'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' cast, then and now

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, June 13, 2011

11 of 11: Ben Stein played a teacher who famously uttered the line 'Bueller? Bueller' in the 1986 comedy film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.'

Stein is known for his deadpan tone and once worked as a speech writer for presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Stein played the teacher Mr. Cantwell on the 1960's-themed 1990s show 'The Wonder Years' and also appeared on shows such as 'Married With Children,' 'Seinfeld,' 'The Drew Carey Show' and 'Full House.' He has starred films such as 'My Girl 2,' 'Ri¢hie Ri¢h' and 'Casper.'

Between 2004 and 2009, Stein voiced recurring characters on the animated shows 'The Fairly OddParents,' 'The Emperor's New School' and 'Family Guy.'

Stein had his own game show, 'Win Ben Stein's Money,' between 1997 and 2002 and another series, 'Turn Ben Stein On,' between 1999 and 2001. He has also been featured as a political commentator on programs such as 'Larry King Live' and has authored political articles in publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Stein married lawyer Alexandra Denman in 1968. They divorced in 1974 and remarried in 1977. They adopted a son, Tommy, in 1987.

(Pictured: Ben Stein appears in a scene from the 1986 movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' / Ben Stein gives a speech at Murray State University in February 2011.) ( Photo / Paramount Pictures / flickr.com/photos/murraystateuniversity)