Dan Winston

Played by Marc Blucas


A handsome, Ivy League-educated DEA agent, Dan came to Texas to get away from big city life.  His career and personal mission now is to take down the drug cartels that plague Texas and its borders.  His wit, intelligence, captivating smile, and kindness toward Molly and her family attracted her at first sight.  On his part, he never felt any desire to settle down with a woman – until Molly Parker came along.  Together they are hot, both in the bedroom and in pursuit of criminals.  If Molly can trust any new man in her life, it is Dan.


As a leading man who naturally embodies both intellect and physicality, Marc Blucas has worked consistently in film and television. 

One of Blucas' first acting roles was in Gary Ross' “Pleasantville” with Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. After supporting roles in “Summer Catch” with Jessica Biel, Kevin Smith's “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” and “We Were Soldiers” with Mel Gibson, Blucas went on to star as the male lead opposite Katie Holmes in Fox's “First Daughter”  directed by Forest Whitaker.

Additional film credits include “Prey for Rock and Roll” which was included in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, the BBC Films' period drama “I Capture the Castle” with Bill Nighy and Rose Byrne, John Sayles' “Sunshine State” opposite Edie Falco, “Starship Dave” with Eddie Murphy and Elizabeth Banks and “The Killing Floor,” executive produced by Doug Liman and Avi Arad.  Blucas played Emily Blunt's misunderstood husband in Sony Pictures Classics' “The Jane Austen Book Club,” directed by Robin Swicord with an all-star cast including Maria Bello, Amy Brenneman and Hugh Dancy.  Blucas also starred in James Mangold's “Knight and Day” opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz and played Diaz's ex-boyfriend.  He was also featured in Kevin Smith's “Red State” and played Naomi Watts' love interest in Rodrigo Garcia's “Mother and Child.” In addition, Blucas starred for two seasons on Joss Whedon’s hit television series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Most recently, Blucas starred on the USA series "Necessary Roughness” with Callie Thorne. He can be seen next in the independent feature “One Heart” with Abigail Spencer.  A native of Pennsylvania, Blucas played basketball at Wake Forest University.