Dan Aykroyd

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Daniel Edward Aykroyd
  • Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/01/1952, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; singer; writer
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Dan Aykroyd Fast Facts:
  • Worked as a road surveyor in Canada's Northwest Territories in his late teens.
  • A law-enforcement enthusiast and grandson of a Canadian Mountie, he studied criminology in college and collects police badges.
  • Developed a fascination with the supernatural that has served him well with the Coneheads characters, Ghostbusters (1984) and his role as host of the TV series Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.
  • Proposed to wife Donna Dixon on Fran Drescher's porch.
  • Cofounded the successful House of Blues club-restaurant chain.
  • Dan Aykroyd Relationships:
  • Peter Hugh Aykroyd - Father
  • Belle Kingston Aykroyd - Daughter
  • Danielle Alexandra Aykroyd - Daughter
  • Donna Dixon - Wife
  • Lorraine Aykroyd - Mother
  • Stella Irene Augustus Aykroyd - Daughter
  • Peter Aykroyd - Brother
  • Dan Aykroyd Awards:
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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