Comedic actor best known for his appearances in Bushwhacked and the Home Alone films. In 2017 he appeared in the Netflix original series Love as Marty Dobbs.
He briefly strove to become a lighting engineer for the Shakespeare Festival in Washington, D.C. This led him to perform with Bob Gunton in a production at the Second Stage Theatre.
He also appeared in City Slickers and Diner, and narrated TV's The Wonder Years.
His brother is David M. Stern, a television writer. His father worked as a social worker and his mother was the manager of a day care. He married Laure Mattos in 1980 and has three children.
He was in the Home Alone movies with Macaulay Culkin.