They say ‘Laughter heals the wounds of the soul.’ This may be one of the reasons why Dan decided to venture into the world of acting and specialize mainly in comedies. The best thing about comedy is that it can never be outdated. This explains the reason why Dan Aykroyd has remained relevant up to this date despite being in this field for decades.
- 1 Quick Biography
- 2 Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
- 3 Education, School/College University
- 4 Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
- 5 Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children
- 6 Professional Life and Career
- 7 Awards & Nominations
- 8 Dan Aykroyd Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020
- 9 Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
- 10 Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Dan Aykroyd was born Daniel Edward Aykroyd on 1st July 1952. He is the son of Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd (father) and Lorraine Gougeon (mother). Dan was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This is also the place where he started his acting career as a comedian. He used to perform in different clubs in Canada.
|Full Name/Real Name:||Daniel Edward Aykroyd|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||1 July 1952|
|Birth Place:||Ottawa, Ontario Canada|
|Parents:||Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd and Lorraine Gougeon|
|Spouse:||Donna Dixon (m. 1983)|
|Children:||Danielle Aykroyd, Vera Sola, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, Belle Kingston Aykroyd|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inch|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$150 million|
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
Dan Aykroyd is 68 years old. He is a bit tall as he is 6 feet and 1inch tall. Dan weighs around 113 kg.
Education, School/College University
Dan attended St. Patrick’s High School and St. Pius high. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Carleton University, where he specialized in criminology and sociology. However, he dropped out of college before he had completed his degree.
Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views
Dan Aykroyd is the son of Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd and Lorraine Gougeon and the brother of Peter Aykroyd. His nationality is Canadian. However, he has a mixed ethnicity since his dad was of English, Scottish, Dutch, Irish, and French ancestry, and his mum was of French Canadian descent.
He was raised up in a Christian faith and still holds to the same faith to date. Although he is not very active in politics, he has shown his outright support to the Republicans. He fights racism and hates racists.
Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children
Dan Aykroyd is a married man and has been with his wife Donna Dixon since they tied the knot on April 29 in 1983. The couple has three kids together whose names are; Danielle Aykroyd, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, Belle Kingston Aykroyd. The couple is happily married and has built their union on love and mutual trust.
|Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced):||Married|
|When did he get married? (married date):||29 April 1983|
|Does he have any relationship affair?||No|
|Is Dan Aykroyd Gay?||No|
|Wife/Spouse? (name):||Donna Dixon (m. 1983)|
|Kids:||Danielle Aykroyd, Vera Sola, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, Belle Kingston Aykroyd|
Professional Life and Career
Dan started off as a Canadian Comedian in 1971. He became famous on Saturday Night Live, which was an American comedy show. His star shone brighter after he played a role in like Beldar. A few years later, he started unannounced cameos and guest appearances on SNL, where he always impersonated as the American politician Bob Dole.
At the same time, he released a new article which he titled ‘The Blues Brothers musical act’ together with frequent host John Goodman. Dan became the second original cast member to host SNL and to also appear in the season finale. He was once featured as a crying fan of an American Idol Finalist known as Sanjaya Malakar in 2007.
In 2009, he appeared as John Boehner, who was the U.S. House Minority Leader at that time. In 2013, he and his other SNL alumni made a guest appearance. In 2016, Dan released one of the managerial producers of Ghostbusters, which was a long-deliberated reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Awards & Nominations
He has received numerous awards and nominations since he started his career in acting, some of which include; Oscar Nominee of the Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1990. Outstanding writing in comedy by Nominee Primetime Emmy in 1977-1979, Worst Fake Accent: Male nominated by Stinker Award in 2002 and Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story by Interactive Achievement Award in 2010 among others.
Dan Aykroyd Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020
Through his hard work and passion in his career, he has managed to amass a net worth of around $150 million as of October 2020. Most of his income is as a result of the various roles he has played in different field as an actor and a comedian.
Rumors and Controversy/Scandal
It had been reported that Dan had announced he would be making a new movie a third Ghostbusters, which turned out to be just a rumor.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
His Facebook page has around 446k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 241k followers. On Instagram account, he has around 318k followers, while on YouTube, Dan Aykroyd has around 1 million subscribers.
Dan has remained a great example to many celebrities and especially to the young generation. He has also proven people wrong those who think that celebrities can never be able to balance their career and personal life. This is especially well seen in his relationship with his wife and children.