Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck

Jul. 1st, 1956
Born in
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
6' 0

Alan Ruck's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Persons Unknown TV Show
Persons Unknown
Spin City TV Show
Spin City
The Bronx is Burning TV Show
The Bronx is Burning
Daddy's Girls TV Show
Daddy's Girls
Going Places TV Show
Going Places

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Extraordinary Measures
2009 - I Love You, Beth Cooper
2008 - The Happening
2007 - Kickin It Old Skool
2003 - Cheaper by the Dozen
1996 - Twister
1994 - Star Trek: Generations
1994 - Speed
1990 - Young Guns II
1989 - Three Fugitives
1986 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1983 - Class
1983 - Bad Boys

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Lance Brockwell
Hubbell Flowers
Reverend Lare
Phil Stubbins
Howard Sharp
Steve Sinclair
Max Lyster
Albert Bunford
[Complete List]


Alan Ruck is an American film, stage and television actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Stuart Bondek on Spin City. Ruck was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Parma Senior High School located in Parma, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.F.A. in drama in 1979. He recalled: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. So I went up there, and I knocked around a little bit. And I guess about a year after I was out of school, I got my first job.Ruck made his Broadway debut in 1985 in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues with Matthew Broderick. Early on, Ruck was a prominent stage actor at many theaters around the country, including Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago. In his initial foray into film acting, Ruck appeared in Class and Hard Knocks as well as some television films.

  • Nearly died of septicemia in 2002.
  • 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)_ (qv) by 'Matthew Broderick (I)' (qv). Broderick was the titular character in _Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)_ (qv), which co-starred Ruck as Ferris' best friend.
  • Lives in New York.
  • He is a University of Illinois alumnus
  • Played 'Matthew Broderick (I)' (qv)'s best friend in the original Broadway production of "Biloxi Blues," a relationship they repeated in _Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)_ (qv).
  • Has a son, Sam, and a daughter, Emma.
  • He 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.
  • In his guest-starring role in _"Mad About You" (1992) {The Glue People (#4.17)}_ (qv), his character said he wants to be mayor of New York. In _"Spin City" (1996)_ (qv) he works for the mayor of New York.

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