Suggest Edits
 Harold Ramis

Photo added by Louis du Mort

Harold Ramis

  • Birth 21 Nov 1944 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 2014 Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Section XIV Mamre
  • Memorial ID 125565859

American Actor, Writer, Director. Ramis, who earned a degree in English literature in 1967 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, worked a number of jobs, including working as a substitute teacher, before landing a position at Playboy magazine as a jokes editor and eventually became an associate editor there before leaving to join the famous improvisational comedy troupe Second City in 1969. As a member of the group, he became known for his sharp intellect and quick ad-libs and by the mid-1970s, he had joined their television show, SCTV, as a writer and performer. In the late 1970s, he co-wrote the screenplay for the hit college comedy 'National Lampoon's Animal House' (1978), which starred John Belushi and was directed by John Landis. He then co-wrote one of the most popular comedies of the 1979, 'Meatballs', starring Bill Murray. He made his directorial debut with 'Caddyshack' (1980), starring veteran stand-up performer Rodney Dangerfield. Among other films he wrote were 'Stripes' (1981), 'Ghostbusters' (1984), 'Back to School' (1986), 'Groundhog Day' (1993) and 'Analyze This' (1999).

Bio by: Louis du Mort

Family Members



Son. Brother. Husband. Father. Friend.
Teacher. Student.
Creative Force. Generous Spirit.
Lover of Life. Loved By All.





How famous was Harold Ramis?

Current rating:

254 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 24 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125565859
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Ramis (21 Nov 1944–24 Feb 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125565859, citing Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .