Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1952
DiedJune 12, 2015, Vancouver, Canada
SpouseLauren Ducommun
FactIn Los Angeles, California with his 3 children and wife. [September 2001]

Rick Ducommun was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on March 6, 1952. His parents were both schoolteachers. He has two older sisters. Ducommun was educated at Simon Fraser University, where he majored in English literature. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in Vancouver clubs. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in several films and television shows. Ducommun’s most notable role was in the film “The ‘Burbs” (1989), in which he played the character Art Weingartner. He also appeared in the films “Spaceballs” (1987), “Lethal Weapon” (1987) and “Die Hard” (1988). Ducommun died of a heart attack on June 2, 2015, at the age of 63.

General Info

Full NameRick Ducommun
Date Of BirthJuly 3, 1952
DiedJune 12, 2015, Vancouver, Canada
Height1.96 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Actor


SpouseLauren Ducommun
ParentsRoss Ducommun, June Ducommun
SiblingsPeter Ducommun


MoviesThe 'Burbs, Groundhog Day, Scary Movie, Die Hard, Little Monsters, Last Action Hero, Blank Check, Encino Man, The Last Boy Scout, MVP: Most Valuable Primate, Class Act, Loaded Weapon 1, Ghost in the Machine, No Small Affair, Final Voyage, Like Mike, A Fine Mess, Funky Monkey
TV ShowsThe Last Precinct

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1Currently in Vancouver, British Columbia. [October 2009]
2In Los Angeles, California with his 3 children and wife. [September 2001]
3Rick and his brother Peter started the legendary Canadian skateboard company, Skull Skates, in the late 1970s. The company was then called Great North Country Skateboards. The company is now the sole property of Peter.
4Resides in Ontario, Canada, with his wife Lauren and 3 kids.
5Also starred along with Bill Reiter in the Canadian kids show ZigZag produced by BCTV during the 1980s. The two were known as "Biff and Bart" (earlier in the series as Mr. Cool and Mr. Nerdo) and both had their own sidekick puppets named appropriately, Little Biff and Little Bart. While the show ZigZag primarily featured informative segments for kids hosted by "special guest star" Terry David Mulligan or co-host Marilyn Smith, the Biff and Bart show started out only as a 2 minute "filler" segment. Over the years, it ultimately took control of the entire 30 minute show, and the resulting episodes became classics of clubhouse tv. ZigZag was shot in Vancouver, BC.




Funky Monkey2004Father Rick
Back by Midnight2004Wilson
Lucky2003TV Series
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003Mitch Rosenberg
Like Mike2002Dad Outside Arena
Harvard Man2001Police Officer Martino (uncredited)
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesSgt. McKay
Normal, Ohio2000TV SeriesViper
MVP: Most Valuable Primate2000Coach Marlowe
Ready to Run2000TV MovieCyclone (voice)
Scary Movie2000Cindy's Dad
Shasta McNasty2000TV SeriesCliff
Final Voyage1999Jasper
The Wayans Bros.1998-1999TV SeriesBernie
Brimstone1998TV SeriesErrol Lichter - dead lawyer
Murphy Brown1997TV SeriesThe Butcher
Ink1997TV Series
Don't Quit Your Day Job1996Video GameStand-Up Performances #4 (as Rick Ducommon)
Jury Duty1995The Real Frank (uncredited)
NYPD Blue1994TV SeriesWalter Krasky
The Shaggy Dog1994TV MovieOfficer Kelly
Garfield and Friends1994TV Series
Blank Check1994Henry
Ghost in the Machine1993Phil Stewart
Last Action Hero1993Ripper's Agent
Loaded Weapon 11993D.A. (as Ric Ducommun)
Groundhog Day1993Gus
Class Act1992Parole Officer Reichert
Encino Man1992Mr. Brush
The Last Boy Scout1991Pool Owner
Gremlins 2: The New Batch1990Clamp Center Security Guard
The Hunt for Red October1990Navigator C-2A
Little Monsters1989Snik
The 'Burbs1989Art Weingartner
The Experts1989Sparks
Die Hard1988Walt, City Worker
On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show1987TV MovieMr. Phelps
Spaceballs1987Prison Guard
Max Headroom1987TV SeriesMahler
2271987TV SeriesLeonard
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesFriend #2
A Fine Mess1986Wardell
The Last Precinct1986TV SeriesOfficer 'Raid' Raider / Raid
Amazing Stories1985TV SeriesLarry
Slickers1985TV MovieFat Boy
Brothers1985TV SeriesChuckie Pappola
No Small Affair1984Groom
Rock-N-America1984Host (as Rick Dukeman)
Zig Zag1980TV SeriesBart


Rick Ducommun: Piece of Mind1989TV Movie
Rock-N-America1984as Rick Dukeman


Rick Ducommun: Hit and Run1992TV Movie executive producer


Just for Laughs2003TV SeriesHimself
Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Rick Ducommun: Hit and Run1992TV MovieHimself
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialGuard
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Rick Ducommun: Piece of Mind1989TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief III1989TV Special documentaryHimself
The 11th Annual Young Comedians1987TV SpecialHimself
George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head1986TV Special documentaryThe Bad Guys
Thicke of the Night1983TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

1993CableACECableACE AwardsStand-Up Comedy SpecialRick Ducommun: Hit and Run (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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