Image of Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

1952-07-01 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Image of Dan Aykroyd


Dan Aykroyd, born in Ottawa, initially pursued studies in psychology, criminal sociology, and political science at Carleton University, where his comedy journey took off. He co-wrote sketches for a private cable company, igniting his passion for acting. At 20, he joined The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago and Toronto, marking the start of his career. In 1975, Aykroyd joined "Saturday Night Live" as a founding member of the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players," crafting iconic sketches like "The Blues Brothers" with Belushi and "Two Wild and Crazy Guys" with Steve Martin. The success of "The Blues Brothers" sketch led to a full-length feature in 1980, with Aykroyd writing and producing the movie soundtrack, defying the disco and punk era. His versatile talent shines in roles like Dr. Ray Stantz in "Ghostbusters," Jessica Tandy’s son in "Driving Miss Daisy," a single father in "My Girl," and an assassin in "Grosse Pointe Blank," showcasing both comedic and dramatic prowess.


Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Dr. Raymond Stantz 2024-03-21
The Greatest Night in Pop Self (archive footage) 2024-01-19
Zombie Town Len Carver 2023-09-01
A Saturday Night Live Christmas Special 2023-12-14
2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self (archive footage) 2022-11-19
Who Saw the Men in Black self 2021-11-09
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ray Stantz 2021-11-11
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Self 2020-01-07
Belushi Self (archive footage) 2020-10-14
Defend, Conserve, Protect Narrator 2019-07-25
Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh 2019-05-27
Le fantastique Mr Murray Self - Interviewee 2019-10-20
Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2016-10-28
Ghostbusters Cabbie 2016-07-14
Good Fortune Self 2016-09-22
Ghostheads Self 2016-04-23
I Am Chris Farley Self 2015-07-27
Being Canadian Self 2015-09-18
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self / Super Bass-O-Matic 2150 Spokesperson / Elwood Blues 2015-02-15
Pixels 1982 Championship MC 2015-07-16
Get on Up Ben Bart 2014-08-01
Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond 2014-09-16
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Scarecrow (voice) 2014-05-08
Tammy Don 2014-07-02
Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective 2014-09-16
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Rick Phillips 2013-11-27
Born In Chicago Narrator 2013-03-13
Behind the Candelabra Seymour Heller 2013-05-26
WWII: Saving the Reality Self - Narrator (voice) 2013-01-07
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Self 2013-01-15
Sunset Strip Self 2012-03-16
The Campaign Wade Motch 2012-08-09
Saturday Night Live Backstage Self / Various 2011-02-20
Presidential Reunion Jimmy Carter 2010-03-02
The Women of SNL Various (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Yogi Bear Yogi Bear (voice) 2010-12-17
War, Inc. Mr. Vice President 2008-04-28
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Captain Phineas J. Tucker 2007-07-12
Working with a Master: John Landis Self 2006-06-27
Dan Aykroyd Unplugged On UFOs himself 2005-07-15
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd Various Characters 2005-09-06
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live Self 2005-02-20
The Blues Brothers: Transposing The Music Self 2005-08-30
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi Self / Various (archive footage) (uncredited) 2005-08-06
Life O' The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation Self 2005-06-07
Intern Academy Dr. Cyrill Kipp 2004-05-16
50 First Dates Dr. Keats 2004-02-13
Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive and Kickin Narrator 2004-08-20
Christmas with the Kranks Vic Frohmeyer 2004-11-24
Shortcut to Happiness Julius Jenson 2003-07-13
Bright Young Things Lord Monomark 2003-10-03
The Making of ‘Sneakers’ Self 2003-06-03
Toronto Rocks Self 2003-07-29
Crossroads Pete Wagner 2002-02-15
Unconditional Love Max Beasley 2002-08-23
