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Harold Ramis

Ramis in October 2009
Personal information
Birth nameHarold Allen Ramis
Birth dateNovember 21, 1944(age 71)
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActor, director, writer
Years active1969 present
SpouseAnne Plotkin (July 2, 1967 1984)
Erica Mann (May 7, 1989 present)

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Harold Allen Ramis (born November 21, 1944) is an American actor, director, and writer, specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (1984) and Russell Ziskey in Stripes (1981), both of which he also co-wrote. As a writer/director, his films include the comedies Caddyshack (1980), Groundhog Day (1993), and Analyze This (1999). Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV (in which he also performed), and one of three screenwriters for the film National Lampoon's Animal House (1978).

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