Dan Aykroyd is a legendary actor and comedian. Also, he is a producer, filmmaker, and businessman. Dan was an original writer of “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” when SNL was not premiered. Since then, he has been known for his significant work in Saturday Night Live.
Dan was born Daniel Edward Aykroyd on July 1, 1952. He is the son of Lorraine Hélène and Peter Aykroyd.
Further, Aykroyd grew up in Ottawa. His brother, Peter, is also an actor. Besides, he joined Carleton University. But Dan dropped out the college and began working as a comedian.
Aykroyd was hired as the writer of the show “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” of SNL. Notably, writing and acting characters made him the only cast of the SNL capable of being a Python. Since then, Dan has always been a significant cast member of Saturday Night Live.
What’s more, he wrote and starred in the comedy film Ghostbusters(1984). Similarly, he was the lead in his series Soul Man(1997-1998).
Not only that, but Dan is a co-founder of House of Blues. Moreover, he conceived the Crystal Head Vodka brand.
Love Life, Marriage, Kids:
Aykroyd got engaged to his then-girlfriend Carrie Fisher. However, they called out their relationship.
Afterwards, he got hitched to actress Donna Dixon in 1983. Together, the duo shares three daughters Vera, Stella and Belle. Among them, Vera Sola is a well-known singer and songwriter.
Net Worth and Salary:
Through his dedication to his career, he has made a good fortune under his belt. Dan has a net value of $180-200 Million.
The actor was born with webbed toes. Also, he went through Tourette’s syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome as a kid.
What’s more, Dan proclaims being a spiritualist.