Larry Celona et al., New York Post, October 2, 2020
Actor Rick Moranis was punched in the head in a caught-on-video unprovoked attack on the Upper West Side this week, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Friday.
Moranis, 67, was walking south on Central Park West near West 70th Street — steps from his apartment building — around 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a stranger suddenly slugged him, knocking him to the ground, according to police and a surveillance clip.
A rep for Moranis confirmed to The Post Friday that the largely reclusive “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” star was the victim of the assault.
“Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes,” Troy Bailey of Bailey Brand Management said in an e-mailed statement.
Surveillance footage released by cops shows the thug wearing a black “I ❤ NY” sweatshirt” when he attacked Moranis.
Moranis, suffering pain in his head, back and right hip, went to a local hospital for an evaluation, cops said.
He then reported the random attack to cops at the 20th Precinct.
The suspect, who bolted on foot, is still at large.
The 5-foot-6, Toronto-born Moranis has appeared in the 1983 film “Strange Brew,” as well as “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II,” in 1984 and 1989, respectively.
He also starred in the 1986 film “Little Shop of Horrors,” as well as “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” — the 1989 original and its 1992 and 1997 sequels.