Marc McClure

Though acting is Marc McClure's profession, he's best known to Superman fans as a photographer. He played Jimmy Olsen, the Daily Planet's shutter-bug, in the first "Superman" movie, and returned to Metropolis for each ... Read more »
Born: 03/31/1957

Filmography

Actor (40)

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

Network Executive (Actor)

Proud American 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Smallville 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

Susan's Dad (Actor)

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

Boris (Actor)

ER 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Epoch 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shield 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Storm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Menno's Mind 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Goode Behavior 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Hollywood Showcase Director (Actor)

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

Glynn Lunney (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Back to the Future III 1990 (Movie)

Dave McFly (Actor)

After Midnight 1989 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

The Perfect Match 1988 (Movie)

Tim Wainwright (Actor)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

Jimmy Olsen (Actor)

Back to the Future 1985 (Movie)

Dave McFly (Actor)

Supergirl 1984 (Movie)

Jimmy Olsen (Actor)

Superman III 1983 (Movie)

Jimmy Olsen (Actor)

Pandemonium 1982 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Strange Behavior 1981 (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

Jimmy Olsen (Actor)

California Fever 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Used Cars 1980 (Movie)

"Heavy Duty" DuBois (Actor)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

High School Class President (Actor)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand 1978 (Movie)

Larry Dubois (Actor)

James at 15 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Superman 1978 (Movie)

Jimmy Olsen (Actor)

Freaky Friday 1976 (Movie)

Boris Harris (Actor)

Hercules Saves Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Little John (TV Show)

Actor

Little White Lies (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though acting is Marc McClure's profession, he's best known to Superman fans as a photographer. He played Jimmy Olsen, the Daily Planet's shutter-bug, in the first "Superman" movie, and returned to Metropolis for each of its sequels; he is distinguished among Christopher Reeves's costars as the only holdover to appear in the spinoff "Supergirl." In the meantime, he joined then-up-and-coming director Robert Zemeckis's stock company, appearing in Zemeckis's first feature, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," a nostalgic look back to the biggest rock craze of the 1960s. They worked together again in the slimy-salesman comedy "Used Cars" and struck gold with "Back to the Future"; McClure played Michael J. Fox's brother. Thanks to alterations in the space-time continuum, McClure's Dave shifted from underachiever to yuppie--a destiny in flux throughout the series. The actor was no stranger to its 1950s milieu: one of his early roles was on "Happy Days," and he played in a segment of "Amazon Women on the Moon," a comedic homage to the B movies of that era. As a fan favorite, McClure remained loyal to his superhero even after the first "Superman" franchise went the way of the doomed planet Krypton, making cameos in Bryan Singer's reboot, "Superman Returns," and on the TV-series prequel, "Smallville." And, as a consummate time traveler, McClure also repeated the past in a remake of the teen comedy "Freaky Friday"; he'd been present in the original switcheroo, along with a 14-year-old Jodie Foster.

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