Rick Moranis, who is a Canadian-American actor famous for his roles in the movies Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and many more. Hearing his name gives an immediate flashback of milk and oversized Cheerios splashing out of a giant bowl. But have you wondered what happened to this guy with horn-rimmed glasses? He is not acting for sure, but then what is he doing? Well, let’s find an answer to these questions.
Life of Rick
Rick Moranis, a comedy genius, quietly and gradually disappeared from acting in 1997. He was last seen on screen in the movie titled “Big Bully.” It was in the year 1991 when he slowly started disappearing from the public eye after his wife’s death from breast cancer.
So the question that gets stuck is, “Why did he disappear?” Well, the answer is, he chose to leave Hollywood and to be a stay-at-home dad as he was a single parent of two children.
Rick opens up in an interview
It was in the year 2013 when in an interview with Jesse Thorn, he opened up about his experience being a single parent, where he also stated that he wanted to give his children the same wonderful childhood he has experienced himself.
During the interview, he said that stuff happens to people every day, but they have to make adjustments and move on in their lives. There are all kinds of reasons, and there wasn’t anything unusual about what happened.
According to him, people were intrigued by his decision. He happened to be a celebrity and was at the peak of his career. If it weren’t him and just some ordinary father, people would have taken it casually. For him being an actor was only his job, and that was the time he had to choose between one, either kids or the job. He said he tried to recreate the joy he experienced himself as a kid for his children, and he was the same person who didn’t change, he just shifted his focus.
He also stated that he missed the people and the very refreshing nature of doing something radically different every day. Being at home and raising kids as a single parent was a lot the same for him.
People were curious to know if he wants to make a return after his kids are grown. To which, he said he wasn’t interested in doing anything and have no idea as it has been so long now. In the end, he summed up his disappearance by saying that he’s just a single parent, and he found that it was too difficult to raise his kids and to travel for movies at the same time. So, he thought to take a little break, which turned into a more extended break, but he didn’t miss it at all.
Being a dedicated parent like Rick takes a lot of courage. He is an outstanding parent who, during the time of his career peak, left it for his children.