Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis

Highest Rated: 97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Big Bully (1996)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1953

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

While still attending high school in Toronto, Rick Moranis held down a part-time job as a radio engineer. After working as a solo nightclub comic and radio deejay, Moranis joined the Second City comedy troupe, which lead to his television bow in 1980 on the syndicated weekly Second City TV. Like his SCTV colleagues, Moranis' strong suit was his versatility, though his early fame rested on a single characterization. Grudgingly honoring a Canadian regulatory requirement that Second City TV include a sequence of "identifiable Canadian content" in each episode, Moranis and Dave Thomas created the characters of Bob and Doug McKenzie, a pair of beer-guzzling, back-bacon-chewing "hosers" who allegedly represented certain Canadians. The largely improvised McKenzie brothers segments scored an immediate hit, spawning a 1983 feature film Strange Brew, which Moranis and Thomas starred in, co-wrote and co-directed. Since leaving Second City TV, Moranis has pursued a successful film career, usually playing clueless or self-involved nerds. He played reluctant "ghost host" Louis Tully in the two Ghostbusters films, was cast as Seymour Krelboin in the 1986 musical version of Little Shop of Horrors, and was seen as eccentric inventor Wayne Szalinski in Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and its sequel Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992). Even in his 40s, Moranis convincingly portrayed geekish losers-turned-winners in such films as Little Giants (1994) and Big Bully (1995). He played a convincing live-action version of Barney Rubble in The Flintstones (1994). In 1997, he reprised Wayne Szlalinski in Disney's third installment of their now direct-to-video series Honey We Shrunk Ourselves. Having lost his wife Ann to liver cancer in 1991, the beloved character actor subsequently retreated from the spotlight to raise their two children, emerging only occasionally for vocal work on projects like The Animated Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie and Brother Bear (both 2003), or to record his Grammy-nominated country album The Agoraphobic Cowboy.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Little Shop Of Horrors: A Summer Of Musicals Actor 2013
50% Brother Bear 2 Rutt 2006
37% Brother Bear Rutt $85.1M 2003
No Score Yet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Toy Taker 2001
25% Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! Wayne Szalinski 1997
0% Big Bully David Leary 1996
36% Little Giants Danny O'Shea 1994
22% The Flintstones Barney Rubble 1994
8% Splitting Heirs Henry 1993
40% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Wayne Szalinski 1992
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Actor 1992
94% L.A. Story Gravedigger 1991
71% My Blue Heaven Barney Coopersmith 1990
No Score Yet The Rocket Boy Automatic Safety System 1989
91% Parenthood Nathan 1989
75% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Wayne Szalinski 1989
53% Ghostbusters 2 Louis Tully 1989
59% Spaceballs Dark Helmet 1987
No Score Yet Quote Alongs: Spaceballs Actor 1987
90% Little Shop of Horrors Seymour Krelborn 1986
11% Club Paradise Barry Nye 1986
0% Head Office Gross 1986
35% Brewster's Millions Morty King 1985
No Score Yet The Last Polka Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Wild Life Harry 1984
97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) Louis Tully 1984
67% Streets of Fire Billy Fish 1984
No Score Yet Hockey Night Coach 1984
74% Strange Brew Screenwriter Director Bob McKenzie 1983

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Voice 2018
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host 1989
1983
40% Rick Moranis in Gravedale High
1990
Voice
No Score Yet SCTV
1976-1981
Performer

QUOTES FROM Rick Moranis CHARACTERS

Louis Tully says: Ok, who brought the dog?

Fred Flintstone says: Hey, Barn. Could you spare me a couple of bucks? because I'm a little short.

Barney Rubble says: Here you go, Fred. Nothing's changed.

Barney Rubble says: You're afraid to tell Wilma, aren't you?

Col. Sandurz says: Lord Helmet!

Lord Dark Helmet says: WHAT?! [hides his dolls]

Lord Dark Helmet says: What?

Col. Sandurz says: We need you sir!

Lord Dark Helmet says: KNOCK ON MY DOOR! KNOCK NEXT TIME!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Knock on my door next time!

Col. Sandurz says: Yes sir!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Did you see anything?

Col. Sandurz says: No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Good!

Nathan says: Ah! Close to you!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Keep firing Assholes!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Keep firing, assholes!

Seymour Krelborn says: Here, maybe I can squeeze a little bit more out of this finger.

Audrey II says: More! More! More! More!

Seymour Krelborn says: There isn't any more! What do you want me to do, slit my wrists?

Danny O'Shea says: [disguising his voice as an old lady] State police? Oh, thank God! My name is Thelma Mae Rogers. I'm 86 years old. I live in Urbania. There are two men down the bridge from the Shell station spying on some kids! [passes the phone to Timmy, who feign cries] We're all really scared. I just don't think it's right for men their age to be parading around in their underwear!

Timmy Moore says: Please hurry!

Danny O'Shea says: Oh, no! [hangs up the phone] Nice job. [high fives Timmy]

Tad Simpson says: [seeing their uniforms] Death shrouds.

Danny O'Shea says: [flips one around] They've got your names on the back.

Jake Berman says: So the guys at the morgue can identify the bodies.

Danny O'Shea says: [introducing the Little Giants to their parents] Rudy Zoleteck, your friendly neighborhood gasman!

Mr. Zolteck says: Gasman? I don't get it.

Mrs. Zolteck says: Think about it.

Lord Dark Helmet says: [just as Spaceball One goes into Ludicrous Speed mode] WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?! MY BRAINS... ARE GOING INTO MY FEET!!!

Lord Dark Helmet says: [just as Spaceball One goes into Ludicrous Speed mode] WHAT HAVE I DONE? MY BRAINS... ARE GOING INTO MY FEET!

Gordon says: I think Diane might notice this

Gordon says: I think Diane might notice this.

Wayne says: Not if I shrink it

Wayne says: Not if I shrink it.

Lord Dark Helmet says: I can't breathe in this thing!

Radar Technician says: I lost the bleeps, I lost the sweeps and I lost the creeps

Lord Dark Helmet says: The What?

Col. Sandurz says: The What?

Lord Dark Helmet says: And the What?

Radar Technician says: You know, the bleeps Bop Bop Boooop Bop Booop Bop, The Sweeps (shakes his mouth) and the creeps Do do do dooo do dooo

Radar Technician says: You know, the bleeps Bop Bop Boooop Bop Booop Bop, The Sweeps [shakes his mouth] and the creeps Do do do dooo do dooo

Lord Dark Helmet says: Thats not all hes lost!

Lord Dark Helmet says: GET BACK HERE YOU FAT BEARDED BITCH!!

Lord Dark Helmet says: GET BACK HERE YOU FAT BEARDED BITCH!

Orin Scrivello D.D.S. says: What did I ever do to you?

Seymour Krelborn says: Nothing. It's what you did to her.

Orin Scrivello D.D.S. says: Her who?

Seymour Krelborn says: . . . . .

Seymour Krelborn says: ...

Orin Scrivello D.D.S. says: Oh, her.

Lord Dark Helmet says: Commence Operation... VAC-U-SUCK!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Fuck! Even in the future nothing works.

Lord Dark Helmet says: YOGURT! I hate Yogurt! Even with strawberries!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Yogurt! I hate Yogurt! Even with Strawberries.

Seymour Krelborn says: Look, you're a plant, an inanimate object.

Audrey II says: *pulls Seymour closer* Does this look inanimate to you, punk? If I can talk, and I can move, whose to say I can't anyhing I want?

Lord Dark Helmet says: Shit! I hate it when my Shwartz gets twisted!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Who made that man a gunner?

Maj. Asshole says: I did, sir! He's my cousin.

Lord Dark Helmet says: Who is he?

Col. Sandurz says: He's an Asshole, sir.

Lord Dark Helmet says: I know that! What's his name?

Col. Sandurz says: That is his name, sir. Asshole. Major Asshole.

Lord Dark Helmet says: And his cousin?

Col. Sandurz says: He's an Asshole, too, sir. Gunner's made first class Phillip Asshole.

Lord Dark Helmet says: How many Asshole's we got on this ship, anyhow? [All Asshole's stand up and shout "YO!"]

Lord Dark Helmet says: How many Asshole's we got on this ship, anyhow? [All Asshole's stand up and shout 'YO!']

Lord Dark Helmet says: I knew it, I'm surrounded by Asshole's. [Dark Helmet pulls down mask.] Keep firing, Asshole's!

Lord Dark Helmet says: What the hell am I looking at? When does THIS happen in the move?

Col. Sandurz says: NOW. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now is happening now.

Lord Dark Helmet says: Go back to then!

Col. Sandurz says: What?

Lord Dark Helmet says: THEN!

Col. Sandurz says: I can't!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Why not?

Col. Sandurz says: We passed it!

Lord Dark Helmet says: When?

Col. Sandurz says: Just now!

Lord Dark Helmet says: When will then be now?

Col. Sandurz says: SOON!

Louis Tully says: So, you wanna play 'Boggle' or 'Super Mario Brothers'?

Lord Dark Helmet says: Out of order? F**K! Even in the future nothing works!!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Out of order? F**K! Even in the future nothing works!

Lord Dark Helmet says: Yes. I always have my coffee when I watch radar, you know that!

Bob McKenzie says: I gotta take a leak so bad I can taste it.

Bob McKenzie says: This movie was shot in 3B - three beers - and it looks good, eh?

Bob McKenzie says: He once got our dead battery goin' by mixin' bird feces and spit, cause there's like acids in it, eh?

Bob McKenzie says: [to their dog] Eh... Hosehead, once you get there you can have all the free beer and sausages you want.

Bob McKenzie says: If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you.

Barney Coopersmith says: You dont tip FBI men!

Vinnie Antonelli says: Sure you do!

Janine Melnitz says: You're very good with children.

Louis Tully says: Thanks, i practice on my Hamster.

Louis Tully says: Thanks, I practice on my Hamster.

Janine Melnitz says: So do you live alone?

Louis Tully says: Well i had a roommate, but then my Mom moved to Florida.

Louis Tully says: Well I had a roommate, but then my mom moved to Florida.

Louis Tully says: Your honor ladies and gentlemen of the audience. I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds. Ok so the blackout was a big problem for everybody ok, I was stuck in an elevator for two hours and i had to make the time, but i don't blame them cause one time i turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you.

Louis Tully says: Your honor ladies and gentlemen of the audience. I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds. Okay so the blackout was a big problem for everybody okay, I was stuck in an elevator for two hours and I had to make the time, but i don't blame them cause one time I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you.

Egon Spengler says: Very good louis, short but pointless.

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Who are you guys?

Raymond Stantz says: We're the Ghostbusters.

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Who does your taxes?

Janine Melnitz says: Do you want some coffee mister Tully?

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Do i?

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Do I?

Egon Spengler says: Yes have some.

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Yes have some!

Lord Dark Helmet says: i cant breath in this thing

Lord Dark Helmet says: [breathes heavily, Darth Vader-style] I can't breathe in this thing!

Rutt says: Hey. My name's Rutt. This is my brother Tuke.

Tuke says: How's it goin', bear?

Kenoia says: Don't call me that.

Tuke says: Sorry, uh... Mr. Bear?

Kenoia says: No! I mean, I'm not a bear! I hate bears!

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Man, the superindentant's gonna be pissed!

Louis Tully/The Key Master says: Boy, the superintendent's gonna be pissed!

Seymour Krelborn says: That's it, after tomorrow we can leave together!

Audrey says: Togetha'?

Seymour Krelborn says: If you'l have me...Audrey, will you have me?

Audrey says: Whaddya mean?

Seymour Krelborn says: ....Marry me, Audrey!

Audrey says: Oh, Seymour, this is so sudden!

Seymour Krelborn says: Well, will ya?

Audrey says: ....Sure.

Seymour Krelborn says: Then that's it! We'll go get married right now. Tomorrow Ill be on TV, get the money, and then we'll live happily ever after. Oh, Audrey, I'll give you a wonderful life, with no plants, I promise--no plants at all!

Audrey says: You're talkin peculiar again...

Seymour Krelborn says: We'll start tonight. We'll go to City Hall, get married, and spend the night somewhere safe, some nice hotel.

Audrey says: Oh, Seymour!

Seymour Krelborn says: Oh, Audrey....

Audrey says: Oh, I gotta get ready!

Seymour Krelborn says: Hurry, hurry!

Seymour Krelborn says: ....We started doing business, and you liked me, and--

Seymour Krelborn says: We started doing business, and making money and you liked me.

Audrey says: Seymour! You really think I liked you because a' that? I liked you from the day I came to work here!

Audrey says: Do you really think I liked you because of that? I liked you from the day I came to work here!

Seymour Krelborn says: You mean....you'd still like me even if I was poor again?

Seymour Krelborn says: You mean....you'd still like me even if I was wasn't famous?

Audrey says: I'd still love you. All I ever wanted was you....and a sweet little house.

Audrey says: I'd still love you. Seymour.

Seymour Krelborn says: Really?

Audrey says: All I ever wanted was you....and a sweet little house.

Lord Dark Helmet says: Lone Starr, I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.

Lone Starr Space Bum says: What does that make us?

Lord Dark Helmet says: Absolutely Nothing!

Lord Dark Helmet says: What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

Seymour Krelborn says: That guy sure looks like plant food ta' me!

Lord Dark Helmet says: I knew it. I'm surrounded by assholes.