It wasn't until several years later with another supporting role in the film Diner, that Daniel Stern was noticed once again.. And from there it looked like his career would soar with wonderful performances in films like Blue Thunder and C.H.U.D.
That didn't happen, but it did eventually lead to some more exposure in the popular films, City Slickers, Home Alone and both of their sequels. From there he went on to probably his most famous role - that of the narrator on the popular television show, The Wonder Years.
All of his work is proof that he is not only a great second banana, but also worthy of carrying a film with his quirky likeable characters. Why he isn't working in more mainstream movies or starring in a television series is the real question though, and the reason Daniel Stern is Not Very Famous...but should be.