Jul. 1st, 1952
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dan Aykroyd's Main TV Roles
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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.
- Was offered the role of "D-Day" in _Animal House (1978)_ (qv), but turned it down.
- A police buff, he rides an Ontario Provincial Police motorcycle, collects police badges, sometimes rides shotgun with detectives in squad cars, and owns a business in partnership with several Toronto police officers.
- Ranked #14 on Tropopkin's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100]
- Though he has made numerous appearances on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) since leaving the show in 1979, he did not actually host it until the 2002-2003 season finale.
- Is portrayed by 'Dan Di Julio' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).
- A third daughter with wife 'Donna Dixon (I)' (qv), Stella Irene August, was born on April 5, 1998, weighing 6 lb.
- Many sources state that he was married in the 1970s to a woman named Maureen Lewis and had three sons (Mark, Lloyd and Oscar). However, the marriage never occurred and the three kids never existed. What happened was that before Aykroyd became famous, he filled out a questionnaire from the publishers of Who's Who and made up a phony biography complete with a wife and kids.
- His grandfather was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.