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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 & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters Writer
(1984)
The Blues Brothers
(1980)
Ghostbusters II
(1989)
Trading Places
Trading Places Louis Winthorpe III
(1983)

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 2016 Ghostbusters (based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" written by)
 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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Other Works:

Music video: Appearerd in Michael Jackson video "Liberian Girl" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Portrayals | 12 Interviews | 6 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Danny Aykroyd | The Blues Brothers | Elwood

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I get off on fantasy. I love fiction of all kinds. I've always been a big fan of science fiction and of the worlds of the spiritual and the mystic. I think those areas are a never-ending source for story ideas. See more »

Trivia:

Came up with the character of Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute, when he lived with former Saturday Night Live (1975) writer Rosie Shuster. He first did it to entertain Rosie at home. See more »

Trademark:

Unique comically rapid yet steady delivery of a series of tiny details See more »

Nickname:

Danny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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