Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

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.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Birthday
    7/1/1952
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
7.7
Trading Places
Trading Places
7.2
Dragnet
Dragnet
5.9
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
6.5
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
6.6
It Came from Hollywood
It Came from Hollywood
5.3
My Girl 2
My Girl 2
5.9
1941
1941
5.8
Earth vs. the Spider
Earth vs. the Spider
5.6
Blues Brothers 2000
Blues Brothers 2000
5.3
Doctor Detroit
Doctor Detroit
5.1
The Couch Trip
The Couch Trip
5.4
My Stepmother Is an Alien
My Stepmother Is an Alien
5.7
Getting Away with Murder
Getting Away with Murder
4.8
Coneheads
Coneheads
5.4
Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear
5.6
Dan Aykroyd Unplugged On UFOs
Dan Aykroyd Unplugged On UFOs
4
On the Nose
On the Nose
5.5
Saturday Night Live: Christmas
Saturday Night Live: Christmas
5.8
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd
8
The Coneheads
The Coneheads
4.9
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary
7.5
Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
8
Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond
Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond
7.3
Defend, Conserve, Protect
Defend, Conserve, Protect
0
The Beach Boys: It's OK
The Beach Boys: It's OK
7
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers'
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers'
5
The Arrow
The Arrow
6.7
Born In Chicago
Born In Chicago
8
Good Fortune
Good Fortune
0
Saturday Night Live Backstage
Saturday Night Live Backstage
0
Who Saw the Men in Black
Who Saw the Men in Black
6
Heritage Minutes: Avro Arrow
Heritage Minutes: Avro Arrow
0
WWII: Saving the Reality
WWII: Saving the Reality
0
Citizen Steve
Citizen Steve
5.7
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie
6.4
Ghostbusters 1999
Ghostbusters 1999
0
The Blues Brothers: Transposing The Music
The Blues Brothers: Transposing The Music
0
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
7.5
Ghostbusters II
Ghostbusters II
6.5
Loose Cannons
Loose Cannons
5
Nothing but Trouble
Nothing but Trouble
5.3
The House of Mirth
The House of Mirth
6.3
Spies Like Us
Spies Like Us
6.2
Sgt. Bilko
Sgt. Bilko
5.8
Stardom
Stardom
5.7
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
5.2
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
6.3
Love at First Sight
Love at First Sight
6
The Blues Brothers Live at Winterland
The Blues Brothers Live at Winterland
6.4
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi
6.5
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever
6.7
The Best of the Blues Brothers
The Best of the Blues Brothers
5.8
Ghostheads
Ghostheads
6
The Gift of Winter
The Gift of Winter
5
Roswell Top Secret
Roswell Top Secret
5
Fantastic Mr. Murray
Fantastic Mr. Murray
6.2
A Century of Cinema
A Century of Cinema
8
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving
7.5
The Best of John Belushi
The Best of John Belushi
6
Zombie Town
Zombie Town
4.2
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
8
E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors
E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors
7.5
The Making of ‘Sneakers’
0
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
7.2
My Girl
My Girl
7.4
Celtic Pride
Celtic Pride
5.3
Antz
Antz
6.1
Grosse Pointe Blank
Grosse Pointe Blank
6.9
Christmas with the Kranks
Christmas with the Kranks
6.1
Diamonds
Diamonds
5.6
My Fellow Americans
My Fellow Americans
6
Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra
6.7
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
6.8
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey
6.1
Get on Up
Get on Up
6.8
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen
4.7
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live
7.3
The Things We Did Last Summer
The Things We Did Last Summer
6
Working with a Master: John Landis
Working with a Master: John Landis
0
Sneakers
Sneakers
6.9
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
6
Shortcut to Happiness
Shortcut to Happiness
5.6
Exit to Eden
Exit to Eden
4.1
Neighbors
Neighbors
5.7
Belushi
Belushi
6.8
Presidential Reunion
Presidential Reunion
6.1
Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
0
Into the Night
Into the Night
6.5
Tommy Boy
Tommy Boy
6.8
North
North
5
Feeling Minnesota
Feeling Minnesota
5.4
War, Inc.
War, Inc.
5.5
This Is My Life
This Is My Life
6
Crossroads
Crossroads
5.2
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
8.7
Two-Fisted Tales
Two-Fisted Tales
4.6
Sunset Strip
Sunset Strip
7.3
Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive and Kickin
Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive and Kickin
0
Unconditional Love
Unconditional Love
6.1
A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special
A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special
0
50 First Dates
50 First Dates
6.9
Masters of Menace
Masters of Menace
5.6
The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour
The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour
0
Chaplin
Chaplin
7.4
Loser
Loser
5.4
B.B. King: Into the Night
B.B. King: Into the Night
8.3
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special
6.8
Life of Python
Life of Python
7.5
Nothing Lasts Forever
Nothing Lasts Forever
6.4
The Campaign
The Campaign
5.8
Tammy
Tammy
5.3
The Random Factor
6.2
Rainbow
Rainbow
4.2
Evolution
Evolution
6.1
Bright Young Things
Bright Young Things
6.3
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
6.9
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
5.7
The Earth Day Special
The Earth Day Special
8.7
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
7.4
Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh
Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh
7.3
Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection
Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection
8.7
Liberian Girl
Liberian Girl
0
Casper
Casper
6.3
Intern Academy
Intern Academy
5.2
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
0
Pixels
Pixels
5.7
Caddyshack II
Caddyshack II
4.2
Susan's Plan
Susan's Plan
4.9
I Am Chris Farley
I Am Chris Farley
7
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
7.3
Being Canadian
Being Canadian
5.7
Toronto Rocks
Toronto Rocks
8
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
6.9
Life O' The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation
Life O' The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation
0
The Women of SNL
The Women of SNL
7.3
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
5.4
The Greatest Night in Pop
The Greatest Night in Pop
8.1
She's Having a Baby
She's Having a Baby
5.9
Canadian Bacon
Canadian Bacon
5.7
2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
8.5
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