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

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.