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).

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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).

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1944-11-21

Day of Death 2014-02-24

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon
2015 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon as Himself / Film Director (archive footage)
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 The Best of SCTV
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 (voice)
1981 Stripes as Russell Ziskey
1981 SCTV Network 90(68 episodes)
1976 Second City Television(79 episodes)
1900 Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters as Himself

Writing

2016 GhostbustersCharacters
2009 Year OneScreenplay
2002 Analyze ThatScreenplay
2000 BedazzledScreenplay
1999 Analyze ThisScreenplay
1993 Groundhog DayScreenplay
1991 Rover DangerfieldStory
1989 Ghostbusters IIScreenplay
1989 Ghostbusters IIAuthor
1988 The Best of SCTVWriter
1988 Caddyshack IIScreenplay
1986 Meatballs III: Summer JobCharacters
1986 Armed and DangerousScreenplay
1986 Club ParadiseScreenplay
1986 Back to SchoolScreenplay
1984 GhostbustersScreenplay
1982 The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' MeWriter
1981 StripesScreenplay
1980 CaddyshackScreenplay
1979 MeatballsWriter
1978 Animal HouseWriter

Directing

2009 Year OneDirector
2007 AtlantaDirector
2005 The Ice HarvestDirector
2005 The Office(5 episodes)Director
2002 Analyze ThatDirector
2000 BedazzledDirector
1999 Analyze ThisDirector
1996 MultiplicityDirector
1995 Stuart Saves His FamilyDirector
1993 Groundhog DayDirector
1986 Club ParadiseDirector
1983 National Lampoon's VacationDirector
1980 CaddyshackDirector

Production

2009 Year OneProducer
2000 BedazzledProducer
1996 MultiplicityProducer
1993 Groundhog DayProducer
1986 Back to SchoolExecutive Producer

Creator

1997 Extreme GhostbustersCreator
1986 The Real GhostbustersCreator
1976 Second City TelevisionCreator

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