Duquesne University; Carnegie Mellon University.
In 2015, he began starring as Jacob Greenleaf in the upcoming Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf. He has partial ancestry from Barbados. Rucker spent his formative years in the greater Washington, District of Columbia, Maryland area.
He hails from a very dedicated and supportive immediate and extended family.
He first had an interest in acting after he was placed in many child pageants. His first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade.
He was in the drama club in 7th grade and then attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, District of Columbia Rucker studied at Carnegie-Mellon University and Duquesne University. Rucker played Jimmy Ruffin in the 1998 miniseries The Temptations".
His major role came in 2002 when he assumed the role of attorney T. Marshall Travers on the Columbia Broadcasting System daytime soap opera As the World Turns opposite Tamara Tunie.
He left the series the following year and portrayed Garret Williams on American Broadcasting Company soap opera All My Children in 2005. He also had the recurring roles on the Universitas Pembangunan Nasional sitcoms All of Us and Half & Half. Rucker is best known for his roles in the Tyler Perry"s films.
He played Will Brown in 2008 film Meet The Browns. He later had a starring role on Perry"s sitcom Meet the Browns reprising his role as Will from 2009 to 2011. The following year after Meet the Browns, Rucker was cast in the male lead role opposite Anne Heche in the National Broadcasting Company comedy series Save Maine, but was fired after pilot episode.
He later had roles in a number of small movies and television movies.
Rucker also had regular role opposite Mena Suvari in the WE tv drama series, South of Hell. In 2015, Rucker was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.
He plays Jacob Greenleaf, the eldest son of Lynn Whitfield" and Keith David"s characters.