Michael Schoeffling (Jake Ryan) was so shy during his audition that he almost lost the role. But the film’s producer Michelle Manning found him so “stunning and dreamy” that they cast him. | 16 Things You Might Not Know About "Sixteen Candles"
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*
Michael Schoeffling: slated to be the next "it" movie star, at the height of his fame Michael decided to move to an obscure town in Pennsylvania to do woodworking and sell handcrafted furniture instead. Has not given an interview since disappearing from Hollywood in 1991. No journalists has ever successfully tracked him down.