History Creator / DanAykroyd

21st May '16 8:37:50 PM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:198:The genius who created ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Part of the original cast of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Described by Creator/JohnCleese as "The only American[[note]]He left out Creator/TerryGilliam, and despite that Aykroyd is originally from Ontario, which is a Canadian province.[[/note]] worthy of being a [[Creator/MontyPython Python]]."]]

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[[caption-width-right:198:The genius who created ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''. Part of the original cast of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Described by Creator/JohnCleese as "The only American[[note]]He left out Creator/TerryGilliam, and despite that Aykroyd is originally from Ontario, which is a Canadian province.[[/note]] worthy of being a [[Creator/MontyPython Python]]."]]



Both parents were in the civil service, and his family steeped in Spiritism -- something that both generations of Aykroyds to regard highly. This would be the basis for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', although Dan's father, Peter, still protests about the inclusion of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Aykroyd senior has published a book about the Spiritism tradition that runs in their family, to which Dan contributed the foreword.

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Both parents were in the civil service, and his family steeped in Spiritism -- something that both generations of Aykroyds to regard highly. This would be the basis for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', although Dan's father, Peter, still protests about the inclusion of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Aykroyd senior has published a book about the Spiritism tradition that runs in their family, to which Dan contributed the foreword.



Following ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from ''SNL'' and Second City, including ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', ''Neighbours'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest, a role he also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".

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Following ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from ''SNL'' and Second City, including ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', ''Neighbours'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest, a role he also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".



Despite being kept busy by his work with House of Blues, Crystal Head Vodka (based on his fascination with {{Crystal Skull}}s), and the wine label, Dan still somehow finds time to turn up in films and on television, including his appearance on the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Spies Reminiscent of Us." There's also the 2009 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game, and his title role in the Creator/WarnerBros ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' movie.

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Despite being kept busy by his work with House of Blues, Crystal Head Vodka (based on his fascination with {{Crystal Skull}}s), and the wine label, Dan still somehow finds time to turn up in films and on television, including his appearance on the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Spies Reminiscent of Us." There's also the 2009 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''[[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame Ghostbusters]]'' video game, and his title role in the Creator/WarnerBros ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' movie.
7th Mar '16 5:38:35 AM dsneybuf
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He recently participated in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f5a57185bd/funny-or-die-s-presidential-reunion?rel=prog_related&rel_pos=1 a reunion of the parodied Presidents of the United States]], which also featured Creator/ChevyChase.

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He recently In 2010, he participated in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f5a57185bd/funny-or-die-s-presidential-reunion?rel=prog_related&rel_pos=1 a reunion of the parodied Presidents of the United States]], which also featured Creator/ChevyChase.
31st Dec '15 8:16:32 AM BananaPancakes
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[[caption-width-right:198:The genius who created ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Part of the original cast of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Described by Creator/JohnCleese as "The only American[[labelnote:*]]aside from Creator/TerryGilliam, and despite that Aykroyd is originally from Ontario, which is a Canadian province[[/labelnote]] worthy of being a Python."]]

'''Daniel Edward Aykroyd''' (July 1, 1952-) is a well known and celebrated comedian, actor, musician, ufologist and entrepreneur. He is also a Reserve Commander in the Louisiana Police, and carries his badge with him at all times -- even stepping in to pull over a speeding driver, once.

Both parents were in the civil service, and his family steeped in Spiritism -- something that is still proudly spoken of by both generations of Aykroyds. This would be the basis for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', although Dan's father, Peter, still protests about the inclusion of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Aykroyd Senior recently published a book about the Spiritism tradition that runs in their family, with the foreword being written by Dan.

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[[caption-width-right:198:The genius who created ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Part of the original cast of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Described by Creator/JohnCleese as "The only American[[labelnote:*]]aside from American[[note]]He left out Creator/TerryGilliam, and despite that Aykroyd is originally from Ontario, which is a Canadian province[[/labelnote]] province.[[/note]] worthy of being a Python.[[Creator/MontyPython Python]]."]]

'''Daniel Edward Aykroyd''' (July (born July 1, 1952-) 1952) is a well known and celebrated Canadian/American comedian, actor, musician, ufologist and entrepreneur. He is also a Reserve Commander in the Louisiana Police, and carries his badge with him at all times -- even stepping in to pull over a speeding driver, once.

