Bruce Marchiano is an actor, author, and speaker best known for his impassioned actor’s portrayal of Jesus in the film The Gospel of Matthew. Marchiano’s other acting credits include Murder She Wrote, Columbo, Days of Our Lives, L.A. Law, The Encounter… to name only a few. Most recently Marchiano stars in the newly launched Encounter series. As an author, Marchiano has penned six books on Jesus, including Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women and the bestselling In the Footsteps of Jesus. Bruce also founded Marchiano Ministries, a non-profit ministry principally serving rural villages and impoverished children in South Africa. As a speaker, Marchiano has traveled the globe, sharing the love of Jesus. Consequently, he’s witnessed hundreds of thousands of people overwhelmed by God’s grace. Most recently Bruce released his first film as writer/director, Alison’s Choice, and is in development on a film of The Gospel According to John (see New Jesus Movie).