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Harold Ramis (1944–2014)

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Ghostbusters (characters) (pre-production)
 2011 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 The Real Ghostbusters (Short) (creator)
 2010 The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2009 Year One (screenplay) / (story)
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Stork Day (screenplay "Groundhog Day")
 2002 Analyze That (written by)
 2002 Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 (Video Game) (characters)
 2000 Bedazzled (screenplay)
 1999 Analyze This (screenplay)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters - 40 episodes)
- Witchy Woman (1997) ... (characters)
- The Sphinx (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 2 (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 1 (1997) ... (characters)
- Heart of Darkness (1997) ... (characters)
 1993 Groundhog Day (screenplay)
 1986-1991 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters - 140 episodes)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Street (1991) ... (characters)
- Attack of the B-Movie Monsters (1991) ... (characters)
- Not Now, Slimer! (1991) ... (characters)
- The Treasure of Sierra Tamale (1991) ... (characters)
- The Magnificent Five (1990) ... (characters)
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (story developed by)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (characters) / (written by)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 The Best of SCTV (TV Movie)
 1988 Caddyshack II (characters) / (written by)
 1986 Meatballs III: Summer Job (characters)
 1986 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous (story and screenplay)
 1986 Club Paradise (screenplay)
 1986 Back to School (screenplay)
 1984 Ghostbusters (written by)
 1982 The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (TV Movie) (head writer)
 1981-1982 SCTV Network (TV Series) (additional material - 5 episodes)
- Midnight Video Special (1982) ... (additional material)
- Teacher's Pet (1982) ... (additional material)
- The Great White North (1981) ... (additional material)
- Lunchtime Street Beef (1981) ... (additional material)
- One on the Town (1981) ... (additional material)
 1981 Stripes (written by)
 1980 Caddyshack (written by)
 1979 Meatballs (written by)
  SCTV (TV Series) (head writer - 25 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 22 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (supervising writer - 16 episodes, 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Best of Season 2: Part 2 (1979) ... (writer)
- The Best of Season 2: Part 1 (1979) ... (writer)
- SCTV Disco (1979) ... (writer)
- On the Waterfront Again (1979) ... (writer)
- Fantasy Island (1979) ... (writer)
 1979 Delta House (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Legacy (1979) ... (written by)
 1978 Animal House (written by)
 1976 TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
 1976 Super Bowl (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 The TVTV Show (TV Movie)
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[on directing Robin Williams and Eugene Levy in Club Paradise (1986)] I'd say, "Robin, could you play that scene faster?" And he'd say, "Faster isn't a direction." So I'd say, "Your character is feeling a sense of urgency right now." By contrast, I went to Gene and said, "You did that scene in a minute-twenty. Could you do it in a minute?". And he said, "Sure". See more »


When he was doing his audition for Second City, it was him performing a sketch to a full house. See more »


Frequently casts fellow Second City alumnus Bill Murray See more »

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