• Marc Blucas is an American actor and former basketball player born on 11 January 197•
• He played for the Manchester Giants of the British Basketball League before beginning his acting career.
• His most notable roles include Riley Finn in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Matthew Donnally from “Necessary Roughness”.
• He is married to producer, journalist and presenter Ryan Haddon with whom he has one daughter.
• He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 11, 1972
SpouseRyan Haddon
FactApart from acting, he coaches the basketball team of a private all-girls Catholic high school in Los Angeles, California.

Who is Marc Blucas?

Born on 11 January 1972, in Butler, Pennsylvania, under the earth sign of Capricorn, Marcus Paul Blucas is a 47-year-old American actor, and former basketball player at the collegiate level. Even though he is one of the most famous movie and TV stars from the 2000s, acting was neither his first nor his second career choice. When he realized he wasn’t going to make it to the National Basketball Association (NBA) level, he devoted himself to law. Upon understanding that a career as a lawyer wasn’t for him either, acting was next in line. Marc’s most notable role was, of course, the one of Riley Finn in the immensely popular teenage fantasy show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Fans also know him as Matthew Donnally from “Necessary Roughness”. Despite not landing any major Hollywood roles, Marc is beloved by fans all over the world for his charisma and uncanny way of stealing the show.

Early Life and Education

Marc was born into an American family in rural Pennsylvania, to parents Walter Joseph and Mary Catherine.; they are now divorced. His father is an accomplished former athlete who played football for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), and was eventually inducted into the IUP Athletics Hall of Fame. In 1974, the family moved to Erie, Pennsylvania where Walter Blucas worked as a teacher before eventually rising all the way to the position of Superintendent of Schools for the District. There is no information about his mother’s vocation. Young Marc had all the positive influence in the world, and so followed his father’s footsteps and became an athlete. Unlike his dad, he thought basketball was the right choice for him. It turns out that it really was, as Marc was the best player on the Girard High School team, and earned all-state honors, in addition to a state championship title. After matriculating in 1990, he accepted a full scholarship to play basketball at Wake Forest University. Before graduating in 1994, he played one season alongside future superstar, Tim Duncan. After coming to terms with the fact that he wouldn’t make the NBA, Marc still wanted to play professionally.

Basketball Career

Despite most young basketball players wanting to play solely in the NBA, there is a myriad of other opportunities to play professionally around the world. Thus, Marc accepted an offer to play for the Manchester Giants of the British Basketball League, but he had a rather unremarkable season, which lead him to rethink his goal of having a basketball career. Working in law was appealing to him, but this plan ended up flopping as well. At one point, Marc realized that he could utilize his God-given charm and talent for acting to become a star. While in Britain, he took acting classes, and slowly began to make a name for himself. After gaining some experience in taking on a variety of roles, he moved back to the US.

Marc Blucas

Acting Career

Blucas made his acting debut in the TV movie “Inflammable”, which aired in 1995. The film was generally considered a failure, but it gave Marc much-needed practical experience. His athletic background gave him the opportunity to play in two essential 1990s basketball movies –  “Eddie” and “Pleasantville”. These two films propelled Marc to stardom, but it was his role of Agent Riley Finn in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” that made him a true star. He appeared in a total of 31 episodes, and left a lasting mark on both the show and its fans. Even though he wasn’t a main character, he contributed to several important plotlines, and being on such a popular show opened up a myriad of doors for him. Thus, Marc appeared in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” in a minor role, but his significant appearances include “Castle”, “Body of Proof” and “Necessary Roughness”. In recent years, he has remained active, with parts in “Killer Women”, “Underground” and “The Fix”. Marc became a beloved member of the acting community due to his ability to excel under any circumstances, and take on any role, no matter how different it is from his previous experiences.

Personal Life: Who is Marc Blucas’ Wife Ryan Haddon? Do They Have Children?

Marc Blucas married producer, journalist and presenter Ryan Haddon on 25 July, 2009, in an intimate ceremony on Marc’s farm in his home state of Pennsylvania. Around 100 of their closest friends and family members were present. There is also a funny story involving their honeymoon. Just two days before they were about to depart for their dream vacation, Marc was called in for an audition for “Knight and Day”. He had thoughts about abandoning the casting, but Ryan insisted that he made his career a priority, and so they delayed their honeymoon. The couple has one daughter together, in addition to being parents to Ryan’s two children from her marriage to Christian Slater. Her marriage to the famous film star was a turbulent one, as she was even arrested for domestic violence on one occasion. Allegedly, the incident took place in Las Vegas, when the couple were in a heated argument, during which Ryan hit Slater with a glass, requiring him to get 20 stitches to patch up the wound. She was in jail for 12 hours before posting bond.

Ryan Haddon and Marc Blucas

Fun Trivia About Marc Blucas

  • Marc is a member of the Sigma Psi Epsilon fraternity and still hangs out with his brothers on a yearly basis.
  • Aside from acting, Marc is currently working as a basketball coach at an all-girls private Catholic school in Los Angeles, California.
  • When he’s not there for work-related obligations, Marc spends time on his farm in Pennsylvania, where he has, according to his Instagram bio, ‘13 chickens, two rabbits, two dogs, two kittens, 15 acres and a 300-year-old farmhouse’.
  • Despite his family being American, he also has Slovan and Polish roots from his father’s side.
  • His paternal grandmother was English and Scottish, while his maternal grandmother was a child of Serbian immigrants.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Marc Blucas?

