Dan Aykroyd Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Wife, Kids, Height, Brother
Facts of Dan Aykroyd
|Full Name:||Dan Aykroyd|
|Birth Date:||July 1, 1952|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer and Musician|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)|
|Married||Donna Dixon (1983)|
|Break Up||Carrie Fisher|
|Net Worth||$135 million|
|Birth Place||Ottawa, Ontario|
|Ethnicity||Mixed (English, Irish or Scottish, Dutch, French, French-Canadian)|
|Education||St. Plus X and St. Patrick’s High Schools and Carleton University|
|Father||Samuel Peter Aykroyd|
|Kids||Danielle, Stella, and Belle|
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Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and musician who is famous for being a member of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players on Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1979.
Early Life of Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd was born Daniel Edward Aykroyd on 1st July 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. As of 2019, he is 67 years old and his horoscope is Cancer. Dan is the son of Samuel Peter Aykroyd (father) and Lorraine Gougeon (mother).
He grew up with his brother Peter Aykroyd. Dan holds Canadian nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnical background (English, Irish or Scottish, Dutch, French, French-Canadian).
He was raised in the Catholic Church with his brother. Dan studied at St. Plus X and St. Patrick’s High Schools. He attended Carleton University where he studied sociology and criminology.
Who is Dan Aykroyd’s Wife?
Dan Aykroyd married actress Donna Dixon in the year 1983. Donna appeared with him in movies like The Couch Trip and Spies Like Us. The couple first met on the set of Doctor Detroit where they first worked together. They have three beautiful daughters named Belle Kingston Aykroyd, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, and Danielle Aykroyd. As of now, Dan is living a blissful life with his wife without any sign of divorce or separation.
Previously, he was in a romantic relationship with the Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. He proposed to her on the set of The Blues Brothers in the year 1980 and they engaged. Unfortunately, their engagement came to an end when Carrie reunited with her ex-boyfriend, Paul Simon. Once there was a rumor of him being dead in May 2017, however, it was confirmed as a piece of fake news later.
How much is Dan Aykroyd’s Net Worth and Salary?
Dan Aykroyd has an estimated net worth of around $135 million as of 2022 which means he earns a good amount of salary. Besides, he owns several houses in several places. Dan bought a house worth $14.5 million located in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades area in the year 2008.
He has a house in Hollywood Hills worth around $4.2 million.
Body Measurement (Height and Weight)
Dan stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch and his body weight is around 113 kg. His hair color is brown in color while he has a pair of hazel eyes.
Career and Movies
- Dan Aykroyd’s first experience in his career was at the age of 17 when he was cast in a sketch comedy series named The Hart and Leone Terrific Hour, associating with Lorne Michaels and many other artists.
- In the year 1973, he was a member of the comedy troupe called Second City in Chicago and Toronto.
- He came into the media spotlight through Saturday Night Live as he was hired as a writer but became a cast before the series premiered.
- The original cast was referred to as The Not Ready for Prime Time Players in which Dan was the youngest one who appeared on the show from 1975-1979.
- His writing ability was appreciated by everyone considering him as a talented impersonator and who has brought unusual interests, sensibility along with including youth in the show.
- Dan’s capability made him become the only member of Saturday Night Live having capable of being a Python.
- Also, he co-hosted the Weekend Update for one season with Jane Curtin. In 2009, Dan wrote and appeared in Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
- In the year 2010, he gave his voice for an animated film, Yogi Bear, and guest-starred in the Family Guy.