Dan Aykroyd

Canadian-American actor (born 1952)

Daniel Edward Aykroyd (born July 1, 1952[2]) is a Canadian actor in theater and motion pictures. He also is a script writer, director and producer.

Dan Aykroyd
Aykroyd in 2009
Birth nameDaniel Edward Aykroyd
Born (1952-07-01) July 1, 1952 (age 71)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
MediumFilm, stage, television
Years active1971–present
GenresSketch comedy, Improvisational comedy, musical comedy
Donna Dixon (m. 1983)
Children3; including Vera Sola
  • Lorraine Gougeon
  • Peter Aykroyd
Relative(s)Peter Aykroyd (brother)

Short biography change

Aykroyd was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Peter and Lorraine Aykroyd. He studied criminology and social science at Carleton University. He dropped out to join a Toronto acting company. Later he went to the United States to pursue his acting career in movies.

Dan Aykroyd is a dedicated Blues fan. For some time he hosted a radio program. He used the alias Elwood Blues. This alias he would later use in the motion pictures The Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000. The first of these movies was co-starred by John Belushi, the second one by John Goodman.

Aykroyd is married to Donna Dixon. They are parents of 3 daughters. Dan's brother Peter Aykroyd is a researcher.

Aykroyd is a Spiritualist.

Partial filmography change

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Love at First Sight Roy
1979 Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Jack Lord Priest / Himself
1941 Sgt. Frank Tree
1980 The Blues Brothers Elwood J. Blues Also writer
1981 Neighbors Vic Zeck
1982 It Came from Hollywood Himself Documentary
1983 Doctor Detroit Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit
Trading Places Louis Winthorpe III
Twilight Zone: The Movie Passenger / Ambulance Driver
1984 Ghostbusters Dr. Raymond Stantz Also writer
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Art Weber Cameo
Nothing Lasts Forever Buck Heller
1985 Into the Night Herb
Spies Like Us Austin Millbarge Also writer
1987 Dragnet Sgt. Joe Friday
1988 The Couch Trip John W. Burns, Jr.
The Great Outdoors Roman Craig
Caddyshack II Capt. Tom Everett
My Stepmother Is an Alien Steven Mills
1989 Driving Miss Daisy Boolie Werthan
Ghostbusters II Dr. Raymond Stantz Also writer
1990 Loose Cannons Ellis Fielding
Masters of Menace Johnny Lewis
1991 My Girl Harry Sultenfuss
Nothing but Trouble Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser/Bobo Also writer and director
1992 Chaplin Mack Sennett
Sneakers Mother
This Is My Life Arnold Moss
1993 Coneheads Beldar Conehead Also writer
1994 A Century of Cinema Himself Documentary
Exit to Eden Fred Lavery
My Girl 2 Harry Sultenfuss
North Pa Tex
1995 Canadian Bacon OPP Officer Uncredited cameo
Casper Dr. Raymond Stantz Uncredited cameo
The Random Factor Dexter Voice role
Tommy Boy Ray Zalinsky
1996 Rainbow Sheriff Wyatt Hampton
Celtic Pride Jimmy Flaherty
Feeling Minnesota Det. Ben Costikyan
My Fellow Americans President William Haney
Getting Away with Murder Jack Lambert
Sgt. Bilko Colonel John T. Hall
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank Grocer
1998 Antz Chip Voice role
Blues Brothers 2000 Elwood J. Blues Also writer and producer
Susan's Plan Bob
1999 Diamonds Lance Agensky
2000 The House of Mirth Gus Trenor
Loser Dad
Stardom Barry Levine
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Chris Magruder
Evolution Governor Lewis
The Frank Truth Himself Documentary
On the Nose Dr. Barry Davis
Pearl Harbor Capt. Thurman
2002 Crossroads Pete Wagner
Unconditional Love Max Beasly
2003 Bright Young Things Lord Monomark
Shortcut to Happiness Julius Jenson
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Vic Frohmeyer
50 First Dates Dr. Joseph Keats
Intern Academy Dr. Cyrill Kipp
2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Captain Phineas Tucker
2008 War, Inc. Mr. Vice President
2010 Yogi Bear Yogi Bear Voice role
2012 The Campaign Wade Motch
The Ultimate Sacrifice Narrator Voice
2013 Behind the Candelabra Seymour Heller
2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Scarecrow Voice role
Tammy Don
Get on Up Ben Bart
2015 Pixels 1982 Championship MC Cameo
2016 Ghostbusters Taxi Driver Cameo
Also executive producer
2020 Ghostbusters 2020 Dr. Raymond Stantz Post-production

As producer change

As director change

As writer change

References change

  1. "Aykroyd voices doc series about Canada, calls country 'beacon in the world today' | Ottawa Citizen". May 29, 2017.
  2. "Dan Aykroyd Biography". Biography.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2013.

Other websites change