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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 The Real Ghostbusters (Short)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (film The Blues Brothers) / (written by)
 1993 Coneheads (written by)
 1991 Nothing But Trouble (screenplay)
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Authored a manual for Canadian penitentiary guards. 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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If it hadn't been for Carleton [University], The Blues Brothers (1980) would never have been made. See more »

Trivia:

Is part owner of a company that owns the exclusive distribution rights to Patron tequila for the entire country of Canada. Is now also distilling a vodka called "Crystal Head" to be bottled in a skull-shaped glass bottle. 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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