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Dan Aykroyd was writer and actor in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. The Ghostbusters universe was started by him.

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Television and Early CareerEdit

Dan first gained national exposure on the sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1979.

Film RolesEdit

Dan is known best for his roles of Blues Brother Elwood Blues and for Ghostbuster Ray Stantz. He created the Ghostbusters Franchise along with Harold Ramis.

He has also been in films: My Girl, Coneheads, Blues Brothers 2000, Evolution.

TriviaEdit

  • In The Real Ghostbusters episode "Take Two", Winston mentions Dan Aykroyd's last name while reading off the cast of the movie being made about the Ghostbusters. [1]
  • For Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Dan Aykroyd recorded around at least three takes of each of his total 2400 lines in under four studio hours. [2]
  • In an interview, Aykroyd said he liked how everyone looked in the Wii version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game and joked about how they "shaved about 60 pounds" off his current weight for the look of Ray. [3]
  • On page 12 of Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1, Aykroyd is listed as one of the authors of the technical report.
  • On page 10 of Ghostbusters International #4, one of the Olympia Restaurant Ghosts is visually based on Aykroyd's character George Dionasopolis, a cook and Pete's first cousin, in the Saturday Night Live "Olympia Cafe" sketch from season 3 episode 11 (1/21/78).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Take Two" (1986) (DVD ts. 06:20-06:24). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "Murray...Aykroyd...Ramis. What's that? A law firm?"
  2. Reddit AMA "AMA with the developers of 2009's Ghostbusters: The Video Game!" 7/16/16 Drew Haworth says: "With Dan we recorded something like 2400 lines, at least three takes each, all great takes, in under 4 studio hours. THAT is a badass."
  3. Joystiq article 4/13/09


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