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Dan Akroyd

Birthdate:   1 July 1952
Website: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/3948/aykr
Category: Movies

Dan Ackroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ontario, Canada. He got his first big break in 1972 when he began co writing, Directing and starring in 15-minute shorts for a private cable company. That same year Dan joined the famous Second comedy troupe in which he was in with John Belushi. He then starred in his first feature Love at first sight. In 1975 he joined the first cast of the new show Saturday Night Live, also along with his partner John Belushi. He created probably one of the most famous sketches that he called the Blues Brothers, along with Belushi; they made two blues brothers’ albums and one blues brother’s movie. With Belushi he also stared in the films 1941 and Neighbors. Lately Dan starred in the sequel to the Blues Brothers, the Blues Brothers 2000, in which John Goodman replaced John Belushi. Dan, John, and Jim Belushi did the super bowl half time show as the Blues Brothers also. Dan received best supporting actor for his role in Driving Miss Daisy. Dan co-owns The House of Blues and Co-owns The Hard Rock Café both very successful restaurants.




Resume:

Films:

1974:Gift of Winter
1977:Love at First Sight
1978:The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
1979:1941, Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
1980:The Blues Brothers
1981:Neighbors
1982:It Came from Hollywood, Neighbors
1983:Doctor Detroit, Trading Places, Twilight Zone: The Movie,
1984:Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Nothing Lasts Forever
1985:Into the Night, Spies Like Us
1986:Comedy Music Videos, One More Saturday Night
1987:Dragnet
1988:Caddyshack II, The Couch Trip, My Stepmother Is an Alien, She's Having a Baby, The Great Outdoors
1989:Driving Miss Daisy, Ghostbusters II
1990:Loose Cannons, Masters of Menace
1991:My Girl, Nothing But Trouble
1992:Chaplin, Sneakers, This Is My Life
1993:Coneheads
1994:Canadian Bacon, Exit to Eden, My Girl 2, North
1995:Casper, Getting Away with Murder, Rainbow, Tommy Boy
1996:Celtic Pride, Feeling Minnesota, My Fellow Americans, Sgt. Bilko
1997:The Arrow, Blues Brothers 2000, Grosse Pointe Blank,
1998:Ghostbusters III,


 

Television:

1972 :A Change for a Quarter
1973 :Everything Goes, Coming Up Rosie, Greed
1975-1979:Saturday Night Live
1976 :The Beach Boys Special
1985 :The Best of John Belushi
1986 :The Best of Dan Aykroyd, One More Saturday Night
1987 :The Real Ghostbusters (co-creator) 1986; The Best of Chevy Chase
1998 :Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter
1989 :The Best of Gilda Radner
1990 :Earth Day Special
1991 :Tales From the Crypt (episode, "Yellow")

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