Chuck Cranston is the secondary, later true main antagonist in both the 1984 film Footloose, and its 2011 remake. In both films, he dates Ariel Moore, but he insults Ren. After an argument about Ren, Chuck breaks up with and abuses Ariel. At the end of the films, Chuck and several of his friends ride up to the prom and they intent on beating up Ren. However, Ren and Willard fend them off.
He is played by Jim Youngs in the original film, and by Patrick Flueger in the 2011 remake.