Alan Ruck Biography
Alan Ruck is an American born actor from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He is well known for his role as Cameron Frye, the best friend of Ferris Bueller, in John Hughes’s 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Alan attended Parma Senior High School in Parma, Ohio and graduated with a B.F.A. in drama in 1979 from the University of Illinois. In 1985 he made his Broadway debut in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. He played at many many theaters around the country, including Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago.
In 1983 he made his film debut in the film Bad Boys where he played Carl Brennan. In the same year, he played Roger Jackson in Class. Since then he has played in many films and television shows.
Alan played the role of Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller’s hypochondriac best friend in John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Cameron has hatred for his parents as his mother and father are always fighting to cause him to be emotionally disturbed. At the end of the film, he destroys his father’s car and gains his confidence back.
Alan Ruck Age
Alan was born on 1st July 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Alan Ruck Family
Ruck was born to a schoolteacher mother and a father who worked for a pharmaceutical company. His paternal grandfather Harry Vernet Ruck was German and paternal grandmother was Jessie Becker Douglas. His maternal grandfather Aaron Hasford Hayes was English while his maternal grandmother Alice Marie Connors was Irish.
Alan Ruck Wife
Alan Ruck married Mireille Enos on 4th January 2008. Mireille is an American actress popularly known for her role as Sarah Linden in ‘The Killing’. Although they have an age difference of 19 years it doesn’t seem to be a bother as they are happily married and disregards it. The two met in 2005 while co-starring in the Broadway revival of ”absurd Person Singular.’
Alan was previously married to Claudia Stefany for 20 years before divorcing in 2005. They dated 21 days after getting together in Jun 1984 and married on 22nd Jun 1984.
Alan Ruck Kids
Alan has four children; Emma Ruck and Sam Ruck from his marriage to Claudia Stefany and Vesper Vivianne Ruck and Larkin Zouey Ruck from his marriage to Mireille Enos.
Alan Ruck Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Alan Ruck Death Hoax
Alan Ruck is still alive but in 2016 on ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?’ he revealed that he had a health crisis that blindsided him and nearly left him with brain damage in 2001.
He said that he collapsed in his apartment after feeling “like I had the worst flu of my life … this headache that wouldn’t quit. The next thing I know, I’m hearing ‘5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!’ And I was Nyack Hospital in Nyack New York with tubes coming out of everything, and I was sick as a dog.”
He was diagnosed with Streptococcal Type G infection, which causes bacteria in the bloodstream. The disease had made its way to his brain and caused stroke-like symptoms and the doctors were worried he might not recover from the disease.
“The first two days they told my ex-wife [Claudia Stefany] that ‘He’s going to die.’ And then they were like, ‘No, he’s hanging in there, but he’s not going to have all his marbles.’ I came around. [I was] just lucky.”