Michael Schoeffling

You probably remember Michael Schoeffling best as Jake Ryan, the handsome senior who kissed Molly Ringwald over a birthday cake in the coming-of-age film, Sixteen Candles. This role catapulted the actor to instant stardom, which he followed up with a role as the leading man in Mermaids opposite Winona Ryder. But then he completely disappeared from the spotlight. What happened? Well, the actor decided to quit the business in favor of focusing on his carpentry and raising his two children: a Hollywood heartthrob-turned doting dad.

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