Both parents were in the civil service, and his family steeped in Spiritism -- something that is still proudly spoken of by both generations of Aykroyds.Aykroyds to regard highly. This would be the basis for ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', although Dan's father, Peter, still protests about the inclusion of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Aykroyd Senior recently senior has published a book about the Spiritism tradition that runs in their family, with to which Dan contributed the foreword being written by Dan.
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Aykroyd eventually joined the renowned Creator/SecondCity comedy troupe in Toronto. During this time, he was also running an after hours speak-easy, where he and Creator/JohnBelushi hung out when the latter came to Toronto. Belushi complimented Aykroyd's taste in music, and Aykroyd, surprised by Belushi's lack of knowledge of the blues (considering John was from Chicago, where blues became well known), offered to teach Belushi about the blues. That same night, the Blues Brothers were born.

In 1975, John and Dan went to New York, where they joined [[Series/SaturdayNightLive NBC's Saturday Night]] (the original name of ''Saturday Night Live''), headed up by an old friend of Dan's, Lorne Michaels. Dan became well known for his impersonations of Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon, his highly energetic advertisements -- such as the Super Bass-O-Matic -- and also hosted Weekend Update alongside Jane Curtin. Other characters created by Dan would also go on to gain a following, including Fred Garvin (Male Prostitute), Irwin Mainway (a maker of dangerous toys), Beldar of the Coneheads (this would later be made into a movie), and of course, his musical group/act with Creator/JohnBelushi and the SNL houseband, TheBluesBrothers, which Dan and Creator/JohnLandis later turned into a highly successful movie.

Over the decades, Aykroyd has occasionally turned up in ''SNL'', mostly in cameos (some of which were on episodes hosted by John Goodman). Aykroyd, despite his reluctance to do so, became the most recent member of the original cast to come back and host ''SNL'' on the last episode of the 2002-2003 season (season 28).

He recently participated in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f5a57185bd/funny-or-die-s-presidential-reunion?rel=prog_related&rel_pos=1 a reunion of the parodied Presidents of the United States]], which also featured Chevy Chase.

In 1982, Creator/JohnBelushi (Aykroyd's friend and comedy partner) died of a drug overdose, becoming the very first deceased ''SNL'' cast member. Four weeks later, when presenting the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Aykroyd commented that, "my partner would have loved to have been here to present this award, given that he was something of a visual effect himself." He has also been known to refer affectionately to Slimer, from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} as "the ghost of Creator/JohnBelushi", owing to the Onionhead's party animal personality.

Following ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from SNL and Second City, including ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', ''Neighbours'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest -- a role which was also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".

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Aykroyd eventually joined the renowned Creator/SecondCity comedy troupe in Toronto.UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}. During this time, he was also running an after hours speak-easy, where he and Creator/JohnBelushi hung out when the latter came to Toronto. Belushi complimented Aykroyd's taste in music, and Aykroyd, surprised by Belushi's lack of knowledge of the blues (considering John was from Chicago, UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, where blues became well known), offered to teach Belushi about the blues. That same night, the Blues Brothers were born.

In 1975, John and Dan went to New York, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, where they joined [[Series/SaturdayNightLive NBC's Saturday Night]] (the original name of ''Saturday Night Live''), headed up by an old friend of Dan's, Lorne Michaels. Creator/LorneMichaels. Dan became well known for his impersonations of Jimmy Carter UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter and Richard Nixon, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, his highly energetic advertisements -- such as the Super Bass-O-Matic -- and also hosted Weekend Update ''Weekend Update'' alongside Jane Curtin. Other characters created by Dan would also go on to gain a following, including Fred Garvin (Male Prostitute), Irwin Mainway (a maker of dangerous toys), Beldar of the Coneheads (this would later be made into a movie), and of course, his musical group/act with Creator/JohnBelushi John Belushi and the SNL houseband, ''SNL'' house band, TheBluesBrothers, which Dan and Creator/JohnLandis later turned into a highly successful movie.

Over the decades, Aykroyd has occasionally turned up in ''SNL'', mostly in cameos (some of which were on episodes hosted by John Goodman). Aykroyd, despite his reluctance to do so, became the most recent member of the original cast to come back and host ''SNL'' on the last episode of the 2002-2003 2002‒03 season (season 28).

He recently participated in [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f5a57185bd/funny-or-die-s-presidential-reunion?rel=prog_related&rel_pos=1 a reunion of the parodied Presidents of the United States]], which also featured Chevy Chase.

Creator/ChevyChase.

In 1982, Creator/JohnBelushi John Belushi (Aykroyd's friend and comedy partner) died of a drug overdose, becoming the very first deceased ''SNL'' cast member. Four weeks later, when presenting the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Aykroyd commented that, "my partner would have loved to have been here to present this award, given that he was something of a visual effect himself." He has also been known to refer affectionately to Slimer, Slimer from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} ''Ghostbusters'' as "the ghost of Creator/JohnBelushi", John Belushi", owing to the Onionhead's party animal party-animal personality.

Following ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from SNL ''SNL'' and Second City, including ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', ''Neighbours'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest -- priest, a role which was he also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".



Despite being kept busy by his work with House of Blues, Crystal Head Vodka (based on his fascination with {{Crystal Skull}}s), and the wine label, Dan still somehow finds time to turn up in films and on television, including his recent appearance on the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Spies Reminiscent of Us." There's also the 2009 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game. Further, Mr. Aykroyd played the title character of the Creator/WarnerBros. ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' movie.

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Despite being kept busy by his work with House of Blues, Crystal Head Vodka (based on his fascination with {{Crystal Skull}}s), and the wine label, Dan still somehow finds time to turn up in films and on television, including his recent appearance on the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Spies Reminiscent of Us." There's also the 2009 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game. Further, Mr. Aykroyd played the game, and his title character of role in the Creator/WarnerBros. Creator/WarnerBros ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' movie.
27th Nov '15 10:48:52 AM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:198:The genius who created ''TheBluesBrothers'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Part of the original cast of ''SaturdayNightLive''. Described by Creator/JohnCleese as "The only American[[labelnote:*]]aside from Creator/TerryGilliam, and despite that Aykroyd is originally from Ontario, which is a Canadian province[[/labelnote]] worthy of being a Python."]]

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[[caption-width-right:198:The genius who created ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Part of the original cast of ''SaturdayNightLive''.''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. Described by Creator/JohnCleese as "The only American[[labelnote:*]]aside from Creator/TerryGilliam, and despite that Aykroyd is originally from Ontario, which is a Canadian province[[/labelnote]] worthy of being a Python."]]
31st Oct '15 2:17:07 PM Morgenthaler
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Following ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from SNL and Second City, including ''NineteenFortyOne'', ''Neighbours'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest -- a role which was also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".

to:

Following ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from SNL and Second City, including ''NineteenFortyOne'', ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', ''Neighbours'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest -- a role which was also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".
29th Oct '15 6:53:35 AM Morgenthaler
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Following ''TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from SNL and Second City, including ''[[NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'', ''Neighbours'', ''SpiesLikeUs'', ''{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''{{Sneakers}}'', ''TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest -- a role which was also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".

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Following ''TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', Dan Aykroyd has had a successful career as an actor and writer, creating several more movies alongside friends from SNL and Second City, including ''[[NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'', ''NineteenFortyOne'', ''Neighbours'', ''SpiesLikeUs'', ''{{Coneheads}}'', ''Film/SpiesLikeUs'', ''Film/{{Coneheads}}'', and ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He has also starred in other movies such as ''My Girl'' (and its sequel), ''{{Sneakers}}'', ''TradingPlaces'', ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'', ''Film/TradingPlaces'', ''Literature/ExitToEden'', ''DrivingMissDaisy'' ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' and ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. Further work has included ABC's sitcom, ''Soul Man'', in which Dan played a widowed Episcopal priest -- a role which was also played in a ''Series/HomeImprovement'' episode, "Losing My Religion".
10th Oct '15 3:45:05 PM RoseAndHeather
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Aykroyd eventually joined the renowned Second City comedy troupe in Toronto. During this time, he was also running an after hours speak-easy, where he and Creator/JohnBelushi hung out when the latter came to Toronto. Belushi complimented Aykroyd's taste in music, and Aykroyd, surprised by Belushi's lack of knowledge of the blues (considering John was from Chicago, where blues became well known), offered to teach Belushi about the blues. That same night, the Blues Brothers were born.

to:

