Blucas at The Jane Austen Book Club premiere, 2007
|Born||Marcus Paul Blucas
January 11, 1972
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ryan Haddon (2009–present)|
Marcus Paul "Marc" Blucas (born January 11, 1972) is an American actor, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matthew Donnelly in Necessary Roughness and recently, abolitionist John Hawkes in Underground.
Blucas was born in Butler, Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary Catherine (née Gordon), is an educator, and his father, Walter Joseph Blucas, is a school superintendent. They are divorced. After moving to Girard, Pennsylvania (a town near Erie), Blucas became the star player on the Girard High School basketball team. He also played basketball at Wake Forest University, graduating in 1994 after one season playing on the same court as Tim Duncan. He was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
After Blucas failed to make it into the NBA, he moved to England, where he played professional basketball for a year with British Basketball League's Manchester Giants. He later decided to become a lawyer, but changed his mind and went into acting instead.
Blucas's first television role was in the television movie Inflammable, made in 1995. From there, he found roles in both television and film. He starred as the Basketball Hero in Gary Ross's Pleasantville (1998). However, Blucas landed his first major role in 1999 as Agent Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Initially, Blucas was certain that he had blown his audition and had left apologizing for having wasted creator Joss Whedon's time. Whedon asked him to audition again, and he received the part two weeks later. He played Buffy's love interest until 2000.
After Blucas' departure from the series, he went on to act in such film as Summer Catch (2001), We Were Soldiers (2002), alongside Mel Gibson and Chris Klein, and First Daughter (2004), with Katie Holmes. His character in Summer Catch was based on real life Cape League baseball player Michael Macone.
|1999||The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human||The Female's Ex-Boyfriend|
|House on Haunted Hill||Period Film Actor||Scenes Deleted|
|2001||Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||The Guy||Fred Jones look-alike|
|Summer Catch||Miles Dalrymple|
|2002||We Were Soldiers||2nd Lt. Henry Herrick|
|Sunshine State||Scotty Duval|
|2003||I Capture the Castle||Neil Cotton|
|Prey for Rock & Roll||Animal|
|View from the Top||Tommy Boulay|
|One Flight Stand||Ben||Short film|
|2004||The Alamo||James Bonham|
|First Daughter||James Lamson|
|The Killing Floor||David Lamont|
|The Jane Austen Book Club||Dean Drummond|
|2008||Meet Dave||Mark Rhodes|
|Stay Cool||Brad Nelson|
|Mother and Child||Steven|
|2010||Knight & Day||Rodney|
|2011||Red State||ATF Sniper|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Chris|
|1998||Arliss||McNamara||Episode: The Legacy|
|1999||The '60s||Buddy Wells||TV movie|
|Clueless||Doug Sampson||Episode: "Popularity"|
|1999–2000, 2002||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Riley Finn||Main Role; 31 episodes|
|2007||Judy's Got a Gun||Richard Palm||TV pilot|
|House||John Kelley||Episode: "Top Secret"|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Detective McNeil||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Jack Rader||Episode: Control Factor|
|Castle||Jeremy Preswick||Episode: "The Fifth Bullet"|
|2010||True Blue||JD Conlin||TV pilot|
|Law & Order: Los Angeles||Chip Jarrow||Episode: "Playa Vista"|
|2011||Revenge||David Clarke||Episode: "Un-aired Pilot"|
|Body of Proof||Dr. Mark Chandler||Episode: "Dead Man Walking"|
|2011–2013||Necessary Roughness||Matthew Donnally||Main role; 29 episodes|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Russell Burke||Episode: "The City That Never Sleeps"|
|2014||Killer Women||Dan Winston||Series Regular|
|Stalker||Mark Richards||Episode: "Skin"|
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- "Marc Blucas Walks Down the Aisle". Whedonverse.net. Retrieved 2012-05-12.