in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. His first screen role was Max Dugan Returns, also penned by Neil Simon. His breakout role came the same year for his role as a young hacker in Wargames. Later he stared as the eponymous Ferris Bueller in 1985's Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a film which has achieved cult status and had made Broderick a household name. In 1985 while on Vacation in Ireland with his then fiancee Jennifer Grey, who played his sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Broderick was involved in a head on collision that killed two locals. Broderick was deemed at fault and faced five years in prison but his punishment was lessened to just a fine. In 1997 he married Sarah Jessica Parker and the pair have had 3 children together.