Peter Aykroyd

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Peter Aykroyd
Born
Peter Hugh Aykroyd[1]

(1955-07-01) July 1, 1955 (age 65)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active1978–1999
Parent(s)Lorraine Aykroyd
Peter Aykroyd
RelativesDan Aykroyd (brother)
Donna Dixon (sister-in-law)
Danielle Aykroyd (niece)
Stella Aykroyd (niece)
Belle Aykroyd (niece)

Peter Hugh Aykroyd[1] (born July 1, 1955) is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer.

Biography[edit]

Born to Lorraine and (Samuel Cuthbert) Peter Hugh Aykroyd[2] in Canada, he is the younger brother of comedian Dan Aykroyd.[3] 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.[4]

He and Dan Aykroyd wrote the movie Nothing but Trouble in the early nineties, Peter writing the story[5] and Dan the screenplay. In 1996, Peter Aykroyd co-created the Canadian sci-fi show Psi Factor[5] with Christopher Chacon and Peter Ventrella; the show was hosted by his brother Dan and produced 88 episodes.[6]

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.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Java Junkie Joe
1981 Gas Ed Marshal
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)
1993 Coneheads Highmaster Mentot
1995 Kids of the Round Table Mr. Cole, Alex's Father

Television[edit]

Year Title Role First Episode Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peter Aykroyd on IMDb
  2. ^ "Aykroyd, Peter Hugh - MAIN – Manitoba Archival Information Network". Main.lib.umanitoba.ca. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Peter Aykroyd". The New York Times.
  4. ^ 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. Some of the names here will be familiar only to die-hard fans; others, like Murphy, defined what was funny for generations of viewers.
  5. ^ a b "Peter Aykroyd Filmography". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Explore the Psi Factor, the unknown, with the O.S.I.R and Dan Aykroyd". Metafilter.com. Retrieved 2017-10-11.

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