The Night Feed
, Posted on 10/4/2012 by
Most people remember Rick Moranis as the lovable goof from such films as Ghostbusters, Spaceballs and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He was all the rage in the 80's and early 90's but then seemed to have fallen off the map. What happened to him?
In 1991 Rick tragically lost his wife Anne to liver cancer. Being a newly single parent Rick took some time off from acting to concentrate on raising his kids. "I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn't miss it."
He officially called it quits in 1997 and hasn't made a movie since. So what has he been doing? Apparently, plenty. In 2004 he served on the Advisory Committee for the comedy program at Humber College and in 2005 he cut a country western album called The Agoraphobic Cowboy that was nominated for the Grammy for Best Comedy Album. The next year he was on the Conan O'Brien show where he discussed his new career in music and performed some songs.
For years the rumor mills have been swirling about a potential Ghostbusters 3 movie that would reunite the all star cast. Moranis reportedly turned the role down, but a 2010 article on Moviefone suggested that Moranis may come out of retirement for the sequel. Fingers crossed!