Actor Rick Moranis, best known from Ghostbusters, was attacked in New York City. The video footage shows the actor falls to the ground after an apparent stranger punched him in the head out of nowhere.
67-year-old Ghostbusters star was near his Upper West Side apartment, and after the attack, he went to the hospital.
Rick Moranis’ attacker on the run
Police are searching for the man wanted in apparently random and severe attack on actor Rick Moranis on the Upper West Side, near Central Park.
In the footage, you can see a man wearing I heart NY sweatshirt. The clearer image is now available, so if you have any information, contact the police.
The Canadian actor is doing ok
Moranis’ representative Troy Bailey wrote the following statement:
Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.
Moranis hurt his head, back, and hip in the attack, but he could take himself to the hospital. Later, he went to the police station to report the incident.
A successful career in the 80s
Moranis became famous in the early 1980s as a star of the sketch comedy series Second City Television. Then he became one of the best-known comedic faces, landing roles in blockbuster movies like Ghostbusters and Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
During the 90s, he decided to put his career aside and focus on parenting.
Without a motive, and any further info, catching the Canadian actor’s attacker seems unlikely, but not impossible.
Moranis is enjoys respect he earned back in the day, and Chris Evans was among the first colleagues to react to this unfortunate incident.
The actor tweeted:
My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis.