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DAN AYKROYD (Elwood Blues/Producer/ Co-Writer) has been entertaining film and television audiences with his brilliant comedic and dramatic stylings for over two decades.

His screen acting career spans over 35 movies, with roles encompassing a wide range of characters including a Ghostbuster, a Conehead, a widowed father in My Girl and Jessica Tandy's son in Driving Miss Daisy, for which he received a 1990 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His other starring roles include Trading Places, opposite Eddie Murphy, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II (both of which he also originated and co-wrote), Spies Like Us (again, an originator and co-writer), Dragnet (co-writer), Sneakers alongside Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Ben Kingsley and River Phoenix, and the role of the legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett in Richard Attenborough's Chaplin.

Aykroyd's other film credits include Doctor Detroit, The Couch Trip, The Great Outdoors, My Stepmother is an Alien, Loose Cannons, My Girl II, North, Exit to Eden, Tommy Boy and Rainbow; with guest star appearances in Into the Night, Twilight Zone: The Movie and Caddyshack II. In 1986, he produced the feature film One More Saturday Night for tape and cable markets and in 1991 directed his first feature film Nothing But Trouble, which he also starred in alongside pals Chevy Chase and John Candy.

Additional film credits include Sgt. Bilko, Celtic Pride, Feeling Minnesota and Getting Away With Murder, My Fellow Americans and Grosse Pointe Blank.

A native of Ontario, Canada, Aykroyd was a member of the famed Second City Troupe in the early 1970s, performing with them in Toronto and Chicago. In 1975, he helped to forever change the face of television when he joined the original cast and writing crew of the brand-new NBC television show Saturday Night Live. It was at SNL that he met John Belushi and formed The Blues Brothers Band; the two subsequently recorded their hit album Briefcase Full of Blues in 1979, starred in the 1980 hit comedy feature The Blues Brothers, embarked on a live 10-city tour and completed their Made in America live album. The duo also appeared together in Steven Spielberg's 1941 and the Zanuck/Brown production of Neighbors.

Aykroyd recently marked a return to television in the ABC prime-time sitcom Soul Man in which he stars as Mike Weber, a widowed Episcopalian minister with four rambunctious children and a wild past in a motorcycle gang. Aykroyd is also host of the syndicated television program Psi Factor which chronicles paranormal activities.

Aykroyd is on the Board of Directors for House of Blues, a restaurant/nightclub/ entertainment company he co-founded with Isaac Tigrett (co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe). They currently have locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; New Orleans, Louisiana; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Orlando, Florida.

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