Marc Blucas

Actor, Technical advisor, Professional basketball player
A tall, blond, clean-cut star athlete from small-town Pennsylvania, Marc Blucas had supporting roles on film and television before winning his big break, playing vampire hunter Riley Finn in a regular role on the ... Read more »
Born: 01/10/1972 in Girard, Pennsylvania, USA


Actor (44)

Underground 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)


Sleeping With Other People 2015 (Movie)


After Sex 2014 (Movie)

Christopher (Actor)

Animals 2014 (Movie)

Jarrett (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2014 (Tv Show)


Deadline 2014 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Killer Women 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Stalker 2014 (Tv Show)


Stuntmen 2014 (Movie)

Eligh Supreme (Actor)

The Killing Floor 2014 (Movie)


Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)


Necessary Roughness 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)


Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1999 - 2002, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)


Clueless 1998 - 2001, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)


Touchback 2012 (Movie)


Body of Proof 2011 (Tv Show)


Stay Cool 2011 (Movie)

Brad Nelson (Actor)

Knight and Day 2010 (Movie)

Rodney (Actor)

Law & Order: LA 2010 (Tv Show)


Mother and Child 2010 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Castle 2009 (Tv Show)


Lie to Me 2009 (Tv Show)


Eleventh Hour 2008 (Tv Show)


Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

House 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)


The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Three 2007 (Movie)

Kevin Parson (Actor)

First Daughter 2004 (Movie)

James (Actor)

The Alamo 2004 (Movie)

James Butler Bonham (Actor)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

Neil Cotton (Actor)

One Flight Stand 2003 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Prey For Rock & Roll 2003 (Movie)

Animal (Actor)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

Donna's Small Town Boyfriend (Actor)

Sunshine State 2002 (Movie)

Scotty Duval (Actor)

We Were Soldiers 2002 (Movie)

2nd Lieutenant Henry Herrick (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents: They 2002 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Summer Catch 2001 (Movie)

Miles Dalrymple (Actor)

The 60s 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human 1999 (Movie)

The Female's Ex-Boyfriend (Actor)

Pleasantville 1998 (Movie)

Basketball Hero (Actor)

Eddie 1996 (Movie)

Bench Knicks (Actor)

Animals (TV Show)


Inflammable (TV Show)



A tall, blond, clean-cut star athlete from small-town Pennsylvania, Marc Blucas had supporting roles on film and television before winning his big break, playing vampire hunter Riley Finn in a regular role on the popular supernatural TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB) beginning in 1999. A top high school basketball player and subsequent college hoops achiever with Wake Forest University, Blucas played overseas for the Manchester Giants for a season after the NBA draft didn't pick him up. An admirer of the film "A Few Good Men", he initially looked to go from the basketball court to a court of law with a career as an attorney, but realized his passion was sparked by the acting aspect of the film. Exceptional athletic skill made the neophyte stand out from millions of would-be actors, and opened additional doors for him. He made his film debut when producers needed a babyfaced basketballer to portray a benched Knick in the feature "Eddie" (1996), and won a behind-the-scenes technical coordinator job on the basketball-themed biopic "Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story" (CBS, 1996). Serious about his new craft, Blucas became an eager acting student and spent time developing his skills before going out for further roles. In 1998, a bit part in "Pleasantville" turned into an important opportunity for Blucas, whose basketball knowledge was a useful commodity for the filmmakers. He ended up with a larger acting role, and also assisted the production by choreographing the film's basketball scenes.


Mary Blucas

divorced from Blucas' father


Girard High School

Girard , Pennsylvania 1990

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1990 - 1994
played for the team's NCAA basketball team; attended on a full athletic scholarship



Played a supporting role opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the action/comedy "Knight and Day"


Starred in the film adaptation of "Thr3e" a thriller by Ted Dekker


Appeared in the drama "The Alamo," which is based on the true events of the famous siege of the Alamo in San Antonio Texas


Cast as the love interest to Katie Holmes in "First Daughter" directed by Forest Whitaker


Appeared opposite Henry Thomas in "I Capture the Castle"


Had featured role in "Sunshine State", directed by John Sayles


Cast in "A View From the Top"


Co-starred in the Vietnam War drama "We Were Soldiers"


Ca-starred in the thriller feature "They"


Was featured alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jessica Biel in "Summer Catch", Mike Tollin's baseball-themed directorial debut


Played the ex-boyfriend of Carmen Electra's character in the mockumentary "The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human"


Acted in the highly rated NBC miniseries "The 60s"


Appeared on the latenight MTV serial "Undressed"


Was a regular on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"


Guest starred on "Clueless" (UPN) as a basketball player tutored by Rachel Blanchard's Cher


Had a supporting role in the feature "Pleasantville"; also choreographed the movie's basketball scenes


Was basketball coordinator of the CBS biopic "Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story"


Appeared as a benched Knick in the feature "Eddie"


Launched the company Sports Prism International, a career management firm aiding professional athletes


Acted in the CBS TV-movie "Inflammable"

Raised in Pennsylvania

Played basketball professionally in Europe for a season as a member of the Manchester Giants in England

Bonus Trivia


Blucas on the similarities between basketball and acting: "I always used to say they were alike in that you are performing under pressure, under the spotlight. Which is true, but I find they are more alike for me in how I approach both. The discipline, the focus, the intensity--and of course, the criticisms, the accolades, and the search for improvement. They both give me a rush that can't be faked or replicated--I am very lucky in that regard." --quoted to, 1999


"I reached the point when I realized I wasn't good enough to be the next Michael Jordan, so my dream changed." --Blucas on switching his career focus, quoted in the "Who's Hot" column on UltimateTV, March 20, 2000