Michael Schoeffling

Michael Schoeffling is a retired actor of American origin who also worked as a model. He is renowned for his role as Jack Ryan in the movie Sixteen Candles and Kuch in Vision Quest.

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Michael Schoeffling was born on the date 10th December 1960 with the name Michael Earl Schoeffling given to him. He was brought up in South Jersey by his parents even though he was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He did his graduation and received his degree from Cherokee High School which is situated in New Jersey.

He did his major in Liberal Arts from a university in Philadelphia named Temple University. He was a hard working college student who also participated in numerous wrestling tournaments professionally, where he won many gold and silver medals in the category of freestyle wrestling. Under the mentoring of his coach, Archie Stalcup, he was nurtured into a gold-medalist wrestler of the United States.

Personal Life

Michael Schoeffling and Valerie C. Robinson are married to each other since 1987 and they share a peaceful home in Pennsylvania’s Newfoundland village along with their two cherished children whose names are Scarlet and Zane Schoeffling. He is a family man and spends most of his time with his wife and children. His wife also used to be a model and actress with her recognisable roles in movies like Patty Hearst and One Shoe Makes It Murder. They both are now focusing on to send their daughter to a modelling school for her early training. ,


The beginning of Michael Schoeffling’s acting and modelling career was marked in the year 1980 when he did modelling for the GQ magazine. During this time his acting classes were being paid by a famous photographer named Bruce Weber. He took the course of acting in a Manhattan’s institute named Lee Starsburg Theatre Institute.

When he was 23 years old i.e. in the year 1984, Michael got his very first acting role in the film Sixteen Candles where he played an extremely beloved athlete named Jake Ryan. A fellow classmate, played by the actress Molly Ringwald, develops a love interest in his character. Michael earned immense glory and fame after this role he played due to his amazing acting skills and charming personality which appeared on the screen.

Michael did numerous different movies after this role which includes his part as a wrestler in the film Vision Quest where he plays Kuch. This part helped him keep up his wrestling talent and depicted his varied tastes apart from acting. Also his parts in movies like Mermaids and Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken were pretty noticeable. Michael left the acting job in the year 1991 as he decided to focus his attention on his family and their needs.

After that, he started a business in the handcrafted furniture industry. He now owns a shop of woodworks to support his family. In the year 2004, an article was published in the Washington Post with the title “Real Men Can’t Hold A Match To Jake Ryan Of Sixteen Candles” which was a special Valentine’s Day edition, which focused on the actor’s creative abilities to charm a public.

Net Worth Michael earned his fame by featuring into a good amount of movies and by giving interviews to a substantial amount of magazines. His net worth keeps on increasing on a yearly basis and his current approximate net worth calculated of this year (i.e. 2017-2018) is about 1 million US dollars.

17 Feb, 2018