Quick Facts of Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd Bio, Net Worth, Married, Wife, Children

Two times Primetime Emmy Award winner, Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian actor and Comedian known for his performance on Saturday Night Live and in many hit films like The Blues Brothers and Ghostbusters. He was also nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 1989 for a film named Driving Miss Daisy.

Further Dan is also a businessman, he co-founded the House of Blues, a chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand. From his successful career, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of $135 million. So, if you want to know more about Dan’s personal life and career earnings then we suggest you read the whole article.

Dan Aykroyd Bio, Wiki

Dan Aykroyd was born on 1st July 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Though he was born in Ottawa, Canada he grew up in the Catholic Church, and until age 17 he intended to become a priest. He is the son of Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd father and mother Lorraine Gougeon. His father is a civil engineer who worked as a policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau whereas his mother was a secretary. Similarly, Dan has a sibling brother Peter Aykroyd.

Aykroyd belongs to the mixed ethnicity as his father is of English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and French ancestry and his mother was of French Canadian descent.

Concerning his educational background, Dan passed his high school from St. Pius X and St. Patrick’s high school. Later for his higher studies, he went Carleton University where he studies criminology and sociology but he dropped out from there before completing his degree.

Dan Aykroyd Body Measurements

Currently 66 years old, Dan Aykroyd has brown hair and has a pair of hazel eye. Further, he stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches and weighs around 113 kg. Besides, there is no other detail regarding his shoe, drees and other body measurements.

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Who Is Dan Aykroyd Wife? Know About His Children

The Primetime Emmy Awards winner Dan Aykroyd is a married man. He got married to his girlfriend Donna Dixon. Their wedding ceremony was held on 29 April 1983. Dan and Donna met each other on the set of Doctor Detroit which was released in the same year. Further, the couple is the parents of three daughters, Danielle Aykroyd, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, and Belle Kingston Aykroyd.

Moreover, Dan and his wife Donna appear together in three additional films Spies Like Us, Twilight Zone: The Movie and The Couch Trip.

Before getting married to Donna, Dan was engaged to actress Carrie Fisher. He proposed her on the set of The Blues Brother in which she appeared as a spurned girlfriend of Jake Blues played by John Belushi. Dan and Carrie’s engagement ended when she reconciled with her former boyfriend, Paul Simon.

As of now, Dan is living a happy life with his wife and three daughters. Further, there are no rumors regarding their separation.

Dan Aykroyd Career

Dan Aykroyd began his career as a Canadian comedian since 1971. He gained fame on the American late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live. After being famous as a comedian, he started appearing in Tv and movies and some of his memorable roles includes Beldar, father of the Coneheads family with Steven Martin, Yortuk Festrunk. Moreover, he also co-hosted the Weekend Update segment for one season with Jane Curtin.

After some year he also made his guest appearance and unannounced cameos on SNL, often impersonating the American politician Bob Dole. After some guest appearance, he resurrected the Blues Brother musical act with host John Goodman in place of Belushi. He also became the second member of the original cast too host SNL in May 2003 in the season finale.

After leaving Saturday Night Live, Dan appeared in a number of films mostly comedies. His first three American films are The First 1941, The Blues Brother and Neighbors. He also played in Ghostbusters which gained massive success. Further, his other films include Spies Like Us, Nothing but Trouble, Exit to Ede, Blues Brother 2000, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, and 50 first Dates and many others.

Besides his acting career, he is the co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe. He is also the owner of several wineries in Canada’s Niagara Peninsula as well as the company that distributes Patron tequila in Canada.

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Dan Aykroyd Award And Achievements

From his successful career, Dan won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series for his collaborative work on Saturday Night Live. Further, he also won a Primetime Emmy Awards for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.

Moreover, Dan was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Driving Miss Daisy. He is also nominated for the Prime Emmy Awards for his work in Saturday Night Live.

Dan Aykroyd Net Worth

Dan Aykroyd has collected a huge amount of net worth. Moreover, he earns an impressive amount of money from his successful profession. However, his actual salary isn’t disclosed yet. But we can say that he earns a huge amount of money because the average salary of Actor in America is $50249.

  • According to the celebrity net worth; Dan Aykroyd net worth is $180 million
  • According to the Richest; Dan net worth is $135 Million.
  • According to the thewealthcircle; Dan net worth is $135 million

Moreover, Dan Aykroyd and his wife have bought a house $30,000 per month. It is located in Wilson Drive, Los Angeles, CA and had a 4,828 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5bathrooms.

Movies Budget Box Office
Ghostbuster US$30 million  US$300 million
Spies Like Us $22 million $60 Million
Nothing but Trouble $40 million $8.4 million
Exit to Eden $25-30 Million $6,841,570
Ghostbusters II $37 million $215.4 million
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion $33 Million $18.9 Million

Besides his acting career, he has also gathered money from his business. As he is the owner of several restaurants and cafe.