Harold Ramis

Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, comedian, director and writer.wikipedia
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Ghostbusters

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His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films.
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

Ghostbusters II

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His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films.
Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

Groundhog Day (film)

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As a director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999).
Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin.

National Lampoon's Vacation

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As a director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999).
National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 American road comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron and Anthony Michael Hall.

Caddyshack

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As a director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). His third film and his directorial debut was Caddyshack, which he wrote with Kenney and Brian Doyle-Murray.
Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis, and Douglas Kenney, and starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe, and Bill Murray.

Stripes (film)

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His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films.
Stripes is a 1981 American buddy military comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young, and John Candy.

Second City Television

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Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he also performed, as well as a co-writer of Groundhog Day and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).
Also seen regularly are weaselly, sweating station manager Maurice "Moe" Green (Harold Ramis), succeeded in the position by flamboyant, leopard-skin clad, foul-mouthed Mrs. Edith Prickley (Andrea Martin); vain variety star Johnny LaRue (John Candy); washed-up entertainers such as singer Lola Heatherton (Catherine O'Hara) and comedian Bobby Bittman (Eugene Levy); news anchors Floyd Robertson (Flaherty) and Earl Camembert (Levy), talk-show host Sammy Maudlin (Flaherty), cult-stardom-destined and beer-addled brothers Bob and Doug McKenzie (Moranis and Thomas), and many others.

Year One (film)

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The final film that he wrote, produced, directed, and acted in was Year One (2009).
Year One is a 2009 American adventure comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Jack Black and Michael Cera.

Egon Spengler

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His best-known film acting roles were as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981); he also co-wrote those films.
Spengler was portrayed by Harold Ramis in the films and voiced by him in Ghostbusters: The Video Game and Lego Dimensions, and voiced by Maurice LaMarche in the cartoon series.

Analyze This

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As a director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999).
Analyze This is a 1999 American-Australian gangster comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the screenplay with playwright Kenneth Lonergan and Peter Tolan.

Danny Rubin

Along with Danny Rubin, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Groundhog Day.
He co-wrote with Harold Ramis the screenplay for the comedy film Groundhog Day (1993), for which the two received a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.

Animal House

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Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he also performed, as well as a co-writer of Groundhog Day and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).
National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller.

BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay

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Along with Danny Rubin, he won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Groundhog Day.

John Belushi

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After leaving Second City for a time and returning in 1972, having been replaced in the main cast by John Belushi, Ramis worked his way back as Belushi's deadpan foil.
He met Brian Doyle-Murray and Harold Ramis there and also met Aykroyd, who would later become one of his close associates.

The National Lampoon Radio Hour

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In 1974, Belushi brought Ramis and other Second City performers, including Ramis' frequent future collaborator Bill Murray, to New York City to work on The National Lampoon Radio Hour.
Performers on the show included John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, John DeBella, Gilda Radner, and Harold Ramis, who was one of the co-writers for the National Lampoon movie Animal House.

TVTV (video collective)

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He also became associated with the guerrilla television collective TVTV, headed by his college friend Michael Shamberg, and wrote freelance for the Chicago Daily News.
Other participants in TVTV included designer Elan Soltes, producer David Axelrod, actor-comedian Bill Murray and his brother Brian Doyle-Murray, cinematographer Paul Goldsmith, actor and director Harold Ramis and producer Wendy Appel (aka Wendy Apple).

Dan Aykroyd

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Guest stars included Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd.
The script initially included a much greater fantasy element, including time travel, but this was toned down substantially through work on the script with Harold Ramis (who became a co-writer) and director Ivan Reitman.

The Ice Harvest

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That same year, he began filming the low-budget The Ice Harvest, "his first attempt to make a comic film noir."
The Ice Harvest is a 2005 black comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Richard Russo and Robert Benton, based on the novel of the same name by Scott Phillips.

Ghostbusters (2016 film)

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The film was eventually made and released in 2016, although directed and co-written by Paul Feig, not Ramis.
As a result of original cast member Bill Murray's refusal to commit to the project and the death of fellow cast member Harold Ramis in 2014, Sony decided to instead reboot the series.

Senn High School

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He graduated from Stephen K. Hayt Elementary School in June 1958 and Nicholas Senn High School in 1962, both Chicago public schools, and in 1966 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a member of the Alpha Xi chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.

Chris Miller (writer)

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They were later joined by a third collaborator, Chris Miller.

David Jove

The producer was Paul Flattery and the director was David Jove.
In the immediate aftermath of Iver's killing, Jove was offered help by producer/director/writer Harold Ramis, a friend of Ivers, and together with Flattery, created and made "The Top" for KTLA.

Brian Doyle-Murray

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His third film and his directorial debut was Caddyshack, which he wrote with Kenney and Brian Doyle-Murray.
Co-workers on the Radio Hour included Richard Belzer, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, and younger brother Bill.

Knocked Up

Ramis also occasionally acted in supporting roles in acclaimed films that he did not write or direct such as James L. Brooks's Academy Award-winning As Good as It Gets (1997) and Judd Apatow's hit comedy Knocked Up (2007).

Chevy Chase

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Ramis got Chevy Chase to host but, because Ghostbusters filming ran late, he did not make it to the taping.
Chase followed Foul Play with the successful Harold Ramis comedy Caddyshack, in 1980.