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Rick Moranis net worth is
$10 Million

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Rick Moranis Biography & Wiki 2017

A famous show celebrity,  Rick Moranis was born Frederick Alan Moranis on 18 April, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, of Jewish descent. He came into prominence in 1980 when he appeared in the TV show “Second City Television”.  since which Rick Moranis has been a star of such Hollywood movies as “Strange Brew”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”, and “Ghostbusters”. Moreover, Rick had a chance to increase the total size of his net worth while appearing in “Spaceballs”, “Little Giants”, “The Flintstones”, and “My Blue Heaven”. There are no doubts the incomes from these popular movies are the reasons why Rick Moranis’ wealth increased.

So just how rich is Rick Moranis? Sources estimate that Rick’s net worth is $10 million, which has been accumulated from careers in the music and film industries.

Rick Moranis Net Worth $10 Million

However, in 1996 Rick decided to take a break from acting, and instead enlarge his net worth from voice acting. As a voice actor, Rick Moranis is known for such movies as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys”, “Brother Bear”, and “Brother Bear 2”.

Rick then started pursuing a career hosting radio shows, as well as working as a DJ. On the radio Rick was known under the name Rick Allan. In total, he hosted on three radio stations that were based in Toronto. Rick`s show at Second City Television was received well, in particular his impersonations of such famous persons as David Brinkley, Woody Allen, and George Carlin. Rick was praised for these portrayals, which added great sums to the total size of Rick Moranis’ net worth.

Later on, Rick decided he needed a partnership in show business. Thus, along with Dave Thomas he created a production under the name “The Great White North”. This duo was also received very well, thus further boosting Rick Moranis’ net worth. They became a very popular duo in pop culture, and this popularity was increased even more after the release of their album called Great White North which received a Grammy nomination. “Strange Brew” is considered to be Rick`s first big role; actually, Rick also wrote and directed this movie, released in 1983. “The Flinstones”, released in 1994, features the last big role of Rick Moranis.

What is significant to know about Rick`s accomplishments is that for his portrayal in Parenthood (1989), Rick was rewarded with an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Rick was also rewarded with a Primetime Emmy Award and Earle Grey Award. Rick Moranis`s TV credits include “Saturday Night Live”, “Hockey Night”, “The Rocket Boy”, “Gravedale High”, “The Earth Day Special”, and “Muppets Tonight”.

Furthermore, Rick, as a singer, has released the following: The Great White North, Strange Brew soundtrack, You, Me, the Music and Me, The Agoraphobic Cowboy, My Mother`s Brisket and Other Love Songs.

In his personal life, Rick Moranis was married to Anne Belsky from 1986 until her death in 1991 – they had two children.

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Rick Moranis Quick Facts

Birth date: April 18, 1953 age 62
Birth place: Toronto, Canada
Height:5 ft (1.5494 m)
Profession:Musician, Comedian, Actor, Magician, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, Television producer
Nationality:Canada
Spouse:Anne Moranis (m. 1986–1991)
Albums:My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs
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Rick Moranis Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He is notoriously private about his children. So much that in interviews he won't give out the names of his children.
2His 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 Carlin-McCall, contacted him while researching her 2015 memoir and spent nearly an hour on the phone apologizing, which she greatly appreciated.
3His paternal grandparents, Jacob and Lena Moranis, were Russian Jewish immigrants who moves to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later to Canada. His mother is of Polish Jewish ancestry.
4Has appeared with John Candy in four films: Brewster's Millions (1985), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Spaceballs (1987) and The Rocket Boy (1989).
5Has appeared with Bill Murray in three films: Ghostbusters (1984), Little Shop of Horrors (1986) and Ghostbusters II (1989).
6Has appeared with Steve Martin in four films: Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Parenthood (1989), My Blue Heaven (1990), L.A. Story (1991).
7Is the only actor to appear in all three "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" films: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992) and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997).
8His character in Ghostbusters (1984), Louis Tully, was originally written for John Candy. Moranis was brought in as a last-minute replacement when Candy dropped out. Moranis, Candy and Ghostbusters co-star Harold Ramis are all alumni of SCTV (1976).
9Following the death of his wife in 1991, the difficulty of raising their two children on his own, and his increasing disenchantment with Hollywood, Moranis retired from acting in 1997. He had intended the retirement to be a sabbatical of a couple of years, but later realized that he did not miss the pressure. He still does occasional voice work, e.g. Brother Bear (2003).
10Was considered for the role of Governor Lewis in Evolution (2001), which went to Dan Aykroyd.
11He was the only SCTV (1976) cast member who did not come from the Second City theatre.
12Attended the funeral of his good friend John Candy.
13He was invited to the party Steve Martin was throwing that turned out to be his wedding.
14Ricky Moranis had a letter published in Mad magazine, issue #120 (July 1968). The subject was "Don Martin Looks at Frogs".
15He made the cover of the first issue of Disney Adventures magazine in 1990.
16Attended Sir Sandford Fleming Secondary School with Geddy Lee from the rock band Rush.
17Along with Dave Thomas, scored a Billboard Top 40 hit in 1982 called "Take Off" as Bob and Doug MacKenzie in a duet with Rush lead singer Geddy Lee.
18Using the on-air name of "Rick Allen" he was the overnight deejay on Toronto radio station CFTR-AM in the early 1970s after that station switched formats from Beautiful Music to Top 40.
19He was the afternoon deejay on Toronto radio station CHUM-FM in the 1970s.
20Moranis and Dave Thomas originally created the characters Bob and Doug McKenzie in protest against government requirements for "identifiable Canadian content" in domestically produced television programming. The skits, as an SCTV program "The Great White North" featured two dimwitted brothers who combined as many negative Canadian stereotypes as possible. Despite this, they became so popular that the skits were included in the American version of the program, and Moranis and Thomas were made members of the Order of Canada for their contribution to Canadian culture.
21He was widowed in 1991 when his wife died of breast cancer. Has two children from that marriage.


