23 Facts About Rick Moranis

1.

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

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

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Rick Moranis did not appear in a live-action film for over 20 years, although he provided voice-over work for a few animated films, including Disney's Brother Bear.

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4.

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

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5.

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.

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6.

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

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7.

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

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8.

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

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

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10.

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

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11.

Rick Moranis was slated to appear in the 1985 film The Breakfast Club, but was released by director John Hughes, because his interpretation of the role was not what Hughes was seeking.

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12.

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

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13.

Rick Moranis later explained, "I'm a single parent and I just found that it was too difficult to manage to raise my kids and to do the traveling involved in making movies.

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14.

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.

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15.

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

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16.

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.

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17.

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

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18.

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

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19.

Rick Moranis appears in the Martin Scorsese–directed Second City TV reunion documentary, titled An Afternoon with SCTV, set to premiere on Netflix in 2021.

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20.

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.

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21.

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

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22.

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.

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23.

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

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