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 - Dorothy of Oz
2012 - The Campaign
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 - Christmas with the Kranks
2004 - 50 First Dates
2003 - Bright Young Things
2002 - Crossroads
2001 - The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
2001 - Pearl Harbor
2001 - Evolution
2000 - Loser
2000 - Stardom
2000 - The House of Mirth
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1998 - Antz
1997 - Grosse Pointe Blank
1996 - My Fellow Americans
1996 - Celtic Pride
1996 - Feeling Minnesota
1996 - Sgt. Bilko
1995 - Canadian Bacon
1995 - Tommy Boy
1995 - Casper
1994 - North
1994 - My Girl 2
1993 - Coneheads
1993 - Coneheads
1992 - This Is My Life
1992 - Chaplin
1992 - Sneakers
1991 - My Girl
1990 - Loose Cannons
1989 - Driving Miss Daisy
1989 - Always
1989 - Ghostbusters II
1988 - Caddyshack II
1988 - The Couch Trip
1988 - She's Having a Baby
1988 - The Great Outdoors
1988 - The Couch Trip
1987 - Dragnet
1985 - Spies Like Us
1985 - Into the Night
1984 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1983 - Trading Places
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1983 - Twilight Zone: The Movie
1983 - Twilight Zone: The Movie
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1983 - Twilight Zone: The Movie
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 met 'John Belushi' (qv) in a Chicago speakeasy that was a favorite night spot of his and put on a blues record to play in the background while he and Belushi discussed the possibility of Aykroyd joining _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv). Not only did they hit it off and become good friends, Belushi became fascinated with the blues that was being played in the background because, to Aykroyd's surprise, the Chicago-born Belushi was primarily a fan of heavy metal. Aykroyd's familiarizing Belushi with blues music eventually led to them forming their popular "Blues Brothers" act, with a little input from then SNL music director 'Howard Shore' (qv).
  • His original idea for _Ghost Busters (1984)_ (qv) was set in the future, where an army of Ghostbusters fought hordes of ghosts.
  • Is very interested in the supernatural and has an extensive collection of books on the subject.
  • Is a big fan of 'The Beach Boys' (qv) and his first piece of writing was a sketch that appeared in the 1976 documentary _The Beach Boys: It's OK (1976) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Spends every Canada Day (July 1, also his birthday) performing some sort of civic duty in Kingston, Ontario and one year was appointed a Citizenship Judge where he swore in some immigrants as Canadian citizens.
  • Received the Order of Canada in 1999.
  • He has such a fascination with both police officers and criminals, one of the writers from the original _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) said his ultimate fantasy was to commit a crime, then arrest himself for it.
  • He's the first male regular cast member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) to be nominated for an Academy Award. ('Joan Cusack' (qv) was the very first regular cast member of the show to be Oscar-nominated.)

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