• Michael Schoeffling is a former American model, actor, and wrestler
• He is best known for his roles in "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" and "Sixteen Candles"
• He is married to former American model and actress Valerie C. Robinson
• He is a skilled collegiate wrestler and has a net worth of approximately $500,000
• Valerie is worth around $500,000 and has hazel eyes and long brown hair
Michael Schoeffling is a former American model, actor and wrestler, who is possibly best known for his role as Al Carver in the drama “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken”, and Jake Ryan in the coming-of-age comedy movie “Sixteen Candles.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Michael Earl Schoeffling hails from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 10 December 1960, which makes him 62 years old as of 2022. He hasn’t revealed the names of his parents, but his younger brother is Matt Schoeffling and his elder brother is Tom Schoeffling. He spent most of his childhood in South Jersey, New Jersey. Michael loved watching films and TV series when he was growing up, which saw him develop an interest in acting at a young age, and his parents were very supportive of his dreams.
Schoeffling attended Cherokee High School, in Evesham Township, New Jersey, and matriculated to Temple University, Philadelphia, where he majored in Liberal Arts. Michael whetted his acting skills at the prestigious Manhattan-based Lee Strasberg Theater Institute – it was the occasional filmmaker and fashion photographer, Bruce Weber, who paid for his classes there.
Hobbies and interests
Before he began his acting career, Michael was very fond of traveling, and enjoyed spending time in Europe – it’s reported that he once spent six months there before he figured out the career path he wanted to take.
He’s also a big fan of photography and enjoys going for photoshoots.
Moreover, Schoeffling loves listening to music, especially blues and jazz. He loved listening to rock music when he was a child, and previously revealed that he doesn’t find modern times’ rock music as entertaining as the old school ‘true rock’.
He is very fond of canines, and has previously bought two dogs for his children.
Can we talk about Michael Schoeffling from Sixteen Candles? pic.twitter.com/ejGRKVBhu5
— Kate Casey (@KateCasey) April 18, 2021
Previously, Schoffling was a skilled collegiate wrestler, competed in many tournaments at national and international levels, and emerged winner in some of them. He was a member of the National Junior Wrestling Team, and scooped a gold medal in the category of freestyle wrestling in the European Championships, which were held in Munich, Germany in 1978.
In the early ‘80s, Michael signed a contract with GQ Magazine, and spent several years traveling for work. 1984 saw him making his film debut in “Racing with the Moon” and he rose to prominence in the same year when he was cast in John Hughes’ comedy, “Sixteen Candles”, sharing the screen with Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald ,and playing Jake Ryan, a high school student, who was in love with Samantha Baker (played by Ringwald) – Michael was 23 when he joined the cast of the comedy movie. His wrestling skills came in handy when he was cast in the 1985 Harold Becker-directed romantic-drama film “Vision Quest,” which was based on the 1979 eponymous novel by Terry Davis; he appeared alongside Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, and Madonna in the film.
In 1990, Schoeffling was cast in the film “Mermaids” and his following appearances were in the movies “Belizaire the Cajun,” “Longtime Companion,” and “Slaves of New York.” Moreover, he’s credited for his role in the HBO and USA Network sci-fi TV series “Hitchhiker,” which starred Page Fletcher, Nicholas Campbell and Michael Des Barres. Before he retired from acting, Michael portrayed Al Carver in the 1991 romantic film “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.”
He went on to open a woodworking shop and began making handcrafted furniture following his retirement.
Michael prefers to keep his professional and personal lives away from the public’s eye, and isn’t available on most social media platforms. However, he has a Facebook account, which is followed by over 8,000 fans.
Happy Birthday Michael Schoeffling (61) aka Jake Ryan
Michael is a married man – it’s reported that he met his wife-to-be, the former American model and actress Valerie C. Robinson, in the early ‘80s when they were modeling for Zoli Agency, and the duo posed together, for various publications, including the GQ Magazine, which strengthened their bond. Valerie is famously known for her role in the films “One Shoe Makes It Murder” and “Patty Hearst.” The duo dated for a few years and eventually walked the aisle in a private wedding ceremony in 1987. The couple has two children: Zane Schoeffling, who is a media personality and actor, and the famed model Scarlet Schoeffling, who was previously signed to La Models Direct Agency, which is based in Los Angeles, California, and One Management Modeling Agency in New York City. Michael and his wife live in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, and are seemingly living a happy life without any rumors of separation or divorce.
It is reported that Schoeffling previously struggled with alcoholism, but quit drinking after he went to rehab.
Michael’s accumulated a good sum from his former acting and modeling careers. His carpentry career has also contributed to his net worth, which is approximately $500,000 as of 2022.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Michael is of White ethnicity and has a set of black eyes, and brown hair. He stands 6ft (1.83m) tall but hasn’t revealed his weight.
Who Is Michael Schoeffling’s Wife, Valerie C. Robinson?
Valerie was born in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, on 25 January 1950, and is 72 years old as of 2022. Little is known about her childhood, but she’s reported to have matriculated from a local high school in 1978. She began her acting career in 1977, when cast in the film “Having Babies II”. She then appeared in the 1982 film “One Shoe Makes It Murder” alongside Mel Ferrer, Angie Dickinson and Robert Mitchum. Two years later, she was cast in the series “Lottery!” before landing a supporting role in the Sid Caesar, Margaux Hemingway and Elliott Gould-starred movie “Over the Brooklyn Bridge” in 1984. She retired after appearing in the biographical drama “Patty Hearst,” which was based on the 1982 book “Every Secret Thing,” by Alvin Moscow and Patricia Hearst.
Valerie is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has hazel eyes and long brown hair. She is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs approximately 145lbs (66kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-35. She’s worth around $500,000 as of 2022.