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Dan Aykroyd

Actor / Screenwriter / Comedian / Film Producer / Television Producer / Film Director | * 07/01/1952 (67) | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Daniel Edward Aykroyd, ( AK-royd; born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician and filmmaker who was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–1979). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, The Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. He conceived and starred in Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy. He starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man (1997–1998). Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Dan Aykroyd

Member of The Order of Canada Primetime Emmy Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor Canada's Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation 3x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple/ensemble

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Movies with Dan Aykroyd as Actor(108)

as Dr. Raymond Stantz2020 Ghostbusters III
as Dan Aykroyd2019 Zombieland: Double Tap
as Frustrated Cabbie2016 Ghostbusters
as himself2016 Ghostheads
as 1982 Championship MC2015 Pixels
as himself2015 Being Canadian
as himself2015 I Am Chris Farley
as Ben Bart2014 Get on Up
as Don2014 Tammy
as Seymour Heller2013 Behind the Candelabra
as Scarecrow (voice)2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
as himself2012 Sunset Strip
as Wade Motch2012 The Campaign
as Beldar Conehead / Various (archive footage)2010 The Women of SNL
as Yogi Bear (voice)2010 Yogi Bear
as Mr. Vice President2008 War, Inc.
as Captain Phineas J. Tucker2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
as Himself / Various (archive footage) (uncredited)2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi
as Dr. Keats2004 50 First Dates
as Vic Frohmeyer2004 Christmas with the Kranks
as Dr. Cyrill Kipp2004 Intern Academy
as Julius Jenson2003 Shortcut to Happiness
as Lord Monomark2003 Bright Young Things
as Max Beasley2002 Unconditional Love
as Pete Wagner2002 Crossroads
as Det. Insp. Jack Grillo2001 Earth vs. the Spider
as Dr. Barry Davis2001 On the Nose
as Chris Magruder2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
as Capt. Thurman2001 Pearl Harbor
as Governor Lewis2001 Evolution
as Dad2000 Loser
as Augustus 'Gus' Trenor2000 The House of Mirth
as Barry Levine2000 Stardom
as Lance Agensky1999 Diamonds
as Bob1998 Susan's Plan
as himself1998 Roswell Top Secret
as Chip (voice)1998 Antz
as Elwood Blues1998 Blues Brothers 2000
as Grocer1997 Grosse Pointe Blank
as Crawford Gordon1997 The Arrow
as President William Haney1996 My Fellow Americans
as Jack Lambert1996 Getting Away with Murder
as Det. Ben Costikyan1996 Feeling Minnesota
as Colonel John T. Hall1996 Sgt. Bilko
as Jimmy Flaherty1996 Celtic Pride
as Sheriff Wyatt Hampton1996 Rainbow
as OPP Officer1995 Canadian Bacon
as Dr. Raymond Stantz (uncredited)1995 Casper
as Ray Zalinsky1995 Tommy Boy
as Dexter (voice)1995 The Random Factor
as Pa Tex1994 North
as Harry Sultenfuss1994 My Girl 2
as Fred Lavery1994 Exit to Eden
as Elwood Blues / Himself1994 The Best of the Blues Brothers
as Beldar Conehead1993 Coneheads
as Darren 'Mother' Roskow1992 Sneakers
as Mack Sennett1992 Chaplin
as Arnold Moss1992 This Is My Life
as Captain Miligan1992 Two-Fisted Tales
as Harry Sultenfuss1991 My Girl
as Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo1991 Nothing but Trouble
as Ellis Fielding1990 Loose Cannons
as Johnny Lewis1990 Masters of Menace
as Boolie Werthan1989 Driving Miss Daisy
as Dr. Raymond Stantz1989 Ghostbusters II
as Capt. Tom Everett1988 Caddyshack II
as John W. Burns, Jr.1988 The Couch Trip
as Roman from 'The Great Outdoors' (uncredited)1988 She's Having a Baby
as Steven Mills1988 My Stepmother is an Alien
as Roman Craig1988 The Great Outdoors
as Sgt. Joe Friday1987 Dragnet
as Austin Millbarge1985 Spies Like Us
as Herb1985 Into the Night
as Buck Heller1984 Nothing Lasts Forever
as Dr. Raymond Stantz1984 Ghostbusters
as Passenger / Ambulance Driver (Prologue / segment "Time Out")1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie
as Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit1983 Doctor Detroit
as Louis Winthorpe III1983 Trading Places
as Beldar (Voice)1983 The Coneheads
as himself1982 It Came from Hollywood
as Vic1981 Neighbors
as Elwood Blues (as Elwood)1980 The Blues Brothers
as Church of Jack Lord leader / Himself1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
as Sgt. Frank Tree1979 1941
as Goodly / Rotten / Maple (voice)1974 The Gift of Winter

TV Shows/Series with Dan Aykroyd as Actor(17)

Movies with Dan Aykroyd as Crew(14)

Writing/Characters2016 Ghostbusters
Production/Executive Producer2016 Ghostbusters
Writing/Writer1998 Blues Brothers 2000
Production/Producer1998 Blues Brothers 2000
Writing/Screenplay1993 Coneheads
Directing/Director1991 Nothing but Trouble
Writing/Screenplay1991 Nothing but Trouble
Writing/Screenplay1989 Ghostbusters II
Writing/Characters1989 Ghostbusters II
Writing/Screenplay1987 Dragnet
Writing/Screenplay1985 Spies Like Us
Writing/Screenplay1984 Ghostbusters
Writing/Writer1980 The Blues Brothers

TV Shows/Series with Dan Aykroyd as Crew(1)

Writing/Writer1975 Saturday Night Live

Additional Information

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Full Name: Daniel Aykroyd
Citizenship: Canada
Born: Tuesday, 07/01 1952 (July) in Ottawa (current age: 67 years + 52 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Carleton University, Lisgar Collegiate Institute
Spouses (current/former): Donna Dixon
Children: Danielle Aykroyd
Siblings: Peter Aykroyd
Influenced by/Role models: Tom Davis
Other names for Dan Aykroyd (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Elwood"
"Daniel Edward Aykroyd"
"Danny Aykroyd"
Dan Aykroyd frequently works together with these people:
John Landis (19x, Actor)
Bill Murray (15x, Actor)
Fran Drescher (14x, Actress)
Lorne Michaels (12x, Crew)
Ivan Reitman (12x, Crew)
John Belushi (11x, Actor)
Jane Curtin (10x, Actress)
Chevy Chase (10x, Actor)
Harold Ramis (9x, Crew)
Laraine Newman (9x, Actress)
Seth MacFarlane (8x, Actor)
Adam Sandler (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:410, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/01/2019