Birth Name: Frederick Allan Moranis
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of Birth: April 18, 1953
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Rick Moranis is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, screenwriter, and producer, known for his roles in the films Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and Parenthood, among others. He mostly retired from acting in the 1990s.
He was married to costume designer Ann Belsky, until her death, with whom he has two children.
Rick’s paternal grandparents were named Jacob Moranis and Lena. Jacob and Lena were Russian Jewish immigrants who moved first to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later to Canada.
Rick’s maternal grandfather was named Fishel Baker. Fishel was a Polish Jewish emigrant, born in Wierzbnik.
Rick’s maternal grandmother was Chava/Eva Levine (the daughter of Myer Levine and Gittel Wineberg). Chava was also Jewish. Myer lived in Poland.
Sources: Genealogy of Rick Moranis – https://www.geni.com
Rick’s paternal grandparents, Jacob Moranis and Lena, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org