Autism Awareness Month Profile: Dan Aykroyd

Dan Aykroyd

Ever heard of the movie Ghostbusters? What about the Blues Brothers? In either case, you are familiar with Aykroyd’s career. He wrote Ghostbusters due to a focus on police and ghosts that he never seemed to shake. This focus lead to his ability to develop the screen play and make one of the most iconic movies in cinema history.

In addition to these successes, he also was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1975-1979 and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy.

Aykroyd’s career has spanned decades and numerous classic movies and performances, proving that despite any perceived difficulties he has defined his career more so by what he can accomplish rather than what he can’t.