Aykroyd eventually joined the renowned Second City Creator/SecondCity comedy troupe in Toronto. During this time, he was also running an after hours speak-easy, where he and Creator/JohnBelushi hung out when the latter came to Toronto. Belushi complimented Aykroyd's taste in music, and Aykroyd, surprised by Belushi's lack of knowledge of the blues (considering John was from Chicago, where blues became well known), offered to teach Belushi about the blues. That same night, the Blues Brothers were born.
27th Mar '15 7:19:27 PM nombretomado
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Despite being kept busy by his work with House of Blues, Crystal Head Vodka (based on his fascination with {{Crystal Skull}}s), and the wine label, Dan still somehow finds time to turn up in films and on television, including his recent appearance on the ''FamilyGuy'' episode, "Spies Reminiscent of Us." There's also the 2009 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game. Further, Mr. Aykroyd played the title character of the Creator/WarnerBros. ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' movie.

to:

Despite being kept busy by his work with House of Blues, Crystal Head Vodka (based on his fascination with {{Crystal Skull}}s), and the wine label, Dan still somehow finds time to turn up in films and on television, including his recent appearance on the ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Spies Reminiscent of Us." There's also the 2009 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' video game. Further, Mr. Aykroyd played the title character of the Creator/WarnerBros. ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' movie.
31st Dec '14 6:09:21 PM nombretomado
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In 1975, John and Dan went to New York, where they joined [[Series/SaturdayNightLive NBC's Saturday Night]] (the original name of ''Saturday Night Live''), headed up by an old friend of Dan's, Lorne Michaels. Dan became well known for his impersonations of Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon, his highly energetic advertisements -- such as the Super Bass-O-Matic -- and also hosted Weekend Update alongside Jane Curtin. Other characters created by Dan would also go on to gain a following, including Fred Garvin (Male Prostitute), Irwin Mainway (a maker of dangerous toys), Beldar of the Coneheads (this would later be made into a movie), and of course, his musical group/act with JohnBelushi and the SNL houseband, TheBluesBrothers, which Dan and Creator/JohnLandis later turned into a highly successful movie.

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In 1975, John and Dan went to New York, where they joined [[Series/SaturdayNightLive NBC's Saturday Night]] (the original name of ''Saturday Night Live''), headed up by an old friend of Dan's, Lorne Michaels. Dan became well known for his impersonations of Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon, his highly energetic advertisements -- such as the Super Bass-O-Matic -- and also hosted Weekend Update alongside Jane Curtin. Other characters created by Dan would also go on to gain a following, including Fred Garvin (Male Prostitute), Irwin Mainway (a maker of dangerous toys), Beldar of the Coneheads (this would later be made into a movie), and of course, his musical group/act with JohnBelushi Creator/JohnBelushi and the SNL houseband, TheBluesBrothers, which Dan and Creator/JohnLandis later turned into a highly successful movie.



In 1982, Creator/JohnBelushi (Aykroyd's friend and comedy partner) died of a drug overdose, becoming the very first deceased ''SNL'' cast member. Four weeks later, when presenting the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Aykroyd commented that, "my partner would have loved to have been here to present this award, given that he was something of a visual effect himself." He has also been known to refer affectionately to Slimer, from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} as "the ghost of JohnBelushi", owing to the Onionhead's party animal personality.

to:

In 1982, Creator/JohnBelushi (Aykroyd's friend and comedy partner) died of a drug overdose, becoming the very first deceased ''SNL'' cast member. Four weeks later, when presenting the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Aykroyd commented that, "my partner would have loved to have been here to present this award, given that he was something of a visual effect himself." He has also been known to refer affectionately to Slimer, from Film/{{Ghostbusters}} as "the ghost of JohnBelushi", Creator/JohnBelushi", owing to the Onionhead's party animal personality.
17th Oct '14 8:00:58 PM RisefromYourGrave
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In his youth, Dan was sent to a Catholic "seminary" high school, ostensibly to become a priest -- but was later kicked out for a prank involving dressing a pig up as the Pope. It was at his next highschool that he found his love of acting and the stage. This remained with him, as Dan went on to perform comedy at various clubs, while studying criminology at Carleton University.

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In his youth, Dan was sent to a Catholic "seminary" high school, ostensibly to become a priest -- but was later kicked out for a prank involving dressing a pig up as the Pope. It was at his next highschool high school that he found his love of acting and the stage. This remained with him, as Dan went on to perform comedy at various clubs, while studying criminology at Carleton University.
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