Harold Ramis life and biography

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Harold Ramis biography

Date of birth : 1944-11-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-22
Credited as : Film actor and comedian, director, Ghostbusters

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Harold Ramis is an American actor, director, and writer.

His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); Ramis also co-wrote both films. 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 writers to pen the screenplay for the film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).

After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri his first job was as a mental-ward orderly. Ramis worked as joke editor for Playboy magazine. He performed with Chicago's Second City improvisational comedy troupe and the Broadway revue National Lampoon's Lemmings. Ramis was also a writer and performer on the SCTV television series.

Although occasionally mistaken for a Canadian, Ramis is actually from Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has worked frequently with Bill Murray and Ivan Reitman.

Selected Filmography (actor):

Stripes (1981)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Baby Boom (1987)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Orange County (2002)

Filmography (director):

Caddyshack (1980)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
Club Paradise (1986)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
Multiplicity (1996)
Analyze This (1999)
Bedazzled (2000)
Analyze That (2002)

Selected Filmography (writer):

"SCTV" (1976 - 1981) TV Series
Animal House (1978)
Meatballs (1979)
Caddyshack (1980)
Stripes (1981)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Back to School (1986)
Club Paradise (1986)
Caddyshack II (1988)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Analyze This (1999)
Bedazzled (2000)
Analyze That (2002)

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