More Marc Blucas Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for First Daughter)Marc Blucas starred in the gritty independent feature Prey for Rock n' Roll, based on the off-Broadway play. He portrayed a convicted murderer who, upon release, tried to re-establish a relationship with his younger sister by helping with her rock band to which she belongs. In doing so, he falls for the band's lead singer, Gina Gershon, and finds himself in love for the first time. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and screened to a sold-out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival. Blucas also starred in BBC Films' and Producer David Parfitt's (Shakespeare In Love) period romance I Capture the Castle, opposite Romola Garai and Bill Nighy. Directed by Tim Fywell, and based on the novel by Dodie Smith, the film focuses on a pair of rich, dashing American brothers who caused romantic turmoil for the daughters of a penniless upper-crust English family living in a dilapidated castle.
Additional film credits include John Sayles' critically acclaimed film Sunshine State with Edie Falco and Angela Bassett, the Vietnam War drama We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back and Summer Catch. For nearly two years, Blucas played Riley Finn, opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar, in the Emmy Awardwinning Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Bio courtesy Fox for "First Daughter" (18-Sep-2004)
Biography #3Marc Blucas has had the rare opportunity to come within reach of two lifelong dreams: playing professional basketball and achieving Hollywood stardom with feature film roles and a recurring role as Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) new beau this season on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Born and raised in a small Pennsylvania town, Blucas' storybook childhood was centered on his talent for playing basketball, a gift that brought his high school team two state championships and earned him a scholarship to Wake Forest University. An Academic All-American and starter on the Division I team, Blucas graduated with a degree in business and communications.
After playing professionally for a year overseas, he left his hoop dreams behind and turned his focus to acting. Yet, it was his prowess on the basketball court that landed his first acting role, starring with Whoopi Goldberg in the sports-themed feature film Eddie.
In the big-screen drama Pleasantville, he landed a role as a high school basketball player from an open call audition. His experience on the court also came in handy as he was hired as a technical advisor on the film, casting the other players, consulting on the sports dialogue and choreographing the game scenes. He most recently appeared in the independent comedy Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human and the thriller House on Haunted Hill.
On television, Blucas has starred in several television movies, including The Jim Valvano Story about the famous basketball coach for which he also served a technical advisor for the game scenes, and Inflammable with Kris Kristofferson. He also appeared opposite Jerry O'Connell in the miniseries The 60's and guest-starred on Arli$$ and MTV's Undressed.
When not working, Blucas spends his free time as a referee for a youth basketball league in Los Angeles.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)