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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. He appeared in the sketch comedy series Second City Television (SCTV) in the 1980s and several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew (1983), 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 9,924,906 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Rick Moranis is the 1,044th most popular actor (up from 1,826th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Canada (up from 151st in 2019) and the 21st most popular Canadian Actor.

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  • 9.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rick Moranis ranks 1,044 out of 9,996Before him are Yvonne De Carlo, Kelly Preston, Yaphet Kotto, Carmen Salinas, Christiane Martel, and Jaclyn Smith. After him are Bernard Blier, Olympia Dukakis, Thomas Kretschmann, Stephen Fry, Lee Grant, and Dick York.

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Among people born in 1953, Rick Moranis ranks 66Before him are Tony Shalhoub, Alan Moore, Kate Capshaw, Sergei Ivanov, Frances Conroy, and Cha Bum-kun. After him are Jadranka Kosor, Tchéky Karyo, Libuše Šafránková, Gaetano Scirea, Tim Allen, and Alberto Zaccheroni.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Rick Moranis ranks 78 out of 1,350Before him are Norman Bethune (1890), Avril Lavigne (1984), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Wayne Gretzky (1961), Rachel McAdams (1978), and Yvonne De Carlo (1922). After him are Maurice Richard (1921), Gordie Howe (1928), Victor Garber (1949), Reginald Fessenden (1866), Simon Newcomb (1835), and Marie-Louise Meilleur (1880).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Rick Moranis ranks 21Before him are Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), John Candy (1950), Mike Myers (1963), Rachel McAdams (1978), and Yvonne De Carlo (1922). After him are Victor Garber (1949), Michael Ironside (1950), Graham Greene (1952), Norma Shearer (1902), Walter Huston (1883), and Conrad Bain (1923).

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