Rick-Moranis

Ghost Busters Rick Moranis Returns Acting Celluloid: Wife, Cancer

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Last Updated on: February 13, 2020 by: Celebs Podium

Canadian actor Rick Moranis will again reprise the role of Wayne Szalinski in Honey, Shrunk the Kids in 2020. It is the film sequel of 1992 blockbuster movie Honey; I Blew Up the Kid, and his proper acting career over two decades later.

Rick Moranis Bio & Family

The actor was born as Frederick Allan “Rick” Moranis on 18 April 1953 in Toronto, Ontario. To complete his education, he went to an elementary school. Rick’s Jewish ancestors are of Hungarian extraction, coming from Kolozsvár, Kingdom of Hungary (present-day Cluj-Napoca, Romania).

His height is 5 feet 5 inches tall with a proper weight.

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Career; Returns To Acting After 23 Years

Rick will reprise the role of Wayne Szalinski, a father scientist in Honey, Shrunk the Kids. He is returning into acting after 23 years with a proper meaty character of Szalinski. Some of his other film credits are Brother Bear 2 (2006), Little Giants (1994), Parenthood (1989), Head Office (1985), and Strange Brew (1983).

Rick Moranis as Waye Szalinski in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid in 1992 (Picture: Deadline)

Besides big screens, he has plenty of TV series like The Goldbergs (2018), The Earth Day Special (1990), and SCTV (1980-1981).

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A Single Father’s Role Post Wife’s Death

Rick, back in 1986, married a woman named Ann Belsky. His late wife was a costume designer by profession. Together the couple shared two children, Rachel and Mitchell. Almost five months post their wedding; his wife took her last breath in February 1991 because of cancer.

From then onwards, he took his career as a backseat and raised his two kids as a single father.

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Some Interesting Facts About Rick Moranis

  • Rick was raised in a Jewish family.
  • During his study at an elementary school, his school mate was a Canadian singer and musician, Geddy Lee.
  • He began his career as a Disc Jockey.
  • For him, there are no regrets in life, and it is wonderful.