Photos of Suspect in Rick Moranis Assault Case Revealed

  Last modified on October 5th, 2020
Rick Moranis punched in head

photo by Flickr user Lauren Brown

Actor Rick Moranis was punched in the head while walking near 70th and Central Park West at approximately 7:24am on Thursday, October 1. The 20th precinct released the video below without mentioning the name of the victim, but his identity was later revealed by Eyewitness News and several other websites.

Rick Moranis is best known for his roles in Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the first two Ghostbusters movies, Spaceballs and Little Shop of Horrors. 

The 67 year old actor was assaulted near his apartment building, sustaining injuries to his head, back and hip. The suspect continued walking after committing the assault and is currently at large.


After the assault, Moranis went to the hospital for an evaluation, later reporting the crime to the precinct.

A photo of the suspect has now been released, and flyers have been distributed throughout the neighborhood.

Rick Moranis suspect

Anyone with information about this attack should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip on or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.


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