Dan successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver on actress Carrie Fisher when she was choking on Brussels sprouts.
Dan has a photographic memory and instant recall.
On an episode of The Dave Thomas Comedy Show Dan Aykroyd mentions that Harry Shearer gave him the key to impersonating Tom Snyder -- which is to wet and stick out your lower lip.
His "Jane you ignorant slut" line made it to number 23 in TV Lands 100 greatest Tv Quotes and Catch Phrases.
He was good friends with the late John Belushi.
Dan has played the harmonica since he was 17 years old.
Dan's grandfather was a mountie.
Dan is very interested in the supernatural.
He has done two presidential impressions during his role on Saturday Night Live as Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon.
He is 6'1" tall.
His first movie was Love at First Sight.
He is married to actress Donna Dixon since 1983, they have three daughters.
He was engaged to Carrie Fisher.
Aykroyd originally wrote the role of Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) with John Belushi in mind, but rewrote the part for another famous SNL player, Bill Murray, after Belushi died.
He has had 8 special guest appearances on Saturday Night Live.
He has starred in two Saturday Night Live based movies, The Coneheads and The Blues Brothers.
In 1977 he received an Emmy Award for writing on Saturday Night Live.
He is well known for his "Two Wild and Crazy Guys" sketch that he did with Steve Martin on Saturday Night Live.
He studied criminology and sociology at Carleton University but dropped out before completing.
Aykroyd attended Roman Catholic high schools at Ottawa, St Pius X and St. Patrick's.
He carries a police badge with him at all times.
He has said in an interview with Terry Gross that he had mild Asperger syndrome which was successfully treated as a preteen with therapy.
He has said in an interview with Terry Gross that he had mild Tourette's syndrome which was successfully treated as a preteen with therapy.
He was born with heterochromia which is where you have two different color eyes.
He was born with webbed toes.
His brother Peter was also a cast member on Saturday Night Live.
Dan's father Peter Hugh Samuel Cuthbert Aykroyd was the police advisor to the Prime Minister.
He is well known for his Blue's Brothers sketch that he did with his friend John Belushi on Saturday Night Live.
Alumnus of the Second City.
Aykroyd is one of only two people to appear as a cast member, a host, and as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. The other is Michael McKean.
He's good friends with Bill Murray and Harold Ramis.
Jane Curtin: Dan, times change and so does the nature of relationships. People are reluctant to get married these days and looking at divorce statistics, who can blame them. But the lack of a piece of paper does not neccessarily mean a lack of a total commitment. A woman is this modern-day relationship may well give up all her personal pursuits, as Michelle Marvin claims she did, to give her full support to her man's career. And Michelle Marvin is just asking that the courts recognize that reality. Dan, there's an old saying: "Behind every successful man there's a woman." A loving, giving, caring woman. But you wouldn't know about that, Dan, because there's no old saying about what's behind a miserable failure. [ gives a look of arrogance ]
Dan Aykroyd: Jane, you ignorant slut! Bagged-out, dried-up, slunken meat like you...