Who is Dan Aykroyd? details about the Canadian comic actor

Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, musician, and writer who was born on July 1, 1952.

Before dropping out of Carleton University in 1969, he majored in both criminology and sociology.

Aykroyd worked as an after-hours manager at a speakeasy in Toronto as a young adult and did stand-up comedy at numerous venues.


Between 1976 and 1979, Aykroyd authored approximately 60 episodes for Saturday Night Live as one of the original cast members. He played a variety of characters during the first four seasons of the show and was best recognized for his impersonations.

He became close friends with John Belushi and has returned to SNL several times since his departure.

In 1994, Aykroyd got an honorary doctorate from Carleton University and was inducted into the Carleton University Hall of Fame.


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