Actor who wore signature horn-rimmed glasses and gained fame for his role as Howard Baker in Sixteen Candles. His other credits include Son of Flubber, How to Frame a Figg, and Gremlins.
He watched stage shows as a child, and at age 12 got a walk-on role in a local production.
He grew up in Griffin, Georgia.
Rock Hudson starred in one of his many films, the 1964 version of Send Me No Flowers.