Dan Aykroyd

Born in July 1st, 1952

From Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dan Aykroyd Biography

Dan Aykroyd, born in Ottawa, initially pursued studies in psychology, criminal sociology, and political science at Carleton University, where his comedy journey took off. He co-wrote sketches for a private cable company, igniting his passion for acting. At 20, he joined The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago and Toronto, marking the start of his career.

In 1975, Aykroyd joined "Saturday Night Live" as a founding member of the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players," crafting iconic sketches like "The Blues Brothers" with Belushi and "Two Wild and Crazy Guys" with Steve Martin. The success of "The Blues Brothers" sketch led to a full-length feature in 1980, with Aykroyd writing and producing the movie soundtrack, defying the disco and punk era.

His versatile talent shines in roles like Dr. Ray Stantz in "Ghostbusters," Jessica Tandy’s son in "Driving Miss Daisy," a single father in "My Girl," and an assassin in "Grosse Pointe Blank," showcasing both comedic and dramatic prowess.

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Dan Aykroyd Movies

Zombie Town Poster
September 1, 2023
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Poster
October 8, 2021
Ghostbusters Poster
July 15, 2016
Pixels Poster
July 24, 2015
Christmas with the Kranks Poster
November 24, 2004
50 First Dates Poster
February 13, 2004

Dan Aykroyd TV Shows

The Simpsons Poster
December 17, 1989
Family Guy Poster
January 31, 1999
The Nanny Poster
November 3, 1993
Home Improvement Poster
September 17, 1991
Saturday Night Live Poster
October 11, 1975
According to Jim Poster
October 3, 2001

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