Ruck was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Parma Senior High School in Parma, Ohio, where he got interested in acting. Ruck then later graduated from the University of Illinois and went on you pursue his acting career.
Ruck began acting professionally in Chicago, appearing in numerous productions including the Goodman and Wisdom Bridge Theaters. He made his Broadway debut in Neil Simons' Biloxi Blues, as the role of Don Carney. Ruck was actively involved in Chicago theater for 5 years.
Ruck is best know for his work in Ferris Bueller's Day Off as Ferris Bueller's best friend Cameron. He had a recurring role in Mad About You. Ruck was also a main star in the comedy television series, Spin City.
Ruck was married to Claudia Stephany, where they had two children, Sam and Emma. Stephany and Ruck were divorced in 2005.
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