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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.

  • Marcus Paul Blucas, born on 11 January 1972, is a prominent figure in early 2000s cinema and television, best known for his roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Necessary Roughness.”
  • Before pursuing acting, Marcus aspired to a career in professional basketball and even played for the Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League, following an impressive collegiate basketball career at Wake Forest University.
  • Marcus transitioned from sports to acting after realizing law wasn’t his calling, marking his acting debut with the TV movie “Inflammable” in 1995, and later gaining significant recognition for his athletic roles in “Eddie” and “Pleasantville.”
  • He married Ryan Haddon in 2009, becoming a stepfather to her two children from a previous marriage, and the couple has since lived a life enriched with personal and professional achievements.
  • Marcus enjoys a net worth of approximately $3 million, reflecting his long-standing career in acting, with a notable social media presence on Instagram where he shares glimpses of his life off-screen.

Who is Marc Blucas?

Hailing from Butler, Pennsylvania, Marcus Paul Blucas, born on 11 January 1972, falls under the steadfast earth sign of Capricorn. At 52 years old, this American actor and former collegiate basketball player is a captivating presence both on-screen and off. While he gained fame as a prominent figure in 2000s cinema and television, Marcus didn’t embark on his acting journey until after exploring alternative career paths.

Initially setting his sights on a professional basketball career, Marcus honed his skills on the court during his college years. However, the dream of making it to the National Basketball Association (NBA) eluded him. Undeterred, he redirected his ambitions towards a legal career, delving into the complexities of law.

Yet, fate had other plans for Marcus. Realizing that law wasn’t his true calling, he turned his attention to the world of acting. Stepping onto the stage and screen, he embraced the art of storytelling with fervor. Marcus’s breakthrough role came in the form of Riley Finn, a character etched in the memories of fans from the beloved teenage fantasy series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Additionally, he captured hearts as Matthew Donnally in “Necessary Roughness.”

Despite not securing leading roles in blockbuster Hollywood productions, Marcus’s magnetic charm and ability to captivate audiences have garnered him a devoted global following.

Early Life and Education

Born into an American household nestled in the rural landscape of Pennsylvania, Marc’s upbringing was shaped by his parents, Walter Joseph and Mary Catherine, who have since parted ways. His father, Walter, carved a legacy as a distinguished athlete, showcasing his prowess on the football field for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) before earning a coveted spot in the IUP Athletics Hall of Fame. In 1974, the family relocated to Erie, Pennsylvania, where Walter transitioned from teaching to ascending the ranks to ultimately become the Superintendent of Schools for the District.

While details about his mother’s occupation remain undisclosed, Marc was surrounded by a wealth of positive influences, particularly his father’s athletic journey. Inspired by his father’s footsteps, Marc gravitated towards sports, setting his sights on basketball. Excelling beyond expectations, Marc emerged as a standout player on the Girard High School team, securing accolades such as all-state honors and a coveted state championship title.

Upon graduating in 1990, Marc embarked on a new chapter, propelled by a full basketball scholarship to Wake Forest University. During his tenure, he shared the court with future basketball luminary Tim Duncan, leaving an indelible mark on the collegiate basketball scene. Despite harboring dreams of a professional basketball career, Marc confronted the reality of the NBA’s elusive nature. Undeterred, he remained steadfast in his pursuit of a career in professional sports.

Full NameMarcus Paul Blucas
Known ForActing, notably in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
EducationWake Forest University
Net WorthApproximately $3 million
SpouseRyan Haddon (m. 2009)
ChildrenStepfather to Ryan Haddon’s two children
SiblingsNot mentioned
ParentsWalter Joseph and Mary Catherine
Date of BirthJanuary 11, 1972
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Place of BirthButler, Pennsylvania, USA
EthnicityMixed (Slovak, Polish, English, Scottish, Serbian)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorGrey/Light Blue
Height6ft 2ins (188cm)
Weight180lbs (82kgs)
Notable Works/AwardsRiley Finn in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Matthew Donnally in “Necessary Roughness”
HobbiesCoaching basketball, farming

Basketball Career

While many aspiring basketball players aspire solely to grace the courts of the NBA, the world offers a tapestry of professional opportunities beyond its borders. Embracing this global perspective, Marc ventured across the pond to join the ranks of the Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League. However, his stint proved less than spectacular, prompting a reevaluation of his athletic aspirations.

In the wake of his basketball endeavors, Marc found himself drawn to the field of law, enticed by its intellectual challenges. Yet, this path failed to materialize as anticipated. It wasn’t until a pivotal moment that Marc recognized the potential to channel his innate charm and artistic flair into the realm of acting.

