Fast Facts

  • Served as an editor of the "Party Jokes" page of Playboy magazine after graduating from college.
  • Worked with both the Canada and Chicago Second City comedy troupes early in his career.
  • First TV appearance came in 1976, on the debut season of Canadian sketch-comedy series Second City TV, for which he was also a writer.
  • Made his feature directing debut with the hit golf comedy Caddyshack (1980).
  • Subsequent hits as a director include the comedies Groundhog Day (1993) and Analyze This (1999).
  • Best known as an actor for the role of Dr. Egon Spengler in the 1984 smash Ghostbusters, as well as its 1989 sequel.

Awards

  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement: Winner

Relationships

  • Daniel Hayes Ramis — Son
  • Ruth Ramis — Mother
  • Erica Mann — Wife
  • Julian Arthur Ramis — Son
  • Nathan Ramis — Father
  • Anne Plotkin — Ex-wife
  • Violet Isadora Ramis — Daughter

College

  • Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States (BA, 1966)

Details

  • Birth Name: Harold Allen Ramis
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Birthday: November 21, 1944, Scorpio
  • Died: February 24, 2014
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
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