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Dan Aykroyd

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Net worth 2018: $135 Million
Residence: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1 July 1952
Sigh: Leo
Height: 1.85 m
Education: Carleton University

Dan Aykroyd was bornon 1 July 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, American. Dan Aykroyd is a famous comedian and screenwriter of Canadian origin. He is better known for his act of caricature of a number of well-known persons as part of ‘Saturday Night Live’. He is the originator of the concepts of The Blues Brothers, an important part of this late night show. Presently, The Blues Brothers Band is actively involved in various tours for its performance. Starting his acting career through ’The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour’, a television programme, he served as an actor, writer and producer of a number of comedy shots. His meeting with comedian John Belushi is considered as a turning point of his acting career that prospered with his performance in the ‘Saturday Night Live’. He is the recipient of Emmy Award for his writing on ‘Saturday Night Live’. For his notable writing works, his name was nominated later for this prestigious award for two times. Besides being a Spiritualist, he has also developed a deep interest towards paranormal activities, especially UFOlogy. His concern towards parapsychology made him to create successful films like ‘Ghostbusters’, an American supernatural comedy film. Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, this comedian’s name was also nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance in ‘Driving Miss Daisy’.


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House Minority leader John Boehner in the show on February 14, 2009


His writing works also include his creation of liner notes for blues musician JW-Jones’ album ‘Bluelisted’ in 2008


On March 24, 2007, he made a guest appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a crying fan of ‘American Idol’ finalist Sanjaya Malakar


In 1992, in association with several well known persons of Hollywood and music industry, he set up the House of Blues, a chain of 13 live music concert halls to promote African-American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art


He made his directorial debut with ‘Nothing but Trouble’ in 1991


In 1983, he married actress Donna Dixon, his co-star in the films like ‘Doctor Detroit’ and ‘The Couch Trip’


In 1980, a film was also made based on their widely acknowledged combined effort


The popularity of The Blues Brothers resulted in the release of a successful album titled ‘Briefcase Full of Blues’ in 1978


From 1975 to 1979, he was a part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL), an American late-night comedy programme as a writer and actor


In 1973, he joined the Second City improvisational troupe that provided him the opportunity to work with personalities like Bill Murray, John Candy and Gilda Radner


In 1969, he took admission at Carleton University to study political science and criminal sociology

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