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Born July 1, 1952, in Ottawa, Canada, Dan Aykroyd studied criminology in college but dropped out to join Toronto's Second City improv comedy group.

In 1975, he became one of the founding cast members of "Saturday Night Live" and paired up with fellow comedian John Belushi in early film roles such as Steven Spielberg's 1941 (1979), The Blues Brothers (1980) and Neighbors (1981). Through the 1980s, Aykroyd honed his knack for comedy in a string of blockbusters, including Trading Places, Spies Like Us, Dragnet and two Ghostbusters films.

But it was a more serious role as the son of an aging Jessica Tandy that earned Aykroyd a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for Driving Miss Daisy (1989). Since then, Aykroyd has successfully managed to alternate between serious roles (My Girl and Pearl Harbor) and comedic parts (Evolution, 50 First Dates and Christmas with the Kranks).

Dan Aykroyd in Tammy

Tammy

2014 R

Pushed to the limit after losing her job and discovering her husband's been cheating on her, Tammy agrees to flee town with her alcoholic grandmother. Their destination is Niagara Falls, but the journey offers some unexpected pit stops.

  • Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters Ghostbusters
  • Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers
  • Dan Aykroyd in 50 First Dates 50 First Dates
  • Dan Aykroyd in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Dan Aykroyd in Yogi Bear Yogi Bear
  • Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters 2 Ghostbusters 2
  • Dan Aykroyd in Being Canadian Being Canadian
  • Dan Aykroyd in Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy
  • Dan Aykroyd in Chaplin: The Movie Chaplin: The Movie
  • Dan Aykroyd in The Great Outdoors The Great Outdoors
  • Dan Aykroyd in My Girl My Girl
  • Dan Aykroyd in Tommy Boy Tommy Boy
  • Dan Aykroyd in Spies Like Us Spies Like Us
  • Dan Aykroyd in Sneakers Sneakers
  • Dan Aykroyd in Coneheads Coneheads
  • Dan Aykroyd in Behind the Candelabra Behind the Candelabra
  • Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places Trading Places
  • Dan Aykroyd in Nothing But Trouble Nothing But Trouble
  • Dan Aykroyd in Antz Antz
  • Dan Aykroyd in Twilight Zone: The Movie Twilight Zone: The Movie
  • Dan Aykroyd in The Campaign The Campaign
  • Dan Aykroyd in Get On Up Get On Up
  • Dan Aykroyd in Dragnet Dragnet
  • Dan Aykroyd in Sgt. Bilko Sgt. Bilko
  • Dan Aykroyd in War, Inc. War, Inc.
  • Dan Aykroyd in Grosse Pointe Blank Grosse Pointe Blank
  • Dan Aykroyd in I Am Chris Farley I Am Chris Farley
  • Dan Aykroyd in 1941 1941
  • Dan Aykroyd in Into the Night Into the Night
  • Dan Aykroyd in Feeling Minnesota Feeling Minnesota
  • Dan Aykroyd in Blues Brothers 2000 Blues Brothers 2000
  • Dan Aykroyd in SNL: The Best of Dan Aykroyd SNL: The Best of Dan Aykroyd
  • Dan Aykroyd in Doctor Detroit Doctor Detroit
  • Dan Aykroyd in Crossroads Crossroads
  • Dan Aykroyd in Saturday Night Live: The First 5 Years Saturday Night Live: The First 5 Years
  • Dan Aykroyd in Caddyshack 2 Caddyshack 2
  • Dan Aykroyd in Saturday Night Live: Christmas Saturday Night Live: Christmas
  • Dan Aykroyd in Evolution Evolution
  • Dan Aykroyd in Earth vs. The Spider Earth vs. The Spider
  • Dan Aykroyd in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  • Dan Aykroyd in We Are the World: Story Behind the Song We Are the World: Story Behind the Song
  • Dan Aykroyd in My Fellow Americans My Fellow Americans
  • Dan Aykroyd in Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary
  • Dan Aykroyd in Loser Loser
  • Dan Aykroyd in Bright Young Things Bright Young Things
  • Dan Aykroyd in The Second City: The First Family of... The Second City: The First Family of...
  • Dan Aykroyd in Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  • Dan Aykroyd in Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music
  • Dan Aykroyd in Saturday Night Live: The 1970s Saturday Night Live: The 1970s
  • Dan Aykroyd in Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland
  • Dan Aykroyd in Loose Cannons Loose Cannons
  • Dan Aykroyd in Getting Away with Murder Getting Away with Murder
  • Dan Aykroyd in Stardom Stardom
  • Dan Aykroyd in Christmas with the Kranks Christmas with the Kranks
  • Dan Aykroyd in White Coats White Coats
  • Dan Aykroyd in Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs
  • Dan Aykroyd in Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive and Kickin' Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive and Kickin'