Rick Moranis was born on April 18, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Moranis started working for radio stations and television while he was in high school. He was a deejay for a Toronto radio station, CHUM-FM in the seventies. Rick Moranis got his biggest break when he starred on the popular Canadian TV show SCTV. The skits that Moranis was involved in, which mimicked many different Canadian stereotypes, did so well that it was used in the American version of the program, which ended up becoming a feature film. Moranis also did another movie after this called Streets of Fire. He hit it big with the 1984 blockbuster Ghostbusters in which he played a lovable nerd. After this, he did some movies that did well such as Little Shop of Horrors but movies like this were offset by movies such as The Wild Life. His next big movie was Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
In the early 90’s, Moranis started working in low profile roles. He was offered a role in City Slickers but turned it down as his wife, Anne, became very ill. She had cancer and unfortunately died in February 1991. Left to raise their two children on his own, the last movie that he starred in was Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. In 1996, Rick Moranis started his own production company and currently lives in New York City.
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