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Harold Allen Ramis was born in 1944, in Illinois, USA. Harold was a director, writer and an actor, probably best known for creating such films as “Groundhog Day”, “Analyze This” and others. What is more, Harold is famous for his roles in “Stripes” and “Ghostbusters”. During his career, Harold was nominated for and won various awards, for example BAFTA Award, Gemini Award, Saturn Award, Hugo Award, WGA Award and many others. He was also included in the “St. Louis Walk of Fame”. It was announced that in 2015 Harold will be honored posthumously with the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement. Unfortunately, in 2014 the world lost this talented creator.

So how rich was Harold Ramis? It is estimated that Harold’s net worth is $50 million. The main source of this sum of money is, of course, his career as a movie director and actor. He is considered to be one of the best comedy creators of his time. There is no doubt, that his work will be remembered for a long time in the future, as he was, undoubtedly, a very talented person.

Harold Ramis Net Worth $50 Million

Harold Ramis studied at Washington University and after graduating started working in a mental institution. According to him, this kind of experience helped him to work better with actors and others in the movie industry. Later Harold began working with the improvisational comedy enterprise, called “The Second City”. He also worked for the “Chicago Daly News” and “Playboy” magazine. This added to Harold Ramis’ net worth. In 1974 Harold became a part of the “The National Lampoon Radio Hour”, in which he worked with John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner and others. Two years later, Harold appeared in the show called “SCTV”. This had a huge impact not only on Harold’s career, but on his net worth as well. In 1978 Ramis, together with Douglas Kennery and Chris Miller wrote a script for the movie entitled “National Lampoon’s Animal House”. It is considered to be one of the most profitable movies in the history of film, and the success of which made Harold acclaimed and more famous. Another famous movie written by Harold and Dan Aykroyd was “Ghostbusters”. Both of them also acted in this movie and it, of course, made Harold’s net worth grow. In 1993 another masterpiece created by Harold was released, the movie called “Groundhog Day”, starring Bill Murray, Chris Elliott and Andie MacDowell. Nowadays it is still considered to be one of the best movies of its type ever made.

Talking about Harold’s personal life, he was married twice and had three children. He liked fencing, playing acoustic guitar and was also a fan of the “Chicago Cubs” baseball team. All in all, Harold Ramis was one of the most talented and successful directors and actors in the movie industry. Many contemporary creators admire his work and look up to him. There is no doubt that Harold and his impact on the movie industry will not be forgotten.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghostbusters: Ecto Force 2018 TV Series characters - 2018 announced
Ghostbusters 2016 based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" written by
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime 2011 Video Game characters and universe
The Real Ghostbusters 2011 Short creator
The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk 2010 Short based on characters created by
Year One 2009 screenplay / story
Ghostbusters 2009 Video Game characters
Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion 2004 Video Game characters
È già ieri 2004 screenplay "Groundhog Day"
Analyze That 2002 written by
Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 2002 Video Game characters
Bedazzled 2000 screenplay
Analyze This 1999 screenplay
Extreme Ghostbusters 1997 TV Series characters - 40 episodes
Groundhog Day 1993 screenplay
The Real Ghostbusters 1986-1991 TV Series characters - 140 episodes
Rover Dangerfield 1991 story developed by
Ghostbusters II 1989 characters / written by
Ghostbusters II 1989 Video Game characters
The Best of SCTV 1988 TV Movie
Caddyshack II 1988 characters / written by
Meatballs III: Summer Job 1986 characters
Ghostbusters 1986 Video Game characters
Armed and Dangerous 1986 story and screenplay
Club Paradise 1986 screenplay
Back to School 1986 screenplay
Ghostbusters 1984 written by
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me 1982 TV Movie head writer
SCTV Network 1981-1982 TV Series additional material - 5 episodes
Stripes 1981 written by
Caddyshack 1980 written by
Meatballs 1979 written by
SCTV TV Series head writer - 25 episodes, 1976 - 1977 writer - 22 episodes, 1978 - 1979 supervising writer - 16 episodes, 1978 written by - 1 episode, 1976
Delta House 1979 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Animal House 1978 written by
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 TV Special documentary
Super Bowl 1976 TV Movie documentary
The TVTV Show 1976 TV Movie

