Peter Jonathan Aykroyd (November 19, 1955 – November 6, 2021) was a Canadian actor, comedian, and writer.
Peter Jonathan Aykroyd
November 19, 1955
|Died||November 6, 2021 (aged 65)|
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer, producer|
|Relatives||Dan Aykroyd (brother)|
Donna Dixon (sister-in-law)
Danielle Aykroyd (niece)
Born to Lorraine and (Samuel Cuthbert) Peter Hugh Aykroyd in Ottawa, he was 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 during the show's fifth season, from 1979–1980.
He and Dan Aykroyd wrote the movie Nothing but Trouble in the early 1990s; Peter wrote the story and Dan wrote 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, playing the roles made famous by their respective brothers Dan and John. Peter Aykroyd appeared in such films as Spies Like Us, Dragnet, Nothing but Trouble and Coneheads.
Aykroyd died in Spokane, Washington on November 6, 2021, at age 65, two weeks before his 66th birthday, from septicemia caused by an untreated abdominal hernia. His death was first announced through a title card on the November 20 episode of Saturday Night Live.
|1983||Doctor Detroit||Mr. Frankman|
|The Funny Farm||Stephen Croft|
|1984||Nothing Lasts Forever||Musician|
|1985||Spies Like Us||Uncredited|
|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||"Teri Garr/The B-52's"||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|
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Gus Wezerek (December 14, 2019). "The 'S.N.L.' Stars Who Lasted, and the Ones Who Flamed Out". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 14, 2019. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
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- "Peter Aykroyd Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2013. Archived from the original on November 23, 2013.
- "Explore the Psi Factor, the unknown, with the O.S.I.R and Dan Aykroyd". Metafilter.com. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
- Cain-Gray, Tisha (November 23, 2021). "SNL actor and writer Peter Aykroyd dies in Spokane". KXLY-TV. Associated Press. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
- Hannah Yasharoff (November 21, 2021). "'SNL' alum Peter Aykroyd died after untreated abdominal hernia, brother Dan Aykroyd says". USA Today. Retrieved November 22, 2021.
- Del Rosario, Alexandra (November 20, 2021). "Peter Aykroyd Dies: 'Saturday Night Live' Pays Tribute To Former Cast Member & Writer". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 20, 2021.