Dan Aykroyd's Grown-Up Daughter Belle Looks like Her 'Ghostbusters' Star Dad in Black & White Pic

The man who gave 80's TV watching kids many memories with his role in "Ghostbusters," Dan Aykroyd is not only an actor but a doting husband to his wife, Donna Dixon, and a loving father to his kids,  Danielle, Vera, Stella, and Belle.

Belle Aykroyd and her father, Dan Aykroyd, share a striking resemblance and Belle just proved the fact once again.

The second child of Dan and his beloved wife, Donna Dixon, shared a monochrome picture of herself on Instagram and she looked just like her famous father. 

The black and white snapshot sees Belle lounging outside a house with a neutral expression. Sunlight reflected on one side of her face, giving the picture a nostalgic mood. 


Dan was born on July 1, 1952, to his mother, Lorraine Hélène, and his father, Peter Hugh Aykroyd. In 1969, he attended Carleton University from where he majored in Criminology and Sociology but dropped out before he could graduate. 

Later on, he started performing as a comedian in various night clubs. He also managed "Club 55," an after-hours speakeasy in Toronto. It was during that time that the famous comedian and writer, John Belushi, met him.

In 1975, Dan and John appeared in the comedy series "Saturday Night Live" season one. Along with Belushi, Dan revived the musical act of the "Blue Brothers." Dan was nominated two for the Emmy Award for his fantastic writing on "Saturday Night Live."

Dan Ackroyd during the 1996 Bill Clinton fund raiser. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dan Ackroyd during the 1996 Bill Clinton fund raiser. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

He went on to set up the "House of Blues" in association with several well-known Hollywood personalities and musicians. It went on to become a successful restaurant chain.  


The year 1982 was a tough one for the actor. It was the year that his beloved friend and business partner John passed away. 

His career took a major turn in 1984 when he landed one of the lead roles in "Ghostbusters." The movie was a huge success. Inspired by his fascination for the paranormal, he had co-written and co-created the movie.

Besides acting and writing, Dan also tried his hand at directing. He made his directorial debut in 1991 with the movie "Nothing but Trouble." Unfortunately, the film didn't do well in the box office. 

One of his most appreciated performances after his directorial debut was that in the 1997 movie “Grosse Pointe Blank." He went on to make an appearance in "The Defenders" in 2011 and "Top Chef Canada." 

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