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Alan Ruck is an American actor

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BirthdayJuly 1, 1956
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateOhio
SpousesClaudia Stefany (m. 1984–2005), Mireille Enos (m. 2008)
Known asAlan Douglas Ruck
Childrens Emma Ruck, Larkin Zouey Ruck, Sam Ruck, Vesper Vivianne Ruck
Universities
  • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Parma Senior High School
Birth PlaceCleveland, Ohio
Height183cm
GenderMale
Sun SignCancer
Born inCleveland, Ohio
Famous asActor

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Who is Alan Ruck?

Alan Ruck is an American actor, best known for playing ‘Cameron Frye’ in the film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.’ He played the neurotic best friend of ‘Ferris Bueller in the hit movie. He made his movie debut in the 1983 film ‘Bad Boys’ where he played Sean Penn’s friend. Since then, he has appeared in several successful films, such as ‘Shooter,’ ‘Three Fugitives,’ ‘Speed,’ ‘Twister’, ‘Kickin’ It Old School,’ and ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper.’ Ruck has appeared in more than 100 films in his career. As a television actor, Alan made his debut in television film ‘Hard Knocks.’ However, his most remarkable role came in the television series ‘Spin City.’ Alan played the character of ‘Stuart Bondek,’ a debauched man and member of Mayor’s staff who thinks only about earning money and gaining power. He has also made appearances in popular TV shows, such as ‘Scrubs,’ ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ ‘Boston Legal,’ ‘Fringe,’ and ‘The Whispers.’

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Childhood & Early Life

Alan Douglas Ruck was born on July 1, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio. His mother was a teacher, while his father worked for a pharmaceutical company.

He studied at ‘Parma Senior high School’ in Parma, Ohio. In 1979, he graduated from the ‘University of Illinois’ at Urbana-Champaign with B.F.A. in drama.

After his graduation, Alan moved to Chicago to work in stage plays and theatre. He stated that he didn’t know anyone in New York or Los Angeles, so, the best option for him was to do theatre in Chicago.

Early Career

In 1983, he played the role of ‘Carl Brennan’ in drama film ‘Bad Boys.’ He played ‘Mick O’ Brien’s (played by Sean Penn) friend in the popular movie. In the same year, he played ‘Roger Jackson’ in the movie ‘Class.’

In 1984, he made his television debut in television film ‘Hard Knocks.’

In 1985, Alan made his Broadway debut with Mathew Broderick in ‘Beloxi Blues.’ Before that, he performed in stage plays at various theatres including ‘Wisdom Bridge Theater’ in Chicago.

Career

He had his breakthrough role in the film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in which he played ‘Cameron Frye,’ the crazy friend of ‘Ferris Bueller,’ played by Mathew Broderick. The released in 1986 and it was a major hit.

In 1989, he appeared in another hit film ‘Three Fugitives.’ In 1990, he played ‘Hendry William French’ in ‘Young Guns II,’ a sequel to ‘Young Guns’ (1988).

After a four year break, Ruck appeared in ‘Star Trek Generations’ in which he played ‘Captain John Harriman,’ a role he reprised in the fan film, ‘Of Gods and Men’ in 2008.

In 1990, he had a starring role in television series ‘Going Places.’ He played ‘Charlie Davis,’ an ad man from Chicago. The show lasted for a season.

His next film, ‘Speed,’ starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra bullock, was a box-office hit.

Meanwhile, he also became part of several television series, such as ‘Daddy’s Girs’ (1994), ‘Muscles’ (1995), ‘Mad About You’ (1995-96), and ‘The Outer Limits’ (1996). His next television show, ‘Spin City’ became a hit too.

‘Spin City’ premiered in 1996 and lasted for six seasons (1996- 2002). Alan played ‘Stuart Bondek’ in the show and starred alongside Michael J. Fox and later, Charlie Sheen.

In 1996, he also chased the storm in the film ‘Twister’ in which he played the role of ‘Robert Nurick.’ For the next ten years, he appeared in a number of successful movies, such as ‘Walking the Waterline’ (1998), ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ (2003), and ‘Kickin’ it Old School’ (2007).

In 2005, he again starred alongside Mathew Broderick in the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Producers’ in which he played ‘Leo Bloom.’ He also appeared in two episodes of comedy series ‘Scrubs’ the same year.

During 2005-10, he appeared in a number of television shows, including ‘Ghost Whisperer’ (2007), ‘Greek’ (2007-11), ‘Boston Legal’ (2008), ‘Psych’ (2009), ‘Numbers’ (2010), ‘CSI: Miami’ (2010), ‘Rules of Engagement’ (2010), and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ (2010).

During the same time, he appeared in several films, including ‘Ghost Town’ (2008), ‘The Happening’ (2008), ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’ (2009), and ‘Extraordinary Measures’ (2010). In 2010, he became the lead in ‘NBC’s ‘Persons Unknown’ and also guest starred in ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’

His other notable appearances came in television shows, such as ‘Fringe’ (2011), ‘Bunheads’ (2012-13), ‘Burn Notice’ (2013), ‘Hot in Cleveland’ (2013), ‘The Whispers’ (2015), ‘The Middle’ (2016), and ‘The Catch’ (2016).

In 2016, he starred in the television adaptation of the 1973 film ‘The Exorcist.’ Alan played ‘Henry Rance,’ husband of ‘Regan McNeil’, the girl who was possessed by a demon.

