Harold Ramis Dead at 69; SCTV Alum Directed Multiple Office Episodes

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SCTV Panel Discussion in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Second CityActor-writer-director-Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, who began his career as a scribe-performer on SCTV and who went on to helm four episodes of NBC’s The Office (including Part 2 of Pam’s childbirth), died Monday morning from complications stemming from autoimmune disease. He was 69.

In addition to Ghostbusters, Ramis’ big-screen acting credits included Stripes, National Lampoon’s Vacation (which he also directed), Groundhog Day (directed as well) and As Good As It Gets.

Ramis was also a prolific screenwriter, having penned Animal House, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day.

He is survived by his wife Erica and sons Julian and Daniel.

Comments (14)

  • RIP You will be missed

    Comment by haukmoor – February 24, 2014 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RIP Mr. Ramis, you were as great behind the camera as you were in front of it.

    Comment by Kevin in CT – February 24, 2014 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad! Great talent!

    Comment by K. – February 24, 2014 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RIP I loved him!

    Comment by N – February 24, 2014 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Groundhog Day was a masterpiece.

    Comment by Tom – February 24, 2014 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SCTV, Animal House, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day.

    Ramis was more responsible for the current trend in comedy than perhaps anyone else.

    Comment by rockgolf – February 24, 2014 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a legend gone too soon :( his legacy will live on for generations & keep them laughing.

    Didn’t he also have a daughter, Violet, with his first wife?

    Comment by mandy – February 24, 2014 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This makes me sad. I love him. RIP

    Comment by Whatevah – February 24, 2014 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So talented. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort.

    Comment by Leigh – February 24, 2014 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How sad… RIP Mr Ramis.

    Comment by Olivia – February 24, 2014 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stripes is still a favorite of mine. RIP Mr. Ramis. A great talent, indeed.

    Comment by Anna – February 24, 2014 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Animal House remains my all time favorite comedy. Used to watch with our son and we had memorized most every line and spoke them whenever we rewatched it. Ghostbusters was perhaps my second fav, made all the more memorable because Ramis was in it too.

    Comment by gregk – February 24, 2014 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All the work he’s done, reduced to a headline about directing episodes of The Office?

    Comment by Sheila – February 25, 2014 04:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well this is TVLine, so they put the TV stuff he was responsible for. Else we get trolls griping about “Why is this on a TV site??” Have to feed the internet beast, where everyone bitches about something, after all.

      Comment by Tom – February 25, 2014 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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