Marc Blucas - Rotten Tomatoes

Marc Blucas

Highest Rated:   91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Lowest Rated:   5% Three (2007)
Birthplace:   Butler, PA, USA
When college basketball star Marc Blucas did not make the NBA, he decided to apply to law school. The day before he was scheduled to take the Law School Admission Test, he unwound by watching Rob Reiner's courtroom drama A Few Good Men (1992) and realized that what excited him about the film was not the law, but the acting. A few years later, Blucas was a television veteran with several feature films under his belt and a coveted spot in Vanity Fair's prestigious Hollywood Issue.Born Marcus Paul Blucas on January 11, 1972, the actor grew up in the small town of Girard, PA. The son of a school superintendent and an education administrator, he made his stage debut as a cupcake in his third grade class' production of Hansel and Gretel. At 6'2" tall, he was the star center on the Girard High School basketball team. An All-State athlete, Blucas averaged 20.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and lead his team to two 2A championships. In his senior year, the team went undefeated and was ranked among the best high school basketball teams by USA Today. Blucas earned a full scholarship to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, where he majored in business with a minor in speech communication and played shooting guard and small forward for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He competed in four NCAA tournaments and won the Murray C. Greason Sr. Athletic Academic Award and the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship in his senior year. When Blucas was not picked in the NBA draft, he joined the Manchester Giants and played pro basketball in England for one season. After starting a company that was targeted to assist athletes in endorsement and contract negotiations, he intended to go to law school but tried his hand at acting instead.Blucas had already appeared opposite Marg Helgenberger and Kris Kristofferson in the television movie Inflammable (1995), when a friend at Wake Forest informed him that the producers of the Whoopi Goldberg comedy Eddie (1996) were looking for a baby-faced basketball player to appear in the picture. He was a perfect fit and made his feature-film debut as a benched player on the New York Knicks. After working as the technical advisor on NBC's sports biopic Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story (1996), Blucas was able to expand his part as an athlete in Pleasantville (1997) by coordinating the film's basketball sequences. He then dedicated himself to honing his craft through workshops and acting classes, before resurfacing as Jerry O'Connell's best friend in the NBC miniseries The '60s (1999), and as Carmen Electra's ex-beau in Jeff Abugov's The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999). He also appeared on MTV's Undressed, the WB's Clueless, and HBO's Arli$$.Blucas' breakthrough role came in the fall of 1999, when he was cast as a regular on Joss Whedon's hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Portraying Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) demon-hunting boyfriend, Riley Finn, he became a recognizable actor with a sturdy fan base. Blucas left the show in 2000 (with the promise that he would be back) in order to pursue film work. After starring in the baseball-themed Summer Catch (2001) with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jessica Biel, he began a back-to-back shooting schedule that included Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) with Ben Affleck and Jason Lee, John Sayles' The Sunshine State (2001) with Angela Bassett and Edie Falco, and Randall Wallace's We Were Soldiers (2002) with Mel Gibson and Chris Klein. He also joined the casts of the Gwyneth Paltrow comedy A View From the Top (2002), the thriller They (2002), and the period piece I Capture the Castle (2002).While still swearing to fans that he will return to Buffy the Vampire Slayer as soon as he can, Blucas signed on to director Alex Steyermark's Pray for Rock 'n' Roll, which stars Gina Gershon, Jennifer Esposito, Jane Adams, and Shelly Cole as a struggling Los Angeles-based girl band. Despite his onscreen success and his busy schedule, the actor st


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet A Bright and Merry Christmas
  • Actor
No Score Yet Holiday for Heroes
  • Actor
21% Looking Glass
  • Howard
No Score Yet Season for Love
  • Actor
91% Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • Gil
No Score Yet Miss Christmas
  • Sam McNary
No Score Yet Operation Christmas
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Irresistible Blueberry Farm
  • Roy
63% Sleeping with Other People
  • Chris
38% Touchback
  • Hall
$0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Deadline
  • David
61% Red State
  • ATF Sniper
$1.1M 2011
14% Stay Cool
  • Brad
52% Knight & Day
  • Rodney
$76.5M 2010
78% Mother and Child
  • Steven
$1.2M 2010
No Score Yet Stuntmen
  • Actor
20% Meet Dave
  • Mark Rhodes
$11.7M 2008
66% The Jane Austen Book Club
  • Dean
$3.4M 2007
No Score Yet The Killing Floor
  • David Lamont
No Score Yet After Sex
  • Christopher
5% Three
  • Kevin Parson
$1M 2007
No Score Yet Animals
  • Syd Jarrett
8% First Daughter
  • James Lansome
$9.1M 2004
29% The Alamo
  • James Bonham
$22.4M 2004
56% Prey for Rock & Roll
  • Animal
79% I Capture the Castle
  • Neil
$1M 2003
14% View from the Top
  • Tommy Boulay
$15.6M 2003
80% Sunshine State
  • Scotty Duval
$2.9M 2002
63% We Were Soldiers
  • Herrick
$78.1M 2002
39% They
  • Paul Loomis
$12.6M 2002
8% Summer Catch
  • Miles Dalrymple
$19.1M 2001
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Guy
$29.9M 2001
33% The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
  • The Female's Ex-Boyfriend
85% Pleasantville
  • Basketball Hero
17% Eddie
  • Bench Knick


56% The Fix
  • Riv
  • 2019
96% Underground
  • John Hawkes
  • 2017
  • 2016
22% Notorious
  • Eric Jessup
  • 2016
58% Limitless
  • Nick Tanner
  • 2015
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Adam King
  • 2014
29% Killer Women
  • Dan Winston
  • 2014
20% Stalker
  • Mark
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
  • Russell Berke
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Necessary Roughness
  • Matthew Donnally
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
76% Body of Proof
  • Dr. Mark Chandler
  • 2011
59% Law & Order: LA
  • Chip Jarrow
  • 2010
82% Castle
  • Jeremy Presick
  • 2009
78% Lie to Me
  • Jack Rader
  • 2009
35% Eleventh Hour
  • Detective McNeill
  • 2008
90% House
  • John Kelley
  • 2007
83% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Riley Finn Riley
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
88% Angel
  • Riley Finn (uncredited)
  • 2000
No Score Yet Clueless
  • Basketball Player
  • 1999

Quotes from Marc Blucas' Characters