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Harold Allen Ramis Edit Profile

actor , screenwriter , Film director

Harold Allen Ramis, American film director, screenwriter, actor. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American.

Background

Ramis, Harold Allen was born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Nathan and Ruth (Cokee) Ramis.

Education

Bachelor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1966. Doctor of Arts (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis, 1993.

Career

Associate editor, Playboy magazine, 1968-1970;actor, writer, Second City, Chicago, 1970-1973;actor, writer, National Lampoon Radio Hour, Lampoon Show, 1974-1975;actor, head writer, SCTV, 1977-1978;producer, head writer, Rodney Dangerfield Show, ABC-television, 1982.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Screenwriter (with Douglas Kenny and Chris Miller) National Lampoon's Animal House, 1978, (with Janice Allen, Len Blum and Dan Goldberg) Meatballs, 1979, (with Douglas Kenny, Brian Doyle-Murray) Caddyshack, 1980, (with Len Blum and Dan Goldberg) Stripes, 1981, (with Dan Aykroyd) Ghostbusters, 1984, (with Brian Doyle-Murray) Club Paradise, 1986. Co-screenwriter (with Peter Torokvei) Armed and Dangerous, 1986. Writer (with Dan Akroyd) Ghostbusters II, 1989, Rover Dangerfield, 1991.

      Director Stuart Saves His Family, 1995, The Ice Harvest, 2005. Director, producer Multiplicity, 1996, Bedazzled, 2000. Director, writer: Caddyshack, 1980, National Lampoon's Vacation, 1983, Club Paradise, 1986, Analyze This, 1999, Analyze That, 2002.

      Writer, director producer Groundhog Day, 1993, Year One, 2009. Executive producer The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest, 2002. Executive producer, co-screenwriter (with Rodney Dangerfield) Back to School, 1986.

      Film appearances include: Stripes, 1981, Ghostbusters, 1984, Baby Boom, 1987, Stealing Home, 1988, Ghostbusters II, 1989, As Good As It Gets, 1997, Orange County.

Membership

Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild American, Directors Guild American.

Connections

Married Anne Jean Plotkin, July 2, 1987 (divorced) 1984. 1 child, Violet; Married Erica Mann May 7, 1989. Children: Julian, Daniel.

father:
Nathan Ramis

mother:
Ruth (Cokee) Ramis

spouses:
Anne Jean Plotkin

Erica Mann May 7

children:
Violet Ramis

Julian Ramis

Daniel Ramis