Produced, co-wrote, and acted in a series of 15-minute comedy shows entitled "A Change for a Quarter" for a private cable company
Joined Second City comedy troupe; wrote and performed for the Toronto and Chicago companies
Worked as a writer on "Everything Goes", a syndicated Canadian variety/talk show
Co-wrote and co-starred in "Coming Up Rosie", a children's program for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Worked as a pitchman on a Canadian cable TV station
Performed as the announcer in "Greed", a live variety show produced by Ivan Reitman for Canadian TV
Feature film acting and co-writing debut, "Love at First Sight", a Canadian production (released in 1977)
Ran an after-hours bistro, Club 505, with a couple of friends
Was an original member of the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
Wrote for and appeared on "The Beach Boys Special"
US film debut, Steven Spielberg's "1941"
Formed The Blues Brothers Band with "Saturday Night Live" co-star John Belushi
Recorded the album "Briefcase Full of Blues" with Belushi
Embarked on a live ten-city tour with Belushi and The Blues Brothers Band
First Hollwood screenplay (shared credit with director John Landis), "The Blues Brothers"
Released "Made in America", a live Blues Brothers album
Provided the voice of Beldar Conehead on "The Coneheads", an unsold animated pilot
Co-wrote and co-starred in the hugely popular comedy feature, "Ghostbusters"
Debut as executive producer, "One More Saturday Night", a film for video and cable markets
Received a co-creator credit on "The Real Ghostbusters", ABC's animated children's series
First largely dramatic supporting role, "Driving Miss Daisy"; garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
Feature directing debut, "Nothing But Trouble"
Rare TV guest spot, "Yellow", an episode of "Tales From the Crypt", directed by Robert Zemeckis
Served on the Board of Directors for the House of Blues, a restaurant-nightclub-entertainment company he co-founded with Isaac Tigrett (co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe)
Hosted the House of Blues Radio Hour
Played US President William Haney in "My Fellow Americans", starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner
Hosted the syndicated TV program "PSI Factor", which chronicles paranormal activities; one of show's executive producers was Aykroyd's brother Peter
Sparkled as a hit man in "Grosse Pointe Blank"
Made primetime TV series debut as regular, lead role in the ABC sitcom "Soul Man"
Served as creative consultant on animated series "The Blues Brothers", a mid-season replacement on the UPN Network; John Belushi's widow Judith Belushi Pisano and husband Victor Pisano also received credit as creative consultants
Co-wrote (with director John Landis) and starred in "Blues Brothers 2000"; John Goodman replaced the late John Belushi as his partner in blue; also produced
Portrayed the journalist son of a former boxer (Kirk Douglas) in "Diamonds"
Co-starred in Denys Arcand's "Stardom"
Offered villainous turn as Gus Trenor in "The House of Mirth"
Had featured role in "Pearl Harbor"
Co-starred in Woody Allen's "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"
Cast as Britney Spears' father in "Crossroads"
Played Kathy Bates' husband in "Unconditional Love"
Cast in "Bright Young Things" an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies"
Cast as a neurologist opposite Drew Barrymore in "50 First Dates"
Cast opposite Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis in the holiday comedy "Christmas with the Kranks" directed by Joe Roth
Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Kevin James in the comedy, "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"