Marcus Paul "Marc" Blucas (born January 11, 1972) is an American actor, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Matthew Donnally on Necessary Roughness.

Early life

Blucas was born in Butler, Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary Catherine (née Gordon), is an educator, and his father, Walter Joseph Blucas, is a school superintendent. They are divorced. After moving to Girard, Pennsylvania (a town near Erie), he became the star player 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. He was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

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 Pleasantville (1998). However, he finally landed his first major role in 1999, as Agent Riley Finn in 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.

His character in "Summer Catch" was based on real life Cape League baseball player Michael Macone.

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. In 2007 Blucas began to land leading roles in films such as Thr3e and The Killing Floor.

In February 2010, Blucas joined the cast of the ABC television drama pilot True Blue.

Blucas was part of the regular cast of the USA Network show Necessary Roughness for the first two seasons, playing Matthew Donnelly. The series premiered on June 29, 2011.

Personal life

On July 25, 2009, Blucas married journalist Ryan Haddon, daughter of Dayle Haddon and is stepfather to her children from her first marriage to actor Christian Slater.


Film Year Film Role Other notes 1996 Eddie Bench Knicks1998 Pleasantville Basketball Hero1999 The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human The Female's Ex-BoyfriendHouse on Haunted Hill Period Film Actor Scenes Deleted 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back The Guy Fred Jones look-alike Summer Catch Miles Dalrymple2002 We Were Soldiers 2nd Lt. Henry HerrickSunshine State Scotty DuvalThey Paul2003 I Capture the Castle Neil CottonPrey for Rock & Roll AnimalView from the Top Tommy BoulayOne Flight Stand Ben Short film 2004 The Alamo James BonhamFirst Daughter James Lamson2006 Thr3e Kevin Parson2007 After Sex ChristopherThe Killing Floor David LamontThe Jane Austen Book Club Dean Drummond2008 Meet Dave Mark RhodesAnimals Jarrett2009 Deadline DavidStay Cool Brad NelsonStuntmen Eligh SupremeMother and Child Steven2010 Knight & Day Rodney2011 Red State ATF Sniper2012 Touchback HallTelevision Year Title Role Notes 1995 Inflammable Evans TV movie 1998 Arliss McNamara Episode: The Legacy 1999 The '60s Buddy Wells TV movie Clueless Doug Sampson Episode: "Popularity" Undressed Bill Episode: 1.15 1999–2000, 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Riley Finn Main Role; 31 episodes 2007 Judy's Got a Gun Richard Palm TV pilot House John Kelley Episode: "Top Secret" 2008 Eleventh Hour Detective McNeil Episode: "Resurrection" 2009 Lie to Me Jack Rader Episode: Control Factor Castle Jeremy Preswick Episode: "The Fifth Bullet" 2010 True Blue JD Conlin TV pilot Law & Order: Los Angeles Chip Jarrow Episode: "Playa Vista" 2011 Body of Proof Dr. Mark Chandler Episode: "Dead Man Walking" 2011–2013 Necessary Roughness Matthew Donnally Main role; 29 episodes
  • Marc Blucas at the Internet Movie Database
  • Marc Blucas at AllRovi
Persondata Name Blucas, Marc Alternative names Blucas, Marcus Paul Short description Actor Date of birth January 11, 1972 Place of birth Girard, Pennsylvania, U.S. Date of deathPlace of death
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