Marc Blucas

Marcus Paul Blucas (born January 11, 1972) is an American actor, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Early life

Blucas was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, the son of Mary Blucas, an educator who is divorced from Blucas's father, a school superintendent. After moving to Girard, Pennsylvania, he became the star center 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.

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 Pleasantivlle (1998). However, he finally landed his first major role in 1999, as Agent Riley Finn in the The WB Television Network's 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 his departure from the series, he went on to star in such film as We Were Soldiers (2002) alongside Mel Gibson and Chris Klein and First Daughter (2004) with Katie Holmes. However, it was in 2007 that Blucas began to land leading roles in films such as Thr3e and The Killing Floor.

Personal life

Blucas briefly dated actress Lauren Graham in 2005. He is currently dating journalist Ryan Haddon.

Apart from acting, he has been coaching the basketball team of a private all-girls Catholic High School, Marymount High School, in Los Angeles since 2005.


Year Film Role Other notes
1996 Eddie Bench Knicks
1997 Dilemma SWAT Team
1998 Pleasantville Basketball Hero
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
Summer Catch Miles Dalrymple
2002 We Were Soldiers 2nd Lt. Henry Herrick
Sunshine State Scotty Duval
They Paul
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 Lansome.
2006 Thr3e Kevin Parson
2007 After Sex Christopher
The Killing Floor David Lamont
The Jane Austen Book Club Dean Drummond
2008 Meet Dave Mark Rhodes
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Inflammable Evans CBS TV-Movie
1998 Arliss McNamara Episode: The Legacy
1999 The 60's Buddy Wells NBC TV-Movie
Clueless Doug Sampson Episode: Popularity
Undressed Billy Episode: 1.15
1999–2000, 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Riley Finn
2007 Judy's Got a Gun Richard Palm Unsold ABC TV-Pilot
House John Kelley Episode: Top Secret
2008 Eleventh Hour Detective McNeil Episode: 1.1


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