|Net Worth:||$135 million|
|Full name:||Dan Aykroyd|
|Born:||July 1, 1952|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
Childhood and Early Life
Dan Aykroyd’s birthday is actually a memorable one in his country, Canada, as he was given birth on Canada Day.
Aykroyd was born on July 1 1952. July 1 was formerly called Dominion Day but is now known as Canada Day.
He was born at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. So, calling Dan Aykroyd a Dominion Day/Canada day man isn’t wrong.
His father, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer, worked as a policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau hence he grew up in Ottawa, Canada’s capital .
His mother, Lorraine Hélène (née Gougeon), was a secretary. His mother was of French Canadian descent and his father was of English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and French ancestry.
He has a brother, Peter by name, who is also an actor.
Aykroyd was born with syndactyly which is widely known as webbed toes. This condition of his was revealed in the film Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video and in a short film on Saturday Night Live titled “Don’t Look Back In Anger”.
Raised in the Catholic Church, he had intentions of becoming a priest until age 17. His high school Alma Mater is St. Pius X and St. Patrick’s high schools.
After his high school days, he enrolled into Carleton University where he studied criminology and sociology (criminal sociology and political science) at Carleton University, but he didn’t finish his university education because he dropped out before completing his degree.
In 1969, while attending this University, he was a part of Sock and Buskin Drama Guild, a community based Theatre Company at that university and performed with them.
After he dropped out from university, he worked as a comedian, performing comedy shows in various Canadian nightclubs.
He also ran an after-hours speakeasy, Club 505, in Toronto. Dan Aykroyd did this for several years.
He engaged in avenues to develop his musical career in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital and he did this particularly through his regular attendances at a club that featured many blues artists called The Owl.
The Canadian-American, Aykroyd is known for acting, comedy, music, film making and business having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.
Dan Aykroyd is famous for comedy and screenwriting. He is better known for his act of He displays caricature of a number of well-known persons as part of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and he is better known for this.
He is the pioneer of the concepts of The Blues Brothers, and this concept is an important part of this late night show.
In the now, The Blues Brothers Band have been going to and fro, performing in various places.
He started his acting career through a television programme called, ’The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour’, where he served as an actor, writer and producer of a number of comedy shots.
The turning point of the Canadian comedian career that prospered with his performance in the ‘Saturday Night Live’ came at his meeting with comedian John Belushi.
He received an Emmy Award for his writing on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and has been nominated later, two times for this prestigious award because of his notable writings.
He is a Spiritualist and has also developed a deep interest towards paranormal activities, especially UFOlogy.
One of his successful films,’ Ghostbusters’, an American supernatural comedy film was created due to Dan’s concern towards parapsychology.
After his induction into Canada’s Walk of Fame, Aykroyd’s performance in ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ was outstanding hence he was also nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor afterwards
He conceived and starred in Ghostbusters (1984), which spawned a sequel and eventually an entire media franchise.
In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the 1989 film
Dan Aykroyd’s Wife and Daughters
Donna Lynn Dixon, wife to actor Dan Aykroyd is a retired American actress and former beauty queen and was born on July 20, 1957 in Alexandria, Virginia to Earl Dixon.
Back then in those days, her father owned a nightclub on U.S. 1 called Hillbilly Heaven.
Her high school education took place at Groveton High School in 1975 and he attended the George Washington University but didn’t finish up there because he dropped out.
This is to say that Donna Lynn Dixon and her husband didn’t finish their university education in their respective universities.
Dixon began her career as a model and was named Miss Virginia USA, in 1976, and Miss Washington D.C. World, in 1977.
He played the role of Sonny Lumet with Tom Hanks. The duo was starred in the early 1980s situation comedy Bosom Buddies
Aykroyd and his wife got married months after they worked together in the film Doctor Detroit (1983).
Later on, they were featured together as stars in the films Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (though they did not act together in any scenes), Spies Like Us (1985) and The Couch Trip (1988). She has worked in several movies with her husband Dan Aykroyd after their meeting and starring together in the film Doctor Detroit, Dixon.
She retired from acting in 1997.
