Marc Blucas: All The Facts And Details

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Marc Blucas

Marc Blucas played College Basketball. Now he plays in the screen of Hollywood. He was Riley Finn in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” from the late 1990s and early 2000s and what an act he pulled there. He has gone on to feature in a series of films and shows and here are all you need to know about the star.

Marc Blucas career: From basketball court to Hollywood courts

Marc Blucas was born in a small town (Butler, Pennsylvania). Still a boy, his parents located to Erie, another small town in Pennsylvania. Small towns don’t necessarily mean a small future and it wasn’t so for Blucas. As early as his elementary school days, he showed an aptitude for sports and settled for basketball.  It helped that his father was a sportsman, a famous quarterback in his college days.

Blucas earned a basketball scholarship to Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina after his performance helped his high school to the state championship. On graduating, the starlet tried and failed to get into the NBA. He didn’t, however, give up on a career in sports so he headed to England where he played for Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League.

Blucas was in England for one year. Perhaps it was the weather or the pay was poor but the expatriate soon found his way back to the states where he decided to go into law. While studying, he teamed up with a certain Dale Earnhardt Sr. to found a sports consulting company. It was while on this process that he got a phone call. A movie was on the burner to be shot in North Carolina and the filmmaker is asking for a basketballer to play a role.

Someone from his Wake Forest University days called Marc Blucas. Marc went to Charlotte, North Carolina, auditioned for the whole and got it despite being a self-confessed “On paper, I’m the dumbest person on the planet.”

The movie in question is “Eddie”, a 1996 comedy whose plot revolves around the NBA. A certain Donald Trump made an appearance in the movie.

How old is Marc Blucas?

Old enough to hold his own in “one of the hardest businesses in the world to break into” coming from a history of “sports and math and science”. Marc Blucas was born on January 11, 1972. He was born to Walter Joseph Blucas and Mary Catherine Blucas. His parents had met in the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Marc has an elder sister called Kristen Blucas.

As of August 2019, Marc Blucas is 47 years old.

Blucas’ net worth

According to media outfits online, Marc Blucas is estimated to be worth between 1.5 and 3 million dollars. He is a millionaire, they all agreed on. He has to be. He has appeared in high grossing movies. There was that appearance in 2010 in “Knight and Day” alongside Tom Cruise. This movie earned 262 million of its 100+ budget.

Marc Blucas was in the 2002 war film “We Were Soldiers” which made 115 million dollars in the box office.

Other notable Blucas appearances include USA Network TV series “Necessary Roughness” (2011-2013),  2004 war film “Alamo”, the neo-noir prison thriller “Brawl in Cell Block 99” and, of course, in the supernatural drama series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

Marc Blucas’ Wife

Marc Blucas is married to Ryan Haddon. She is a Boston University alumnus and a TV presenter. She grew up in Toronto and Paris, the daughter of the model and Canadian actress Dayne Haddon. Ryan has been previously married. She was married to the voice actor, actor and producer Christian Slater. They married in 2000 and divorced after seven years.

Ryan’s previous marriage produced two children, Jaden Christopher (born April 6, 1999) and Eliana Sophia (born August 15, 2001) whom Marc is stepfather to. Marc has no biological children of his own yet but he loved his kids so much that he never stay up to two weeks away from them, going as far as to negotiate to make fewer appearances in the legal drama on ABC “The Fix”.

“My family’s always going to be more important to me than my career,” Marc Blucas said. The family lives in a 300-acre farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania.

Bonus info: Marc Blucas is an American. Has always been and we can bet a lot he will always be.

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KC is a contributor based in Europe and learning the art, one post at a time

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