Published on September 30th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Alan Ruck On Liftmaster, “Succession,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Future Plans & More

He may be one of the industry’s hardest working actors today — recently turning heads with his work on Succession — but Alan Ruck’s role as Cameron Frye in one of the most iconic movies of the 1980s earned him legend status as his career was just beginning. Currently, Ruck is working with LiftMaster, showing how having a smart garage with a view can keep history from repeating itself. Now a tech-savvy adult with the first-ever smart garage door opener with a built-in camera and 2-way communication, Ruck has a modern-day perspective on having a garage that easily lets him keep an eye on that garage anytime, as done remotely from any place Ruck desires to do so.

On September 29, 2020, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alan Ruck via phone, as embedded below. We talked about LiftMaster, future projects, when he knew he had a proper career as an actor, and whether he knew how special Succession was when he first read the script. Beneath that embed is a visual reminder of how Ruck — as Cameron Frye — had garage-related problems in the past.

More on LiftMaster is online at and; Ruck, as he confirmed during our conversation, does not have an official website or social media accounts.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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