Rick Ducommun
Born
Richard Ducommun

(1952-07-03)July 3, 1952
DiedJune 12, 2015(2015-06-12) (aged 62)
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor, comedian, writer
Years active1980–2004
Spouse(s)Leslie Ann McNulty

Richard Ducommun (July 3, 1952 – June 12, 2015) was a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer.[1]

Career

One of his earliest television appearances was on Star Search and as a technician accosted by a scantily-clad dancer near the end of the music video for O'Bryan's song "Lovelite", both in 1984. He finished second in the comedy category behind Brad Garrett. His credits include Bart (half of Biff and Bart) in the Canadian children's TV series Zig Zag, Rick Dukeman in the music video show Rock 'N' America,[2] Tom Hanks' neighbor Art Weingartner in The 'Burbs (1989), the villainous monster "Snik" in the Fred Savage fantasy Little Monsters (1989), a barfly in the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day (1993), and Henry the chauffeur in Blank Check (1994).[1]

Ducommun acted in other films, such as No Small Affair (1984), A Fine Mess (1986), Spaceballs (1987), Die Hard (1988), The Experts (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Class Act (1992), Encino Man (1992), Last Action Hero (1993), Jury Duty (1995), Scary Movie (2000) and MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000).[1]

Ducommun died in June 2015 of complications from diabetes. He was 62.[3][4]

Filmography

References

  1. ^ a b c "Rick Ducommun". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-06-18.
  2. ^ "Rock 'N' America". TV Guide.
  3. ^ Falcone, Dana Rose (June 18, 2015). "Comedy Actor Rick Ducommun Dies at 62". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ "Rick Ducommun, Actor in 'Spaceballs' and 'Groundhog Day,' Dies at 62". The New York Times. Associated Press. June 19, 2015.