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Dan Aykroyd


Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He 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 ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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  Ghostbusters III (characters) (announced)
 2011 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 The Real Ghostbusters (Short) (creator)
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion (Video Game) (characters)
 2002 Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (film The Blues Brothers) / (written by)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters - 40 episodes)
- Witchy Woman (1997) ... (characters)
- The Sphinx (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 2 (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 1 (1997) ... (characters)
- Heart of Darkness (1997) ... (characters)
 1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series (TV Series) (characters)
 1994 The Best of the Blues Brothers (Video documentary)
 1993 Coneheads (written by)
 1986-1991 The Real Ghost Busters (TV Series) (characters - 140 episodes)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Street (1991) ... (characters)
- Attack of the B-Movie Monsters (1991) ... (characters)
- Not Now, Slimer! (1991) ... (characters)
- The Treasure of Sierra Tamale (1991) ... (characters)
- The Magnificent Five (1990) ... (characters)
 1991 Nothing But Trouble (screenplay)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (characters) / (written by)
 1987 Dragnet (written by)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video)
 1986 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (written by)
 1985 Spies Like Us (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Ghostbusters (written by)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Movie)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (written by)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1976) (writer - 56 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (written by - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1979)
- Buck Henry/Bette Midler (1979) ... (writer)
- Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979) ... (writer)
- Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman (1979) ... (writer)
- Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) ... (writer)
 1976 The Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie)
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TV commercial: Appeared as numerous characters in TNT cable station's "Monster Vision" promos See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Portrayals | 12 Interviews | 6 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Danny Aykroyd | Elwood

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

My attitude has always been, "Hey, wouldn't it be funny if -." If this makes me laugh, maybe somebody else will laugh at it, too. That's really where I've always come from. My whole thing is to entertain, make people laugh and to forget about the real world for awhile. It's not always easy doing that. I'm never completely happy with anything I've done. If I've been successful with 80 percent of ... See more »

Trivia:

His name is the partial inspiration for, and foundation of, the sobriquet of Glasgow, Scotland post-hardcore/indie-pop rock band Dananananaykroyd, as is the SNL character of Roseanne Roseannadanna, portrayed by his late Saturday Night Live (1975) "Weekend Update" costar, Gilda Radner. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays the straight man of a comedy duo See more »

Nickname:

Danny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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