Harold Ramis

Biography

Harold Allen Ramis is an American actor, director, and writer, specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981), both of which he co-wrote. As a writer/director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV (in which he also performed), and one of three screenwriters for the film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).

Harold Allen Ramis is an American actor, director, and writer, specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981), both of which he co-wrote. As a writer/director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV (in which he also performed), and one of three screenwriters for the film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1944-11-21

Day of Death 2014-02-24

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.haroldramis.com/

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon as Himself / Film Director (archive footage)
2014 Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters as Himself
2009 Year One as Adam
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as L'Chai'm
2007 Knocked Up as Ben's Dad
2006 The Last Kiss as Professor Bowler
2006 Second City: The First Family of Comedy as Himself
2002 I'm with Lucy as Jack
2002 Orange County as Don Durkett
1997 As Good as It Gets as Dr. Bettes
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1994 Love Affair as Sheldon Blumenthal
1994 Airheads as Chris Moore
1993 Groundhog Day as Neurologist
1990 The Earth Day Special
1989 Ghostbusters II as Dr. Egon Spengler
1988 Stealing Home as Alan Appleby
1987 Baby Boom as Steven Buchner
1986 The Real Ghostbusters(1 episode)
1984 Ghostbusters as Dr. Egon Spengler
1983 The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More as various
1983 National Lampoon's Vacation as Car salesman (voice) (uncredited)
1981 Heavy Metal as Zeke
1981 Stripes as Russell Ziskey
1981 SCTV Network 90(68 episodes)
1976 Second City Television(79 episodes)
1900 The Best of SCTV
1900 Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon
1900 Ghostbusters III as Dr. Egon Spengler (voice)

Writing

2016 Ghostbusters … Characters
2009 Year One … Screenplay
2002 Analyze That … Screenplay
2000 Bedazzled … Screenplay
1999 Analyze This … Screenplay
1993 Groundhog Day … Screenplay
1991 Rover Dangerfield … Story
1989 Ghostbusters II … Screenplay
1989 Ghostbusters II … Author
1988 Caddyshack II … Screenplay
1986 Meatballs III: Summer Job … Characters
1986 Armed and Dangerous … Screenplay
1986 Back to School … Screenplay
1984 Ghostbusters … Screenplay
1982 The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me … Writer
1981 Stripes … Screenplay
1980 Caddyshack … Screenplay
1978 Animal House … Writer
1900 The Best of SCTV … Writer

Directing

2009 Year One … Director
2007 Atlanta … Director
2005 The Ice Harvest … Director
2005 The Office(5 episodes) … Director
2002 Analyze That … Director
2000 Bedazzled … Director
1999 Analyze This … Director
1996 Multiplicity … Director
1995 Stuart Saves His Family … Director
1993 Groundhog Day … Director
1986 Club Paradise … Director
1983 National Lampoon's Vacation … Director
1980 Caddyshack … Director

Production

2009 Year One … Producer
2000 Bedazzled … Producer
1996 Multiplicity … Producer
1993 Groundhog Day … Producer
1986 Back to School … Executive Producer

Creator

1997 Extreme Ghostbusters … Creator
1986 The Real Ghostbusters … Creator
1976 Second City Television … Creator

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