Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, producer, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has been in the business since 1971. He was determined to become a priest before entering the industry. However, while attending Carleton University, he joined theatres and began his acting career.
He began his professional acting career in television before moving on to film roles. He is best known for his role as Dr. Raymond Stantz in the supernatural comedy film ‘Ghostbusters.’ Furthermore, he is well-known for his writing abilities on the show ‘Saturday Night Live,’ for which he received an Emmy Award. Aside from acting, he has also provided his voice in a number of video games as well as animated films and television series.
Quick Facts About Dan Aykroyd
|Real Name||Daniel Edward Aykroyd|
|Age||71 years old|
|Birthday||1 July 1952|
|Birthplace||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Ethnicity||English, Irish, Dutch, Scottish, and French|
|Height||6 ft 1 inch|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
|Hobbies||Acting, Reading Books|
Who Is Dan Aykroyd?
Dan Aykroyd’s full name is Daniel Edward Aykroyd, and he was born on July 1, 1952, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was born to his father, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer and policy adviser in Pierre Trudeau’s administration, and his mother, Lorraine Helene Marie, a secretary. Daniel also has a brother, Peter Hugh Aykroyd, who is an actor. He is 71 years old and born under the sign of Cancer.
How Rich Is Dan Aykroyd?
As of November 2023, Dan Aykroyd’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million. He is currently living a lavish lifestyle. He earns through his acting career.
How Tall Is Dan Aykroyd?
Dan Aykroyd is of Canadian origin, and his ethnicity is White. From his father’s side, he is English, Irish, Dutch, Scottish, and French, and from his mother’s side, he is French Canadian. Furthermore, he practices Christianity as his religion.
Aside from that, he stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m/185cm) tall and weighs approximately 113kg (249lbs). He has dark brown hair and hazel-colored eyes.
Dan Aykroyd Education
Dan Aykroyd grew up in the Catholic Church and attended two different high schools: St. Pius X and St. Patrick’s. Similarly, in 1969, he enrolled at Carleton University to study political science and criminal sociology. However, he dropped out of school before graduating.
Who is Dan Aykroyd Wife?
Dan Aykroyd had a brief relationship with actress Carrie Fisher. In 1983, he married actress Donna Dixon, with whom he has three daughters, Danielle (also known as Vera Sola), Stella, and Belle.
How Did Dan Aykroyd Pursue His Career?
Dan Aykroyd made his film debut in 1977 with the role of Roy in the film ‘Love at First Sight.’ After that, he appeared in ‘Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video’ and ‘1941’ in 1979, ‘The Blues Brothers’ in 1980, ‘Neighbors’ in 1981, ‘It Came from Hollywood’ in 1982, and ‘Doctor Detroit,’ ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ in 1983. Similarly, he appeared as Dr. Raymond Stantz in ‘Ghostbusters’ in 1984, where he also served as a writer. The film, which starred Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts, was a huge success. The same year, he appeared as Art Weber in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.’ His other acting and writing credits include ‘Spies Like Us’ in 1985, ‘Dragnet’ in 1987, and ‘Ghostbusters II’ in 1989.
His other TV shows include ‘Tales from the Crypt’ in 1991, ‘The Nanny’ in 1994, ‘The Arrow’ in 1997, and many more. He also appeared in ‘Normal, Ohio’ in 2000 and ‘History’s Mysteries’ in 2001, narrating the story. In 2009, Dan appeared in ‘According to Jim’ and ‘Family Guy.’ In 2006, he also served as a judge on the show ‘Living with Fran.’ Following that, he appeared in ‘The Defenders’ in 2011, ‘Happily Divorced’ in 2012, and ‘Workin’ Moms’ in 2017. His most recent roles were in ‘The Conners’ as Buddy in 2019 and ‘The Simpsons’ in 2021.