• Earned an Emmy as a writer on “Saturday Night Live”
• Nominated for an Oscar for his role in “Driving Miss Daisy”
• Co-founded the House of Blues, which has expanded to 13 live music concert halls across the country
Aykroyd has been honored numerous times for both his acting and screenwriting capabilities. In 1977 he received an Emmy Award for writing on SNL and he later received two more nominations for writing, and one each for acting and Outstanding Comedy-Variety series. He received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Driving Miss Daisy.
He has been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and maintains his Canadian roots as a longtime resident of Kingston, Ontario. In 1994 Aykroyd received an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Carleton University.
Aykroyd has pursued varied business interests. In 1992 he, along with many other notable music and Hollywood personalities, founded the House of Blues. The House of Blues currently has 13 live music concert halls across the country. In 2007 Aykroyd announced his newest venture--The Dan Aykroyd Winery. The $11 million dollar winery is all green, featuring solar panels and environmental water management systems. Located near the town of Lincoln, Ontario in Canada the vineyard's lodge showcases souvenirs from his movies.
Leadership and Collaboration
His experiences at Second City, Saturday Night Live and as a Cooperative Large Screen Feature Filmmaker
Jewish Origins of American Humor
From the Sages of Helm to SNL.
Cat Lives: Risk, Chance and Survival
His six near fatal events.
History of Actual Human Contact with Living Alien Beings and Their Technologies