Marc Blucas is 6ft 2ins (188cm) tall, which allowed him to play the point guard and shooting guard positions on a professional basketball level. He weighs 180lbs (82kgs) and has grey/light blue eyes with brown hair. As of July 2019, he has no tattoos or other body modifications.

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Net Worth: How Rich is Marc Blucas?

According to several credible sources, Marc Blucas has a net worth of approximately $3 million, accumulated by working hard and perfecting his acting for almost 25 years now. Given the fact that he is still active and takes on important roles, it wouldn’t be surprising to see his net worth increase in the near future.

Social Media Presence

Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. However, it doesn’t appear as though Marc is at all preoccupied with maintaining his involvement in this trend, seeing as his presence on social networks is all but ubiquitous at the moment. He only has an Instagram account, which is followed by 15,000 people.

General Info

Full NameMarc Blucas
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 11, 1972
Height1.88 m
Weight82 kg
EducationGirard High School, Wake Forest University


SpouseRyan Haddon
ParentsWalter Joseph Blucas, Mary Blucas


MoviesFirst Daughter, Knight and Day, Summer Catch, The Jane Austen Book Club, We Were Soldiers, I Capture the Castle, Prey for Rock & Roll, Meet Dave, The Killing Floor, Pleasantville, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, View from the Top, Sleeping with Other People, Touchback, The Alamo, Three, Sunshine Sta...
TV ShowsKiller Women, Necessary Roughness, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blue

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1[on being a part of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] "It was a thrill to have been a part of that show and one of those things that will always be a feather in my cap because it's so well respected. I was blessed to be on it".


1Marc's father is of half Polish and half Czech descent. Marc's maternal grandfather was of English and Scottish ancestry, while Marc's maternal grandmother was the daughter of Croatian parents.
2Son-in-law of Dayle Haddon.
3Apart from acting, he coaches the basketball team of a private all-girls Catholic high school in Los Angeles, California.
4Named #6 of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)/Angel (1999) universe in a fan poll by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (2004).
5Filmed one scene for House on Haunted Hill (1999), but it was cut from the theatrical release. The scene is featured on the DVD's deleted scenes section.
6Mark is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Wake Forest University '94
7Played shooting guard and small forward for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons from 1990-1994 and started alongside Tim Duncan. He had a career total of 387 points, 187 rebounds, and 114 assists in 89 games played.




Brawl in Cell Block 99filmingGil
One HeartannouncedKris Hogan
Notorious2016TV SeriesEric Jessup
The Irresistible Blueberry Farm2016TV MovieRoy Cumberfield
The Red Maple Leaf2016Derek Sampson
Underground2016TV SeriesJohn Hawkes
Limitless2015TV SeriesNick Tanner
Sleeping with Other People2015Chris
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesAdam King
Stalker2014TV SeriesMark Richards
Killer Women2014TV SeriesDan Winston
Blue Bloods2013TV SeriesRussell Berke
Necessary Roughness2011-2013TV SeriesMatthew Donnally
Body of Proof2011TV SeriesDoctor Chandler
Red State2011ATF Sniper
True Blue2010TV MovieJ.D. Conlin
Law & Order: LA2010TV SeriesChip Jarrow
Knight and Day2010Rodney
See Kate Run2009TV MovieJack Brookshire
Castle2009TV SeriesJeremy Preswick
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesJack Rader
Mother and Child2009Steven
Stuntmen2009Eligh Supreme
Stay Cool2009Brad Nelson
Eleventh Hour2008TV SeriesDetective McNeil
Meet Dave2008Mark
Judy's Got a Gun2007TV MovieRichard Palm
After Sex2007Christopher
The Jane Austen Book Club2007Dean
House M.D.2007TV SeriesJohn Kelley
The Killing Floor2007David Lamont
Thr3e2006Kevin Parson
First Daughter2004James Lansome
The Alamo2004James Bonham
One Flight Stand2003ShortBen
View from the Top2003Tommy Boulay
Prey for Rock & Roll2003Animal
I Capture the Castle2003Neil Cotton
They2002Paul Loomis
Sunshine State2002Scotty Duval
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1999-2002TV SeriesRiley Finn
We Were Soldiers20022nd Lt. Henry Herrick
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001The Guy
Summer Catch2001Miles Dalrymple
House on Haunted Hill1999Period Film Actor (scenes deleted)
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human1999The Female's Ex-Boyfriend
Undressed1999TV SeriesBilly
Clueless1999TV SeriesDoug Sampson
The '60s1999TV MovieBuddy Wells
Pleasantville1998Basketball Hero
Arli$$1998TV SeriesMcNamara
Dilemma1997SWAT Team
Eddie1996Bench Knicks
Inflammable1995TV MovieEvans


The Day2011/Ico-executive producer


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2016TV SeriesHimself
'Buffy': Season 5 Overview2003Video documentary shortHimself
'Buffy': Season 4 Overview2003Video documentary shortHimself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself


Won Awards

2016Action on Film AwardAction on Film International Film Festival, USAOutstanding Cast Performance - FeatureThe Red Maple Leaf (2016)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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