Dan Aykroyd

BirthDay:

01 Jul 1952

BirthPlace:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

BirthName:

Daniel Edward Aykroyd

Bio:

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology, but he dropped out before completing his degree. He worked as a comedian in various Canadian nightclubs and managed an after-hours speakeasy, Club 505, in Toronto for several years. He worked with Second City Stage Troupe in Toronto and started his acting career at Carleton University with Sock'n'Buskin, the campus theater/drama club. Married to Donna Dixon since 1983, he has two daughters. His parents are named Peter and Lorraine and his brother Peter Aykroyd is a psychic researcher. Dan received an honorary Doctorate from Carleton University in 1994 and was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998.
Filmography

Actor ( 166 credits )

Ghostbusters (2016) (rumored)
The Big Short (2015) Elwood Blues (archive footage)
Pixels (2015) 1982 Championship MC
Being Canadian (2015) Himself
The Seventies (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Jay Leno's Garage (2015)  Himself - Actor, Comedian, Musician (1 episode, 2016)
Get on Up (2014) Ben Bart
Tammy (2014) Dan
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013) Scarecrow (voice)
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) Himself
This Week Live (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
One (2013)  Himself
Wicked Bites (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Tu cara me suena - Argentina (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
The Ultimate Sacrifice (2012) Himself - Narrator
The Campaign (2012) Wade Motch
Too Young to Die (2012)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Good Mythical Morning (2012)  Dr. Raymond Stantz (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Sunset Strip (2012) Himself
Art Car: The Movie (2012) Himself
Happily Divorced (2011)  Harold (1 episode, 2012)
Top Chef Canada (2011)  Himself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2011)
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge (2010) Himself
Yogi Bear (2010) Yogi Bear (voice)
Flip, Flop, and Fly, 40 Years of the Downchild Blues Band (2010)
The Defenders (2010)  Judge Max Hunter (2 episodes, 2011)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Dr. Raymond Stantz / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Julie & Julia (2009) Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
CMT Star Crossed (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
War, Inc. (2008) Mr. Vice President
GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) Captain Tucker
Let's All Hate Toronto (2007) Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Ambulance Driver (Prologue / ... (archive footage) (1
Final 24 (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs (2005) Himself
Living with Fran (2005)  Judge (1 episode, 2006)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Secrets of New York (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Whitecoats (2004) Dr. Cyrill Kipp
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) Vic Frohmeyer
50 First Dates (2004) Dr. Keats
Drake & Josh (2004)  Elwood Blues (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Bright Young Things (2003) Lord Monomark
Shortcut to Happiness (2003) Julius Jensen
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
X-Play (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Unconditional Love (2002) Max Beasley
Crossroads (2002) Pete Wagner
V Graham Norton (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
On the Nose (2001) Dr. Barry Davis
The Frank Truth (2001) Himself - Actor
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) Chris Magruder
Evolution (2001) Governor Lewis
Pearl Harbor (2001) Capt. Thurman
According to Jim (2001)  Danny Michalski (5 episodes, 2002-2009)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Stardom (2000) Barry Levine
The House of Mirth (2000) Augustus 'Gus' Trenor
Loser (2000) Dad
Normal, Ohio (2000)  Frank Wozniak (1 episode)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Diamonds (1999) Lance Agensky
Family Guy (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Loose Women (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Susan's Plan (1998) Bob
Antz (1998) Chip (voice)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) Elwood Blues
Heritage Minute (1998)  Crawford Gordon (1 episode)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
History's Mysteries (1998)  Narrator (1 episode, 2001)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Grocer
Soul Man (1997)  Rev. Mike Weber (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
My Fellow Americans (1996) President William Haney
Feeling Minnesota (1996) Det. Ben Costikyan
Celtic Pride (1996) Jimmy Flaherty
Getting Away with Murder (1996) Jack Lambert
Sgt. Bilko (1996) Col. John T. Hall
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)  Himself (88 episodes, 1996-2000)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Dr. Raymond Stantz (1 episode, 2014)
