Jul. 1st, 1952
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Guest TV Roles
Judge Max Hunter
Rev. Mike Webber
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.
- 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.
- On his passport, he lists his occupation as "Writer".
- After working together on three films, 'Jamie Lee Curtis' (qv) called him the best "screen kisser" who ever had a scene with her.
- His grandfather was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
- He is a huge fan of the TV Series "Dragnet" and the show's star, Jack Webb. So much so that many of his characters are able to rapidly spit out technical information just as Webb did reciting laws and regulations as Sgt. Joe Friday. Some examples of this are: 1. In "The Blues Brothers" when Elwood describes the specifications of the Bluesmobile. 2. In "Ghostbusters" when Dr. Raymond Stanz "orders" the demi-god Zuul to leave New York. 3. In "1941" when Sgt. Tree teaches the Ned Beatty character how to load and fire the anti-aircraft gun. 4. During the "SNL" Weekend Update whenever he would verbally spar with Jane Curtain.
- Was offered the role of "D-Day" in _Animal House (1978)_ (qv), but turned it down.
- 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).
- Daughters with 'Donna Dixon (I)' (qv); Danielle (b. 1989) and Kingston Belle (b. 1993).