Rick Ducommunwas born on July 3rd, 1956 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Rick was the son of a farmer with great drive and a business sense. Unfortunately, Rick and his father didn't get along. Rick ran away, slipped over the boarder. Rick hitch-hiked around northern America, living in communes. He returned to Canada at the age of 17.
He got started on the comedy club gigs through a dare to try at a Vancouver Club.
Rick became active in Canadian TV, after being invited on Alan Thicke's TV talk show. In 1983, Alan Thicke was contracted to do a late-night talk show in Los Angeles, called THICKE OF THE NIGHT. Alan brought Rick with him, to be the announcer and performer.
When Alan's show went down the drain, Rick went back to comedy club circuit in Los Angeles, and started acting in TV shows. He also began to get small roles in movies, but his weight of 426 lbs was limiting what kind of parts he could get.
After dropping his weight down to 200 lbs, Rick got the role that got him noticed - Best known for his performance as Art Weingartner, the dumb
lug nosy neighbor to Tom Hanks in the film, THE BURBS.
Other film credits of Rick Ducommon include:
FOR RED OCTOBER
GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH
LAST ACTION HERO
GHOST IN THE MACHINE
PAULY SHORE IS DEAD
BACK BY MIDNIGHT
TV credits of Rick Ducommon include:
"Thicke of the Night" (1983 TV Series)
"The Last Precinct" (1986 TV Series)"Garfield and Friends" (1994 TV Series)
"The Wayans Bros." ( 1998-1999 TV Series)
"Nash Bridges" (2001)