Richard Allen Moranis

Born in Toronto on April 18, 1953. Apparently a leftie. In the 1970's, he was the afternoon DJ for CHUM-FM in Toronto, and he was the night DJ on CFTR-AM under the pseudonym Rick Allen after that station switched from Beautiful Music to Top 40. He and Dave Thomas created the SCTV skits "The Great White North" in response to CBC requests for Canadian content in programming. Ironically, they were inducted into the Order of Canada for this portrayal of Canadian stereotypes. This skit also resulted in the two creating the hit "Take Off" on the Billboard Top 40 in 1982. In 1991, his wife Anne Moranis died of liver cancer. They had two children together. Currently, he is running his own production company in New York.

Filmography:

  1. 90 Minutes Live (1976)
  2. Second City TV (1976) Also Writer
  3. SCTV Network 90 (1981) Also Writer
  4. Twilight Theatre (1982)
  5. Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: The Strange Brew (1983) Also Director/Writer
  6. Streets of Fire (1984)
  7. Music Videos and Inside 'Streets of Fire' (1984)
  8. Ghost Busters (1984) Also Writer (uncredited)
  9. The Wild Life (1984)
  10. The Last Polka (1984)
  11. Hockey Night (1984)
  12. Brewster's Millions (1985)
  13. Head Office (1985)
  14. Club Paradise (1986)
  15. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  16. Spaceballs (1987)
  17. Ghostbusters II (1989)
  18. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  19. Parenthood (1989)
  20. The Rocket Boy (1989)
  21. My Blue Heaven (1990)
  22. Gravedale High (1990)
  23. L.A. Story (1991)
  24. Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
  25. The Best of John Candy on SCTV (1992)
  26. Splitting Heirs (1993)
  27. The Flintstones (1994)
  28. Little Giants (1994)
  29. Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1995)
  30. Big Bully (1996)
  31. Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997)
  32. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
  33. The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie (2003)


Info from the IMDb and http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Pier/6369/rmbio.html

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