Oscar-winning actor Dan Aykroyd changed his mind to become a Catholic priest at seventeen.
During his studying at the university, he began writing and performing comedy sketches. After graduation, he worked for some time as a comedian in various nightclubs. Then the man decided to try his luck on television.
Best Known For
His first real fame this actor received on the set of comedy TV show “Saturday Night Live”. In this program, he showed the audience his talent, great and accurate parody of Presidents Nixon and Carter.
5 years later, they performed their roles as popular show characters in “The Blues Brothers”. It was an incredibly successful musical comedy, which became the most cited picture of the decade.
Among his most successful works can be mentioned “Ghostbusters”, “My Girl”, “50 First Dates”, “Driving Miss Daisy” and many others.
Dan’s religion is Christianity. He was raised as Roman Catholic. Some of Aykroyd's family members had been Catholic priests, and he himself studied in Catholic Seminary.
The actor is straight. Donna Dixon accept a marriage proposal in 1983. They look after three beautiful daughters.
Worth To Known
He graduated from the Faculty of Criminology of Carleton College.
His brother Peter Aykroyd is also an actor.
Had an Oscar for the best supporting role in “Driving Miss Daisy”.
He is an owner of the private vineyards - Dan Aykroyd's Wine.
Aykroyd was born with syndactyly, or webbed toes.
John Belushi was his close friend and partner on the stage.