Rick Moranis Trademarks

#Trademark
1Short stature
2Large glasses
3Nerdy characters


Rick Moranis Quotes

#Quote
1[on refusing a cameo in Ghostbusters (2016)]: I wish them well, I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?
2On the last couple of movies I made - big-budget Hollywood movies - I really missed being able to create my own material. In the early movies I did, I was brought in to basically rewrite my stuff, whether it was Ghostbusters (1984) or Spaceballs (1987). By the time I got to the point where I was "starring" in movies, and I had executives telling me what lines to say, that wasn't for me. I'm really not an actor. I'm a guy who comes out of comedy, and my impetus was always to rewrite the line to make it funnier, not to try to make somebody's precious words work.
3I'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.
4Until 1982, Canada Day was known as Dominion Day. I always thought that had more of a ring to it. Beyond the zippy alliteration, it reminded us citizens that our domain of orderly domesticity was graced by the dominant power of our "Dominus." And the rights granted therein to us by the glorious English crown through her colonial appointee, the right honourable governor general.'There was another problem with Dominion Day. Dominion was the name of a national grocery store chain. It would be like calling the Fourth of July D'Agostino's Day.'Independence (now there's a great name for a day!) came slowly to our country. In 1965, we dumped the old, staid British ensign for our own new flag. in lIt's the one with the big red maple leaf in the middle. A simple, sweet leaf! We also have moose and beavers on our coins. And we call our dollars loonies because the coin has an image of a loon. Another old bird, the Queen of England, is on the other side of the coin.'I remember singing "God Save the Queen" every morning in school. "Long live our noble Queen!" we belted, thousands of us tubby little obedient Canadians. I guess it worked. She's still alive. Now they sing "O Canada" in schools and at most sporting events; usually in French and English. Around the time we were changing anthems, dumping ensigns and renaming holidays, the official use of both languages became mandatory, except in Quebec where the required use of English is a bit fuzzy.'Canada Day comes and goes modestly every year. Sure, there are retail sales promotions and a long weekend. But there isn't bluster or commodity in Canadian celebration. Canada isn't big on bunting. Or jet flyovers, fireworks, marching bands or military pomp.'Canadians defer. We save our loonies and don't jaywalk. It's illegal, eh. We stand on guard at red lights, even when there is no traffic. We wait for clear, green governing lights to signal our turn and lead us on. Then we tuck our heads down, under wooly toques and worn-out scarves, one eye barely open, squinting headlong into the harsh prairie wind, cautiously, quietly, demurely Canadian.


