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Bruce Marchiano

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Name  Bruce Marchiano
Role  Actor
Spouse  Maria Marchiano (m. 2010)

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Born  February 5, 1956Los Angeles, California
Books  In the Footsteps of Jesus
Movies  The Encounter, The Visual Bible: Matthew, Apostle Peter and the Last S, The Visual Bible: Acts, The Lion of Judah
Similar People  David A R White, Jaci Velasquez, Regardt van den Bergh, Ryan Alosio, Robert Loggia

Bruce Marchiano Talks About Acting As Jesus In The Gospel Of Matthew

Bruce Marchiano (born February 5, 1956) is an American actor and author best known for his portrayals of Jesus Christ in the Visual Bible film series.


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Early life

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Marchiano was born in Orange County, California. His father is of Italian descent while his mother is Syrian. His first role was in a 1985 episode of Murder, She Wrote, which was followed by appearances in LA Law, Columbo, and the low-budget horror film, Curse II: The Bite. Before his roles as Jesus he was often cast as a villain and he jokes that Jesus was the first nice guy he ever played.

Recent Projects

Marchiano runs Bruce Marchiano Ministries, a non-profit ministry based out of North Hollywood, California. He speaks 20 to 25 times a year in various venues all around the world and has written several books, most on the subject of Jesus and the experience of portraying him on the silver screen. Marchiano does not perform as Jesus as part of his speaking ministry. He is currently working on directing a film called " Alison's Choice".

He has played Jesus in three recent films. In 2009's Road to Emmaus Marchiano portrays Christ's mysterious post-resurrection appearance to two disciples, described in the Gospel of Luke. In the computer animated Christian children's film Lion of Judah (2010) he voices an animated Jesus who meets a group of barnyard animal friends.

In 2012 Marchiano portrays Jesus once again in The Apostle Peter and the Last Supper. In this film St. Peter recalls his early days with Jesus as he prepares for his final martyrdom in Rome.

Marchiano's primary project currently is development of a word-for-word film adaptation of the Gospel According to John titled Jesus... No Greater Love, on which he is serving as Producer and Screenwriter. He may also reprise his role as Jesus in the film. His idea for a new movie has received endorsements from several Christian ministries; Marchiano announced on April 3, 2010 that the film's funding goal of $45 million by March 1 had not been reached. Only $300,000 had been received by that date. According to the movie website's donation counter $359,979.31 had been collected by January, 2012.

Marchiano grew up in a strong Catholic home. He is currently married.


  • Come Follow Me: The Ultimate Journey (2013) .... Jesus
  • Revelation Road : The Beginning of the End (2013) .... Jesus
  • Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012) .... Jesus
  • This Is Our Time (2012) .... Professor Callahan
  • The Encounter: Paradise Lost (2012) .... Jesus
  • Lion of Judah (2011) .... Jesus
  • The Encounter (2010) .... Jesus
  • Road to Emmaus (2009) .... Jesus
  • Faith Happens (2006) .... Peter
  • Final Solution (2001) .... Jake
  • Millennial Madness (1999)
  • The Visual Bible: Acts (1994) (V) .... Jesus
  • The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993) .... Jesus
  • Curse II: The Bite (1988) .... Deputy Barney
  • O Caminho para a Eternidade (2012) .... Jesus
  • O Caminho para a Eternidade 2 (2013) .... Jesus
  • Television

  • Legend of the Candy Cane (2001)
  • Columbo: Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991) .... 2nd Technician
  • L.A. Law .... Catcher (1 episode, 1989)
  • Freddy's Nightmares .... Rick (1 episode, 1989)
  • Hardball (1 episode, 1989)
  • Murder, She Wrote .... Assistant Director (1 episode, 1985)
  • Books

  • Jesus Yesterday, Today & Forever
  • Jesus Wept
  • Meeting Jesus
  • In the Footsteps of Jesus
  • The Character of a Man (2006)
  • Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women (2008)
  • References

    Bruce Marchiano Wikipedia

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