Dan Aykroyd Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Dan Aykroyd

Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM known as Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, producer and businessman. Aykroyd is best known for his roles as Ray Stantz in the “Ghostbusters” film series and as one of the founding cast members of “Saturday Night Live.” He is also a part of The Blues Brothers, a touring band that started as a “Saturday Night Live” spoof starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

Dan Aykroyd Biography and Net Worth

Net Worth                 $250 M
Full Name                  Daniel Edward Aykroyd CM
Birth Date                  July 1, 1952
Age                            70 years
Birthplace                 Ottawa Canada
Profession                Comedian, Actor, Producer, Musician, Writer
Wife                           Donna Dixon

Dan Aykroyd Early Life

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952, to Lorraine Helene and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dan was born with webbed feet and was given the Asperger’s syndrome and Tourette’s syndrome diagnoses at the ages of 12 and 8. He was raised in a Catholic household and was adamant about becoming a priest until he was seventeen. He went to Ottawa’s “St. Pius X High School” and later, he attended the Ottawa-based “St. Patrick’s High School.” He enrolled at “Carleton University” in 1969 to study political science and criminal sociology. He used to perform in “Sock ‘n Buskin,” a community-based theater group at the university.

Dan Aykroyd Career

When he was 17 years old, Aykroyd made his television debut on the Canadian sketch comedy program “The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour.” Dan was eventually hired by Michaels as a writer and performer for “Saturday Night Live.” From 1975 until 1979, Aykroyd appeared on the show as well-known characters like Yortuk Festrunk, Beldar Conehead, and Elwood Blues. Dan had intended to co-star with Belushi in “Ghostbusters”, but after he passed away in 1982 from a drug overdose, Dan rewrote the part of Peter Venkman for Bill Murray. In the 2021 film “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” he played the same part once more. He also played a widowed priest on the ABC comedy “Soul Man” from 1997 to 1998. Over two dozen movies featuring Dan have been released in the 2000s.

Dan Aykroyd Wife

On April 29, 1983, Aykroyd married actress Donna Dixon and the couple had three daughters Danielle (1989), Belle (1993), and Stella (1998).

Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd Awards

In 1977, Dan and the “Saturday Night Live” writing staff shared an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series. In 1990,Aykroyd received an Academy Award nomination for his role in “Driving Miss Daisy.” In 1994, Carleton University awarded him an honorary doctorate in literature, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry presented him with a Snuffed Candle Award in 1997.

Dan Aykroyd Net Worth

Aykroyd launched Crystal Head Vodka with $600,000 in 2007 and co-founded the House of Blues concert restaurant chain in 1992. Dan and his brother bought a 4,176-square-foot Los Angeles home in 1988 for $732,500; in 2008, they sold it for $2.13 million. Aykroyd spent $14.5 million on a four-bedroom house in the Pacific Palisades in 2007 and $3.8 million on the sale of his 4,828-square-foot Hollywood Hills residence.

Dan Aykroyd Height and Weight

Height                     6’1”
Weight                    113 kg
Eye Color               Hazel
Hair Color               Brown

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