Alan Ruck


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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 ... See full bio »

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Alan Ruck of HBO's Emmy-nominated "Succession" predicts more train wrecks in Season 3 and reflects on Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the genius of John Hughes.

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Known For

Twister Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick
(1996)
Speed Stephens
(1994)
(1986)
Star Trek Generations Capt. Harriman
(1994)

Filmography

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 2018-2019 Succession (TV Series)
Connor Roy
- This Is Not for Tears (2019) ... Connor Roy
- DC (2019) ... Connor Roy
- Dundee (2019) ... Connor Roy
- Return (2019) ... Connor Roy (credit only)
- Argestes (2019) ... Connor Roy (credit only)
 2019 Captive State
Charles Rittenhouse
 2019 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Lawrence
- The Man (2019) ... Lawrence
 2018 Dirty John (TV Series)
John Dzialo
- One Shoe (2018) ... John Dzialo
 2018 My Dinner with Hervé (TV Movie)
Stu Masters
 2018 Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
Stephen Burgess
 2018 Gringo
Jerry
 2017 War Machine
Pat Mackinnon
 2017/I Fixed
Dr. Ken
 2016 The Exorcist (TV Series)
Henry Rance
- Chapter Ten: Three Rooms (2016) ... Henry Rance
- Chapter Nine: 162 (2016) ... Henry Rance
- Chapter Eight: The Griefbearers (2016) ... Henry Rance
- Chapter Seven: Father of Lies (2016) ... Henry Rance
- Chapter Six: Star of the Morning (2016) ... Henry Rance
 2016 The Loud House (TV Series short)
Tetherby / Cop
- Attention Deficit/Out on a Limo (2016) ... Tetherby / Cop (voice)
 2016 The Catch (TV Series)
Gordon Bailey
- The Happy Couple (2016) ... Gordon Bailey
- The Trial (2016) ... Gordon Bailey
 2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (TV Series)
Mark Barrett
- How to Survive Your Parents' Visit (2016) ... Mark Barrett
 2016/II Dreamland
Walter
 2016 The Middle (TV Series)
Jack Kershaw
- Film, Friends and Fruit Pies (2016) ... Jack Kershaw
- Birds of a Feather (2016) ... Jack Kershaw
 2016 Carnage Park
Sheriff Moss
 2015 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Herb
- Sofia in Elvenmoor (2015) ... Herb (voice)
- All the Sprite Moves (2015) ... Herb (voice)
 2015 Deathly (Short)
Richard
 2015 Major Crimes (TV Series)
FBI Special Agent Jerry Shea
- Hostage of Fortune (2015) ... FBI Special Agent Jerry Shea
 2015 The Whispers (TV Series)
Executive Director Alex Myers
- The Archer (2015) ... Executive Director Alex Myers
- Collision (2015) ... Executive Director Alex Myers
- Hide & Seek (2015) ... Executive Director Alex Myers
- X Marks the Spot (2015) ... Executive Director Alex Myers
 2015 Hindsight (TV Series)
Harry
- ...Then I'll Know (2015) ... Harry
 2014 The Novice (TV Movie)
Bill Jones
 2014 Instant Mom (TV Series)
Mr. Shank
- Teacher's Pest (2014) ... Mr. Shank
 2014 Destroyer (Short)
Frank
 2014 The Horse Who Said 'Hey' (Video short)
 2014 Intelligence (TV Series)
Jonathan Cain
- Cain and Gabriel (2014) ... Jonathan Cain
 2008-2014 Psych (TV Series)
Ruben Leonard / Phil Stubbins
- Gus Walks Into a Bank (2008) ... Phil Stubbins
 2013 Super Fun Night (TV Series)
Spencer Quinn
- Merry Super Fun Christmas (2013) ... Spencer Quinn
 2013 NCIS (TV Series)
Ward Beringer
- Gut Check (2013) ... Ward Beringer
 2013 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Psychiatrist
- All Together Now (2013) ... Psychiatrist
- Brave New World (2013) ... Psychiatrist
 2013 Zombie Night (TV Movie)
Joseph
 2013 We Are Men (TV Series)
Minister
- Pilot (2013) ... Minister
