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Dan Aykroyd


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 ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011 The Real Ghostbusters (Short)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (film The Blues Brothers) / (written by)
 1993 Coneheads (written by)
 1991 Nothing But Trouble (screenplay)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (characters) / (written by)
 1987 Dragnet (written by)
 1985 Spies Like Us (screenplay) / (story)
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 1980 The Blues Brothers (written by)
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Plays trombone in B.B. King music video "My Lucille", a song featured in the film "Into the Night". See more »

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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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I have this kind of mild nice-guy exterior, but inside my heart is like a steel trap. I'm really quite robotic. See more »

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He has owned or co-owned several bars and restaurants, including the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City and the House of Blues chain. See more »

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

Nickname:

Danny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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