go to law school but tried his hand at acting instead.Blucas had already appeared opposite Marg Helgenberger and Kris Kristofferson in the television movie Inflammable (1995), when a friend at Wake Forest informed him that the producers of the Whoopi Goldberg comedy Eddie (1996) were looking for a baby-faced basketball player to appear in the picture. He was a perfect fit and made his feature-film debut as a benched player on the New York Knicks. After working as the technical advisor on NBC's sports biopic Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story (1996), Blucas was able to expand his part as an athlete in Pleasantville (1997) by coordinating the film's basketball sequences. He then dedicated himself to honing his craft through workshops and acting classes, before resurfacing as Jerry O'Connell's best friend in the NBC miniseries The '60s (1999), and as Carmen Electra's ex-beau in Jeff Abugov's The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999). He also appeared on MTV's Undressed, the WB's Clueless, and HBO's Arli$$.Blucas' breakthrough role came in the fall of 1999, when he was cast as a regular on Joss Whedon's hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Portraying Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) demon-hunting boyfriend, Riley Finn, he became a recognizable actor with a sturdy fan base. Blucas left the show in 2000 (with the promise that he would be back) in order to pursue film work. After starring in the baseball-themed Summer Catch (2001) with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jessica Biel, he began a back-to-back shooting schedule that included Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) with Ben Affleck and Jason Lee, John Sayles' The Sunshine State (2001) with Angela Bassett and Edie Falco, and Randall Wallace's We Were Soldiers (2002) with Mel Gibson and Chris Klein. He also joined the casts of the Gwyneth Paltrow comedy A View From the Top (2002), the thriller They (2002), and the period piece I Capture the Castle (2002).While still swearing to fans that he will return to Buffy the Vampire Slayer as soon as he can, Blucas signed on to director Alex Steyermark's Pray for Rock 'n' Roll, which stars Gina Gershon, Jennifer Esposito, Jane Adams, and Shelly Cole as a struggling Los Angeles-based girl band. Despite his onscreen success and his busy schedule, the actor st

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Holiday for Heroes Actor 2019
17% Looking Glass Howard 2018
No Score Yet Season for Love Actor 2018
91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 Gil 2017
No Score Yet Miss Christmas Sam McNary 2017
No Score Yet Operation Christmas Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Irresistible Blueberry Farm Roy 2016
No Score Yet Operation Christmas Actor 2016
64% Sleeping with Other People Chris 2015
38% Touchback Hall $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Deadline David 2012
14% Stay Cool Brad 2011
52% Knight & Day Rodney $76.5M 2010
78% Mother and Child Steven $1.2M 2010
No Score Yet Stuntmen Actor 2009
20% Meet Dave Mark Rhodes $11.7M 2008
66% The Jane Austen Book Club Dean $3.4M 2007
No Score Yet The Killing Floor David Lamont 2007
No Score Yet After Sex Christopher 2007
5% Three Kevin Parson $1M 2007
No Score Yet Animals Syd Jarrett 2007
8% First Daughter James Lansome $9.1M 2004
29% The Alamo James Bonham $22.4M 2004
56% Prey for Rock & Roll Animal 2003
79% I Capture the Castle Neil $1M 2003
14% View from the Top Tommy Boulay $15.6M 2003
80% Sunshine State Scotty Duval $2.9M 2002
63% We Were Soldiers Herrick $78.1M 2002
38% They Paul Loomis $12.6M 2002
8% Summer Catch Miles Dalrymple $19.1M 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Guy $29.9M 2001
33% The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human The Female's Ex-Boyfriend 1999
85% Pleasantville Basketball Hero 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

56% The Fix
2019
Riv
  • 2019
96% Underground
2016-2017
John Hawkes
  • 2017
  • 2016
23% Notorious
2016
Eric Jessup
  • 2016
57% Limitless
2015-2016
Nick Tanner
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Adam King
  • 2014
29% Killer Women
2014
Dan Winston
  • 2014
20% Stalker
2014-2015
Mark
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Russell Berke
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
2011-2013
Matthew Donnally
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
76% Body of Proof
2011-2013
Dr. Mark Chandler
  • 2011
59% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
Chip Jarrow
  • 2010
80% Castle
2009-2016
Jeremy Presick
  • 2009
79% Lie to Me
2009-2011
Jack Rader
  • 2009
35% Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
Detective McNeill
  • 2008
91% House
2004-2012
John Kelley
  • 2007
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Riley Finn Riley
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
88% Angel
1999-2004
Riley Finn (uncredited)
  • 2000
No Score Yet Clueless
1996-1999
Basketball Player
  • 1999

QUOTES FROM Marc Blucas CHARACTERS

James
Lucky charm secure.
James
Well?
Samantha
It's disgusting... I love it.
Rodney
Who's this?
June Havens
That's the guy!!
June Havens
That's the guy!
Roy Miller
I'm the guy!