Rick Moranis

1953 - Today

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Frederick Allan Moranis (; born April 18, 1953) is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, writer, and producer. Moranis appeared in the sketch comedy series Second City Television (SCTV) in the 1980s and several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew (1983), Streets of Fire (1984), Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Spaceballs (1987), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989, and its 1992 and 1997 sequels), Parenthood (1989), My Blue Heaven (1990), and The Flintstones (1994). In 1997, Moranis began a long break from acting to dedicate his time to his two children as a widower. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rick Moranis has received more than 11,157,806 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Rick Moranis is the 1,509th most popular actor (down from 1,040th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Canada (down from 78th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Canadian Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rick Moranis by language

Over the past year Rick Moranis has had the most page views in the with 1,293,181 views, followed by German (108,873), and Spanish (101,387). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (577.69%), Manx (383.05%), and Simple English (187.37%)


Among actors, Rick Moranis ranks 1,509 out of 13,578Before him are Rachel Félix, Barbara Bain, Madeleine Béjart, William Dieterle, Guy Marchand, and Sean Young. After him are Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Gloria Grahame, Edward Herrmann, James Remar, Philippe Leroy, and Kaspar Capparoni.

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Among people born in 1953, Rick Moranis ranks 104Before him are Teresa Orlowski, Danny Elfman, Ulrich Mühe, Jeb Bush, Aleksandr Akimov, and Nan Goldin. After him are James Remar, David Hurley, Laurentino Cortizo, Periko Alonso, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and Robert Davi.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Rick Moranis ranks 116 out of 1,622Before him are Hubert Reeves (1932), Deanna Durbin (1921), Walter Huston (1883), Myron Scholes (1941), Reginald Fessenden (1866), and Paul Martin (1938). After him are Linda Evangelista (1965), Bruce Greenwood (1956), Graham Greene (1952), Florence Lawrence (1886), Loreena McKennitt (1957), and Eric McCormack (1963).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Rick Moranis ranks 33Before him are Norma Shearer (1902), Nathan Fillion (1971), Rachel McAdams (1978), Margot Kidder (1948), Deanna Durbin (1921), and Walter Huston (1883). After him are Bruce Greenwood (1956), Graham Greene (1952), Florence Lawrence (1886), Eric McCormack (1963), Lorne Greene (1915), and Evangeline Lilly (1979).

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