Famous dynamically as an actor, comedian, screenwriter and musician, Dan Aykroyd grew up in Canadian capital, Ottawa. His father Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd worked as a policy advisor of Canadian prime minister and his mother Lorraine Hélène worked as a secretary. He gained his first professional experience by working in Canadian sketch comedy series, The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour. However, he gained fame after working on a late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live". He was first hired to be the writer of the show but later he got into the cast members. He founded American blues and rhythm and blues revivalist band "The Blues Brothers" in 1976 along with John Belushi. He also worked in the famous movies such as Ghostbusters series. He worked in movie direction starting with the movie "Nothing but Trouble."
Being raised in a Catholic Church Aykroyd had intended to become a priest until the age of 17. After completing high school, he studied criminology and sociology at Carleton University but dropped out before completing his degree. He is currently married with three children, i.e., three daughters. He was briefly engaged with Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher before getting married to Donna Dixon.
Dan Aykroyd Affairs
First Affair with Rosie Shuster
Dan was found to be dating Rosie Shuster around 1977. However, this fact was not much brought up into public and this remained a rumor.
Second Affair with Carrie Fisher
Dan Aykroyd was engaged with the Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher in 1979. But after two years of relationship, they got separated when Carrie got back together with Paul Simon.
Third Affair with Penny Marshall
Shortly after getting separated with Carrie, Dan had started dating Penny Marshall who is an American actress, director and producer.