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Rick Moranis

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Date of Birth: 04/18/1953

Age: 63

Citizenship: Canada

Background

Frederick Alan "Rick" Moranis was born into a Jewish family in Toronto. In the 1970s he worked (under the name of Rick Allen) disc jockey at various radio stations in Toronto, including CFTR, CKFH and CHUM-FM. Together with Ken Finklmenom they created a great comedy radio show for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His acting career began on television in 1977. Moranis is known as one of the `brothers Mac Kenzi` - a couple of comic characters (two of these Canadians), he created and Dave Thomas, as a protest against the nationalization of Canadian television, Moranis and Thomas later were awarded the Order of Canada for his contribution to the country`s culture. `Brothers Mc Kenzi` debuted in cinema in 1983 in the film" A strange beer "(1983). As comic actor Rick Moranis is best known because of the fantastic movie "Ghostbusters I-II