Shouting Out Happy Birthday Wishes To Dan Akyroyd

July 2, 2017

Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1st of  1952 

Dan is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, musician and businessman

Aykroyd was an original member

of the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players"

on Saturday Night Live from 1975 thru 1979

 

A musical sketch he performed with John Belushi on SNL 

The Blues Brothers

Then the highly successful 1980 "The Blues Brothers" film 

Aykroyd conceived and starred in Ghostbusters in 1984 

which spawned a sequel Ghostbusters II 

and eventually an entire media franchise

 

In 1990 Dan he was nominated

for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

for his work in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy.

 

Aykroyd is also a successful businessman

having co-founded

the House of Blues chain of music venues

and the Crystal Head Vodka brand

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