Peter Hugh Aykroyd
July 1, 1955
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer, producer|
|Parent(s)||Lorraine Aykroyd |
|Relatives||Dan Aykroyd (brother) |
Donna Dixon (sister-in-law)
Danielle Aykroyd (niece)
Stella Aykroyd (niece)
Belle Aykroyd (niece)
Peter Hugh Aykroyd (born July 1, 1955) is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer.
Born to Lorraine and (Samuel Cuthbert) Peter Hugh Aykroyd in Canada, he is the younger brother of comedian Dan Aykroyd. Along with his older brother he was in the Second City comedy troupe in Toronto. The two were also on Saturday Night Live. He was a cast member and writer in the fifth season, 1979-80.
He and Dan Aykroyd wrote the movie Nothing but Trouble in the early nineties, Peter writing the story and Dan the screenplay. In 1996, Peter Aykroyd co-created the Canadian sci-fi show Psi Factor with Christopher Chacon and Peter Ventrella; the show was hosted by his brother Dan and produced 88 episodes.
In 1997, Peter Aykroyd and Jim Belushi provided the voices of Elwood Blues and Jake Blues for the cartoon The Blues Brothers: Animated Series, reprising the roles made famous by their respective brothers Dan and John. Peter Aykroyd has appeared in such films as Spies Like Us, Dragnet, Nothing but Trouble and Coneheads.
|1983||Doctor Detroit||Mr. Frankman|
|The Funny Farm||Stephen Croft|
|1984||Nothing Lasts Forever||Musician|
|1987||Dragnet||Phoney Cop #2|
|1991||Nothing but Trouble||Mike the Doorman||Also writer|
Nominated 1992 Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay (with Dan Aykroyd)
|1995||Kids of the Round Table||Mr. Cole, Alex's Father|
|1978||Second City TV||Saloon Patron||"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"||1 episode|
|1979–1980||Saturday Night Live||Various||"Bea Arthur/The Roches"||16 episodes, also writer|
Nominated 1980 Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
|1985||From Here to Maternity||Jack||TV Movie|
|1986||Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills||Bunky||"Unaccustomed as I Am To Public Speaking"||2 episodes|
|1996–2000||Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal||"John Doe"||Writer, creator, executive producer|
|1999||Justice||George Norton||TV Movie|
- Peter Aykroyd on IMDb
- "Aykroyd, Peter Hugh - MAIN – Manitoba Archival Information Network". Main.lib.umanitoba.ca. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
- "Peter Aykroyd". The New York Times.
Gus Wezerek (2019-12-14). "The 'S.N.L.' Stars Who Lasted, and the Ones Who Flamed Out". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2019-12-14. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
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- "Peter Aykroyd Filmography". The New York Times.
- "Explore the Psi Factor, the unknown, with the O.S.I.R and Dan Aykroyd". Metafilter.com. Retrieved 2017-10-11.