Who is Dan Aykroyd of Ghost Busters? His Net Worth, Wife and Children

Dan Aykroyd's Net Worth as of January 2023 is $250 Million

Quick Facts of Dan Aykroyd

Net Worth$250 Million
SalaryNot Known
Height6 ft
Date of Birth1 July, 1952
ProfessionActors
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Dan Aykroyd is an actor, filmmaker, comedian, musician, and businessman.

This multi-talented star gained prominence for his work on Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1979. He did the screenplay of the film comedy/musical “The Blues Brothers.”

 in the hugely successful 1984 comedy film Ghostbusters, which has since grown into huge media franchise.

Did Dan Aykroyd quit acting?

He still takes parts when he likes them, but he’s mostly fine with the fact that he doesn’t get as much attention as he used to.

Who is Dan Aykroyd of Ghost Busters? Bio, Age

This Hollywood icon was born Daniel Edward Aykroyd on the 1st day of July 1952 and was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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His mother’s name is Lorraine Hélène (née Gougeon) and his father’s name is Samuel Cuthbert Aykroyd. He has one sibling, a younger brother named Peter.

Educational Background

Dan studied at St. Pius X High and later attended St. Patrick’s High School. He studied criminology and sociology at Carleton University but dropped out.

Career

Dan made his acting debut on the Canadian TV show “The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour.”

He performed in several nightclubs, but it was at a disco club called “Le Hibou” where he really got to show off his musical skills. He also got to perform in Toronto and Chicago with the famous comedy band The Second City.

Akyroyd finally got his big break on Saturday Night Live, a popular late-night comedy show (SNL). He was hired as a writer at first, but he later joined the show’s original cast before the first episode aired in 1975.

Fans and critics loved his four years on SNL, and he won two Primetime Emmy Awards, one for writing and one for acting, for his work on the show.

Since he left the show in 1979, he has made a number of memorable appearances as a guest on Saturday Night Live.

The Canadian-born actor has also been in big-budget movies and TV shows like Coming Up Rosie (1975), Soul Man (1997–1998), and the telefilm Earth vs. the Spider (2001).

Dan Aykroyd’s first movie role was in the comedy Love at First Sight, which was released in 1977. Since then, every movie he’s been in has done well at the box office.

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His 1984 movie Ghostbusters was a box-office hit and has since grown into a media franchise consisting of 2 sequels, 2 animated TV series, and several video games. Beisdes, hcreated and co-wrote the movie. 

The Hollywood star received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1989’s Driving Miss Daisy. Dan Aykroyd has also been included in the Canada’s Walk of Fame.

What is Dan Aykroyd known for?

Dan Aykroyd is mainly known for Saturday Night Live (SNL) where he worked for 4 seasons. He is also known for his appeareance  in the comedy movies “The Blues Brothers” and “Ghostbusters.”

Dan Aykroyd’s Net Worth

Dan has an estimated net worth of $250 million.

What is Dan Aykroyd currently doing?

Dan is currently managing the “House of Blues” an American chain of live music concert halls and restaurants.

Dan Aykroyd’s Wife and Children

Dan has been married for well over 3 decades to Donna Dixon, a former beauty queen, and retired actress.

Aykroyd met his beloved wife on the set of the 1983 movie Doctor Detroit. The couple also co-starred in 4 other films Spies Like Us (1985); Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983); The Couch Trip (1988) and Exit to Eden (1994).

Besides, Dixon quit acting in the year 1997.

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Dan Aykroyd has 3 daughters with his wife Donna Dixon. Their first daughter Danielle Alexandra was born on November 18, 1989, and their second daughter Belle Kingston was born on June 9, 1993.

The couple welcomed their youngest daughter Stella Irene August on April 5, 1998.

 

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