Just days after it was announced that retired comedy legend Rick Moranis would be reprising his Dark Helmet role (in voice only form) for an episode of ABC’s “The Goldbergs” this week, now comes word the normally reclusive actor will also be making an onscreen appearance soon on Netflix.
Moranis has been confirmed to be joining his fellow sketch comedy castmates in the Martin Scorsese-directed original comedy special exploring the enduring legacy of Emmy-winning Canadian sketch comedy series “SCTV”. An offshoot of the Second City troupe, it starred many comedy legends including the late John Candy and Harold Ramis.
Scorsese will reunite comedy legends and former co-stars Moranis, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas in front of a live audience for “An Afternoon with SCTV” which will be moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.
This special will be held at Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre on Sunday, May 13th with the title to be premiered on Netflix globally (bar Canada where it will be on CTV) sometime in 2019.
Aside from some voice acting, Moranis hasn’t appeared on screen since 1997. Moranis gave up his acting career after he lost his wife to breast cancer and wanted to spend all his time with his kids so they wouldn’t grow up with an absentee father.