I starred in Eighties cult classic movie – but quit acting to make furniture | The Sun

AN ICONIC Eighties heart-throb has quit movie star life for making furniture.

American Michael Schoeffling, now 62, took on the protagonist role of Jake Ryan in iconic 1984 film Sixteen Candles.

He was just 23 during filming for the romantic comedy which centred on character Samantha's 16th birthday – a sweet 16 diary date which her parents happened to forget.

Samantha craved the attention of handsome school jock Jake, with his brunette locks and stylish dress sense.

The pair finally got together in the movie's closing scenes, much to the delight of fans.

Michael, who juggled acting with an initial career in modelling, went on to star in 1990 flick Mermaids and 1991 movie Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.

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Yet now he has completely changed career path.

Michael, who now wears glasses and has a close-crop haircut, lives in Pennsylvania with wife Valerie.

The dad then started a carpentry and furniture business according to complex.com.

He is CEO of the company which focusses on hand-crafted items, yet little else is known about his business.

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Last month, Michael's Sixteen Candles co-star Carlin Glynn sadly passed away aged 83.

Glynn reportedly died of complications from dementia and cancer on July 13.

It came following the tragic passing of the pair's movie co-star Carole Cook who died in January, aged 98.

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