Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Jul. 1st, 1952
Born in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
6' 1"

Dan Aykroyd's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal TV Show
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
Final 24 TV Show
Final 24
Soul Man TV Show
Soul Man
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show TV Show
The Dave Thomas Comedy Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Live From New York!
2015 - Pixels
2015 - Being Canadian
2014 - Tammy
2014 - Get on Up
2012 - The Campaign
2012 - Dorothy of Oz
2010 - Yogi Bear
2009 - Julie & Julia
2008 - War, Inc.
2007 - I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
2005 - Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
2004 - 50 First Dates
2004 - Christmas with the Kranks
2003 - Bright Young Things
2002 - Crossroads
2001 - Evolution
2001 - The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
2001 - Pearl Harbor
2000 - Loser
2000 - Stardom
2000 - The House of Mirth
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1998 - Antz
1997 - Grosse Pointe Blank
1996 - Celtic Pride
1996 - Feeling Minnesota
1996 - Sgt. Bilko
1996 - My Fellow Americans
1995 - Canadian Bacon
1995 - Tommy Boy
1995 - Casper
1994 - North
1994 - My Girl 2
1993 - Coneheads
1993 - Coneheads
1992 - Chaplin
1992 - Sneakers
1992 - This Is My Life
1991 - My Girl
1990 - Loose Cannons
1989 - Ghostbusters II
1989 - Driving Miss Daisy
1988 - She's Having a Baby
1988 - The Great Outdoors
1988 - The Couch Trip
1988 - Caddyshack II
1988 - The Couch Trip
1987 - Dragnet
1985 - Into the Night
1985 - Spies Like Us
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1983 - Twilight Zone: The Movie
1983 - Twilight Zone: The Movie
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1983 - Twilight Zone: The Movie
1983 - Trading Places
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1981 - Neighbors
1980 - The Blues Brothers
1979 - 1941

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Weekend Update Anchor
Danny Michalski
Judge Max Hunter
Captain Milligan
Dan Aykroyd (Voiced)
Rev. Mike Webber
Himself - Beldar
[Complete List]


Dan Aykroyd attended Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada (1969), where he majored in Criminology and Sociology. He dropped out to work with Second City Stage Troupe in Toronto and started his acting career at Carleton University with Sock'n'Buskin, the campus theater/drama club. Married to Donna Dixon (I), he has two daughters. His parents are named Peter and Lorraine and his brother Peter Aykroyd is a psychic researcher. Dan received an honorary Doctorate from Carleton University in 1994.

  • He and 'M. Night Shyamalan' (qv), are the only two men to direct themselves in performances that "won" them a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor. Aykroyd "won" the award for, and also directed, the film _Nothing But Trouble (1991)_ (qv).
  • On his passport, he lists his occupation as "Writer".
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. pg. 32-33. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Said that his original finished script for _The Blues Brothers (1980)_ (qv) was over 300 pages long, roughly the size of a phone book. He even sent it to director 'John Landis' (qv) in the guise of a phone book as a joke.
  • After working together on three films, 'Jamie Lee Curtis' (qv) called him the best "screen kisser" who ever had a scene with her.
  • Aykroyd and 'John Belushi' (qv) were scheduled to present the first annual Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 1982 Academy Awards, but Belushi died weeks before the ceremony. Aykroyd presented the award alone, and stated from the podium: "My partner would have loved to have been here tonight to present this award, since he was a bit of a Visual Effect himself."
  • Was once engaged to 'Carrie Fisher' (qv).
  • Is very interested in the supernatural and has an extensive collection of books on the subject.

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