Jewish actor Rick Moranis assaulted in New York City

After the death of his wife in 1997, during the height of his career, Moranis began a long break from acting to dedicate his time to raising his two children.

Professor Wayne Szalinski, played by Rick Moranis, poster at Honey, I Shrunk The Audience (photo credit: FLICKR)
Professor Wayne Szalinski, played by Rick Moranis, poster at Honey, I Shrunk The Audience
(photo credit: FLICKR)
Jewish actor and comedian Rick Moranis was the victim of an assault in New York City, police said.
On Thursday, media outlets reported that someone punched an unnamed 67-year-old man in the head on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Police said the following day that Moranis visited the hospital for pain in his head, back and hip and then reported the crime. A video shows Moranis falling down after being punched. The assailant has not been caught.
The Toronto native is known for his roles in comedy films such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Ghostbusters.
However, after the death of his wife in 1997, during the height of his career, Moranis began a long break from acting to dedicate his time to raising his two children.
In 2020 he signed on to to his first live-action movie in 23 years, a sequel to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids series, reportedly titled Shrunk.
In 2013, he released a number of songs about his Jewish background, including a track titled “My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs.”
Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.