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Year One 2009 Adam
Ghostbusters 2009 Video Game Dr. Egon Spengler (voice)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 L'Chaim
Knocked Up 2007 Ben's Dad
The Last Kiss 2006 Professor Bowler
I'm with Lucy 2002 Jack
Orange County 2002 Don Durkett
High Fidelity 2000 Rob's Dad (scenes deleted)
As Good as It Gets 1997 Dr. Bettes
Love Affair 1994 Sheldon Blumenthal
Airheads 1994 Chris Moore
Groundhog Day 1993 Neurologist
Ghostbusters II 1989 Dr. Egon Spengler
Stealing Home 1988 Alan Appleby
Baby Boom 1987 Steven Buchner
Ghostbusters 1984 Dr. Egon Spengler
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters 1984 Video short Dr. Egon Spengler (uncredited)
National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 Car salesman (voice, uncredited)
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 1983 Voice on Intercom (voice, uncredited)
SCTV Network 1982 TV Series Allan 'Crazy Legs' Herschman
Heavy Metal 1981 Zeke (segment "So Beautiful and So Dangerous") (voice)
Stripes 1981 Russell
SCTV 1976-1978 TV Series Various / Moe Green / Dancer
The TVTV Show 1976 TV Movie Various

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance 2012 Documentary executive producer
Year One 2009 co-producer
Archie's Final Project 2009 executive producer
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With 2006 executive producer
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest 2002 executive producer
The Inspector General 2000 TV Movie producer
Bedazzled 2000 producer
Multiplicity 1996 producer
Groundhog Day 1993 producer
Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter 1987 TV Movie executive producer
Armed and Dangerous 1986 executive producer - uncredited
Back to School 1986 executive producer
The Top 1984 TV Movie executive producer
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me 1982 TV Movie producer
SCTV 1976-1977 TV Series associate producer - 16 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Office 2006-2010 TV Series 4 episodes
Year One 2009
Atlanta 2007 TV Movie
The Ice Harvest: Alternate Endings 2006 Video short
The Ice Harvest 2005
Analyze That 2002
Bedazzled 2000
Analyze This 1999
Multiplicity 1996
Stuart Saves His Family 1995
Groundhog Day 1993
Club Paradise 1986
National Lampoon's Vacation 1983
Caddyshack 1980

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bedazzled 2000 writer: "Dolphin Song"
Groundhog Day 1993 writer: "Weatherman"
Stripes 1981 performer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghostbusters 2016 for
Sasha, the Princess of Darkness 2016 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Ass Backwards 2013 special thanks
Biography: Bill Murray 2009 TV Movie archival clips & photos
Caddyshack: The Inside Story 2009 TV Movie special thanks
Dakota Skye 2008 special thanks
Eagle vs Shark 2007 special thanks
American Pets 2006 Video short special thanks
Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time 2002 Video documentary short special thanks
The Mask 1994 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter 1987 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Moe Green
The Richard Lewis 'I'm in Pain' Concert 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself - Witness
The Top 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More 1983 TV Movie Himself / Various
Late Night with David Letterman 1983 TV Series Himself - Guest
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 TV Special documentary Himself
Super Bowl 1976 TV Movie documentary Himself (voice)
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Various
We Are One 2017 Documentary Himself
Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon 2016 Documentary Himself
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters 2016 Video documentary Himself
Directing Flint: Daniel Mann 2013 Video short Himself
Metaphysical Milkshake 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Invitation to World Literature 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2009-2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Friend / Himself
Caddyshack: The Inside Story 2009 TV Movie Himself
Whatever Happened To? 2009 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Slimer Mode 2009 Video documentary Himself - 'Egon Spangler' / Co-writer
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
2007 Vail Film Festival 2008 Short Himself
Animal House: The Inside Story 2008 TV Movie Himself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres 2008 TV Movie Himself
Greatest Ever 80s Movies 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Students of 'The Graduate' 2007 Video short Himself
The Seduction 2007 Video short Himself
The American Flag: Two Centuries of Concord & Conflict 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Greatest Ever Comedy Movies 2006 TV Movie Himself
Second City: First Family of Comedy 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
American Pets 2006 Video short Himself
The Ice Harvest: Beneath the Harvest 2006 Video documentary short Himself
A Bedazzled Conversation with Harold Ramis 2006 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best Ever Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stars and Stripes 1 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Stars and Stripes 2 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Unseen + Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
American Storytellers 2003 Documentary Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2002 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Groundhog Day: The Weight of Time 2002 Video documentary short Himself - Interviewee
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Uncomfortably Close with Michael McKean 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Caddyshack: The 19th Hole 1999 Video short documentary Himself - Director
Ghostbusters 1999 1999 Video short documentary Himself / Dr. Egon Spengler
Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River 1998 Documentary Himself
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion 1998 Video documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Elon Spengler
Slimer Won't Do That! The Making of 'The Real Ghostbusters' 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game Dr. Egon Spengler
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Film Director
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Director / Writer / Actor (In Memoriam)
ITV Evening News 2014 TV Series Dr. Egon Spengler
Good Mythical Morning 2012 TV Series Dr. Egon Spengler
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Dr. Egon Spengler
Nostalgia Critic 2011 TV Series Egon Spengler
Zombieland 2009 Egon Spengler (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Russell Ziskey
Secrets of New York 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Best of John Candy on SCTV 1996 TV Movie Various Characters
The Best of SCTV 1988 TV Movie Various Characters
SCTV Network 1982 TV Series Various

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement Writers Guild of America, USA
2007 Contribution to Film Vail Film Festival
2001 Screenwriting Hall of Fame American Screenwriters Association, USA
2000 Chicago Award Chicago International Film Festival
1997 Commitment to Chicago Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
1995 Earle Grey Award Gemini Awards · Eugene Levy
· Rick Moranis
· John Candy
· Dave Thomas
· Catherine O'Hara
· Joe Flaherty
· Andrea Martin
· Martin Short
1994 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Groundhog Day (1993) · Danny Rubin
1994 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Groundhog Day (1993) · Danny Rubin

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Interactive Achievement Award Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, USA Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story Ghostbusters (2009) · Dan Aykroyd (writer)
· Patrick Hegarty (writer)
· Flint Dille (writer)
· John Melchior (writer)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Groundhog Day (1993)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Groundhog Day (1993) · Danny Rubin
1994 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Groundhog Day (1993) · Danny Rubin (screenplay, story)
1985 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Ghostbusters (1984) · Ivan Reitman (director)
· Dan Aykroyd (written by)
1979 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen Animal House (1978) · Douglas Kenney
· Chris Miller

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Groundhog Day (1993) · Danny Rubin


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#Fact
1 After not speaking to each other for a number of years, Bill Murray reportedly visited Ramis before his death and they both made their peace with each other.
2 He was awarded a Star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame on May 16, 2004.
3 Lived on the north side of Chicago, Illinois until his death.
4 His paternal grandparents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants and his maternal grandparents were Polish Jews.
5 Had appeared with Bill Murray in four films: Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989) and Groundhog Day (1993).
6 Wrote four of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies: Ghostbusters (1984) at #28, Groundhog Day (1993) at #34, Animal House (1978) at #36 and Caddyshack (1980) at #71. Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981) and Back to School (1986) were also nominated, but did not make the list.
7 Said in an interview that his working relationship with actor Bill Murray ended while filming Groundhog Day (1993) due to differing views on what the film should be about (Murray wanted it to be more philosophical, Ramis wanted it to be a comedy). Ramis also cites that Murray's real life personal problems at the time (specifically the ending of his first marriage) was having a ripple effect on his behavior at work as another factor in the unfortunate ending of their working relationship.
8 Best remembered by fans of all ages as Dr. Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).
9 When he was doing his audition for Second City, it was him performing a sketch to a full house.
10 Once worked at a public school in Chicago, Illinois in 1968.
11 The proton packs worn in Ghostbusters (1984) were much heavier than they looked, and some were heavier than others depending on what a scene demanded while filming. According to director Ivan Reitman, none of the actors enjoyed wearing the packs, but Harold complained the least (Reitman would not say which actor complained the most).
12 Tried graduate school for a week, but it did not pan out.
13 Had three children: daughter Violet Ramis (born in 1977), with ex-wife Anne Ramis, and sons Julian Arthur Ramis (born on May 10, 1990) and Daniel Ramis (Daniel Hayes Ramis) (born on August 10, 1994), with wife Erica Mann.
14 Sketch comedian best known for his character Moe Green on SCTV (1976).
15 Teamed with John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray on "The National Lampoon Show" but, unlike the others, was not asked by Lorne Michaels to join Saturday Night Live (1975). Harold went to SCTV (1976) instead.
16 Once a mental ward orderly before finding work as a joke writer for Playboy magazine.
17 Was a former active member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
18 Attended and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1966. He later received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the university in 1993.
19 Attended and graduated from Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1962.
20 Was a member of the Board of Trustees of Washington University.
21 Was a member of the Board of National Neurofibromatosis Foundation.

