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Aykroyd is a part owner of the Hard Rock Cafes.
He and his wife Donna Dixon have a farm in Canada where they harvest wheat and barley.
The grandson of a Canadian Mountie, Aykroyd studied criminology in college and remains a crime buff.
"It was well known that at 'Saturday Night Live' I sampled all the drugs that were passed across the desks, but I never really liked it too much. Growing up in the '60s and '70s, there was a sort of selfish license to go and try that stuff. I've dispensed with all that; I'm more of a fine red wine guy now. I never had that love of coke that John [Belushi] did. He had big appetites. I've lost some beautiful friends... Alex Taylor (James Taylor's brother), River Phoenix... I've had a lot of people go before me."---Dan Aykroyd in DAILY NEWS, April 13-19, 1997.
Many sources have listed Aykroyd as being married to a Maureen Lewis in 1974 and the father of three sons, Mark, Lloyd and Oscar. Aykroyd alleges, "That's misinformation," and explains, "Who's Who is such an elitist rag and my socialist tendencies bridled against being asked to be in it so when they sent me the form I made up all kinds of stuff."
"I will give $25 million to anyone who can find that family and bring the three kids and the wife to me."---Aykroyd quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, October 20, 2000.
"Every time you walk on a set, every time you walk on a concert stage, every time you go in front of a radio mike, when they say 'Rolling,' you still Shit. But that's why we do what we do, that's why it's like a battle. You don't know if you're going to wipe out or soar."---Dan Aykroyd to Premiere, November 2004.
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