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Rick Moranis

Rick began his career as a radio DJ while he was still at high school which led to him writing, producing and being on air in his own show. He joined the Canadian TV series SCTV (1976) winning an Emmy for writing and portraying the character Bob McKenzie which became the basis for the film _Strange Brew_ which he co-wrote, co-directed and made his... See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video)
Rutt (voice)
 2003 Brother Bear (Video Game)
Rutt (voice)
 2003 Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way (Video short) (voice)
 2003 Brother Bear
Rutt (voice)
 2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids (TV Movie)
Holley (voice)
 2001 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (Video)
Toy Taker / Mr. Cuddles the Teddy Bear (voice, as Richard Moranis)
 1996 Big Bully
David Leary
 1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Short)
Wayne Szalinski (uncredited)
 1991 L.A. Story
Gravedigger (uncredited)
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
Max Schneider
- The Grave Intruder (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- The Dress Up Mess Up (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- Save Our School (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- Night of the Living Dad (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- Monster on Trial (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
 1989 The Rocket Boy (TV Movie)
Automatic Safety System
 1986 Club Paradise
Barry Nye
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Morty King
 1985 The Last Polka (TV Movie)
Linsk Minyk
 1984 Hockey Night (TV Movie)
 1984 The Wild Life
 1984 Streets of Fire
Billy Fish
 1983 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Bob McKenzie
- Lily Tomlin (1983) ... Bob McKenzie (uncredited)
 1981-1982 SCTV Network (TV Series)
Various / Bob McKenzie
- Days of the Week, The/Street Beef (1982) ... Various
- Rome, Italian Style (1982) ... Various
- Battle of the PBS Stars (1982) ... Various
- Chariots of Eggs (1982) ... Various
- Pet Peeves/The Happy Wanderers (1982) ... Various
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1980-1981 SCTV (TV Series)
Various / Bob MacKenzie / Rabbi Karlov / ...
- The Cisco Kid (1981) ... Various
- Dick Cavett (1981) ... Various
- Mel's Rock Pile: Richard Harris (1981) ... Various
- Gene Shalit's America (1981) ... Various
- The Mating Game (1981) ... Various
 1976 90 Minutes Live (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Commentary, "12 Rms, 8 Bths, 38 Wind Turbines," The New York Times, February 5, 2007 See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I'm a single parent and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies. So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn't miss it. See more »


He was the only SCTV (1976) cast member who did not come from the Second City theatre. See more »


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Happy Birthday. AndrewDavidScott76
Only actor with a career of wearing glasses? Gentleman_Caller
No longer acting? lesreed
This freggin guy... snowtheleopard
Solid comic actor, mostly lousy live-action roles starting in the '90s Bunuel_Fassbinder_Pasolini
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