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Dan. born 1952, Canadian film actor and screenwriter, best known for the television show Saturday Night Live (1975–80) and the films The Blues Brothers (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Contemporary Examples

Dan [aykroyd] is the proprietor… He would love to go forward [with the project] because he still loves it.
Harold Ramis Gets Down to Funny Business Kim Masters June 17, 2009

But despite their successes, aykroyd and Hanks’ rap duet at the end of their 1987 film Dragnet was not exactly a plus.
Harry Potter Hip-Hop Jaimie Etkin July 12, 2011

Ramis and aykroyd want it both ways: an empowered heroine, and the standard damsel in distress.
The Scathing Sexual Politics of ‘Ghostbusters’ Andy Hoglund June 6, 2014


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