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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Saturday Night Live, Dr. Detroit, Blue Brothers, Ghostbusters
Writer, Actor/Actress, Producer
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Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter and singer. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters, and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.
In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Driving Miss Daisy.
Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952, at the Ottawa General Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He grew up in the Canadian capital, where his father, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer, worked as a policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. His mother, Lorraine Hélène (née Gougeon), was a secretary. His mother was of French Canadian descent and his father of English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and French ancestry. His brother, Peter, also became a comedy actor. Aykroyd was born with syndactyly, or webbed toes, which was revealed in the movie Mr. Mike's Mondo Video and in a short film on Saturday Night Live entitled "Don't Look Back In Anger." He was also born with heterochromia – his right eye is green and his left eye is brown.
Aykroyd was raised in the Catholic Church, and intended to become a priest until the age of seventeen. He attended St. Pius X and St. Patrick's High Schools and studied criminology and sociology at Carleton University, but dropped out before completing his degree. He worked as a comedian in various Canadian nightclubs and ran an after-hours speakeasy, Club 505, in Toronto for several years.
Dan Aykroyd was a member of the Second City comedy troupe in 1973 in both Toronto and Chicago.
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Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (1969)
Full Name at Birth
Daniel Edward Aykroyd
Peter Aykroyd (P.H. Aykroyd)
Lorraine Gougeon Aykroyd
Peter Aykroyd (named after the father)
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According To Jim
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Musician, Winemaker, Sheriff's Deputy, Voice Artist
Tourette Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Webbed toes
Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM OOnt (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, businessman and filmmaker. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–79). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, The Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
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Diamond Estate Wines
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Celebrity Talent International
(2003) TV commercial: Charter Cable Communications, (2004) TV commercials: Charter Communications with Kylie Tyndall, (2007) TV commercial: LouisianaTravel.com., (2000) TV commercial: FT.com
Sketch comedy, Improvisational, Musical Comedy
St. Pius X, Ottawa, ON, St. Patrick's High School, Ottawa, ON
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www.nndb.com/people/244/000025169/, www.biography.com/people/dan-aykroyd-9193409, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Dan-Aykroyd/
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==Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd== (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, musician and businessman. He was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on [[Saturday Night Live]] (1975–1979). A musical sketch he performed with [[John Belushi]] on [[SNL]], [[The Blues Brothers]], turned into an actual performing band and then a highly successful 1980 film, also called [[The Blues Brothers]]. He conceived and starred in [[Ghostbusters]] (1984), which spawned a sequel ([[Ghostbusters II]]) and eventually an entire media franchise. In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film [[Driving Miss Daisy]]. He starred in his own sitcom, [[Soul Man]], from 1997–98. Aykroyd is also a successful businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.
improvisational, musical comedy
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