Rick Moranis is a Canadian actor, filmmaker, comedian, and musician. He has performed in the sketch comedy television series Second City Television in the 1980s and several Hollywood films.
Moranis commenced a lengthy break from acting to commit his time to his two children as a widowed man in 1997. Although he contributed to voice-over work for a few animated films, he didn’t appear in a live-action movie for decades after that.
Quick Facts and Information on Rick Moranis
|Full Name / Real Name||Frederick Allan Rick Moranis|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||18th April 1953|
|Current Residence||Toronto, Ontario|
|Wife/Partner||Ann Belsky (Deceased)
Sheri Fink (Current)
|Children|| Rachel Moranis (Daughter)
Mitchell Moranis (Son)
|Net Worth||$10 million.|
Rick Moranis Bio: Early Life, Parents
Rick was born on 18th April 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. Moranis is currently 67-years-old which makes his birth sign Aries and moreover, his birth name is Frederick Allan, Rick Moranis. Rick is presently residing in New York City of the United States of America and has pursued his career as an Actor.
Unfortunately, there is no information about Rick’s parents; however, we know he belongs to a Jewish family. Additionally, we also found out that his Jewish ancestry was actually from Hungarian extraction.
Rick Moranis Career/Movies
Rick’s career as an actor began as a radio disc jockey in the 1970s. He teamed up with Ken Finkleman on a series of live performances on CBC’s 90 Minutes Live, comedy radio specials, and television comedy pilots in 1977. Moranis starred in a series of irreverent sketches in 1980, including an early mockumentary sketch where Moranis was featured as a Canadian movie producer.
Dave Thomas, a Canadian comedian, urged Moranis to join the third-season cast of Second City Television. He is remembered for such impressions as Woody Allen, David Brinkley, and Merv Griffin.
After SCTV moved to CBC in 1980, Thomas and Rick created a sketch called The Great White North, starring Bob and Doug McKenzie, a couple of Canadian buffoons. Bob and Doug became a pop-culture sensation, which led to a top-selling and Grammy-nominated album.
Gerry Todd, a disc jockey, was another famous Moranis character on SCTV who sponsored music clips on television. The sketch was displayed before MTV‘s debut in the United States, leading both Sound & Vision and Martin Short to dub Moranis as the video jockey’s creator.
Rick Moranis, What is he doing now?
Moranis exerted a long interval from working in the film industry. Later, Rick came forth interpreting that he is a single parent and found it too complicated to endure raising his kids and specifically took a break; which turned out to be a big one.
Rick also declined an offer to make a cameo appearance in 2016’s Ghostbusters; later in an interview, Moranis clarified that he had not retired from film acting due to his break. Instead, he had become judicious about future roles.
Moranis reprised his Bob character at a benefit concert in Toronto in July 2017. He portrayed the character Dark Helmet in an episode of The Goldbergs On May 9, 2018. Rick also appears in the Second City TV’s documentary, titled An Afternoon with SCTV, set to premiere on Netflix in 2020.
In 2020, Moranis confirmed on to reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski in Shrunk, a new sequel in the show Honey.
Rick Moranis Married/ Wife/ Children
First, famous comedian Rick Moranis fell in love with Ann Belsky and proposed to her; however, he got a late yet beautiful reply from Ann accepting his proposal. So, after the proposal, Rick and Ann got married in 1986. Together these two couples have two children named Rachel Moranis (Daughter) and Mitchell Moranis (son).
Unfortunately for Rick, His wife Ann died of cancer in 1991 in February. Rick then slowly left his acting career to become a full-time single father. Additionally, we found that he is in a relationship with New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink.
Rick Moranis Height, Nationality, and other facts
Rick stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches (167 cm) and weighs around 60 Kg (132 lbs. pound). Moranis is a Canadian born, so his nationality is Canadian. In addition, he currently lives in the United States, and so he is also an American. Since Rick is a comedian, he has a great sense of humor and a pleasing personality.
Moranis is a Grammy-nominated musician You, Me, the Music and Me, The Agoraphobic Cowboy, My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs are some of the albums Rick has produced.
Moranis says he never decided to be an actor for fame. Eventually, when he focused on art, fame and publicity followed him. Additionally, Rick dislikes the dragged-out process of flying, from getting to the airport a couple of hours early to dealing with sick seatmates and hence doesn’t prefer airplanes for traveling.
Rick Moranis Net Worth
Talking about Rick Moranis, he is an actor, filmmaker, and comedian. He has acted in the film industry for more than 35 years. Hence, the comedian-actor Rick Moranis has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Rick Moranis Social Media
Talking about his social media appearance, he isn’t active in any of his social media since 2013. However, you can follow him on his Twitter and Facebook account