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Dan Aykroyd

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Born: July 1, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...
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1972:
Produced, co-wrote, and acted in a series of 15-minute comedy shows entitled "A Change for a Quarter" for a private cable company
1972:
Joined Second City comedy troupe; wrote and performed for the Toronto and Chicago companies
1973:
Worked as a writer on "Everything Goes", a syndicated Canadian variety/talk show
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Co-wrote and co-starred in "Coming Up Rosie", a children's program for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
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Worked as a pitchman on a Canadian cable TV station
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Performed as the announcer in "Greed", a live variety show produced by Ivan Reitman for Canadian TV
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Feature film acting and co-writing debut, "Love at First Sight", a Canadian production (released in 1977)
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Ran an after-hours bistro, Club 505, with a couple of friends
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Was an original member of the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
1976:
Wrote for and appeared on "The Beach Boys Special"
1979:
US film debut, Steven Spielberg's "1941"
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Formed The Blues Brothers Band with "Saturday Night Live" co-star John Belushi
1979:
Recorded the album "Briefcase Full of Blues" with Belushi
1979:
Embarked on a live ten-city tour with Belushi and The Blues Brothers Band
1980:
First Hollwood screenplay (shared credit with director John Landis), "The Blues Brothers"
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Released "Made in America", a live Blues Brothers album
1983:
Provided the voice of Beldar Conehead on "The Coneheads", an unsold animated pilot
1984:
Co-wrote and co-starred in the hugely popular comedy feature, "Ghostbusters"
1986:
Debut as executive producer, "One More Saturday Night", a film for video and cable markets
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Received a co-creator credit on "The Real Ghostbusters", ABC's animated children's series
1989:
First largely dramatic supporting role, "Driving Miss Daisy"; garnered a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
1991:
Feature directing debut, "Nothing But Trouble"
1991:
Rare TV guest spot, "Yellow", an episode of "Tales From the Crypt", directed by Robert Zemeckis
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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)
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Hosted the House of Blues Radio Hour
1996:
Played US President William Haney in "My Fellow Americans", starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner
1996:
Hosted the syndicated TV program "PSI Factor", which chronicles paranormal activities; one of show's executive producers was Aykroyd's brother Peter
1997:
Sparkled as a hit man in "Grosse Pointe Blank"
1997:
Made primetime TV series debut as regular, lead role in the ABC sitcom "Soul Man"
1998:
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
1998:
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
1999:
Portrayed the journalist son of a former boxer (Kirk Douglas) in "Diamonds"
2000:
Co-starred in Denys Arcand's "Stardom"
2000:
Offered villainous turn as Gus Trenor in "The House of Mirth"
2001:
Had featured role in "Pearl Harbor"
2001:
Co-starred in Woody Allen's "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"
2002:
Cast as Britney Spears' father in "Crossroads"
2002:
Played Kathy Bates' husband in "Unconditional Love"
2003:
Cast in "Bright Young Things" an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies"
2004:
Cast as a neurologist opposite Drew Barrymore in "50 First Dates"
2004:
Cast opposite Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis in the holiday comedy "Christmas with the Kranks" directed by Joe Roth
2007:
Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Kevin James in the comedy, "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry"

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