- Born in Maine.
- Died at 73 years old from a stroke on September 18, 2001.
- Lived in Pickering, a city on the outskirts of Toronto
- Owned a cottage in Maine
- Interested in vintage Auburn automobiles
- Presented with the Earle Grey Award which honours excellence in Canadian television
- In 1996 he became a member of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is presented to a limited number of Canadians who exemplify the highest qualities of citizenship and whose contributions enrich the lives of their contemporaries.
- Was a spokesperson for the Canadian Save the Children organization and received an award from them in 1997.
- Had 2 children, daughter Cathy, son Chris and several grandchildren
- Lost his wife in a freak accident in Toronto when a car crashed through a plate glass window and killed her.
Georgia Miller says
Dan is a classic comedian. I love his role on the Blues Brothers.;’-
Maya Bailey says
Dan Aykroyd is a classical comedian, i love Coneheads movie”-: