Harold Ramis (1944–2014)


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Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Ghostbusters Writer
(1984)
Groundhog Day Writer
(1993)
Stripes Writer
(1981)
Knocked Up Ben's Dad
(2007)

Filmography

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 2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife (based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" an Ivan Reitman film written by) (post-production)
 2018 Ghostbusters of Long Beach (Short) (characters)
 2018 Ghostbusters: Ecto Force (TV Series) (characters - 2018)
 2017 Ghostbusters: Station 6 (TV Series) (based on characters created by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2017) ... (based on characters created by)
 2016 Ghostbusters (based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" written by)
 2011 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 The Real Ghostbusters (Short) (creator)
 2010 The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2009 Year One (screenplay) / (story)
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Stork Day (screenplay "Groundhog Day")
 2002 Analyze That (written by)
 2002 Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 (Video Game) (characters)
 2000 Bedazzled (screenplay)
 1999 Analyze This (screenplay)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters - 40 episodes)
- Witchy Woman (1997) ... (characters)
- The Sphinx (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 2 (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 1 (1997) ... (characters)
- Heart of Darkness (1997) ... (characters)
 1993 Groundhog Day (screenplay)
 1986-1991 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters - 140 episodes)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Street (1991) ... (characters)
- Attack of the B-Movie Monsters (1991) ... (characters)
- Not Now, Slimer! (1991) ... (characters)
- The Treasure of Sierra Tamale (1991) ... (characters)
- The Magnificent Five (1990) ... (characters)
 1991 Rover Dangerfield (story developed by)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (characters) / (written by)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 The Best of SCTV (TV Special)
 1988 Caddyshack II (characters) / (written by)
 1986 Meatballs III: Summer Job (characters)
 1986 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous (story and screenplay)
 1986 Club Paradise (screenplay)
 1986 Back to School (screenplay)
 1984 Ghostbusters (written by)
 1982 The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (TV Special) (head writer)
 1981-1982 SCTV Network (TV Series) (additional material - 5 episodes)
- Midnight Video Special (1982) ... (additional material)
- Teacher's Pet (1982) ... (additional material)
- The Great White North (1981) ... (additional material)
- Lunchtime Street Beef (1981) ... (additional material)
- One on the Town (1981) ... (additional material)
 1981 Stripes (written by)
 1980 Caddyshack (written by)
 1979 Meatballs (written by)
  Delta House (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 1979) (written by - 1 episode, 1979)
- The Matriculation of Kent Dorfman (1979) ... (creator)
- Hoover and the Bomb (1979) ... (creator)
- Campus Fair (1979) ... (creator)
- The Blotto Who Came to Dinner (1979) ... (creator)
- The Fall of Dean Wormer (1979) ... (creator)
  SCTV (TV Series) (head writer - 24 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 22 episodes, 1978 - 1979) (supervising writer - 16 episodes, 1978) (written by - 2 episodes, 1976)
- The Best of Season 2: Part 2 (1979) ... (writer)
- The Best of Season 2: Part 1 (1979) ... (writer)
- SCTV Disco (1979) ... (writer)
- On the Waterfront Again (1979) ... (writer)
- Fantasy Island (1979) ... (writer)
 1978 Animal House (written by)
 1977 The TVTV Show (TV Movie)
 1976 TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards (TV Special documentary)
 1976 Super Bowl (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 National Lampoon Television Show: Lemmings Dead in Concert (Video) (writer - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Played Dr. Egon Spengler in Ray Parker Jr.'s music video "Ghostbusters" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's hard for winners to do comedy. Comedy is inherently subversive. We represent the underdog as comedy usually speaks for the lower classes. We attack the winners. See more »

Trivia:

Attended and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (1966). He later received an honorary degree (Doctor of Arts) from the university (1993). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast fellow Second City alumnus Bill Murray See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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