Playing the role of Jake Ryan, the most desirable boy in school in the 1984 movie "Sixteen Candles," rocketed Michael Schoeffling to fame. This led to roles in other films including "Vision Quest" and "Mermaids.
Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Jake Ryan from Sixteen Candles is without a doubt the hunkiest hunk of the ’80s (and quite possibly of all-time). Michael (that’s his real name) left acting for good in the ’90s and seems to have been abducted by aliens, as there are no present-day photos of him on the internet. We’ll just choose to believe that he’s off in a space ship somewhere looking as gorgeous as ever. *swoon*
Every girl (and certain fabulous boys) that has ever laid eyes on the character of “Jake Ryan” in the 1984 film “Sixteen Candles”, played by the dashing Michael Schoeffling, has fallen under his spell.