Dan Aykroyd Biography
Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, musician, and businessman. He was born on 1 July 1952 Aykroyd was an original member of the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” on Saturday Night Live (1975–1979).
It was 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 starred in Ghostbusters-1984, which spawned a sequel Ghostbusters II and then an entire media franchise. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy in 1991.
He also starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man, from 1997–98. Aykroyd has also had success in business, having founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand together with another business person.
Dan Aykroyd Wife | Dan Aykroyd Donna Dixon
Aykroyd has been married to actress Donna Dixon since 1983. The pair met while making the 1983 comedic flop Doctor Detroit. They have three children together.
Dan Aykroyd Children | Dan Aykroyd Daughters
He has three children of which are all girls; Danielle, Stella, and Belle.
Dan Aykroyd Age
He was Born on July 1, 1952. He is 66 years old as of 2018.
Dan Aykroyd Brother
His brother is called Peter Aykroyd, he is an actor, comedian and writer. His brother was born in 1955.
Dan Aykroyd Awards
Aykroyd has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, inducted in 2002. He also has an Emmy Award (1977) for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series for his collaborative work on Saturday Night Live. He has an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Carleton University, received in 1994.
Dan Aykroyd Net worth
Aykroyd has an estimated Net Worth of $135 Million. He has amassed most of his wealth from acting and writing music.
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Dan Aykroyd Ghostbusters
After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
Initial release: 7 June 1984 (Westwood)
Director: Ivan Reitman
Featured song: Ghostbusters
Music composed by: Elmer Bernstein
Screenplay: Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis
Updates o Ghostbusters 3
It’s been almost 30 years since Ghostbusters II (and nearly 35 years since Ghostbusters), but the classic comedies might be finally getting the follow-up that it’s fans have been waiting for.
The main cast then featured Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and the late Harold Ramis, and after answering the same question for three decades now, Aykroyd has confirmed that another production is currently in the works.
Speaking on an episode of AXS TV’s The Big Interview with Dan Rather, he said: “There is a possibility of a reunion with the three remaining Ghostbusters. It’s being written right now.”
Those three remaining Ghostbusters would be himself, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray. Although Murray has never been that interested in a reboot, Aykroyd thinks he’ll actually sign up this time.
“I think Billy will come. The story’s so good. Even if he plays a ghost,” he said, referring to an idea that Murray came up with years ago.
Of course, there’s no guarantee this movie will actually ever happen, given there’s been so many false starts at this point, but it’s the first time Aykroyd has sounded so confident about one since the 2016 all-female reboot.
It’s safe to assume that this film wouldn’t be connected to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, either.
Firstly, because it was a bit of a box-office bomb and didn’t impress the critics all that much, and secondly, because the original cast cameoed as completely different characters in it, meaning they’re likely set in different universes.
Dan Aykroyd Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher was Aykroyd’s fiancée. She Died in 2016 due to Cardiac Arrest.
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