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Chris Magruder 2001-08-05
Evolution Governor Lewis 2001-06-08
On the Nose Dr. Barry Davis 2001-10-23
Pearl Harbor Captain Thurman 2001-05-21
Earth vs. the Spider Det. Insp. Jack Grillo 2001-10-07
Stardom Barry Levine 2000-10-13
Loser Dad 2000-07-21
The House of Mirth Augustus 'Gus' Trenor 2000-09-23
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999-10-13
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1999-09-25
Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection Captain Milligan 1999-09-07
Diamonds Lance Agensky 1999-12-10
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Himself 1999-12-01
Ghostbusters 1999 Self 1999-10-29
The Stories Behind the Making of 'The Blues Brothers' Self 1998-09-08
Blues Brothers 2000 Elwood Blues 1998-02-05
Roswell Top Secret Self 1998-01-01
Susan's Plan Bob 1998-10-29
Antz Chip (voice) 1998-10-02
The Arrow Crawford Gordon Jr. 1997-01-12
Heritage Minutes: Avro Arrow Crawford Gordon 1997-01-01
Grosse Pointe Blank Grocer 1997-04-11
Sgt. Bilko Colonel John T. Hall 1996-03-29
Rainbow Sheriff Wyatt Hampton 1996-07-26
Feeling Minnesota Det. Ben Costikyan 1996-09-13
Getting Away with Murder Jack Lambert 1996-04-12
My Fellow Americans President William Haney 1996-12-20
Celtic Pride Jimmy Flaherty 1996-04-19
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen Quote Reader 1996-01-01
Canadian Bacon OPP Officer (uncredited) 1995-06-08
Casper Dr. Raymond Stantz (uncredited) 1995-05-26
The Random Factor Dexter (voice) 1995-03-03
Tommy Boy Ray Zalinsky 1995-03-31
My Girl 2 Harry Sultenfuss 1994-02-11
A Century of Cinema Self 1994-01-01
North Pa Tex 1994-07-22
The Best of the Blues Brothers Elwood Blues / Himself 1994-07-26
Exit to Eden Fred Lavery 1994-10-14
Coneheads Beldar Conehead 1993-07-23
Two-Fisted Tales Captain Miligan 1992-01-18
Chaplin Mack Sennett 1992-12-17
This Is My Life Arnold Moss 1992-02-21
Sneakers Mother 1992-09-09
Nothing but Trouble Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo 1991-02-15
My Girl Harry Sultenfuss 1991-11-27
The Earth Day Special Vic's Buddy 1990-04-22
Masters of Menace Johnny Lewis 1990-09-06
Life of Python Self 1990-03-16
Loose Cannons Ellis Fielding 1990-02-09
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Self 1989-09-24
Liberian Girl Dan Aykroyd 1989-07-04
Driving Miss Daisy Boolie Werthan 1989-12-13
Ghostbusters II Dr. Raymond Stantz 1989-06-16
Caddyshack II Capt. Tom Everett 1988-07-22
My Stepmother Is an Alien Steven Mills 1988-12-09
She's Having a Baby Roman (uncredited) 1988-02-05
The Couch Trip John W. Burns, Jr. 1988-01-15
The Great Outdoors Roman Craig 1988-06-17
Dragnet Sgt. Joe Friday 1987-06-23
Citizen Steve Chial Dushane 1987-01-01
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song Self 1985-01-28
B.B. King: Into the Night Self 1985-01-01
Into the Night Herb 1985-02-22
Spies Like Us Austin Millbarge 1985-12-06
The Best of John Belushi Various characters 1985-08-03
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Art Weber 1984-05-23
Ghostbusters Raymond Stantz 1984-06-08
Nothing Lasts Forever Buck Heller 1984-09-06
Trading Places Louis Winthorpe III 1983-06-07
The Coneheads Beldar (Voice) 1983-06-28
Doctor Detroit Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit 1983-05-06
Twilight Zone: The Movie Passenger 1983-06-24
E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors Beldar Conehead 1982-12-24
It Came from Hollywood Himself 1982-10-29
Neighbors Vic 1981-12-18
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever Yortuk Festrunk / Irwin Mainway / Alexander Haig / Dr. Treves 1981-11-25
The Blues Brothers Elwood Blues 1980-06-16
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video Church of Jack Lord Leader / Self 1979-09-20
1941 Sgt. Frank Tree 1979-12-14
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash Brian Thigh 1978-03-22
The Things We Did Last Summer Himself 1978-10-28
The Blues Brothers Live at Winterland Elwood Blues 1978-12-31
Love at First Sight Roy 1977-06-17
The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour Cop #1 1976-08-05
The Beach Boys: It's OK Cop #1 1976-11-22
The Gift of Winter Goodly / Rotten / Maple (voice) 1974-01-01
That's Amore!