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Michael Schoeffling — ‘Sixteen Candles’ Then and Now

Michael Schoeffling Jake Ryan
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Then: Schoeffling played Jake Ryan, a popular jock and Samantha’s crush who turns out to be as nice as he was dreamy. It was his movie debut, and he followed it up the next year with one of the lead roles in ‘Vision Quest.’

Now: Schoeffling had one more memorable role as Joe in 1990’s ‘Mermaids.’ Soon after, he retired from acting, citing a lack of good roles. These days he lives with his wife and two kids in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania where he owns a woodworking shop. He prefers to live a private life, as evidenced by the lack of current photos on the Web.

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