Julian Arthur Ramis is the son of an American actor, comedian, director, and writer, Harold Ramis, and his widow Erica Mann. Julian is known for being the son of Ramis, who is credited for several blockbusters and award-winning films throughout his more than 30 years of career. As an actor, his notable films include Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), and Stripes (1981).
His best-known directorial works are Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Groundhog Day (1993), Analyze This (1999), and Analyze That (2002). He started his career as a writer, lending his words to many popular shows such as the television series SCTV, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), and Year One (2009). He co-won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1993 comedy film Groundhog Day.
Julian Arthur Ramis’s Family Background
32 year old Julian was born on 10 May 1990. He has two siblings, brother Daniel Hayes Ramis and sister Violet Ramis. Julian’s father was born on November 21, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to Nathan Ramis, former owner of Ace Food & Liquor Mart, and Ruth. Brought up in a Jewish family, he attended Stephen K. Hayt Elementary School and Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago. He graduated from Washington University in 1966. He was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau at the University. His interest began brewing during his college days when he started writing parodic plays. After returning from Chicago, he worked as a substitute teacher for various schools under Robert Taylor Homes. Later he joined guerrilla television collective TVTV, and also wrote as a freelancer for the Chicago Daily News. Alongside, he studied and performed with Chicago’s comedy theater group Second City. He became a joke editor at Playboy magazine.
Julian Arthur Ramis’s Career
In 1974, when he joined the cast of the revue The National Lampoon Radio Hour, with his Second City colleagues. He worked as a performer and head writer for the late-night sketch-comedy television series SCTV from 1976 to1979. He worked as an executive producer for the TV show The Top in 1984.
After leaving The Top, Ramis started his film career by writing the script of the 1978 film Animal House, which earned $141 million, breaking all box-office records for comedies. He voiced Zeke in the 1981 film Heavy Metal. Ramis wrote the comedy film Meatballs, which was a commercial success. He collaborated with Kenney and Brian Doyle-Murray to write his directorial debut Caddyshack, which was also a commercial success. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1984 film Ghostbusters with Dan Aykroyd. The massive success of the film led him to write its 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II. As an actor, he appeared in Academy Award-winning As Good as It Gets (1997) and the comedy Knocked Up (2007).
Julian Arthur Ramis’s Family Net Worth
Being the heir of Ramis, an acclaimed actor, and director, Julian has inherited a wealth of millions of dollars. According to reports, the actor left a whopping amount of wealth to his widow and 4 children when he died in February 2014. Having worked for numerous TV shows and films, he accumulated a net worth of $90 million, including his real estate and properties. He earned $75 million as a royalty for his film Ghostbusters and $50 million for its sequel.