Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis

Highest Rated: 97% Ghostbusters (1984)

Lowest Rated: 11% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

Birthday: Nov 21, 1944

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Harold Ramis was one of the most versatile comic talents of his generation, as well as one of the most influential. His work in the 1970s with Second City and National Lampoon defined the direction that stage, television and film comedy would take in the 1980s, a period when he wrote, directed and/or co-starred in some of most profitable films of the era, including "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), "Caddyshack" (1980), "Stripes" (1981), "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983) and "Ghostbusters" (1984). His signature film, "Groundhog Day" (1993), went on to become one of the most acclaimed films of the 1990s, not only regularly appearing on various lists of the best movies of all-time, but inspiring serious academic discussion of its philosophical underpinnings. By the 2000s, Ramis was a beloved elder statesman of film comedy; his avuncular acting appearances in Judd Apatow's "Knocked Up" (2007) and Jake Kasdan's "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007), and his work as a director on the hit series "The Office" (NBC 2005-2013), were seen as his blessing of the new generation of comic filmmakers. Although Ramis had to retire following his film "Year One" (2009), due to his struggle with an autoimmune disorder that robbed him of the ability to walk, his death on February 24, 2014 still came as a shock to the comedy community and his fans.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet We Are One Self - 2017
55% 50% Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Executive Producer - 2011
14% 23% Year One Adam (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$43.3M 2009
90% 83% Knocked Up Ben's Dad (Character) $148.7M 2007
74% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story L'Chai'm (Character) $18.3M 2007
73% 39% I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Executive Producer $194.6K 2006
46% 59% The Last Kiss Professor Bowler (Character) $11.6M 2006
47% 43% The Ice Harvest Director $8.8M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Storytellers Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2003
27% 39% Analyze That Director,
Writer
$32.1M 2002
11% 49% The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Producer $5.5K 2002
46% 61% Orange County Don Durkett (Character) $41M 2002
No Score Yet 44% I'm With Lucy Jack (Character) - 2002
50% 42% Bedazzled Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$37.9M 2000
69% 62% Analyze This Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$106.8M 1999
43% 49% Multiplicity Director,
Producer
$20.1M 1996
30% 52% Stuart Saves His Family Director $718.5K 1995
30% 68% Love Affair Sheldon Blumenthal (Character) - 1994
96% 88% Groundhog Day Neurologist (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$70.8M 1993
40% 56% Rover Dangerfield Writer - 1991
54% 61% Ghostbusters II Doctor Egon Spengler (Character),
Writer
$110.4M 1989
20% 78% Stealing Home Alan Appleby (Character) $7.3M 1988
76% 62% Baby Boom Steven Bochner (Character) $25.4M 1987
11% 35% Club Paradise Director $11.8M 1986
97% 88% Ghostbusters Doctor Egon Spengler (Character),
Writer
$298.2M 1984
93% 85% National Lampoon's Vacation Director - 1983
60% 67% Heavy Metal Zeke (Voice) $204.7K 1981
86% 79% Stripes Russell Ziskey (Character),
Writer
- 1981
73% 87% Caddyshack Director,
Writer
- 1980
72% 58% Meatballs Screenwriter - 1979
90% 89% National Lampoon's Animal House Screenwriter - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
81% 90% The Office Director 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Office: Superfan Episodes Director

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