If you are a fan of the Hallmark Channel, and the sweet-natured romances that they are synonymous with, then you would surely have come across Marcus Rosner. A native of British Columbia, Canada, Rosner is not one of those celebrities who accidentally stumbled upon fame. He had to tread the rocky path to stardom after a life-changing trip to New York City with his mother.
Since then, the hunk has accumulated a plethora of acting credits on both the small and big screens. He has also carved a niche for himself on the Hallmark Channel where he has a reputation for being the guy who often does not get the girl. As we kick off a new decade, Rosner is quite happy with the life that he has built for himself. He also hopes to explore new horizons; namely writing and producing some projects and not just being the handsome face on the screens.
His Childhood Aspirations to Become a Sports Agent and the NYC trip that Changed His Dreams
The Canadian actor was born on August 10, 1989. There is a scarcity of information about his parents and family, but it is common knowledge that he is a native of British Columbia. It is also known that his single mother had him when she was only a teenager. Such circumstances meant that the young Marcus had a less than comfortable upbringing with his mom struggling to make ends meet.
The pair, however, experienced a change in fortunes after she remarried. Following the re-marriage, Rosner, his mom, and stepdad settled down in the small town of Sherwood, just outside of Edmonton. There, he continued his schooling. He also indulged in several sporting activities, including rugby as well as volleyball, and grew up to be a regular jock. The young Marcus had little or no interest in the arts. He rather aspired to become a sports agent (ironically because of the movie Jerry McGuire where Tom Cruise played the iconic title role).
However, a graduation present from his mom, which was a trip to New York City, changed his life forever. It was after seeing his first Broadway show in NYC that Marcus began nursing the ambition of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. The actor later relocated to Vancouver to pursue acting.
The Enviable Screen Credits He has been able to Accumulate over the Years
Marcus Rosner debuted on the acting scene in the year 2012 with a minor role as Doug in This American Housewife. That same year, he quickly followed up with other small-screen roles such as Ty in Joey Dakota, Richard Armstrong in The Secret Circle as well as Max Fuller in CW’s Arrow. He has also appeared in some other hit TV series like Untold Stories of the ER (2013), Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (2014), Supernatural (2014), ABC’s Once Upon a Time (2014), When Calls the Heart (2015), and more recently in Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed UnREAL.
On the big screen, Rosner has featured in the 2015 movies Tomorrowland and Ghost Unit, as well as The Killer Downstairs (2019). He has also become a household name on the Hallmark Channel, appearing in several of their movies. They include Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014), A Christmas Detour (2015), Summer of Dreams, Appetite for Love, Autumn In the Vineyard (all in 2016), Christmas In Evergreen, A Harvest Wedding, and Summer in the Vineyard, Framed For Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery (all in 2017), and Valentine in the Vineyard (2019).
The Unforgettable Villains He Portrayed in Arrows and When Calls The Heart
In nearly a decade of working in Hollywood, Marcus Rosner has featured in several notable projects with one of his most famous roles coming in When Calls The Heart. When Calls The Heart is a hit Canadian-American TV series about Elizabeth Thatcher, a young lady from high society who heads to a remote and tough town to work as a teacher. There, she manages to win people over with her good manners but some people refuse to yield including a lawman and love interest Jack Thornton.
When Calls The Heart debuted in 2014 and Marcus Rosner joined the cast in 2015. He played the role of a family friend of the Thatchers known as Charles Kensington. His character is positioned to marry Elizabeth but ends up losing her to Jack. Overall, Rosner featured in about five episodes of When Calls The Heart. The popularity of the show helped him to garner a new fan base beyond the Hallmark universe.
Another role that has got fans buzzing about Rosner is that of Max Fuller on the popular superhero series, Arrow. Arrow revolves around Oliver Queen, a billionaire playboy who eventually becomes a masked vigilante after being marooned on an island for five years. He then spends his days tackling crimes and corruption in his city with a bow and arrow. Arrow debuted in 2012 and Rosner has appeared in one episode of season 1 and two episodes of season 7.
He portrays one of Queen’s arch enemies named Max Fuller. Fuller is an arrogant, shady and corrupt businessman who has had it out for Oliver ever since the latter slept with his wife-to-be. He makes several attempts to kill him but they have all been thwarted. Rosner portrayed the diabolical Max with so much believability and passion. This made many to come to love a character that they should have ordinarily loathed.
His Mysterious Fiancée
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— Marcus Rosner (@themarcusrosner) June 22, 2016
Since Marcus Rosner came into the limelight, many have been curious to know about his love life but the Hollywood hunk apparently prefers to keep details of his personal life under wraps. He only lets little tidbits escape here and there thus keeping fans continuously guessing.
One of those little clues was in October 2017 when the actor baited many on the internet with a photo of himself and a mystery woman kissing at an event. Interestingly, the photo caption did not help in solving the mystery surrounding the nature of their relationship. It was later that the actor referred to a fiancée during one of his interviews with Parade.com in August 2019.
From that interview, we have been able to glean two facts about Rosner’s fiancée. The first is that she gets really cool birthday presents. For instance, in one year, she got him flying lessons and he got to fly around Vancouver. Another fact that we know about the potential Mrs. Rosner is that she must have a busy career. Her man has revealed that they both travel all the time, a reality that has stopped them from getting any sort of pets. They, however, plan to remedy this when they “settle down’’