Peter Aykroyd

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This article is about the actor. For the author, see Peter Ackroyd.
Peter Aykroyd
Born Peter Jonathan Aykroyd
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Parent(s) Lorraine Aykroyd, Peter Aykroyd
Relatives Dan Aykroyd (brother)

Peter Jonathan Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer.


Born to Lorraine and Peter Aykroyd in Canada, he is the younger brother of comedian Dan Aykroyd.[1] 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[2] and Dan the screenplay. In 1996, Peter Aykroyd co-created the Canadian sci-fi show Psi Factor[2] with Christopher Chacon and Peter Ventrella; the show was hosted by his brother Dan and produced eighty-eight episodes.[3]

In 1997, Peter Aykroyd and James 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.[1]



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
1997 Kids of the Round Table Mr. Cole, Alex's Father


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


  1. ^ a b "Peter Aykroyd". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b "Peter Aykroyd Filmography". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Aykroyd, Peter H. (September 29, 2009). A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Séances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters (First ed.). Rodale Books. p. 199. ISBN 978-1605298757. 

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