Alan Ruck (Actor) as Cameron Frye - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Updated: 1/29/09

Name: Alan Ruck

Born: July 1, 1956, Cleveland, Ohio

Claim To Fame: Known as Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's hypochondriac best friend Cameron in John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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Family Life: He married Claudia Stefany in 1984, and had two children - a daughter, Emma, and a son, Sam. They divorced in 2005. He got married a second time to actress Mireille Enos, on January 4, 2008.

Info: Since his famous role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ruck has continued to act both in movies and on television. He played Captain John Harriman of the USS Enterprise-B in the 1994 film, Star Trek Generations, a role which he has reprised along with Generations co-star Walter Koenig and other Trek alumni in the fan film Of Gods and Men.

He had small roles in the 1994 blockbuster Speed as an annoying tourist, and in the 1996 film Twister as eccentric storm chaser Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick. In 1990-1991, he starred as Chicago ad man Charlie Davis, in the ABC Series Going Places. Ruck found his way back into the spotlight with his portrayal of Stuart Bondek, the power-hungry member of the mayor's staff on the hit ABC sitcom Spin City, which ran from 1996-2002.

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Trivia: Lives in New York.

Is a University of Illinois alumnus.

In his guest-starring role in Mad About You: The Glue People (1996), his character said he wants to be mayor of New York. In Spin City (1996) he works for the mayor of New York.

Attended Parma Senior High School located in Parma, Ohio.

Although he played a 17 year old in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", he was 29 at the time.

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Where Are They Now: Ruck appeared as Dr. Fry, a possible reference to Cameron Frye, in the 2007 comedy Kickin' It Old Skool. He had a small role in the 2008 M. Night Shyamalan film, The Happening, and had a guest role as a geologist in an episode of the TV series Eureka. His most recent work in film was as a ghost vying for Ricky Gervais' attention in last year's Ghost Town. He will play Mr. Cooverman in the film I Love You Beth Cooper, which is slated to be released in 2009. He was recently seen in a few episodes of the college fraternity based drama Greek.

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