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Smashing Podcast Episode 34 With Harry Roberts: What’s The State Of Web Performance?

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Smashing Podcast Episode 34 With Harry Roberts: What’s The State Of Web Performance?

Dan Aykroyd
CM OOnt
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Aykroyd in 2009
Birth nameDaniel Edward Aykroyd
Born (1952-07-01) July 1, 1952 (age 68)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
MediumStage, film, television
NationalityCanadian[1]
Years active1971–present
GenresSketch comedy, Improvisational comedy, musical comedy
Spouse
(m. 1983)
Children3, including Vera Sola
Parent(s)
  • Lorraine Gougeon
  • Peter Aykroyd
Relative(s)Peter Aykroyd (brother)
Notable works and roles
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Daniel Edward Aykroyd, CM OOnt (/ˈækrɔɪd/ AK-royd; born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian[1] actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician who was an original member of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players" on Saturday Night Live (1975–1979). A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL, the Blues Brothers, turned into an actual performing band and then the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

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 Driving Miss Daisy. He starred in his own sitcom, Soul Man (1997–1998). Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.

  1. ^ a b "Aykroyd voices doc series about Canada, calls country 'beacon in the world today' | Ottawa Citizen". May 29, 2017.