Peter Aykroyd Biography – Peter Aykroyd Wiki
Peter Aykroyd (born Peter Jonathan Aykroyd) was a Canadian actor, comedian, and writer and brother of actor Dan Aykroyd. He got his start in show business as a member of the famed Second City comedy troupe in Toronto after playing small screen roles in “SCTV” and “The New Avengers.”
He joined Saturday Night Live for one season in 1979, serving as both a writer and cast member. During his year-long tenure on the series, he earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing in a variety or music program.
He also worked alongside Dan in various other projects, including the films “Coneheads” and “Dragnet”. The two also co-wrote the 1991 comedy-horror film Nothing but Trouble, which starred Chevy Chase, John Candy, Demi Moore and the elder Aykroyd.
Dan Aykroyd Brother
He was the younger brother of comedian Dan Aykroyd. Aykroyd worked with his brother throughout his career, filling featured roles in film’s such as 1983’s “Doctor Detroit,” 1993’s “Coneheads” and 1997’s “Dragnet.” Offscreen, Peter and Dan co-wrote the ill-fated 1991 comedy “Nothing but Trouble,” co-starring Demi Moore, Chevy Chase and John Candy.
Peter Aykroyd Age
He was born on November 19, 1955, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He died on November 20, 2021. He was 66 years old.
Peter Aykroyd Family
He was the son of Lorraine Aykroyd and Peter Aykroyd. He was the younger brother of comedian Dan Aykroyd.
Peter Aykroyd Death
Former Saturday Night Live comedian and writer Peter Aykroyd died on November 20, 2021, at the age of 66. His death was announced during Saturday’s (November 20, 2021) episode of the sketch comedy show, hosted by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu.
A title card during the episode read “Peter Aykroyd 1955-2021.” The show also paid tribute on its official Twitter account by sharing a short film starring the late comic titled “The Java Junkie.”
Peter Aykroyd Cause of Death
He died from “septicemia from an internal infection precipitated by an untreated abdominal hernia,” according to Dan Aykroyd’s publicist Susan Patricola via USA TODAY.
Peter Aykroyd Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of $1 million.