Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      Rick Ducommun

      Rick Ducommun

      Highest Rated: 94% Groundhog Day (1993)

      Lowest Rated: 9% Blank Check (1994)

      Birthday: Jul 3, 1956

      Birthplace: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

      Once an overweight comic from Canada, Rick Ducommun slimmed down in the late 1980s and went on to tackle solid co-starring roles in feature films and TV, as well as headline several HBO and other pay-cable specials. Ducommun grew up on a farm, the son of an entrepreneur father with whom he did not get along. Running away from home at age 14, he hitchhiked around the northern U.S., often living in communes, until returning to Canada at age 17, this time to Vancouver. A hefty-sized man, he began living with Susan Diamond, and the duo opened a chain of sporting goods shops and skateboarding parks and manufacturing concerns. On a dare, Ducommun tried to do stand-up comedy at a Vancouver club. He was not only asked back, but bitten by the show business bug. He began playing clubs in Canada, hosted his own children's show, "ZigZag," and was put on TV by Alan Thicke, who was then hosting a talk show out of Vancouver. When Thicke made his deal to do "Thicke of the Night," a late-night talk show from L.A., he brought Ducommun down to be announcer and a performer. When the show flopped, Ducommun began performing at L.A. clubs and acting in sitcoms. He was one of the zany cops on "The Last Precinct," a short-lived NBC show in 1986, and Mahler on "Max Headroom" from 1987-88. Ducommun also played small parts in films, beginning with "No Small Affair" in 1984, but found himself limited by a frame carrying 426 lb. He slimmed down more than 200 lb., and won the role of Art Weingartner, the dumb lug nosy neighbor to Tom Hanks in "The 'Burbs" (1989). Despite good reaction to his work, the film was not a success, and Ducommun found himself mixing live performances in with his occasional film work, including small appearances in dramas like "Die Hard" (1988) and "The Hunt for Red October" (1990). HBO did a special with Ducommun in 1989 called "Piece of Mind," which was well received, as was the follow-up, "Hit and Run" in 1992. Ducommun frequently hosted pay and cable programs featuring stand-up comedy and was a regular performer on the Comedy Channel, later renamed, Comedy Central. Ducommun co-starred in the Harold Ramis cult comedy classic "Groundhog Day" (1993) and the Schwarzenegger comedy "Last Action Hero" (1993).Moving into television, Ducommun had guest roles on series including "Murphy Brown" (CBS 1988-1998) and "The Wayans Bros." (WB 1995-99).He reunited with the Wayans family with a supporting role in "Scary Movie" (2000) as the father of Anna Faris' Cindy, but by the turn of the millennium, Ducommun's film and TV career was winding up. His final screen appearance came in the family comedy "Funky Monkey" (2004). Rick Ducommun died in hospice care on June 12, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Highest rated movies

      Groundhog Day The 'Burbs
      Little Monsters
      MVP: Most Valuable Primate
      Last Action Hero
      National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
      Class Act
      Ghost in the Machine

      Photos

      THE 'BURBS, from left: Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, 1989, © Universal THE 'BURBS, from left: Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Tom Hanks, 1989, © Universal THE 'BURBS, front from left: Rick Ducommun, Tom Hanks, Corey Feldman, Brue Dern (rear left), 1989, © Universal THE BURBS, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman, Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, 1989 BLANK CHECK, Rick Ducommun, Brian Bonsall, 1994, (c)Buena Vista Pictures LITTLE MONSTERS, Rick Ducommun, Howie Mandel, 1989. THE BURBS, Rick Ducommun, Carrie Fisher, Tom Hanks, 1989, (c)Universal BLANK CHECK, Rick Ducommun, Brian Bonsall, 1994, (c)Buena Vista Pictures THE BURBS, Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, 1989, (c)Universal THE BURBS, Rick Ducommun, Tom Hanks, 1989, (c)Universal THE BURBS, Bruce Dern, Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, 1989, (c)Universal THE BURBS, Rick Ducommun, Tom Hanks, 1989 THE BURBS, Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, Bruce Dern, 1989 LITTLE MONSTERS, Rick Ducommun, 1989. THE BURBS, Corey Feldman, Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, Wendy Schaal, Bruce Dern, 1989, (c)Universal LITTLE MONSTERS, Rick Ducommun, 1989. THE 'BURBS, from left: Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, 1989, © Universal THE 'BURBS, Rick Ducommun, 1989, © Universal THE BURBS, Bruce Dern, Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, 1989

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      40% 41% MVP: Most Valuable Primate Coach Marlowe (Character) $1.3M 2000
      No Score Yet 31% Final Voyage Jasper (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dogmatic Unknown (Character) - 1998
      9% 34% Blank Check Henry (Character) $30.6M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shaggy Dog Officer Kelly (Character) - 1994
      10% 23% Ghost in the Machine Phil (Character) $4.6M 1993
      40% 48% Last Action Hero Ripper's Agent (Character) - 1993
      94% 88% Groundhog Day Gus (Character) $162.6K 1993
      21% 50% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 D.A. (Character) $28.0M 1993
      17% 73% Class Act Parole Officer Reichert (Character) $11.1M 1992
      No Score Yet 30% The Experts Sparks (Character) $89.1K 1989
      44% 62% Little Monsters Snik (Character) $542.9K 1989
      56% 71% The 'Burbs Art Weingartner (Character) $34.1M 1989

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Walter Krasky (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Precinct Officer William Raid Raider (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet 82% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1985