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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 »

Known For

Spaceballs
Spaceballs Dark Helmet
(1987)
Parenthood
Parenthood Nathan
(1989)
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors Seymour Krelborn
(1986)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Wayne Szalinski
(1989)

Filmography

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 2018 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Dark Helmet
- Spaceballs (2018) ... Dark Helmet (voice)
 2007 Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
Bob McKenzie
 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video)
Rutt (voice)
 2003 The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie (TV Series)
Bob McKenzie (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)
 1997 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! (Video)
Wayne
 1996 Big Bully
David Leary
 1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Short)
Wayne Szalinski (uncredited)
 1994 Little Giants
Danny O'Shea
 1994 The Flintstones
Barney Rubble
 1993 Splitting Heirs
Henry Bullock
 1991 L.A. Story
Gravedigger (uncredited)
 1990 Gravedale High (TV Series)
Max Schneider
- Monster on Trial (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- Goodbye Gravedale (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- Night of the Living Dad (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- Save Our School (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
- Frankenjockey (1990) ... Max Schneider (voice)
 1990/I My Blue Heaven
Barney Coopersmith
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Vic's Buddy
 1989 The Rocket Boy (TV Movie)
Automatic Safety System
 1989 Parenthood
Nathan
 1989 Bobby Brown: On Our Own (Video short)
 1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Wayne Szalinski
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Louis Tully
 1987 Spaceballs
Dark Helmet
 1986 Little Shop of Horrors
Seymour Krelborn
 1986 Club Paradise
Barry Nye
 1985 Head Office
Howard Gross
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Morty King
 1985 The Last Polka (TV Movie)
Linsk Minyk
 1984 Hockey Night (TV Movie)
Willy Leipert
 1984 The Wild Life
Harry
 1984 Ghostbusters
Louis Tully
 1984 Streets of Fire
Billy Fish
 1983 Strange Brew
Bob McKenzie
 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
 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)
Regular
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Recorded the "Great White North" Album with Dave Thomas (Doug McKenzie) featuring Geddy Lee of Rush. This was a comedy album based on their Bob and Doug McKenzie Skit from SCTV See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Facebook | Facebook Fan Page | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Moranis

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

His impersonation of George Carlin on SCTV (1976) was not done with the intention of mocking the comedy legend, but rather as an affectionate tribute. However, due partially to his being in a difficult period at the time, both personally and professionally, Carlin was hurt by the imitation. Moranis had no idea that Carlin had taken issue with the impersonation until his daughter, Kelly ... See more »

Trademark:

Nerdy characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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