An actor who initially tackled characterizations during his adolescent years, Martin Spanjers did much of his premier work on television, with a heavy emphasis on sitcoms. In his early years, he specialized in playing average (and unremarkable) teens, and was often cast as the son in sitcom families -- per his most visible role, as Rory Hennessy (the oldest child of John Ritter's patriarch Paul Hennessy) in 8 Simple Rules (2002-2005). Spanjers branched out into big-screen work with his supporting turn as Randy in the sports farce The Comebacks. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi