Dan Aykroyd
  • July 1, 1952
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Male
  • Canadian

Dan Aykroyd


Daniel Aykroyd born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian actor, producer, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live 1975–1979.

A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, the Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy.

He starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man 1997–1998. Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.


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