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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 »

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Ghostbusters Writer
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 2018 Ghostbusters: Ecto Force (TV Series) (characters) (announced)
  Blues Brothers (TV Series) (creator) (announced)
 2016 Ghostbusters (based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" written by)
 2011 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 The Real Ghostbusters (Short) (creator)
 2010 The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: Spilled Milk (Short) (based on characters created by)
 2009 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 2004 Extreme Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Invasion (Video Game) (characters)
 2002 Extreme Ghostbusters: Code Ecto-1 (Video Game) (characters)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (TV Special) (uncredited)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (film The Blues Brothers) / (written by)
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters - 40 episodes)
- Witchy Woman (1997) ... (characters)
- The Sphinx (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 2 (1997) ... (characters)
- Back in the Saddle: Part 1 (1997) ... (characters)
- Heart of Darkness (1997) ... (characters)
 1997 The Blues Brothers Animated Series (TV Series) (characters)
 1994 The Best of the Blues Brothers (Video documentary)
 1993 Coneheads (written by)
 1986-1991 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (characters - 140 episodes)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Street (1991) ... (characters)
- Attack of the B-Movie Monsters (1991) ... (characters)
- Not Now, Slimer! (1991) ... (characters)
- The Treasure of Sierra Tamale (1991) ... (characters)
- The Magnificent Five (1990) ... (characters)
 1991 Nothing But Trouble (screenplay)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (characters) / (written by)
 1987 Dragnet (written by)
 1986 The Best of Dan Aykroyd (Video)
 1986 Ghostbusters (Video Game) (characters)
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (written by)
 1985 Spies Like Us (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Ghostbusters (written by)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (written by)
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1976) (writer - 56 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (written by - 3 episodes, 1976 - 1979)
- Buck Henry/Bette Midler (1979) ... (writer)
- Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979) ... (writer)
- Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman (1979) ... (writer)
- Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) ... (writer)
 1976 The Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie)
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Authored a manual for Canadian penitentiary guards. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Danny Aykroyd | The Blues Brothers | Elwood


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 »


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 »


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



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