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Rick Moranis Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995Earle Grey AwardGemini Awards· Eugene Levy
· Harold Ramis
· John Candy
· Dave Thomas
· Catherine O'Hara
· Joe Flaherty
· Andrea Martin
· Martin Short
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureParenthood (1989)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSCTV Network 90 (1981)· John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Mert Rich (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Chris Cluess (writer)
· Stu Kreisman (writer)
· Brian McConnachie (writer)

Rick Moranis Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor the album "The Agoraphobic Cowboy."
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSCTV Network 90 (1981)· John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSCTV Network 90 (1981)· John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Mert Rich (writer)
· Jeffrey Barron (writer)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSCTV Network 90 (1981)· John Candy (writer)
· Joe Flaherty (writer)
· Eugene Levy (writer)
· Andrea Martin (writer)
· Catherine O'Hara (writer)
· Dave Thomas (writer)
· Dick Blasucci (writer)
· Paul Flaherty (writer)
· Bob Dolman (writer)
· John McAndrew (writer)
· Doug Steckler (writer)
· Michael Short (writer)
· Tom Couch (writer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (writer)
· Don Novello (writer)


Rick Moranis Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary2007TV Movie documentaryBob McKenzie
Brother Bear 22006VideoRutt (voice)
The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie2003TV SeriesBob McKenzie (voice)
Brother Bear2003Video GameRutt (voice)
Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way2003Video short voice
Brother Bear2003Rutt (voice)
Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids2003TV MovieHolley (voice)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys2001VideoToy Taker / Mr. Cuddles the Teddy Bear (voice, as Richard Moranis)
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves1997VideoWayne Szalinski
Big Bully1996David Leary
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience1994ShortWayne Szalinski (uncredited)
Little Giants1994Danny O'Shea
The Flintstones1994Barney Rubble
Splitting Heirs1993Henry Bullock
Honey I Blew Up the Kid1992Wayne Szalinski
L.A. Story1991Gravedigger (uncredited)
My Blue Heaven1990/IBarney Coopersmith
Gravedale High1990TV SeriesMax Schneider
The Rocket Boy1989TV MovieAutomatic Safety System
Parenthood1989Nathan
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids1989Wayne Szalinski
Ghostbusters II1989Louis Tully
Spaceballs1987Dark Helmet
Little Shop of Horrors1986Seymour Krelborn
Club Paradise1986Barry Nye
Head Office1985Howard Gross
Brewster's Millions1985Morty King
The Last Polka1985TV MovieLinsk Minyk
Hockey Night1984TV MovieCoach
The Wild Life1984Harry
Ghostbusters1984Louis Tully
Streets of Fire1984Billy Fish
Strange Brew1983Bob McKenzie
Saturday Night Live1983TV SeriesBob McKenzie
SCTV Network1981-1982TV SeriesVarious / Bob McKenzie
Twilight Theater1982TV MovieVarious Characters
SCTV1980-1981TV SeriesVarious / Bob MacKenzie / Rabbi Karlov / ...
90 Minutes Live1976TV SeriesRegular

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob & Doug2009TV Series creator - 9 episodes
The Best of SCTV1988TV Movie
Ghostbusters1984uncredited
Strange Brew1983written by
SCTV Network1981-1982TV Series written by - 27 episodes
SCTV1980-1981TV Series writer - 26 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bob & Doug2009TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Muppets Tonight1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Little Shop of Horrors1986performer: "Skid Row Downtown", "Da-Doo", "Grow For Me", "Feed Me Git It", "Suddenly, Seymour", "The Meek Shall Inherit"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strange Brew1983

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Astor's Squeeze2013Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Discovering Bedrock1999Video documentary shortHimself
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHimself
Pizza Hut Celebraty1997ShortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1993-1994TV SeriesHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1993TV SeriesHimself
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories1992TV SeriesHimself
Honey I Blew Up the Kid: The Making of 'Honey I Blew Up the Kid'1992Video documentary shortHimself / Wayne Szalinski
Showbiz Today1990TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialVic's Buddy
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film
The 4th Annual American Comedy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Going Live!1990TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1983-1989TV SeriesHimself - Host / Jackie Mason / Jim Bakker / ...
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1989TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On the Scene with the Ghostbusters1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
Music Videos and Inside 'Streets of Fire'1984TV Special documentaryHimself (Billy Fish)
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour1982TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Video Games AWESOME!2014TV SeriesLouis Tully
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011-2013TV SeriesSeymour Krelborn / Billy Fish
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesDark Helmet
Second City: First Family of Comedy2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesHimself
The Best of John Candy on SCTV1996TV MovieVarious Characters
Monte Video1994TV SeriesBarney Rubble
The Best of SCTV1988TV MovieVarious Characters
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters1984Video shortLouis Tully (uncredited)
SCTV Network1981TV SeriesVarious
SCTV1981TV SeriesVarious

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