Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck


July 1, 1956

Also Known For : Film Actor, Television Actor

Birth Place : Cleveland, Ohio, United States Of America

Zodiac Sign : Cancer

Chinese Zodiac : Monkey

Birth Element : Fire

Alan Ruck Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Childhood and Education

Alan Douglas Ruck was born 1st July 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. His father worked in pharmaceuticals, and his mother was a school teacher.

Ruck studied at Parma Senior High School, and after graduating, attended the University of Illinois. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.



Alan Ruck landed his first film role in 1983, when he debuted in Bad Boys, with Sean Penn. His second movie that year was Class.

In 1985, he debuted on Broadway, in a production of Biloxi Blues with Matthew Broderick.

In 1986, Ruck won one of the leading roles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which was destined to become a cult classic.

Alan Ruck found himself with regular work, not only in films but also on television.

Between 1983 and 2019, Ruck has acted in 32 movies. These include films such as Young Guns II (1990), Twister (1996), and Gringo (2018).

His television career between 1984 and 2018 includes more than 50 series. Regular appearances include shows such as 19 episodes of Going Places (1990-91) and 140 episodes of Spin City (1996 – 2002). Ruck has made many ad hoc appearances in popular shows such as Scrubs (2005), Numbers (2010), and NCIS (2013).



In 1984, Alan Ruck married Claudia Stefany. The couple had two children, a son, and a daughter, but they divorced in 2005.

He then married Mireille Enos, an actress, in 2008. The couple had a daughter in 2010 and a son in 2014.