Dan Aykroyd

1952 - Today

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Daniel Edward Aykroyd, ( AK-royd; born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian actor, producer, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–1979). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, the Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. He conceived and starred in Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dan Aykroyd has received more than 8,795,711 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Dan Aykroyd is the 568th most popular actor (down from 521st in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Canada (down from 43rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Canadian Actor.

Dan Aykroyd is most famous for his role as Dr. Raymond Stantz in the Ghostbusters movies, as well as for his role as Elwood Blues in The Blues Brothers.

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Among actors, Dan Aykroyd ranks 568 out of 10,030Before him are Richard Barthelmess, Peter Cushing, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Forster, La Belle Otero, and Karlheinz Böhm. After him are James Brolin, Michael Chekhov, Rade Šerbedžija, Winona Ryder, Max Linder, and Danny Aiello.

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Among people born in 1952, Dan Aykroyd ranks 35Before him are David Hasselhoff, Emomali Rahmon, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Tomislav Nikolić, Salome Zourabichvili, and Jimmy Connors. After him are Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Shigeru Miyamoto, Laura Branigan, Mr. T, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Idriss Déby.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Dan Aykroyd ranks 44 out of 1,130Before him are Pamela Anderson (1967), John Charles Fields (1863), Howard Shore (1946), Oswald Avery (1877), Robert Mundell (1932), and Lois Maxwell (1927). After him are Ralph M. Steinman (1943), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), James Randi (1928), Charles Taylor (1931), Donald O. Hebb (1904), and Joni Mitchell (1943).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Dan Aykroyd ranks 10Before him are Jim Carrey (1962), Michael J. Fox (1961), William Shatner (1931), Mary Pickford (1892), Pamela Anderson (1967), and Lois Maxwell (1927). After him are Ryan Reynolds (1976), Glenn Ford (1916), Conrad Bain (1923), Ryan Gosling (1980), Mack Sennett (1880), and Mike Myers (1963).

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