Made his Broadway debut in 1985, originating the role of Don Carney in Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues, which costarred Matthew Broderick.
Breakout role was hypochondriacal high-school student Cameron Frye in the 1986 Broderick comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Before landing a part on Michael J. Fox's hit sitcom Spin City in 1996, he starred in several short-lived, early-'90s TV comedies, including Fox's The Edge, CBS' Daddy's Girls and the WB's Muscle.
Was nominated in 2005 for the Washington Theatre Awards Society's Helen Hayes Award for outstanding lead actor, nonresident production, for his performance as Leo Bloom in the Tony-winning The Producers.
Sam Ruck — Son
Mireille Enos — Wife
Larkin Zouey Ruck — Son
Emma Ruck — Daughter
Claudia Stefany — Ex-wife
Vesper Vivianne Ruck — Daughter
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States (BFA in Acting, 1979)