Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck

Highest Rated: 94% Speed (1994)

Lowest Rated: 2% Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1956

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Like many young actors in the 1980s, Alan Ruck received his start in a John Hughes comedy, specifically "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1987), as the title character's hypochondriac pal, Cameron; however, unlike many of his contemporaries from the period, Ruck enjoyed a lengthy career in the years that followed, with comic and dramatic turns in the action megahit "Speed" (1994) and on the series "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002). Older than most players on the teen scene during the 1980s, Ruck segued quickly into character parts, where his dry delivery - which could be quickly and easily driven into a flustered state - was put to excellent use on numerous sitcoms and in features. Ruck was versatile enough to find work in nearly every genre, from big-budget action epics like "Twister" (1996) and science fiction like "Star Trek: Generations" (1994) to more thoughtful drama like "The Bronx is Burning" (ESPN, 2007). He aged gracefully into key roles in television shows ranging from Amy Sherman-Palladino's "Bunheads" (ABC Family 2012-13) to a reboot of "The Exorcist" (Fox 2016- ). His turn as the anxiety-ridden Cameron, however, remained his most beloved and recognizable work, assuring him celebrity status as long as kids dreamed of skipping a day of school.

Highest rated movies

Speed
Freaky
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Everything Put Together
Dreamland
Twister
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser
Carnage Park

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 80% Freaky Mr. Fletcher (Character) $9.0M 2020
43% 38% Captive State Charles Rittenhouse (Character) $5.9M 2019
61% 29% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Mr. Burgess (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fixed Dr. Ken (Character) - 2017
47% 34% War Machine Pat McKinnon (Character) - 2017
67% 50% Dreamland Walter (Character) - 2016
61% 29% Carnage Park Sheriff Moss (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 33% Zombie Night Joseph (Character) - 2013
53% 56% Shanghai Calling Marcus Groff (Character) $10.4K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close-Up The LA Director (Character) - 2011
28% 53% Extraordinary Measures Pete Sutphen (Character) $11.9M 2010
13% 32% I Love You, Beth Cooper Mr. C (Character) $14.8M 2009
No Score Yet 29% InAlienable Dr. Proway (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 60% Eavesdrop Casper (Character) - 2008
17% 24% The Happening Principal (Character) $64.5M 2008
2% 42% Kickin' It Old Skool Dr. Fry (Character) $4.5M 2007
No Score Yet 50% Star Trek: Of Gods and Men Captain John Harriman (Character) - 2007
24% 56% Cheaper by the Dozen Bill Shenk (Character) $138.6M 2003
69% 49% Everything Put Together Kessel (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 47% The Ransom of Red Chief Ambrose Dorset (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking to the Waterline Duane Hopwood (Character) - 1998
63% 58% Twister Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick (Character) $241.7M 1996
48% 57% Star Trek Generations Capt. Harriman (Character) $74.6M 1994
94% 76% Speed Stephens (Character) $121.2M 1994
29% 66% Young Guns II Hendry William French (Character) $40.4M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Like in the Movies Dean (Character) - 1990
14% 50% Three Fugitives Tener (Character) $40.0M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooter Stork O'Connor (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 45% Three for the Road T.S. (Character) $724.5K 1987
81% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Cameron Frye (Character) $69.0M 1986
29% 50% Class Roger (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
89% 81% The Dropout Jay Rosan (Character) 2022
94% 86% Succession Connor Roy (Character) 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
89% 92% The Exorcist Henry Rance (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Gordon Salt Company Executive (Guest Voice) 2016
50% 57% Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
74% 71% The Catch Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Jack Kewshaw (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 100% Sofia the First Herb (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet 82% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
71% 70% The Whispers Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
38% 62% Intelligence Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
89% 93% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
32% 61% Super Fun Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Ward Beringer (Guest Star) 2013
84% 86% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
4% 33% We Are Men Minister (Guest Star) 2013
88% 95% Burn Notice Max Lyster (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Reverend Lare (Guest Star) 2013
100% 96% Bunheads Hubbell Flowers (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
73% 84% Ben and Kate Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
90% 78% Fringe Dr. Krick (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
61% 43% Persons Unknown Charlie Morse (Character) 2010
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 77% Rules of Engagement Dr. Greenblatt (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
89% 81% Cougar Town Frank Miller (Guest Star) 2009
80% 78% FlashForward Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
75% 65% Greek Dean Bowman (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2007-2009
86% 92% Boston Legal Attorney Wayne Davidson (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
83% 86% Scrubs Mr. Bragin (Guest Star) 2002
69% No Score Yet Spin City Stuart Bondek (Character) 1996-2002
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Tom Dolan (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Lance Brockwell (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muscle Unknown (Character) 1995
50% No Score Yet Daddy's Girls Lenny (Character) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
0% No Score Yet Going Places Charlie Davis (Character) 1990-1991