Dixon and Aykroyd have three daughters, by name Danielle Aykroyd, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, and Belle Kingston Aykroyd.
Dan Aykroyd’s Net Worth (2018)
About his estimated net worth and Income Info…
It is obvious that the Canadian comedian earns a good sum as salary as his estimated net worth is around $135 million dollars.
Dan Aykroyd’s estimated net worth is $135 Million in 2018, up from $135 Million in 2017.
Based on estimates, Dan’s net worth scores in the top percentile when it comes to other people in groups.
Dan owns several houses in several places. In 2008, the Canadian actor bought a house that worth millions with location in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades.
He also has a house located at Hollywood Hills.
Talking about cars, he has many cars on his fleet.
Peter Aykroyd, born in Canada is the younger brother of comedian Dan Aykroyd. The duo (Peter and Dan) He was in the Second City comedy troupe in Toronto likewise his brother Dan.
The two were also featured in Saturday Night Live. In the fifth season (1979 – 1980), Peter was casted as a member and writer.
He and Dan Aykroyd wrote the movie Nothing but Trouble in the early nineties, Peter writing the story and Dan the screenplay.
In 1996, Peter Aykroyd co-created the Canadian sci-fi show Psi Factor with Christopher Chacon and Peter Ventrella; the show was hosted by his brother Dan and produced 88 episodes.
Peter Aykroyd and Jim Belushi were featured in The Blues Brothers: Animated Series in 1997
Dan Aykyrod’s Personal Life
Talking about his relationship life before he got married, Dan Aykroyd was in a date first with Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher.
Their engagement kicked off in 1980 as Dan proposed on the set of The Blues Brothers.
Their engagement came to an end when Carrie reunited with her ex-boyfriend, Paul Simon. Carrie had an ex-boyfriend before now, Paul Simon by name. They reunited after her engagement with Dan hence the engagement came to an end.
Though he maintains Canadian Citizenship, Aykroyd resides permanently in the United States.
A rumor once had it that Dan Aykroyd died in May 2017, however that was confirmed as a fake news later. He has cheated death six times.
Dan Aykroyd is a known to be 6 feet 1 inch tall but his exact weight is still to be disclosed but he was reported to be 130kg a few times ago.
Dan Aykroyd’s Wine
He envisaged having a wine brand after his name. He called together a team of talented winemakers to help create a series of wines with an international flavor.
Whenever he visits Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia or the Americas, Dan makes it a point to visit local wineries, talk to local winemakers and sample their wine.
He was inspired by the culture, passion and dedication for producing great wines was due to this.
He has teamed up with some of his favourite winemakers and has signed in to create a series of regionally inspired and modestly priced wines that represent the best of each territory.
Dan Aykroyd’s Movie Career
Aykroyd helped make television history in 1975 at his becoming part of the original cast of the late night-comedy program Saturday Night Live.
He skillfully impersonated the likes of President Jimmy Carter, talk show host Tom Snyder and TV chef Julia Child and this hugely delighted his audiences.
In the 1983 hit comedy Trading Places, he featured alongside Eddie Murphy.
The humorous supernatural blockbuster Ghostbusters had Aykroyd as the actor and script co-writer.
This occurred in the year 1984. The movie also had Bill Murray and Harold Ramis and Dan featured as stars and the trio reprised their roles as ghost-hunting scientists in 1989.
In 1995’s Spies Like Us, he worked with fellow SNL album
His famous musical act, Blue Brothers 2000, was disappointing and then In 1998, Aykroyd tried to revive it.
During this period, he made a short-lived return to TV with a part on the sitcom Soul Man.
These days, Aykroyd doesn’t act frequently…
In 1992, Aykroyd founded the famous nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts known as the House of Blues, alongside Isaac Tigrett.
This business venture reflects his lifelong interest in music. In an interview with People magazine, he said that heaven to him is percussion and bass, a screaming guitar and a burbling Hammond B-3 organ,” The nightclub in Cambridge, House of Blues has grown and as an evidence, they’ve included venues around the world.
Dan Aykyrod has made a name for himself in the movie and business field. His movies keep trending just as much as his wine too.
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