Alan Ruck says his acting career got a 'second wind' when he got married to actor Mireille Enos

  • The saddest kid on "Succession" is probably Connor Roy, played by actor Alan Ruck.

  • Ruck's big breakout moment came in 1986 when he played Cameron in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

  • Speaking with Page Six, Ruck joked he got a "second wind" in acting after marrying fellow actor Mireille Enos in 2008.

Alan Ruck is currently gracing our TV screens as the eldest son of Logan Roy on HBO's "Succession," a role the actor recently told Page Six was "one of the nicest things that's ever happened" to him.

Ruck also joked that the unexpected role came after a "second wind" in his career from marrying fellow actor Mireille Enos in 2008.

While speaking with a Page Six at the "Succession" premiere in New York City last week, Ruck reflected on how his career had "gone through some ups and downs" after his breakout role in 1986's "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

"I had some craters, but I was definitely on an upswing," he said before joking about his marriage to Enos. "But I was definitely on an upswing. I kind of coat-tailed on my wife when we first got together."

Ruck and Enos married in 2008, and Enos starred in the acclaimed series "The Killing" starting in 2011, and then "World War Z," opposite Brad Pitt, in 2013.

Ruck told Page Six that he moved to Los Angeles along with Enos, and they realized she was in high demand.

"They would say, 'You know who she's with? Really? Oh, bring him in for that guy, maybe he's good for that,'" he said.

Ruck was nearly 30 years old when he starred as Cameron Frye in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Afterward, he continued landing TV and movie roles, including the 1996 blockbuster "Twister" and the ABC series "Spin City."

Now the 66-year-old actor is back in the major spotlight as the fourth and final season of "Succession" is underway. Matthew Broderick, Ruck's costar in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," even attended the premiere in New York to celebrate the acclaimed HBO series.

New episodes of "Succession" air Sundays on HBO at 9 p.m. ET.

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