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Dan was born under the official name Aykroyd, Daniel Edward on July 1st, 1952. Known to his close friends as Danny, he has been a credited actor since the 1979 film 1941.
Dan Aykroyd is a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. He has starred in nine films including the 2013 animation film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return as the character Scarecrow, the 2010 adventure movie Yogi Bear playing Yogi Bear and the 1991 drama release My Girl cast as Harry Sultenfuss.
Dan has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-seven films including: the 2014 comedy film Tammy as the character Don, the 2008 action movie War, Inc. playing Mr. Vice President and the 2007 comedy release I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry cast as Captain Tucker.
Dan Aykroyd has earned salaries up to $750/week for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1984 comedy film Ghost Busters, which brought in $239,000,000 at the box office.
Beyond acting, Dan Aykroyd was the director of the 1991 movie adventure Nothing But Trouble. In 1986 Dan Aykroyd produced his first movie, the comedy film One More Saturday Night. Since then he went on to produce the action film Blues Brothers 2000 in 1998.
Dan is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twelve magazines, captured in more than five pictorials, interviewed in over thirteen publications and featured in six magazine articles.
As an actor Dan Aykroyd has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Boolie Werthan in the 1989 movie Driving Miss Daisy.