Bruce Marchiano

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Bruce Marchiano
Born (1956-02-05) February 5, 1956 (age 62)
Los Angeles, California, U.S
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Recent Projects[edit]

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[2] and has written several books, most on the subject of Jesus and the experience of portraying him on the silver screen.[3] He wrote, directed and appeared in a powerful pro-life film called " Alison's Choice" (2015).Now in development, Bruce is producing a Word-for-Word film of the Gospel of John. The cameras are set to roll in late 2017.

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.[4]




  • Legend of the Candy Cane (2001) .... John Sonneman
  • 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)
  • The Encounter... Jesus (8 episodes, 2016)


  1. ^ Bio on Bruce Marchiano website
  2. ^ Speaking, from Marchiano site
  3. ^ Marchiano's author page at Simon and Schuster
  4. ^ 5/1/2011 live radio archive with Bruce Marchiano, verbally stating he is married as of Dec 2010 to his wife, Maria.

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