 2013 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Max Lyster
- Reckoning (2013) ... Max Lyster
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Reverend Lare
- Magic Diet Candy (2013) ... Reverend Lare
 2012-2013 Bunheads (TV Series)
Hubbell Flowers
- You Wanna See Something? (2013) ... Hubbell Flowers
- A Nutcracker in Paradise (2012) ... Hubbell Flowers
- Pilot (2012) ... Hubbell Flowers
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Mr. Slater
- Ohuna (2012) ... Mr. Slater
 2012 Ben and Kate (TV Series)
Principal Geoff Feeney
- Bad Cop/Bad Cop (2012) ... Principal Geoff Feeney
 2012 Shanghai Calling
Marcus Groff
 2012 Goats
Dr. Eldridge
 2011 Booted
The Meter Maid
 2011 Five (TV Movie)
Sam Jarente
 2011 Interpersonal Exopolitics (Short)
P. Murdock Barron
 2011 Close-Up
The LA Director
 2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Dr. Krick
- Os (2011) ... Dr. Krick
 2007-2011 Greek (TV Series)
Dean Bowman
- Defending Your Honor (2011) ... Dean Bowman
- Isn't It Bro-mantic? (2009) ... Dean Bowman
- Divine Secrets of the ZBZ Sisterhood (2009) ... Dean Bowman
- No Campus for Old Rules (2008) ... Dean Bowman
- The Great Cappie (2008) ... Dean Bowman
 2010 The Wyoming Story (TV Movie)
Hollister Ames
 2010 False Creek Stories (Short)
Doug
 2010 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Donald Wexling
- Borderline (2010) ... Donald Wexling
 2010 Persons Unknown (TV Series)
Charlie Morse
- Shadows in the Cave (2010) ... Charlie Morse
- And Then There Was One (2010) ... Charlie Morse
- Seven Sacrifices (2010) ... Charlie Morse
- Identity (2010) ... Charlie Morse
- Static (2010) ... Charlie Morse
 2010 Justified (TV Series)
Roland Pike
- Long in the Tooth (2010) ... Roland Pike
 2010 Rules of Engagement (TV Series)
Dr. Greenblatt
- The Four Pillars (2010) ... Dr. Greenblatt
 2010 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Arnold Winslow
- Growin' Up (2010) ... Arnold Winslow
 2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Buddy Mills
- Unshockable (2010) ... Buddy Mills
 2010 Extraordinary Measures
Pete Sutphen
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Dr. Allan Beckham
- Show Stopper (2010) ... Dr. Allan Beckham
 2009 Cougar Town (TV Series)
Frank Miller
- Two Gunslingers (2009) ... Frank Miller
 2009 Flashforward (TV Series)
Tomasi
- White to Play (2009) ... Tomasi
 2009 Ruby & the Rockits (TV Series)
Martin Wexler
- We Are Family? (2009) ... Martin Wexler
 2008 Eavesdrop
Casper
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Attorney Wayne Davidson
- Kill, Baby, Kill! (2008) ... Attorney Wayne Davidson
 2008/I Ghost Town
Ghost Dad
 2008 Eureka (TV Series)
Dr. Hood
- Best in Faux (2008) ... Dr. Hood
 2008 The Happening
Principal
 2007 Drive (TV Series)
John Ashton
- Unaired Pilot (2007) ... John Ashton
 2007 Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (Video)
Captain John Harriman
 2007 InAlienable
Dr. Proway
 2007 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Steve Sinclair
- Bad Blood (2007) ... Steve Sinclair
 2007 The Bronx Is Burning (TV Mini-Series)
Reporter
- Mr. October (2007) ... Reporter
- Caught! (2007) ... Reporter
- Past Combatants (2007) ... Reporter
- Time for a Change? (2007) ... Reporter
- The Seven Commandments (2007) ... Reporter
 2007 Kickin' It Old Skool
Dr. Fry
 2007 Family of the Year (TV Series)
Dick
- Pilot (2007) ... Dick
 2007 Goodbye Baby
Douglass
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
Albert Bunford
- Second Opinion (2007) ... Albert Bunford
 2006 Stargate: Atlantis (TV Series)
Dr. Fletcher
- The Real World (2006) ... Dr. Fletcher
 2005 Don't Ask (TV Movie)
Howard Collins
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Richard
