Harold Ramis, born on 21 November 1944, hails from Chicago. He is an American director and writer, but he is best known for his acting roles in movies such as Ghostbusters and Stripes. Harold is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an alumnus of…more
Harold Ramis curently lives in Chicago (2004).
Harold Ramis has three children. His daughter Violet (born in 1977) with first wife Anne. His sons Julian (born in 1990) and Daniel (born in 1994) with present wife Erica.
Harold Ramis is a member of the Board of National Neurofibromatosis Foundation.
In 2003, Harold Ramis received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Washington University.
In 2004, Harold Ramis was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Born in Chicago, Harold Ramis is often mistaken for being Canadian, likely because of his work in the Canadian television program SCTV.
While attending college, Harold Ramis was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Harold Ramis' first job in comedy was as a joke editor for Playboy magazine.
Harold Ramis attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
According to the Chinese zodiac, Harold Ramis was born in the year of the Monkey.
Harold Ramis is 6'2" tall (1.88 m).
Harold Ramis' first job after college was working in a mental hospital.
Ramis and Dan Aykroyd came up with the story for The Ghostbusters movies.
Harold Ramis: Brando was actually playing a parody of himself in The Freshman. I defy anyone to tell me what character of De Niro's he's parodying. If you look at all of De Niro's gangster roles, they are all different.
Harold Ramis: As much as we'd like to believe that our work is great and that we're infallible, we're not. Hollywood movies are made for the audience. These are not small European art films we're making.
Harold Ramis: (About writing SCTV) I rented a five-bedroom house, and Andrea Martin and Catherine and John Candy and Eugene and Joe Flaherty all settled in LA-most of them in that house-and in about seven weeks we wrote 16 scripts, 16 half-hour shows.
Harold Ramis: A psychologist said to me, there are only two important questions you have to ask yourself. What do you really feel? And, what do you really want? If you can answer those two, you probably can leave your neuroses behind you.
Harold Ramis: If Chevy Chase had not been an actor, he might have been a very popular guy in advertising or whatever field he would have gone into, because of his charisma.
Harold Ramis: Second City people I knew from the old days-they're the nicest group of people in the world. All the bad blood stuff we read about Saturday Night Live in the early days, this was just the opposite.
Harold Ramis: Acting is all about big hair and funny props... All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it.
Harold Ramis: The cutting room is where you discover the optimal length of the movie.
Harold Ramis: The movie Vacation had a whole different ending. They never even got to the amusement park, Wallyworld, at the end of Vacation. The last 20 minutes of the film was entirely different-and bombed so badly that the audience just stopped cold.
Harold Ramis: Well, I never made big films to make big films; the scale's been appropriate to the content.