Dan Aykroyd Net Worth
Who is Dan Aykroyd?
The full name of Dan Aykroyd is Daniel Edward Aykroyd. Born on July 1, 1952, Dan Aykroyd is a well known Canadian-American actor, filmmaker, comedian and a musician. His father was Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd who was a civil engineer and worked as a policy advisor to Pierre Trudeau, who was then a Canadian Prime Minister. His mother was Lorraine Hélène who worked as a secretary. He is famous for being a well known member of the ‘Not Ready For Prime Time Players’ on Saturday Night Live from 1975-1979. His musical sketch, The Blues Brothers, which he performed on Saturday Night Live with John Belushi, actually did turned into a band. His sketch was also adapted for the movie The Blues Brothers in 1980.
Early childhood and work :
Dan Aykroyd was born in Ontario, Canada. He was brought up in Canada’s capital Ottawa. He was born with webbed toes or a syndrome called as syndactyly. Has he got raised in Catholic Church, he was determined and intended to become a priest until he was 17. He joined a club named ‘The Owl’, where many blue artists were featured. He developed interest and his musical career here and attended the club daily.
Dan Aykroyd went to St. Patrick’s High School and St. Pius X High School and completed his high school. After that he joined Carleton University to study criminology and sociology, but couldn’t complete his degree as he dropped out from the University.
Known for :
Aykroyd was casted for Ghostbusters movie in 1984. The movie turned out to be a hit and it’s sequel was released then, after that it became an entire media franchise. Aykroyd received huge fame and love from his fans for this movie. He was also starred in the movie Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. His work was phenomenal and highly appreciated for this movie. He also got nominated for his role as Best Supporting Actor for the Academy Award in 1990. He also starred in the sitcom Soul Man from 1997-1998 which was his own sitcom.
Net worth $165 million :
Dan Aykroyd’s estimated net worth is around $165 million. A huge part of this has been his incomes from his successful career. He has also co founded and is a co-owner of the chain of musical venues called as House Of Blues. His venture into this musical venue has also made him earn huge amount of money. He also has the part ownership of numerous wineries in the Niagara Peninsula in Canada. His income is also generated from producing, directing movies and also because of starring in many video games. He also owns luxurious houses and cars.
Personal life :
Aykroyd was first engaged to actress Carrie Fisher, whom he proposed on the sets of the movie The Blues Brothers in 1980. There engagement didn’t last long as Carrie went back to her former boyfriend and musician Paul Simon. In the year 1983, he first met Donna Dixon on the sets of Doctor Detroit. She was working with him in this movie. He married her in 1983 and are still going strong. They both worked together for other movies too, like, ‘Spies Like Us’, ‘The Couch Trip’. They have three daughters. Who are – Belle, Stella and Daniel.