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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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 2016 Ghostbusters (characters) (filming)
 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)
 1984 Ghostbusters (written by)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (written by)
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Appeared in Digital Underground's music video for 'Same Song,' which also featured clips from Nothing But Trouble. 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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[on Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)] Basically they gave us the budget to make the film. We got paid zero. I wanted James Belushi to play the part Joe Morton did, but he was doing a TV show and couldn't do it. But Morton did a great job and John Goodman did a good job. I think it's a good companion piece to the first film. 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 works with John Landis and Bill Murray See more »

Nickname:

Danny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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