- Coffee Shop (2005) ... Richard
 2005 Exact Fare (Short)
Patty
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
Bill Shenk
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Dr. Katz
- That Voodoo That You Do (2003) ... Dr. Katz
 2002 Scrubs (TV Series)
Mr. Bragin
- My Lucky Day (2002) ... Mr. Bragin
 1996-2002 Spin City (TV Series)
Stuart Bondek
- A Tale of Four Cities (2002) ... Stuart Bondek (credit only)
- A Friend in Need (2002) ... Stuart Bondek
- Look Who's Not Talking (2002) ... Stuart Bondek (credit only)
- Let's Give Them Something to Talk About (2002) ... Stuart Bondek (credit only)
- An Affair Not to Remember (2002) ... Stuart Bondek (credit only)
 2000 Endsville
Kenneth Thith
 2000 Everything Put Together
Kessel
 1998 The Ransom of Red Chief (TV Movie)
Ambrose Dorset
 1998 Walking to the Waterline
Duane Hopwood
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Dolan
- Spider (1998) ... Tom Dolan
 1996/I Twister
Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick
 1995-1996 Mad About You (TV Series)
Lance Brockwell
- The Glue People (1996) ... Lance Brockwell
- Do Me a Favor (1996) ... Lance Brockwell
- New Year's Eve (1995) ... Lance Brockwell
- I Don't See It (1995) ... Lance Brockwell
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Howard Sharp
- Unnatural Selection (1996) ... Howard Sharp
 1995 Muscle (TV Series)
Dr. Marshall Jones
- Episode #1.13 (1995) ... Dr. Marshall Jones
- Episode #1.12 (1995) ... Dr. Marshall Jones
- Episode #1.11 (1995) ... Dr. Marshall Jones
- Episode #1.10 (1995) ... Dr. Marshall Jones
- Episode #1.9 (1995) ... Dr. Marshall Jones
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Atty. Dan Woodley
 1994 Star Trek Generations
Capt. Harriman
 1994 Daddy's Girls (TV Series)
Lenny
- American in Paris... Cool (1994) ... Lenny
- Pilot (1994) ... Lenny
 1994 Speed
Stephens
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Carty
- Oil's Well That Ends Well (1993) ... Carty
 1993 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Patrick Gatwood
- Unlawful Entries (1993) ... Patrick Gatwood
 1992-1993 The Edge (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.14 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.10 (1992) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.9 (1992) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.8 (1992) ... Various Characters
- Tape Cycle #7 (1992) ... Various Characters
 1990-1991 Going Places (TV Series)
Charlie Davis
- The Camping Show (1991) ... Charlie Davis
- Mommy Dearest (1991) ... Charlie Davis
- Take My Girlfriend, Please (1991) ... Charlie Davis
- Don't Go Changing (1991) ... Charlie Davis
- Room to Move (1991) ... Charlie Davis
 1990 Young Guns II
Hendry French
 1989 The Famous Teddy Z (TV Series)
Sheldon Samms
- Teddy Sells the House (1989) ... Sheldon Samms
 1989 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
Charlie
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
John Wangle
 1989 Three Fugitives
Tener
 1988 Shooter (TV Movie)
Stork O'Connor
 1987 Three for the Road
T.S.
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Cameron Frye
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
Dave
 1984 The Impostor (TV Movie)
Officer Bob Jenkins
 1984 Hard Knox (TV Movie)
Frankie Tyrone
 1983 Class
Roger
 1983 Bad Boys
Carl Brennan
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TV commercials for Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) See more »

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Starred with wife Mireille Enos in ABC's The Catch. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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