|Mitchell Derek Frederick Allan Moranis
|February 7, 1988
|Son of Rick Moranis
Almost everyone has heard of Rick Moranis. The famous actor plays the leading role in one of the most iconic movies in Hollywood, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. But how much do you know about his son, Mitchell Moranis?
Mitchell is the son of Rick with his late wife, Ann Belsky. Fun fact: His father began his acting career as a radio disk jockey with the stage name Rick Allan. But what is Mitchell’s career? Let’s find out.
Who Is His Famous Father?
Born Frederick Allan Moranis in April 1953, Rick is a Canadian actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, writer, and producer. In the 1980s, he got popular as part of the sketch comedy series Second City Television.
During the 1980s era, he was also part of some iconic movies like Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Parenthood, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and more. Then he also appeared as Barney Rubble in the 1994 version of The Flintstones.
Fun fact: after that, he took a long break from acting to dedicate his time to his two children. His wife passed away, so he wanted to spend time with his children growing up. He did not appear in any live-action film for more than 25 years. In 2020, after a long hiatus, he appeared in the new sequel of his iconic movie, this time simply called Shrunk.
Rick was born in Toronto, Ontario, to a Jewish family. Fun fact: he went to the same elementary school and was friends with Geddy Lee, the frontman of the rock band Rush.
In the 1970s, he began his career as an entertainer as a radio disc jockey. For his on-air name, he chose Rick Allan. During the 1970s, he and comedy partner Rob Cowan performed on CBC-TV, and their spoof of Hockey Night in Canada was extremely popular.
In 1980, he joined the third season cast of Second City Television. Dave Thomas, who was a writer and performer persuaded him to join.
With the show moving to CBC and syndicated to the United States, Moranis and Thomas were challenged to fill additional minutes with identifiable Canadian content. They created a sketch called The Great White North, which was extremely popular. Their characters Bob and Doug McKenzie became a pop-culture phenomenon.
In 1986, he married costume designer Ann Belsky. Together, they had two children, a son, and a daughter. After his wife passed away of cancer in February 1991, he slowly left public life. Eventually, Rick became a full-time single father.
Now let’s talk about Mitchell Moranis, the son of Rick Moranis. He also has a sibling, Rachel Moranis. Rachel is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur famous as the co-founder and creative director of BriefMe. She is also the founder of Octopus Holdings.
Born Mitchell Derek Frederick Allan Moranis in February 1988 in Toronto, Canada, he has Canadian nationality. Mitchell is of Jewish descent but also has Hungarian heritage. His ancestors on his mother’s side come from Kolozsvar, Kingdom of Hungary. It is presently Cluj-Napoca Romania.
Speaking of his educational background, the celebrity children attended Bathcurust Heights Secondary School. His parents got married in 1986 in Ontario, Canada. But after the passing of his mother, Mitchell grew up with his father as a single parent.
As much as we know, the younger Moranis keeps a private and low-key life. He rarely appears in tabloids. There is no information about any romantic relationship, marriage, or similar status.
Is He On Social Media?
As we said before, Mitchell prefers to live a life away from the media spotlight. That is contrary to what most actors and celebrities do.
But it seems like Mitchell Moranis wants to stay away from it. He doesn’t have a profile on social media. And neither does his father. It seems like the Moranis family as a whole stays away from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and similar platforms.
As we said before, Mitchell keeps a private and low-key life. There is no information about his professional life, so we can not estimate any of his earnings.
That means there is no info on his net worth. On the other hand, his father has a net worth of $10 million. Rick was one of the more famous comedy actors in the 1970s.