Life and Times (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen (1996)  Quote Reader (3 episodes, 1996)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Random Factor (1995) Dexter (voice)
Rainbow (1995) Sheriff Wyatt Hampton
Canadian Bacon (1995) OPP Officer (uncredited)
Casper (1995) Dr. Raymond Stantz (uncredited)
Tommy Boy (1995) Zalinsky
Lo + plus (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
A Century of Cinema (1994) Himself
Exit to Eden (1994) Fred Lavery
North (1994) Pa Tex
My Girl 2 (1994) Harry Sultenfuss
Coneheads (1993) Beldar Conehead / Donald R. DeCicco
The Nanny (1993)  Repair Man (uncredited) (1 episode, 1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself (3 episodes, 1996-2005)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Chevy Chase Show (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (4 episodes, 1998-2005)
Chaplin (1992) Mack Sennett
Sneakers (1992) Darren 'Mother' Roskow
This Is My Life (1992) Arnold Moss
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
My Girl (1991) Harry Sultenfuss
Nothing But Trouble (1991) Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
Home Improvement (1991)  Rev. Mike Webber (1 episode, 1997)
Masters of Menace (1990) Johnny Lewis
Loose Cannons (1990) Ellis Fielding
Top Cops (1990)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 1992)
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show (1990)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 1990)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Boolie Werthan
Ghostbusters II (1989) Dr. Raymond Stantz
Quantum Leap (1989)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1989)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)  Captain Milligan (1 episode, 1991)
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) Steven Mills
Caddyshack II (1988) Capt. Tom Everett
The Great Outdoors (1988) Roman Craig
She's Having a Baby (1988) Roman from 'The Great Outdoors' (uncredited)
The Couch Trip (1988) John W. Burns, Jr.
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Dragnet (1987) Sgt. Joe Friday
Biography (1987)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2010)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Citizen Steve (1987) Chial Dushane
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989-2002)
It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986)  Boolie Shandling (1 episode, 1990)
The Real Ghost Busters (1986)  Studioboss (uncredited) (1 episode, 1986)
Spies Like Us (1985) Austin Millbarge
The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985) Police Officer #1 (uncredited)
Into the Night (1985) Herb
American Masters (1985)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2010)
Ghostbusters (1984) Dr. Raymond Stantz
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Weber
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) Buck Heller
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Passenger / Ambulance Driver (Prologue / Segment #4)
Trading Places (1983) Louis Winthorpe III
Doctor Detroit (1983) Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit
It Came from Hollywood (1982) Himself
Wogan (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Neighbors (1981) Vic
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Blues Brothers (1980) Elwood Blues (as Elwood)
1941 (1979) Sgt. Frank Tree
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979) Church of Jack Lord leader / Himself
Love at First Sight (1977) Roy
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Various / ... (99 episodes, 1975-2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (2 episodes, 1988-1994)
Coming Up Rosie (1975)  Purvis Bickle (1975-76)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1975)
Omnibus (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Today (1952)  Himself (3 episodes, 1981-2014)
Defend, Conserve, Protect (0) Narrator

Producer ( 6 credits )

Ghostbusters (2016) executive producer
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) producer
Soul Man (1997) executive producer / supervising producer (25 episodes
One More Saturday Night (1986) executive producer
Untitled Ghostbusters Project (0) producer
Blues Brothers (0) executive producer

Writer ( 17 credits )

Ghostbusters: Ecto Force (2018) (characters)
Ghostbusters (2016) (characters)
The Real Ghostbusters (2011) (creator)
The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk (2010)
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
Extreme Ghostbusters (1997) (40 episodes, 1997)
The Blues Brothers Animated Series (1997) (unknown episodes)
Coneheads (1993) (written by) and
Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Ghostbusters II (1989) (written by) and
Dragnet (1987) (written by) and
The Real Ghost Busters (1986) (140 episodes, 1986-1991)
Spies Like Us (1985)
Ghostbusters (1984) (written by) and
The Blues Brothers (1980) (written by) &
Saturday Night Live (1975) (62 episodes, 1976-1979)
Blues Brothers (0) (created by)

Director ( 1 credit )

Nothing But Trouble (1991)

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