Writer | Actor | Producer
Was offered the role of "D-Day" in National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), but turned it down due to his commitment to Saturday Night Live (1975). According to John Landis, Lorne Michaels threatened to fire Aykroyd if he took the role.
[on Ghostbusters (1984)] I knew we were making something people would come to see, like they came to National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) and Stripes (1981). I knew it would open. But I didn't know it would stay at the US box-office number-one ...
Daniel Edward Aykroyd
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada