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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
42% 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
93% 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
36% 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

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

QUOTES FROM Rick Moranis CHARACTERS

Louis Tully
Ok, who brought the dog?
Fred Flintstone
Hey, Barn. Could you spare me a couple of bucks? because I'm a little short.
Barney Rubble
Here you go, Fred. Nothing's changed.
Barney Rubble
You're afraid to tell Wilma, aren't you?
Col. Sandurz
Lord Helmet!
Lord Dark Helmet
WHAT?! [hides his dolls]
Lord Dark Helmet
What?
Col. Sandurz
We need you sir!
Lord Dark Helmet
KNOCK ON MY DOOR! KNOCK NEXT TIME!
Lord Dark Helmet
Knock on my door next time!
Col. Sandurz
Yes sir!
Lord Dark Helmet
Did you see anything?
Col. Sandurz
No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again!
Lord Dark Helmet
Good!
Nathan
Ah! Close to you!
Lord Dark Helmet
Keep firing Assholes!
Lord Dark Helmet
Keep firing, assholes!
Seymour Krelborn
Here, maybe I can squeeze a little bit more out of this finger.
Audrey II
More! More! More! More!
Seymour Krelborn
There isn't any more! What do you want me to do, slit my wrists?
Danny O'Shea
[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
Please hurry!
Danny O'Shea
Oh, no! [hangs up the phone] Nice job. [high fives Timmy]
Tad Simpson
[seeing their uniforms] Death shrouds.
Danny O'Shea
[flips one around] They've got your names on the back.
Jake Berman
So the guys at the morgue can identify the bodies.
Danny O'Shea
[introducing the Little Giants to their parents] Rudy Zoleteck, your friendly neighborhood gasman!
Mr. Zolteck
Gasman? I don't get it.
Mrs. Zolteck
Think about it.
Lord Dark Helmet
[just as Spaceball One goes into Ludicrous Speed mode] WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?! MY BRAINS... ARE GOING INTO MY FEET!!!
Lord Dark Helmet
[just as Spaceball One goes into Ludicrous Speed mode] WHAT HAVE I DONE? MY BRAINS... ARE GOING INTO MY FEET!
Gordon
I think Diane might notice this
Gordon
I think Diane might notice this.
Wayne
Not if I shrink it
Wayne
Not if I shrink it.
Lord Dark Helmet
I can't breathe in this thing!
Radar Technician
I lost the bleeps, I lost the sweeps and I lost the creeps
Lord Dark Helmet
The What?
Col. Sandurz
The What?
Lord Dark Helmet
And the What?
Radar Technician
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
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
Thats not all hes lost!
Lord Dark Helmet
GET BACK HERE YOU FAT BEARDED BITCH!!
Lord Dark Helmet
GET BACK HERE YOU FAT BEARDED BITCH!
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
What did I ever do to you?
Seymour Krelborn
Nothing. It's what you did to her.
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
Her who?
Seymour Krelborn
. . . . .
Seymour Krelborn
...
Orin Scrivello D.D.S.
Oh, her.
Lord Dark Helmet
Commence Operation... VAC-U-SUCK!
Lord Dark Helmet
Fuck! Even in the future nothing works.
Lord Dark Helmet
YOGURT! I hate Yogurt! Even with strawberries!
Lord Dark Helmet
Yogurt! I hate Yogurt! Even with Strawberries.
Seymour Krelborn
Look, you're a plant, an inanimate object.
Audrey II
*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
Shit! I hate it when my Shwartz gets twisted!
Lord Dark Helmet
Who made that man a gunner?
Maj. Asshole
I did, sir! He's my cousin.
Lord Dark Helmet
Who is he?
Col. Sandurz
He's an Asshole, sir.
Lord Dark Helmet
I know that! What's his name?
Col. Sandurz
That is his name, sir. Asshole. Major Asshole.
Lord Dark Helmet
And his cousin?
Col. Sandurz
He's an Asshole, too, sir. Gunner's made first class Phillip Asshole.
Lord Dark Helmet
How many Asshole's we got on this ship, anyhow? [All Asshole's stand up and shout "YO!"]
Lord Dark Helmet
How many Asshole's we got on this ship, anyhow? [All Asshole's stand up and shout 'YO!']
Lord Dark Helmet
I knew it, I'm surrounded by Asshole's. [Dark Helmet pulls down mask.] Keep firing, Asshole's!
Lord Dark Helmet
What the hell am I looking at? When does THIS happen in the move?
Col. Sandurz
NOW. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now is happening now.
Lord Dark Helmet
Go back to then!
Col. Sandurz
What?
Lord Dark Helmet
THEN!
Col. Sandurz
I can't!
Lord Dark Helmet
Why not?
Col. Sandurz
We passed it!
Lord Dark Helmet
When?
Col. Sandurz
Just now!
Lord Dark Helmet
When will then be now?
Col. Sandurz
SOON!
Louis Tully
So, you wanna play 'Boggle' or 'Super Mario Brothers'?
Lord Dark Helmet
Out of order? F**K! Even in the future nothing works!!
Lord Dark Helmet
Out of order? F**K! Even in the future nothing works!
Lord Dark Helmet
Yes. I always have my coffee when I watch radar, you know that!
Bob McKenzie
I gotta take a leak so bad I can taste it.
Bob McKenzie
This movie was shot in 3B - three beers - and it looks good, eh?
Bob McKenzie
He once got our dead battery goin' by mixin' bird feces and spit, cause there's like acids in it, eh?
Bob McKenzie
[to their dog] Eh... Hosehead, once you get there you can have all the free beer and sausages you want.
Bob McKenzie
If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you.
Barney Coopersmith
You dont tip FBI men!
Vinnie Antonelli
Sure you do!
Janine Melnitz
You're very good with children.
Louis Tully
Thanks, i practice on my Hamster.
Louis Tully
Thanks, I practice on my Hamster.
Janine Melnitz
So do you live alone?
Louis Tully
Well i had a roommate, but then my Mom moved to Florida.
Louis Tully
Well I had a roommate, but then my mom moved to Florida.
Louis Tully
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
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
Very good louis, short but pointless.
Louis Tully/The Key Master
Who are you guys?
Raymond Stantz
We're the Ghostbusters.
Louis Tully/The Key Master
Who does your taxes?
Janine Melnitz
Do you want some coffee mister Tully?
Louis Tully/The Key Master
Do i?
Louis Tully/The Key Master
Do I?
Egon Spengler
Yes have some.
Louis Tully/The Key Master
Yes have some!
Lord Dark Helmet
i cant breath in this thing
Lord Dark Helmet
[breathes heavily, Darth Vader-style] I can't breathe in this thing!
Rutt
Hey. My name's Rutt. This is my brother Tuke.
Tuke
How's it goin', bear?
Kenoia
Don't call me that.
Tuke
Sorry, uh... Mr. Bear?
Kenoia
No! I mean, I'm not a bear! I hate bears!
Louis Tully/The Key Master
Man, the superindentant's gonna be pissed!
Louis Tully/The Key Master
Boy, the superintendent's gonna be pissed!
Seymour Krelborn
That's it, after tomorrow we can leave together!
Audrey
Togetha'?
Seymour Krelborn
If you'l have me...Audrey, will you have me?
Audrey
Whaddya mean?
Seymour Krelborn
....Marry me, Audrey!
Audrey
Oh, Seymour, this is so sudden!
Seymour Krelborn
Well, will ya?
Audrey
....Sure.
Seymour Krelborn
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
You're talkin peculiar again...
Seymour Krelborn
We'll start tonight. We'll go to City Hall, get married, and spend the night somewhere safe, some nice hotel.
Audrey
Oh, Seymour!
Seymour Krelborn
Oh, Audrey....
Audrey
Oh, I gotta get ready!
Seymour Krelborn
Hurry, hurry!
Seymour Krelborn
....We started doing business, and you liked me, and--
Seymour Krelborn
We started doing business, and making money and you liked me.
Audrey
Seymour! You really think I liked you because a' that? I liked you from the day I came to work here!
Audrey
Do you really think I liked you because of that? I liked you from the day I came to work here!
Seymour Krelborn
You mean....you'd still like me even if I was poor again?
Seymour Krelborn
You mean....you'd still like me even if I was wasn't famous?
Audrey
I'd still love you. All I ever wanted was you....and a sweet little house.
Audrey
I'd still love you. Seymour.
Seymour Krelborn
Really?
Audrey
All I ever wanted was you....and a sweet little house.
Lord Dark Helmet
Lone Starr, I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Lone Starr Space Bum
What does that make us?
Lord Dark Helmet
Absolutely Nothing!
Lord Dark Helmet
What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?
Seymour Krelborn
That guy sure looks like plant food ta' me!
Lord Dark Helmet
I knew it. I'm surrounded by assholes.