On The Middle episode “Birds of a Feather,” the Hecks are having a hard time at work and school. While Frankie (Patricia Heaton) struggles at Dr. Goodwin’s (Jack McBrayer) Smile Superstars office, Axl (Charlie McDermott) starts his internship at snack company Little Betty. It’s not what Axl was anticipating. Instead of learning a lot about the business, Axl gets stuck doing menial tasks (feeding a bird, for one) for his ungrateful boss, Jack Kershaw.
Kershaw is portrayed by Alan Ruck. He’s best known for his role as Cameron Frye (Matthew Broderick’s best friend) in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Since then Ruck has appeared in many films including Young Guns II (Hendry William French), Speed (Stephens), Star Trek: Generations (Capt. Harriman), and Twister (Robert “Rabbit” Nurick), among others. Ruck is also recognized for his roles on the TV shows Mad About You (Lance Brockwwell), Spin City (Stuart Bondek), The Bronx Is Burning (Reporter), and Greek (Dean Bowman). The Middle airs Wednesdays at 8pm on ABC.