Rick Moranis is a well-known Canadian actor who is also a musician, songwriter, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. At present, Moranis is on film acting hiatus. He rose to prominence from the television series called ‘Second City Television’. Following that, he went on to appear in many other television shows and films. Moranis has released many comedy albums and has also appeared at fan conventions. Now let’s have a close look on Rick Moranis’s net worth in 2018.
Rick Moranis Early Life
Frederick Allan “Rick” Moranis was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 18, 1953.
During his primary school, his schoolmate was Geddy Lee. He completed his schooling at Sir Sanford Fleming Secondary School. Moranis was interested in comedy from a young age. During his earlier days, he used to be known as “Rick Allan”.
In 1986, Rick Moranis got married to Anne Belsky, who was a costume designer. The couple had two children named Mitchell and Rachel. His wife Belsky died in February 1991 after having breast cancer. At the time of her death, she was 37 years old.
Rick Moranis Career, Awards & Achievement
Rick Moranis began his career by getting employed as a disk jockey. In the 1970s, he was working with three different radio stations as a DJ in Toronto, Canada. In 1976, he made his television debut.
In 1980, he appeared in various characters of ‘Second City Television’. He also served as the writer of the show. Following that, he appeared and wrote ‘Second City Television Network’. He has hosted two episodes of ‘Saturday Night Live’. In 2009, he became the executive producer and co-creator of the television show ‘Bob & Doug’.
He has also appeared in the 1984 TV movie called ‘Hockey Night’. His other made-for-TV films include ‘The Last Polka’, and ‘The Rocket Boy’. He has also appeared in a number of TV specials. In 1990, he lent his voice in the television series ‘Gravedale High’.
Moranis made his film debut by appearing in the 1983 film ‘Strange Brew’. He then went on to appear in the films Streets of Fire’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘The Wild Life’, ‘Head Office’, ‘Club Paradise’, ‘Spaceballs’, ‘Ghostbusters II’, ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’, ‘The Flintstones’, ‘Parenthood’, ‘Big Bully’, and ‘Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves’.
He has lent his voice to the films ‘Brother Bear’ and its sequel ‘Brother Bear 2’.
He has also released three comedy albums in his career. In the 1980s, he has also released albums with Bob and Doug McKenzie and has also made soundtrack appearances.
Awards & Achievements
In 2006, Rick Moranis was nominated for the Grammy Awards in the category of Best Comedy Album. In 1982, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for his role in ‘SCTV’. He is also the winner of the 1990 American Comedy Awards for ‘Parenthood’. At the Gemini Awards in 1995, Moranis won the Eagle Grey Award in the category of Best Cast.
Net Worth of Rick Moranis
Rick Moranis has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. This fortune comes from his career as a successful actor and comedian. He has also successfully released many comedy albums. He was the co-writer, co-director, and actor of the film ‘Strange Brew’ in 1983. He took hiatus from acting following the death of his wife in 1991. Many of his films were box office success and his album also went on to receive a Grammy nomination.
Rick Moranis is considered one of the most popular actors the world. He declined to do acting in 1996 after he became a widower in 1991. He has appeared in many popular movies in his career and went received several awards. He is also a philanthropist and has teamed up with Dave Thomas for a benefit concert.