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Marchiano was born in Orange County, California. His father is of Italian descent while his mother is Syrian. His first role was in a 1985 episode of Murder, She Wrote, which was followed by appearances in LA Law, Columbo, and the low-budget horror film, Curse II: The Bite.
Marchiano runs Bruce Marchiano Ministries, a non-profit ministry based out of North Hollywood, California. He has stated that he speaks 20 to 25 times a year in various venues around the world and has written several books, most on the subject of Jesus and the experience of portraying him on the silver screen. He wrote, directed and appeared in a powerful pro-life film called " Alison's Choice" (2015). Now in development, Marchiano is producing a Word-for-Word film of the Gospel of John titled "Jesus: No Greater Love".
He has played Jesus in three films. In 2009's Road to Emmaus Marchiano portrays Christ's mysterious post-resurrection appearance to two disciples, described in the Gospel of Luke. In the computer animated Christian children's film Lion of Judah (2010) he voices an animated Jesus who meets a group of barnyard animal friends.
Marchiano grew up in a strong Catholic home and is married, stating he is married as of December 2010 to his wife, Maria.
- Alison's Choice (2015) ... Janitor/Jesus (Director/Writer/Producer)
- The Black Rider: Revelation Road 3 (2014) ... Jesus
- Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire (2013) ... Jesus
- Come Follow Me: The Ultimate Journey (2013) ... Jesus
- Revelation Road : The Beginning of the End (2013) ... The Stranger/Jesus
- O Caminho para a Eternidade (2012) ... Jesus
- O Caminho para a Eternidade 2 (2013) ... Jesus
- Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012) ... Jesus
- This Is Our Time (2012) ... Professor Callahan
- The Encounter: Paradise Lost (2012) ... Jesus
- Lion of Judah (2011) ... Jesus
- The Encounter (2010) ... Jesus
- Road to Emmaus (2009) ... Jesus
- Faith Happens (2006) ... Peter
- Final Solution (2001) ... Jake
- Millennial Madness (1999)
- The Visual Bible: Acts (1994) (V) ... Jesus
- The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993) ... Jesus
- Curse II: The Bite (1988) ... Deputy Barney
- Legend of the Candy Cane (2001) ... John Sonneman
- Columbo: Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991) ... 2nd Technician
- L.A. Law ... Catcher (1 episode, 1989)
- Freddy's Nightmares ... Rick (1 episode, 1989)
- Hardball (1 episode, 1989)
- Murder, She Wrote ... Assistant Director (1 episode, 1985)
- The Encounter ... Jesus (8 episodes, 2016)