2022-09-30

Dan Aykroyd
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  • Faith: Other
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  July 01, 1952
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Akroyd wanted to be a priest, but changed his mind.

Dan Aykroyd is an actor, comedian, musician, and writer. Aykroyd started as a musician on “Saturday Night Live” before transitioning to an actor. During his time on “SNL,” Akyroyd starred in several sketches, eventually earning five Primetime Emmy nominations. He rose to fame for writing and his role as Dr. Raymond Stantz in the “Ghostbusters” franchise. He’s also known for his roles in films like “Trading Places,” “Spies Like Us,” “Coneheads,” and “Driving Miss Daisy.”

On the television side, Aykroyd has starred in numerous shows like “Soul Man,” “Family Guy,” “The Simpsons,” and “The Conners.” Akroyd co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues outside of television and film.

Is Dan Akroyd religious?

Akroyd attended Catholic school and initially wanted to be a priest. However, he changed his mind when he turned 17. These days, Akroyd considers himself a Spiritualist, saying, “I am a Spiritualist, a proud wearer of the Spiritualist badge. Mediums and psychic research have gone on for many, many years. Loads of people have seen spirits, heard voices, or felt the cold temperature. I believe that they are between here and there, that they exist between the fourth and fifth dimensions, and that they visit us frequently.”


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