Ruck, Alan 1956–

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RUCK, Alan 1956–


Born July 1, 1956, in Cleveland, OH; married Claudia Stefany (an actress), 1986; children: Sam, Emma. Education: University of Illinois, B.F.A., theatre, 1979. Avocational Interests: Fishing.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Envision Entertainment, 9255 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials.

Member: Actors' Equity Association.

Awards, Honors: Helen Hayes Award nomination, outstanding lead actor, nonresident production, Washington Theatre Awards Society, 2005, for The Producers.


Film Appearances:

Carl Brennan, Bad Boys, EMI/Universal, 1983.

Roger Jackson, Class, Orion, 1983.

Himself, The Making of "Class" (documentary), 1983.

Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Paramount, 1986.

Tommy (T. S.), Three For the Road, New Century/Vista, 1987.

John Wangle, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Columbia, 1989.

Tener, Three Fugitives, Buena Vista, 1989.

Hendry French, Young Guns II (also known as Hellbent for Leather and Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Dean Erickson, Just Like in the Movies, Cabriolet Films, 1992.

Captain John Harriman, Star Trek: Generations (also known as Star Trek 7), Paramount, 1994.

Stephens, Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Dan Woodley, Born To Be Wild (also known as Katie), Warner Bros., 1995.

Robert "Rabbit" Nurick, Twister, Warner Bros., 1996.

Duane Hopwood, Walking to the Waterline, PorchLight Entertainment, 1998.

Kenneth Thith, Endsville, Stick Figure Productions, 2000.

Kessel, Everything Put Together, Vitagraph Films, 2000.

Bill Shenk, Cheaper by the Dozen, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Charlie, ABC TGIF, ABC, beginning 1990.

Charlie Davis, Going Places, ABC, 1990–91.

Various characters, The Edge, Fox, 1992.

Lenny, Daddy's Girls (also known as Dudley), CBS, 1994.

Dr. Marshall Gold, Muscle, The WB, 1995.

Lance Brockwell, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1995–96.

Stuart Bondek, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1996–2002.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tom Dolan, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dave, First Steps, CBS, 1985.

Hank "Stork" O'Connor, Shooter, NBC, 1988.

Ambrose Dorset, "The Ransom of Red Chief," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited) Stuart Bondek, The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sheldon Samms, "Teddy Sells His House," The Famous Teddy Z, CBS, 1989.

Victim of date rape, "Unlawful Entries," Picket Fences, CBS, 1992.

"Oil's Well That Ends Well," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1993.

Howard Sharp, "Unnatural Selection," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1995.

"Matthew Broderick," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Matthew Broderick), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, "Charlie Sheen," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Charlie Sheen), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, "Charlie Sheen," Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Mr. Bragin, "My Lucky Day," Scrubs, NBC, 2002.

Himself, Heather Locklear: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Richard, "Coffee Shop," Stella, Comedy Central, 2005.

Appeared as Dr. Katz in "That Voodoo That You Do," an unaired episode of Queens Supreme, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Frankie Tyrone, Hard Knox, NBC, 1984.

Junior Morton, Morton's by the Bay, NBC, 1989.

Vic, Game Night, ABC, 1995.

Stuart Bondek, Spin City (also known as Spin), ABC, 1996.

Howard Collins, Don't Ask, Fox, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Album, Apollo Theater, Chicago, IL, 1980.

Red River, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1982–83.

Barry Klemper, The Boys Next Door, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1985–86.

Don Carney, Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1985–86.

Turnip Moss, The Lucky Spot, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1987.

Mike, Moonchildren, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1987–88.

Victor Prynne, Private Lives, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Weston, VT, 2003.

Leo Bloom, The Producers (musical), St. James Theatre, New York City, 2005.

Sidney, Absurd Person Singular, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, beginning 2005.

Appeared in Billy Bishop Goes to War, Life and Limb, and the musical One Shining Moment, all productions in Chicago, IL.

Major Tours:

Leo Bloom, The Producers (musical), U.S. cities, 2004–2005.



TV Guide, April 27, 2002, pp. 46-48.


Playbill On-Line,, January 7, 2005.