There is a saying that goes 'there's no such thing as small roles - only small actors,' which is definitely applicable to Ramis' acting career. Although Egon Spengler is the role everyone will remember him for, he was never afraid of taking on a bit-part in a bigger picture. Judd Apatow hasn't been shy in praising Ramis for the profound effect his work has had on his career, and in his 2007 film Knocked Up, the comedy director supremo cast him as Seth Rogen's father. Although the role was not expansive and the movie was centred around Rogen and Katherine Heigl's impending baby, Ramis still brought a very human quality to the role as an elated expecting grandfather, and it is arguably his revelations that set the narrative on its correct course. This was an aspect of his ability that transcended the screen and spilled over into reality as well - seemingly touching and inspiring all who knew him.