An icon of ’80s comedy, why did Rick Moranis disappear from the public eye?
For many young people today, even the dedicated movie lovers among them, the name “Rick Moranis” may not ring a bell.
After rising to prominence in the 1980s with notable roles in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (1984/89), Spaceballs (1987), and the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (c. 1989), Moranis established himself among the likes of John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, and Bill Murray in terms of the comedy greats of the time.
With his unmistakable face and unmatched ability to play the scrawny, neurotic sidekick (or overzealous dad), Rick Moranis was the face of an era in Hollywood — until he suddenly disappeared from the limelight.
While rumors of Rick’s retirement or even death have abounded for nearly two decades, the real reason about why the comedian left acting is simultaneously more tragic and heartwarming than you may have imagined.