#Quote
1 At SCTV, we were virtually self-directed. Whoever wrote the piece pretty much determined how the piece was going to play. We directed each other. Joe Flaherty kind of appointed himself my director. He'd tell me stuff like, "Open your eyes real big.".
2 [on directing Robin Williams and Eugene Levy in Club Paradise (1986)] I'd say, "Robin, could you play that scene faster?" And he'd say, "Faster isn't a direction." So I'd say, "Your character is feeling a sense of urgency right now." By contrast, I went to Gene and said, "You did that scene in a minute-twenty. Could you do it in a minute?". And he said, "Sure".
3 The best comedy touches something that's timeless and universal in people. When it's right, those things last.
4 It's hard for winners to do comedy. Comedy is inherently subversive. We represent the underdog as comedy usually speaks for the lower classes. We attack the winners.
5 [on the death of his friend Douglas Kenney in 1980] Doug probably fell while he was looking for a place to jump.
6 Well, for me, it's the relationship between comedy and life - that's the edge I live on, and maybe it's my protection against looking at the tragedy of it all. It's seeing life in balance. Comedy and tragedy co-exist. You can't have one without the other. I'm of the school that anything can be funny, if seen from a comedic point of view.
7 Well, I never made big films to make big films; the scale's been appropriate to the content.
8 I'm at my best when I'm working with really talented people, and I'm there to gently suggest or guide or inspire or contribute whatever I can to their effort. It's not like I'm gonna tell Robert De Niro how to act - but I could provide him with useful anecdotal material from my own life or other people I've known, or actual psychological information, or insights into his character. The technique's up to him. But, there are ways to gently urge an actor to pick up the pace or slow it down or focus more, to go bigger or smaller. Some actors are very open right at the beginning - they say, "You only need four words with me: Bigger, smaller, faster, slower.".
9 Chicago still remains a Mecca of the Midwest - people from both coasts are kind of amazed how good life is in Chicago, and what a good culture we've got. You can have a pretty wonderful artistic life and never leave Chicago.
10 Everything we see has some hidden message. A lot of awful messages are coming in under the radar - subliminal consumer messages, all kinds of politically incorrect messages...
11 [on whether he and Bill Murray would consider doing a third Ghostbusters movie] My attitude is generally like Bill's old attitude -- there's no point unless it has some interesting quality or something to say about the subject. Personally, I don't rule it out. I'm skeptical, but maybe it'll work.
12 At first, I would get mail saying, 'Oh, you must be a Christian because the movie [Groundhog Day (1993)] so beautifully expresses Christian belief'. Then, rabbis started calling from all over, saying they were preaching the film as their next sermon. And the Buddhists! Well, I knew they loved it because my mother-in-law has lived in a Buddhist meditation centre for 30 years and my wife lived there for five years. - remarks to the New York Times on the ecumenical popularity of Groundhog Day (1993).
13 [During the 20-year Ghostbusters reunion commentary on the Ghostbusters DVD] Acting is all about big hair and funny props... All the great actors knew it. Olivier [Laurence Olivier] knew it, Brando [Marlon Brando] knew it.

#Trademark
1 Frequently casts fellow Second City alumnus Bill Murray
2 Frequently casts himself in small roles
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