Caption: Still of Dan Aykroyd and John Candy in The Great Outdoors (1988)
Writer, Actor, Producer
Born: July 1, 1952
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Known for: Ghostbusters (1984), The Blues Brothers (1980), Ghostbusters II (1989), Trading Places (1983)
Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer who advised prime minister Pierre Trudeau. Aykroyd attended Carleton University in 1969, where he majored in Criminology and Sociology, but he ...