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Overview (3)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NameAlan Douglas Ruck
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alan Ruck was born on July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, and has made over 100 appearances in films and television, and on stage. He is best known for his role as the friend of Matthew Broderick and hopeless hypochondriac Cameron Frye, in John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).

During the 1980s he appeared in films such as Class (1983) with Rob Lowe and Andrew McCarthy and Three for the Road (1987) with Charlie Sheen. The 1990s included Young Guns II (1990) with Emilio Estevez and Lou Diamond Phillips, Star Trek: Generations (1994), Speed (1994) with Keanu Reeves and Twister (1996) (the latter two films are directed by Jan de Bont).

Ruck's television appearances include Tales from the Crypt (1989) opposite Lou Diamond Philips, Mad About You (1992) with Helen Hunt (his co-star in Twister), and Spin City (1996) with Michael J. Fox.

Ruck made an appearance in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon (1998) which reunited him with his Twister co-star Cary Elwes.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Family (2)

Spouse Mireille Enos (4 January 2008 - present)  (2 children)
Claudia Stefany (22 June 1984 - 2005)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Children Emma Ruck
Ruck, Sam
Ruck, Vesper Vivianne
Ruck, Larkin Zouey

Trivia (19)

Father, with Claudia Stefany, of son, Sam Ruck, and daughter, Emma Ruck.
Lives in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
Received his Bachelor's degree in Drama from the University of Illinois.
Was 29-years-old when he appeared in the role of Cameron Frye, a high school student, in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
Has played Matthew Broderick's best friend in the original Broadway production of "Biloxi Blues", a relationship they repeated in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
In his guest-starring role in Mad About You: The Glue People (1996), his character said he wants to be mayor of New York City. In Spin City (1996), he works as chief of staff for the mayor of New York City.
In 2005, he began playing Leo Bloom in the Broadway production of "The Producers". The role was played in the show's initial line-up and in The Producers (2005) by Matthew Broderick. Broderick was the titular character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which co-starred Ruck as Ferris' best friend.
Was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Billy Bishop Goes to War" at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Nearly died of septicemia in 2002.
Brother-in-law of Veronique Enos and Jongiorgi Enos.
Alan's wife, Mireille Enos, gave birth to their daughter, Vesper Vivianne, on September 23, 2010.
Probably best known for his roles in the 1980s along with the "Brat Pack": Bad Boys (1983) with Sean Penn and Ally Sheedy, Class (1983) with Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and John Cusack; Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) with Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Grey and Charlie Sheen; Three for the Road (1987) with Charlie Sheen and Kerri Green; Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) with Matt Dillon; and Young Guns II (1990) with Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips and Christian Slater. He would go on to work with Phillips in Tales from the Crypt (1989) and with Sheen in Spin City (1996). Ruck will always be inextricably linked with the 1980s "Brats".
With his role as Captain John Harriman in Star Trek: Generations (1994), he becomes the fourth commander of the starship Enterprise, joining Captains Christopher Pike, Robert April and James T. Kirk.
Was considered for the role of Chet Donnelly in Weird Science (1985), which went to Bill Paxton.
Currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Mireille Enos. [November 2009]
(February 12, 2014) Expecting his second child with his wife Mireille Enos.
His wife, Mireille Enos, gave birth to their second child, son Larkin Zouey, on July 23, 2014.
He is of German, Irish, Scottish, and English descent.
Starred with wife Mireille Enos in ABC's The Catch.

Personal Quotes (9)

I think multi-camera comedy is a much-maligned American art form.
People would say, 'Boy, I really loved you in Ferris Bueller," and it would really aggravate me. I thought I was a one-trick pony, and people had seen the trick. Now that things have worked out and I've gone on to other things, I'm really pleased that people enjoy it.
When I'm doing a drama, I wish I was doing something funny. When I'm doing something funny, I wish I was doing something more serious. I think it's just human nature.
I moved from Chicago to New York in 1984 for 'Biloxi Blues.' In 1989, my wife and our then-baby daughter moved to Los Angeles to try to get in television.
I did a musical that I don't think anybody ever saw, called 'One Shining Moment,' and in that cast was Megan Mullally and Kevin Anderson.
I really enjoyed multi-camera comedy. You film in front of a live audience, and it's kind of the best of both worlds. It's like doing a one-act play every week, but if you screw your lines up, you get to do it over.
'Spin City' was a really wonderful time for me. I made friends for life on that show. I made friends with Richard Kind, Michael Boatman, Barry Bostwick, Sandy Chaplin. We're all close. It was a really wonderful time.
Nobody's ever gonna accuse me of being a singer, but I can sing.
I grew up in Cleveland and started doing plays in high school. And I went to the University of Illinois, and I majored in drama. And after school, I went up to Chicago, because I didn't really know anybody in New York or Los Angeles, and I knew people who were doing plays in Chicago.

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