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Bland made his film debut in the 1997 spy thriller The Jackal with Daniel Dae Kim and Richard Lineback. Next was 1999's Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo with Richard Riehle. Bland was cast in the 2001 biopic Blow which also featured Tony Amendola and Randy Mulkey. That year was also the year in which Bland co-starred in the comedy Bandits which re-teamed Bland with Richard Riehle and they were joined by Peggy Miley. Comedy continued when Bland was cast in the high school comedy The Girl Next Door (2004) where Bland worked with Richard Fancy and Autumn Reeser. Bland then was seen in the short film Baggage Claim (2007) opposite Spencer Garrett. Up next was 2008's period drama Changeling where Bland worked alongside Colby French, Scott Leva, Michael Lovern, Jim Nieb, Ric Sarabia and Devon Sobieray. Then there was the 2010 telefilm Unanswered Prayers with Madchen Amick.
For work on television series, Bland guested on Providence starring Concetta Tomei in "Thank You Providence" (1999) with Patrick Fabian. Next was Dharma & Greg starring Mitchell Ryan in "Playing the Field" (2000). Bland was seen on Malcolm in the Middle in "Traffic Jam" also in 2000 with Clyde Kusatsu. Bland acted on the short lived Big Shots in Car Trouble" (2007) with Jessica Collins.
Bland's most active work on television was a news reported on the New York City set sitcom Spin City starring Victoria Dillard and Alan Ruck. In the first season Bland was seen in "The Rivals", "A Star is Born", "Meet Tommy Dugan", all in 1996, then "Striptease" and "Mayor Over Miami" in 1997. Bland returned in the second season that same year in the Christmas-themed "Miracle Near 34th Street" and in 1998, "Deaf Man Walking" with Matt Malloy (Bland's sole time on Spin City where he worked with another Trek actor other than Dillard and Ruck) and "Single White Male."