Birth Name: Rick Moranis
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA
Born Frederick Allan Moranis on April 18, 1953 in Toronto, Canada, Rick Moranis began his entertainment career as a part-time radio engineer while still attending Sir Sandford Fleming Secondary School. He later graduated to on-air personality at three Toronto radio stations, where he worked under the name "Rick Allen." After transitioning to stand-up comedy, he gained his first onscreen experience as part of the sketch comedy series "90 Minutes Live" (CBC, 1976), which also featured future "SCTV" actor-writers John Candy and Valri Bromfield. In 1980, Moranis was brought aboard "SCTV" by his friend, actor-writer Dave Thomas, to replace exiting cast members Harold Ramis, John Candy and Catheri...
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