Immersing himself in the vibrant culture of Britain, Marc honed his craft through acting classes, gradually carving out a niche for himself in the industry. With each role, he refined his skills, gaining momentum and recognition. Eventually, he returned to the United States, armed with newfound experience and determination to pursue his passion for acting on home soil.

Marc Blucas

Acting Career

Marking his foray into the world of acting, Blucas stepped onto the screen with his debut in the TV movie “Inflammable,” airing in 1995. Though the film garnered mixed reviews, it served as a valuable learning experience for Marc, honing his craft through practical application. Leveraging his athletic background, he found himself cast in pivotal roles in two quintessential basketball movies of the 1990s – “Eddie” and “Pleasantville.” These films acted as a springboard, thrusting Marc into the spotlight.

However, it was his portrayal of Agent Riley Finn in the iconic series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” that truly solidified his status as a star. Throughout 31 episodes, Marc left an indelible mark on the show and its dedicated fanbase. Despite not holding a leading role, his contributions to key plotlines were undeniable, capitalizing on the immense popularity of the series to unlock a myriad of opportunities.

Expanding his repertoire, Marc made notable appearances in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and secured significant roles in acclaimed series such as “Castle,” “Body of Proof,” and “Necessary Roughness.” Remaining steadfast in his dedication to the craft, he continued to grace screens with his presence in recent years, featuring in productions like “The Fix,” “Underground,” and “Killer Women.”

He also starred in “Holiday for Heroes.” In 2020, he had roles in “Narcos: Mexico,” “Unearth,” and “Good Morning Christmas!.” The following year, he was part of the cast of “Doomsday Mom” and “Swagger.”

“Hunting Ava Bravo” and “A Christmas… Present” are projects he worked on in 2022, and he starred in “My Life with the Walter Boys” in 2023.

He has two upcoming projects. “One Heart” is currently in production and “Quiet in My Town” is in post-production.

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?

In a picturesque ceremony held on Marc’s Pennsylvania farm, he exchanged vows with Ryan Haddon, a multifaceted talent encompassing roles as a producer, journalist, and presenter, on 25 July 2009. Surrounded by approximately 100 cherished loved ones, the couple embarked on their journey together in a setting imbued with personal significance.

Amidst the whirlwind of wedding preparations, an amusing anecdote emerged regarding their honeymoon plans. Mere days before their anticipated departure, Marc found himself unexpectedly summoned for an audition for the film “Knight and Day.” Tempted to forego the casting in favor of their romantic getaway, Ryan encouraged him to prioritize his career aspirations. Consequently, their honeymoon was deferred as Marc seized the opportunity to pursue his professional endeavors.

Their union brought together a blended family, with Marc wholeheartedly embracing his role as a stepfather to Ryan’s two children from her prior marriage to actor Christian Slater. While Ryan’s past relationship with the renowned film star was marked by turbulence, including a highly publicized incident of alleged domestic violence, their shared journey is a testament to resilience and growth.

Ryan Haddon and Marc Blucas


  • Remaining deeply connected to his collegiate roots, Marc maintains his ties with the Sigma Psi Epsilon fraternity, continuing to reunite with his brothers on an annual basis, fostering enduring bonds forged in shared experiences.
  • Beyond his work in the world of acting, Marc channels his passion for basketball into coaching at an all-girls private Catholic school nestled in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California. Serving as a mentor and guide, he imparts his wisdom and expertise to the next generation of athletes, shaping their journey both on and off the court.
  • During moments of respite from his professional commitments, Marc finds solace and fulfillment on his sprawling farm nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Pennsylvania. Here, amidst the embrace of nature, he tends to his diverse menagerie, as reflected in his Instagram bio, which proudly boasts of his 13 chickens, two rabbits, two dogs, two kittens, and the idyllic expanse of 15 acres punctuated by a majestic 300-year-old farmhouse.
  • While his familial roots trace back to American soil, Marc’s heritage is enriched by Slovak and Polish ancestry stemming from his father’s lineage. Delving deeper into his family history unveils a tapestry of diverse origins, with his paternal grandmother hailing from English and Scottish descent, while his maternal grandmother’s lineage is traced back to Serbian immigrants, weaving a rich mosaic of cultural heritage.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Marc Blucas?

Marc Blucas is 6ft 2ins (188cm) tall, which allows 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.

Net Worth: How Rich is Marc Blucas?

According to several reliable 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

Marc isn’t very bothered with social media, seeing as his presence on social networks is all but ubiquitous at the moment. He only has an Instagram account, which is followed by 62,000 people.

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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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