Ramsey Moore, VL ’89

Ramsey Crawford Griffin Moore, a writer, comedian and actor, died Monday, March 16, 2015, in Los Angeles. He was the oldest son of Reid Moore Jr. of Palm Beach and of the late Janice Griffin Moore. He was 47. Mr. Moore was born at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach and attended Wee Wisdom School of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Public School and the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn. He graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in philosophy and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society.

In 1997, Mr. Moore moved to Chicago, where he trained at the Second City Theatre and the Improv Olympic. A year later, Mr. Moore wrote and starred in Fat Guys Dating. In 2000, Mr. Moore moved to New York City and continued his training at the Atlantic Theater Co., where he developed a passion for standup comedy.

He became a regular at the New York Comedy Club, Gladys’ Legendary Open Mic and Faceboyz Open Mic at Surf Reality, performing with the likes of Todd Barry, Zach Galifanakis, Judah Friedlander, Jeff Ross and Jim Gaffigan.

In 2002, Mr. Moore moved to Hollywood, Calif., joining the acting and comedy community there. His work included appearances with Adam Carrola and Jimmy Kimmel on Comedy Central’s The Man Show; with Kimmel on FOX’s NFL Sunday; a three-year stint on Ashton Kutcher’s hidden camera show Punk’d on MTV; and late-night appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live from 2006-2010.

Ramsey also had roles in the feature film Gamer, in HBO’s experimental short film series The Voyeur and on CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2013, Mr. Moore joined the cast of the web series The Real Potheads of North Hollywood and began a solo web series entitled Fat Prophet. Mr. Moore also wrote and starred in the dark comedy indie film The Lenny Bruce Experiment, in which his father played a supporting role.

In early 2014, Mr. Moore made guest appearances on Comedy Central’s hit Tosh.O and starred in the FX crime drama pilot Hoke alongside Paul Giamatti.

In 2012, Mr. Moore helped found the public charity arts program, The L.I.S.A. Project NYC, which produces outdoor murals throughout Lower Manhattan.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Allyson Moore Timms of West Palm Beach; two brothers, Carter Milton Bridges Moore of Vienna, Va., and Winston Bradford Cutler Moore of West Palm Beach; a niece, Emma Beasley Chastain Timms; a nephew, Julian Hiram Moore; and stepmother Julie Campbell Moore. He was predeceased by his uncle, George Crawford Jackson Moore.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, with a reception following. Burial will be in Waleska, Ga. A tribute to him will be held at The Improv in Hollywood, Calif., at 6:30 p.m. May 7.

This obituary was taken in part from the Palm Beach Daily News, published September 24, 2016.