Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Highest Rated: 100% Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jul 1, 1952

Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Arguably the most formidable talent to emerge from the original ensemble of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Canadian Dan Aykroyd enjoyed sustained success as a writer, actor and director, decades after his crucial role establishing the groundbreaking late night comedy show. He was beloved for his classic characterizations of white toast-eating Elwood Blues in "The Blues Brothers" (1980), humbled stock trader Louis Winthorpe III in "Trading Places" (1983), and enthusiastic parapsychologist Ray Stantz in "Ghostbusters" (1984), as well as remaining a fixture in American cinema - sometimes taking heat for a misstep in judgment ("Exit to Eden," 1994); other times surprising by taking home an Academy Award nomination ("Driving Miss Daisy," 1989). While continuing to work with younger comedy superstars such as Adam Sandler and Melissa McCarthy, the tireless actor, writer, and musician also evolved into a successful businessman, known the world round for his partnership in the "House of Blues" chain of nightclubs and the founding of his own Canadian winery. But it was his eccentric run on "SNL" during its golden first years - as well as his formidable onscreen partnership with real-life best friend, John Belushi - that would remain perhaps his greatest comedic legacy.

Highest rated movies

Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters
Behind the Candelabra
Trading Places
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The House of Mirth
Driving Miss Daisy
Grosse Pointe Blank

