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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) (pre-production)
 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)
 1984 Ghostbusters (written by)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (written by)
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Other Works:

Wrote the introduction to his father, P.H. Aykroyd,'s book, "A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts and Ghostbusters". 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:

[eulogizing his good friend and fellow Blues Brother, the late great John Belushi] "...A good man, but a bad boy." 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:

Deadpan comic delivery See more »

Nickname:

Danny

Star Sign:

Cancer

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