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Dan Aykroyd is known as a Canadian-American actor, comedian, musician, and director. He is most famous for his roles in Ghostbuster, The Blues Brothers, and Saturday Night Life.

Background and Age

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Canada. His mom Lorraine Hélène was of French-Canadian ancestry and his father Samuel Cuthbert Aykroyd has an English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch and French family line. He has a younger brother named Peter. He was brought up in the Roman Catholic church and studied at St. Pius X and St. Patrick's high schools, both in Ottawa. He enlisted to study criminology and human science at Carleton University yet quit before he could finish his degree.

As an adolescent, Dan Aykroyd got his first professional experience as a comedian on the Canadian TV show, The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour. He performed in a few dance clubs and had the chance to sharpen his melodic gifts at a particular disco club called "Le Hibou". He likewise got the chance to perform with the celebrated sketch satire troupe, Second City both in Toronto and Chicago.

Married, Wife and Kids

Dan Aykroyd has a happy family life. He has been married for well more than 3 decades to Donna Dixon, a former beauty queen, and actress. Aykroyd met his darling spouse on the set arrangement of the 1983 film Doctor Detroit. The couple additionally co-featured in 4 different movies together including Spies Like Us (1985), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), The Couch Trip (1988), and Exit to Eden (1994). Dixon quit acting in the year 1997.

Dan Aykroyd has 3 girls with his significant other Donna Dixon. Their first girl Danielle Alexandra was born on November 18, 1989, and their second little girl Belle Kingston was born on June 9, 1993. The couple gave birth to their most youthful little girl Stella Irene August on April 5, 1998.

Career and Net Worth

Dan Aykroyd has become a highly-acclaimed Hollywood actor and producer, and business big shot. This multi-capable star picked up prominence for his work on Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1979. While on the show, he played out a particular melodic sketch named "the Blues Brothers" which eventually transformed into a music band and the 1980 hit satire film The Blues Brothers. He then splashed on the scene when he was in the cast of Ghostbusters.

In July 2019, the trailer for the sequel to popular zombie comedy, Zombieland was released with much attention and spotlight. Dan Aykroyd will appear in the film as himself.

Date modified: May 26, 2020
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