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Celebrated for his unique gifts in writing, directing and producing, HAROLD RAMIS (Director / Writer) has lent his expertise to many of the most successful screen comedies ever made.

Ramis was born in Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and returned there in 1993 to receive an honorary Doctorate of Arts. He got his start in comedy with that city's famed Second City improvisational theater group while employed as associate editor of Playboy Magazine. In 1974, he moved to New York to write and perform in The National Lampoon Show with fellow Second City graduates John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray, and in 1976 became head writer and regular performer on the SCTV comedy series.

Ramis co-wrote the blockbuster National Lampoon's Animal House, and teamed with producer/director Ivan Reitman as writer on Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. He also co-starred in Stripes and the popular Ghostbuster films, and appeared in Baby Boom, Stealing Home, Groundhog Day, Airheads, Love Affair, As Good As It Gets, and the 2002 comedies Orange County and I'm With Lucy.

Ramis made his directorial debut with the hit comedy Caddyshack, which he co-wrote. Among his other directorial credits are Vacation, Club Paradise, Groundhog Day (for which Ramis won the British Comedy Award and shared a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay), Multiplicity, Stuart Saves His Family, the international hit Analyze This and the recent fantasy comedy Bedazzled, which he also co-wrote and produced.


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