28 Facts About Rick Moranis


Frederick Allan Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, writer and producer.


Rick Moranis appeared in the sketch comedy series Second City Television in the 1980s and several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Parenthood, My Blue Heaven, and The Flintstones.


In 1997, Moranis began a long break from acting to dedicate his time to his two children as a widower.


Rick Moranis has not appeared in a live-action film for over 25 years, although he provided voice-over work for a few animated films, including Disney's Brother Bear.


Rick Moranis released comedy albums and made appearances at fan conventions.


In 2020, after a hiatus of nearly 23 years from live-action films, Rick Moranis signed to appear in a new sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, called Shrunk.


Rick Moranis was born in Toronto, Ontario, to a Jewish family.


Rick Moranis went to elementary school with Geddy Lee, frontman of the rock band Rush.


At the time, Rick Moranis was the only cast member not to have come from a Second City stage troupe.


Rick Moranis is known for such impressions as Woody Allen, George Carlin, Merv Griffin, and David Brinkley.


Rick Moranis did the voice-over for a short-lived cartoon series on NBC called Gravedale High.


Rick Moranis was slated to appear in the 1985 John Hughes film, The Breakfast Club.


Rick Moranis presented the departure as a mutual decision and hoped to work with Hughes in the future.


Rick Moranis was originally cast as Phil Berquist in the 1991 film City Slickers, but later dropped out due to his wife's illness.


Disney's final film in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise is 1997's direct-to-video film Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, in which Rick Moranis is the final remaining original cast member.


The series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show launched in 1997 but without Rick Moranis; it concluded in 2000.


Rick Moranis worked for Disney twice more, voicing Rutt the moose in the 2003 animated film Brother Bear and its direct-to-video sequel.


In 1997, Rick Moranis took a hiatus from working in the film industry.


In 2001, Rick Moranis received his first film credit since 1997 when he provided voice work in the animated film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys.


On February 3,2006, Rick Moranis performed "Press Pound" on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and discussed the development of his music career.


Rick Moranis declined to voice the role of Bob, which was taken over by Dave Coulier, but remained involved in the series as an executive producer.


On May 9,2018, Rick Moranis returned as the character Dark Helmet from Spaceballs in an episode of The Goldbergs, albeit as a voice.


Rick Moranis appeared in an episode of Prop Culture discussing the film.


In 2020, Rick Moranis signed on to reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski in Shrunk, a new sequel in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids series.


Rick Moranis married costume designer Ann Belsky in 1986; together they had two children, a son and a daughter.


On October 1,2020, at approximately 7:30 am ET, Rick Moranis was the victim of an assault in New York City, in the vicinity of West 70th St, Manhattan.


Rick Moranis suffered minor injuries to his head, back, and hip.


Rick Moranis reported the incident to the New York Police Department who posted security footage from the attack.