Rick Moranis' Biography

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Height 5' 4" (--IMDB)

Birthdate: April 18, 1953 (--IMDB)

Born In Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (--IMDB)

Rick is left-handed.

Was widowed in the February 1991 when his wife died of liver cancer. He has two children from that marriage. (--IMDB)

Weight: 61kg (135lbs) (--7 Jours)

Eyes: Blue-Grey (--7 Jours)

Hair: Brown (--7 Jours)

Rick was suppose to be in the movie, City Slickers, but had to pull out when his wife became sick. (-- "SCTV Behind The Scenes)

Rumors that he went to High School with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush are untrue. (--IMDB)

However, Rick did go to public school (Faywood Public School in Downsview, Ontario) with Geddy.

Moranis and 'Dave Thomas' originally created the characters Bob and Doug McKenzie in protest against government requirements for "identifiable Canadian content" in domestically produced television programming. The skits, as an SCTV program "The Great White North" featured two dim witted brothers who combined as many negative Canadian stereotypes as possible. Despite this, they became so popular that the skits were included in the U.S. version of the program, and Moranis and Thomas were made members of the Order of Canada for their contribution to Canadian culture. (--IMDB)