Anthony Michael Hall as Ted the Geek
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If Ringwald was teen queen of the '80s, Anthony Michael Hall was reigning king geek. After appearances in other Hughes films "The Breakfast Club" and "Weird Science," Hall became beloved (and to some extent, typecast) as the lovable underdog. Steady work followed, including a part in "Edward Scissorhands" and the Emmy-nominated TV movie, "Pirates of Silicon Valley." In 2002, his biggest TV role to date came along: Johnny Smith in "Stephen King's Dead Zone."