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghostbusters: Afterlife Dr. Raymond Stantz (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
91% 80% Belushi Self - 2020
100% 100% Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Defend, Conserve, Protect Narrator - 2019
74% 49% Ghostbusters Cabbie (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
78% 96% Good Fortune Self - 2016
52% 63% Live From New York! Unknown (Character) - 2015
16% 68% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Scarecrow (Voice) $8.5M 2014
80% 68% Get On Up Ben Bart (Character) $30.5M 2014
24% 36% Tammy Don (Character) $84.5M 2014
94% 71% Behind the Candelabra Seymour Heller (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game Changer Detective Spencer (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Art Car: The Movie Unknown (Character) - 2012
66% 51% The Campaign Wade Motch (Character) $86.9M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flip, Flop, and Fly, 40 Years of the Downchild Blues Band Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unbeaten Narrator - 2010
12% 34% Yogi Bear Yogi (Voice) $100.2M 2010
No Score Yet 86% Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special Unknown (Character) - 2009
29% 38% War, Inc. Mr. Vice President (Character) $578.5K 2008
No Score Yet 41% Let's All Hate Toronto Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 44% Shortcut to Happiness Julius Johnson (Character) - 2007
15% 69% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Capt. Tucker (Character) $119.7M 2007
45% 65% 50 First Dates Dr. Keats (Character) $120.8M 2004
5% 38% Christmas With the Kranks Vic Frohmeyer (Character) $73.7M 2004
No Score Yet 51% Intern Academy Dr. Cyrill Kipp (Character) - 2004
65% 67% Bright Young Things Lord Monomark (Character) $931.8K 2003
14% 40% Crossroads Pete (Character) $37.2M 2002
14% 68% Unconditional Love Max Beasley (Character) - 2002
45% 53% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Chris Magruder (Character) $7.5M 2001
24% 66% Pearl Harbor Captain Thurman (Character) $198.5M 2001
44% 47% Evolution Governor Lewis (Character) $38.3M 2001
No Score Yet 50% On the Nose Dr. Barry Davis (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 20% Earth vs. the Spider Det. Insp. Jack Grillo (Character) - 2001
82% 72% The House of Mirth Gus Trenor (Character) $3.0M 2000
43% 42% Stardom Barry Levine (Character) $10.6K 2000
24% 35% Loser Dad (Character) $15.5M 2000
26% 26% Diamonds Lance (Character) $81.9K 1999
46% 37% Blues Brothers 2000 Elwood Blues (Character),
Writer,
Producer
$14.0M 1998
No Score Yet 22% Susan's Plan Bob (Character) - 1998
92% 52% Antz Chip (Voice) $90.7M 1998
81% 87% Grosse Pointe Blank Grocer (Character) $28.1M 1997
0% 19% Getting Away With Murder Jack Lambert (Character) $127.7K 1996
14% 27% Feeling Minnesota Ben Costikyan (Character) $3.1M 1996
9% 31% Celtic Pride Jimmy Flaherty (Character) $9.2M 1996
31% 47% Sgt. Bilko Col. John T. Hall (Character) $30.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Sheriff Wyatt Hampton (Character) - 1996
47% 64% My Fellow Americans President William Haney (Character) $22.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Random Factor Dexter (Voice) - 1995
42% 90% Tommy Boy Ray Zalinsky (Character) $30.7M 1995
14% 27% North Pa Tex (Character) $6.6M 1994
6% 25% Exit to Eden Fred Lavery (Character) $6.8M 1994
No Score Yet 68% The Best of the Blues Brothers Unknown (Character) - 1993
27% 46% My Girl 2 Harry Sultenfuss (Character) $16.7M 1993
35% 37% Coneheads Beldar Conehead/Donald R. DeCicco (Character),
Screenwriter
$20.2M 1993
79% 80% Sneakers Mother (Character) $50.6M 1992
60% 81% Chaplin Mack Sennett (Character) $8.3M 1992
38% 49% This Is My Life Arnold Moss (Character) $2.8M 1992
13% 47% Nothing but Trouble Judge Alvin "J.P" Valkenheiser/Bobo (Character),
Director
$7.5M 1991
53% 77% My Girl Harry Sultenfuss (Character) $60.2M 1991
0% 26% Loose Cannons Ellis Fielding (Character) $4.5M 1990
53% 61% Ghostbusters II Doctor Raymond Stantz (Character),
Writer
$110.4M 1989
82% 81% Driving Miss Daisy Boolie Werthan (Character) $105.6M 1989
4% 18% Caddyshack II Capt. Tom Everett (Character) $11.3M 1988
44% 70% The Great Outdoors Roman Craig (Character) $37.3M 1988
33% 45% The Couch Trip John Burns (Character) $9.9M 1988
19% 30% My Stepmother Is an Alien Steven Mills (Character) $12.9M 1988
50% 41% Dragnet Sgt. Joe Friday (Character),
Screenwriter
$56.0M 1987
32% 56% Spies Like Us Austin Millbarge (Character),
Screenwriter
$56.5M 1985
40% 49% Into the Night Herb (Character) - 1985
84% 81% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Weber (Character) - 1984
97% 88% Ghostbusters Doctor Raymond Stantz (Character),
Writer
$298.2M 1984
No Score Yet 52% Nothing Lasts Forever Buck Heller (Character) - 1984
88% 84% Trading Places Louis Winthorpe III (Character) - 1983
33% 40% Doctor Detroit Clifford Skridlow / Doctor Detroit (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 53% It Came From Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 1982
57% 49% Neighbors Vic (Character) - 1981
73% 92% The Blues Brothers Elwood Blues (Character),
Writer
- 1980
42% 48% 1941 Sgt. Frank Tree (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 0% Love at First Sight Roy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of Winter Goodly/Rotten (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Paranormal Narrator 2020-2021
85% 81% The Simpsons Postage Stamp Fellow (Guest Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Explore With Richard Wiese Guest 2011 2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2019
93% 38% The Conners Buddy (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cityline Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidelines Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World Without Canada Narrator 2017
No Score Yet 71% Workin' Moms Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% Jay Leno's Garage Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2009 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest,
Host
1975-1979 1998 2003 2009 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
74% 73% The Defenders Judge Max Hunter (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark at the Movies Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood & Dine Guest 2010
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2004 2009
0% No Score Yet Living With Fran Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Host 1996-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Man Rev. Mike Weber (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1985 1987