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Alan Ruck of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' & 'Spin City'

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Interviews by Bob Andelman

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Alan Ruck’s career is full of good work, but he’ll always be Ferris Bueller’s pal to Mr. Media!

Alan Ruck plays Charlie Morse, the CEO of a very successful investment firm, in NBC's “Persons Unknown.” A fierce fighter, Morse doesn't take kindly to being intimidated or threatened.

Ruck began his career in the theater, working in Chicago with such prestigious companies as the Wisdom Bridge Theatre, the Goodman Theatre and the Apollo Theater, before moving to New York where he originated the role of "Don Carney" in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway. After seeing the play, which also starred Matthew Broderick, director John Hughes cast Ruck in his breakout film role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

His film credits include Ghost Town with Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear, M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening, Cheaper By The Dozen with Steve Martin, Jan de Bont's Twister, Speed with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock and I Love You, Beth Cooper.

Television audiences also know Ruck as “Stuart Bondek," the Mayor's chief of staff on > "Spin City" starring Michael J. Fox.

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