‘The Exorcist’ also drew inspiration from a best-selling novel written by William Peter Blatty in 1971. He is now set to appear in an upcoming series called ‘Succession.’

He also made various appearances in films, such as ‘Shanghai Calling’ (2012), ‘Carnage Park’ (2016), ‘Dreamland’ (2016), and ‘War Machine’ (2017). His most recent film ‘Gringo’ was released in March, 2018.

He is set to play his part as ‘Mr. Burgess’ in the upcoming film ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ (2018). His other film ‘Captive State’ is also set to be released later in 2018.

Personal Life

Alan got married to Claudia Stefany in 1984. He has two children with Claudia, a son, Sam and a daughter, Emma.

The couple divorced in 2005. He got married to actress Mireille Enos on January 4, 2008.

He has two children with Mireille too—a daughter, Vesper, born in 2010 and a son, Larkin, born in 2014.

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Alan Ruck biography timelines

  • // 1st Jul 1956
    Alan Douglas Ruck was born on July 1, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio. His mother was a teacher, while his father worked for a pharmaceutical company.
  • // 1971
    ‘The Exorcist’ also drew inspiration from a best-selling novel written by William Peter Blatty in 1971. He is now set to appear in an upcoming series called ‘Succession.’
  • // 1973 To 2016
    In 2016, he starred in the television adaptation of the 1973 film ‘The Exorcist.’ Alan played ‘Henry Rance,’ husband of ‘Regan McNeil’, the girl who was possessed by a demon.
  • // 1979
    He studied at ‘Parma Senior high School’ in Parma, Ohio. In 1979, he graduated from the ‘University of Illinois’ at Urbana-Champaign with B.F.A. in drama.
  • // 1983
    In 1983, he played the role of ‘Carl Brennan’ in drama film ‘Bad Boys.’ He played ‘Mick O’ Brien’s (played by Sean Penn) friend in the popular movie. In the same year, he played ‘Roger Jackson’ in the movie ‘Class.’
  • // 1984
    In 1984, he made his television debut in television film ‘Hard Knocks.’
  • // 1984
    Alan got married to Claudia Stefany in 1984. He has two children with Claudia, a son, Sam and a daughter, Emma.
  • // 1985
    In 1985, Alan made his Broadway debut with Mathew Broderick in ‘Beloxi Blues.’ Before that, he performed in stage plays at various theatres including ‘Wisdom Bridge Theater’ in Chicago.
  • // 1986
    He had his breakthrough role in the film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in which he played ‘Cameron Frye,’ the crazy friend of ‘Ferris Bueller,’ played by Mathew Broderick. The released in 1986 and it was a major hit.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he appeared in another hit film ‘Three Fugitives.’ In 1990, he played ‘Hendry William French’ in ‘Young Guns II,’ a sequel to ‘Young Guns’ (1988).
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he had a starring role in television series ‘Going Places.’ He played ‘Charlie Davis,’ an ad man from Chicago. The show lasted for a season.
  • // 1996
    ‘Spin City’ premiered in 1996 and lasted for six seasons (1996- 2002). Alan played ‘Stuart Bondek’ in the show and starred alongside Michael J. Fox and later, Charlie Sheen.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, he also chased the storm in the film ‘Twister’ in which he played the role of ‘Robert Nurick.’ For the next ten years, he appeared in a number of successful movies, such as ‘Walking the Waterline’ (1998), ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ (2003), and ‘Kickin’ it Old School’ (2007).
  • // 2005
    In 2005, he again starred alongside Mathew Broderick in the Broadway adaptation of ‘The Producers’ in which he played ‘Leo Bloom.’ He also appeared in two episodes of comedy series ‘Scrubs’ the same year.
  • // 2005 To 4th Jan 2008
    The couple divorced in 2005. He got married to actress Mireille Enos on January 4, 2008.
  • // 2008
    After a four year break, Ruck appeared in ‘Star Trek Generations’ in which he played ‘Captain John Harriman,’ a role he reprised in the fan film, ‘Of Gods and Men’ in 2008.
  • // 2010 To 2014
    He has two children with Mireille too—a daughter, Vesper, born in 2010 and a son, Larkin, born in 2014.
  • // 2018
    He is set to play his part as ‘Mr. Burgess’ in the upcoming film ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ (2018). His other film ‘Captive State’ is also set to be released later in 2018.

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Alan Ruck's FAQ

  • What is Alan Ruck birthday?

    Alan Ruck was born at 1956-07-01

  • Where is Alan Ruck's birth place?

    Alan Ruck was born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • What is Alan Ruck nationalities?

    Alan Ruck's nationalities is American

  • Who is Alan Ruck spouses?

    Alan Ruck's spouses is Claudia Stefany (m. 1984–2005), Mireille Enos (m. 2008)

  • Who is Alan Ruck childrens?

    Alan Ruck's childrens is Emma Ruck, Larkin Zouey Ruck, Sam Ruck, Vesper Vivianne Ruck

  • What was Alan Ruck universities?

    Alan Ruck studied at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Parma Senior High School

  • How tall is Alan Ruck?

    Alan Ruck's height is 183

  • What is Alan Ruck's sun sign?

    Alan Ruck is Cancer

  • How famous is Alan Ruck?

    Alan Ruck is famouse as Actor