Marc Minardi is a Canadian actor who portrays Lucas Valieri on Degrassi: The Next Generation during the show's seventh and eighth seasons. He was on the television show Ace Lightning, where he played the lead role for 39 episodes. Marc's current interests include cars and film. He is currently in a band, and he enjoys writing his music. He also has many interests and passions in the sports field. While not pursuing his dreams in sports and acting, he spends his free time enjoying his other favorite hobbies: writing and directing. There were rumors in 2008 that he was dating Miriam McDonald who plays Emma on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Marc was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He is also Italian.