Friday, December 7, 2007

The Films of Harold Ramis

Harold Allen Ramis (born November 21, 1944) is an American actor, director, and writer. His best known acting roles are as "Egon Spengler" in Ghostbusters and "Russell Ziskey" in Stripes. He was one of three writers to pen the screenplay for the film National Lampoon's Animal House.

Year(s) Title Role Notes
1976-1977 Second City TV Various Characters Television series, series regular
1981 Stripes Russell Ziskey
Heavy Metal Zeke Voice only, animated
1982 SCTV Network 90 Various Characters Television series, guest star
1983 National Lampoon's Vacation Cop at Wally World Voice only, uncredited
1984 Ghostbusters Dr. Egon Spengler
1987 Baby Boom Steven Bochner
1988 Stealing Home Alan Appleby
1989 Ghostbusters II Dr. Egon Spengler
1993 Groundhog Day Neurologist
1994 Airheads Chris Moore
Love Affair Sheldon Blumenthal
1997 As Good as It Gets Dr. Martin Bettes
2000 High Fidelity Rob's Dad Scenes deleted
2002 Orange County Don Durkett
2006 The Last Kiss Professor Bowler
2007 Knocked Up Ben's Dad
Walk Hard Record Company Executive

[edit] Directing, writing and production
Year(s) Title Notes
1976-1978 Second City TV (Television series) Head writer
1978 National Lampoon's Animal House Writer
1979 Meatballs Writer
1980 Caddyshack Writer, director
1981 Stripes Writer
1982 The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (Television series) Head writer, producer
1983 National Lampoon's Vacation Director
1984 Ghostbusters Writer
1986 Back to School Screenplay
Club Paradise Screenplay
Armed and Dangerous Story, screenplay, uncredited as executive producer
1988 Caddyshack II Writer
1989 Ghostbusters II Writer
1991 Rover Dangerfield Story
1993 Groundhog Day Screenplay, director, producer
1995 Stuart Saves His Family Director
1996 Multiplicity Director, producer
1999 Analyze This Writer, director
2000 Bedazzled Screenplay, director, producer
2002 Analyze That Writer, director
The First $20 Million is Always the Hardest Producer
2005 The Ice Harvest Director
2006-2007 The Office (Television series) Director, episodes:
"A Benihana Christmas", “Safety Training", "Beach Games"
2007 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Producer
Buster's Class Project Producer
Atlanta (Television pilot) Director
2009 Year One Story, screenplay, director, producer
Pure Imagination Director

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