Peter Aykroyd was a Canadian actor, comedian and writer. Peter Aykroyd, former Saturday Night Live cast member and writer has died. The NBC sketch show paid tribute to SNL alum following Simu Liu’s eventful hosting debut.
Who Was Peter Aykroyd?
Saturday Night Live revealed the actor-writer’s death with a tribute card that displayed a picture of the previous featured player the years of his birth and death.
The Ottawa native was born November 19, 1955 and is younger brother to actor Dan Aykryod.
Peter Aykroyd Death Cause
Peter Aykroyd’s cause of death isn’t known at the moment.
The official obituary for Peter has not been published. Aykroyd family members have yet to provide further details about Peter’s death.
The death of the actor was revealedon on the SNL tribute card at the conclusion of the show on the 20 November, 2021. November 2021.
Aykroyd 66 was born in the year 1955.
Peter Aykroyd Wife
Peter Aykroyd does not have any wives. The veteran actor and comedian has never been known to be married.
The 66-year-old Aykroyd was a straight-forward couple with a clean marital background.
The actor from ‘Coneheads’ Peter might have had a number of relationships in his lifetime but they were not successful. Thus, he was a not married at the end of his life.
“Nothing but Trouble” writer was quiet when discussing his relationship with love.
Since he is single, it could be assumed that he’s not a parent, too. Peter Aykroyd does not have children, and he hasn’t adopted anyone , but was blessed with three nieces, which we will discuss in the next issue.
Peter Aykroyd Height & Weight
How tall was Peter Aykroyd? He stands tall with a height of 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs about 83 kilos.
Peter Aykroyd Career
He began his foray into entertainment with minor roles in The New Avengers and SCTV. In 1979 he joined Saturday Night Live as both a writer and featured player. In the same year he starred as Joe in Tom Schiller’s short film Java Junkie.
During his year-long tenure at Saturday Night Live, Aykroyd received an Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program for SNL shared with several other writers.
He created PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and co-wrote the 1991 film Nothing But Trouble with his brother. His additional acting roles throughout the 90s in titles including Nothing But Trouble, Coneheads, The Blues Brothers Animated Series and Justice.
Peter Aykroyd Facts
In 1997, Peter Aykroyd and Jim 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.
On the November 20, 2021, episode of Saturday Night Live, a title card that appeared to announce Aykroyd’s death — “Peter Aykroyd 1955–2021” — was shown near the end of the program.
Shortly thereafter, the verified Saturday Night Live Twitter account tweeted a similar message.