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Rick Moranis

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Rick Moranis

Retired Canadian actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1953.

Countries: United States (58%), Reunion (19%), Canada (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ghostbusters, Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin

Linked to: Entertainment Weekly, Humber College, Jews, Rush

 

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Rick Moranis was born in 1953 add something


1980

Moranis came to prominence around 1980 in the sketch comedy show "Second City Television", and later appeared in several Hollywood films including "Strange Brew", "Ghostbusters", "Spaceballs", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids", "Little Giants", "Parenthood", "The Flintstones" and "My Blue Heaven" add something

 

With SCTV moving to CBC in 1980 , Moranis and Thomas were challenged to fill two additional minutes with "identifiable Canadian content", and created a sketch called "The Great White North" featuring the characters Bob and Doug McKenzie add something

 

Michael McDonald (singer) - McDonald was parodied in a Second City Television skit in the early 1980s, where he is portrayed by Rick Moranis


1981

By the time NBC ordered 90-minute programs for the U.S. in 1981 , there had been such positive feedback from affiliates on the McKenzies that the network requested that the duo have a sketch in every show add something


1983

John Candy - In 1983, Candy headlined in the film "Going Berserk", and was approached to play the character of accountant Louis Tully in "Ghostbusters" , but ultimately did not get the role because of his conflicting ideas of how to play the character; the part went instead to Rick Moranis

 

Mel Blanc - In 1983, he was asked by comedian Rick Moranis to voice the father of Bob and Doug MacKenzie in the film "Strange Brew", which he did


1984

Yannick Bisson - His big break was in CBC's critically acclaimed 1984 movie of the week "Hockey Night" with Megan Follows and Rick Moranis


1989

Eric Idle - The film stars Rick Moranis and other members of the cast of the 1989 feature film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

 

Parenthood (film) - "'Parenthood"' is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha_Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, and Dianne Wiest


1990

Bill Irwin - Irwin's principal film roles included "My Blue Heaven", a 1990 comedy with Steve Martin and Rick Moranis, and "Eight Men Out", which tells the true story of the "Black Sox" gambling scandal of 1919


1992

Keri Russell - In 1992, she appeared in "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" alongside Rick Moranis and in 1993, had a role on the sitcom "Boy Meets World" as Mr. Feeny's niece


1997

Disney ended their "Shrunk" franchise in 1997 with the direct-to-video film "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves", in which Rick was the last remaining original cast member add something

 

Rick officially left the film industry in 1997, six years after the 1991 loss of his wife, Ann, to breast cancer which had metastasized to her liver add something

 

Eve Gordon - She starred in the 1997 film "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves", starring opposite Rick Moranis


2002

He worked for Disney twice more , voicing a moose in the 2002 animated film "Brother Bear" and its direct-to-video sequel add something


2003

Commenting on the origins of the songs, he said that in 2003, "Out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs add something


2005

On December 8, 2005, "The Agoraphobic Cowboy" was announced as a nominee for the 2006 Grammy for Best Comedy Album add something


2006

On February 3, 2006, Moranis performed "Press Pound" on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and discussed the development of his music career add something


2007

In November 2007, Moranis reunited with Dave Thomas for a 24th anniversary special of Bob and Doug McKenzie, titled "Bob and Doug McKenzie's 2-4 Anniversary" add something


2010

In January 2010, a Moviefone columnist suggested, without attribution, that Moranis may come out of retirement to reprise his role as Louis Tully add something


2013

In May 2013, Moranis announced that he would release a brand new comedy album titled "My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs", his first album in eight years add something

 

In June 2013, Moranis gave a rare interview where he talked about appearing reprising his role as Louis Tully in a third Ghostbusters film and his disappointment with the sequel add something

 

The album was released on June 18, 2013 add something

 

Ghostbusters (franchise) - In June 2013, Rick Moranis gave a rare interview where he talked about appearing in the third film and his disappointment with the sequel


2015

Ghostbusters - After having declined an invitation to do a brief appearance in "Ghostbusters 3", Moranis clarified in 2015 that he had not, in fact, retired from film acting, but instead had become selective about future roles add something

 

Moranis clarified in a 2015 interview that he had not retired, but had been on an extended break to raise his children, and since has been picky with the roles he chooses add something


2016

Ghostbusters - After having declined an invitation to do a cameo appearance in 2016's "Ghostbusters" reboot, Moranis clarified in an interview with "The Hollywood Reporter" that he had not, in fact, retired from film acting, but instead had become selective about future roles add something


2017

In July 2017, Moranis and Dave Thomas will reprise their Bob & Doug characters at a benefit concert in Toronto add something


2018

Also announced in May 2018, Moranis will join the Martin Scorsese directed "Second City TV" reunion documentary premiering on Netflix in 2019 add something

 

In May 2018, Moranis was announced to return as the character Dark Helmet in an episode of "The Goldbergs" albeit as a voice add something

 

On May 9, 2018, Moranis returned as the character Dark Helmet in an episode of "The Goldbergs", albeit as a voice add something


2019

Moranis will join the Martin Scorsese directed "Second City TV" reunion documentary, titled "An Afternoon with SCTV", premiering on Netflix in 2019 add something