Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis

Canadian actor, comedian and producer.
Date of Birth: 18.04.1953
Country: Canada

Content:
  1. Biography of Rick Moranis
  2. Early Career
  3. Comedic Film Career
  4. Selected Filmography

Biography of Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He was born Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis in a Jewish family in Toronto. In the 1970s, he worked as a disc jockey under the name Rick Allen on various radio stations in Toronto, including CFTR, CKFH, and CHUM-FM. Together with Ken Finklman, they created an excellent comedy radio show for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Early Career

Moranis' acting career began on television in 1977. He is best known as one of the "McKenzie Brothers" - a comedic duo of two true Canadians - created by him and Dave Thomas as a protest against the nationalization of Canadian television. Later, Moranis and Thomas were awarded the Order of Canada for their contribution to the country's culture. The McKenzie Brothers made their debut in the 1983 film "Strange Brew."

Comedic Film Career

Rick Moranis gained recognition as a comedic film actor, primarily thanks to his roles in the hit films "Ghostbusters I-II" (1984-89), Mel Brooks' hilarious parody of "Star Wars" - "Spaceballs" (1987), the film adaptation of "The Flintstones" (1994), and the series about the eccentric inventor Wayne Szalinski - the first film in this series was "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!" (1989).

Selected Filmography

- 1983 - Strange Brew
- 1984 - Streets of Fire
- 1984 - Ghostbusters
- 1985 - Brewster's Millions
- 1985 - Head Office
- 1986 - Club Paradise
- 1986 - Little Shop of Horrors
- 1987 - Spaceballs
- 1989 - Parenthood
- 1989 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- 1989 - Ghostbusters 2
- 1990 - My Blue Heaven
- 1991 - L.A. Story
- 1992 - Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
- 1993 - Splitting Heirs
- 1994 - Little Giants
- 1994 - The Flintstones
- 1996 - Big Bully
- 1997 - Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

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