Peter Aykroyd

Younger brother of comedian and Ufologist Dan Aykroyd, Peter Aykroyd is a Paranormal Researcher once affiliated with the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research. Peter specialized in tracking ghosts with a collection of high-tech gadgets including night-vision goggles, radiation sensors, toxic-chemical indicators, a microwave imaging system and high-frequency sound detectors. (read more about this equipment)

"There are lots of things out there that need to be explored," says Peter, "There's no big money in ghost-busting, only in writing movies about it," he joked.

His expertise in the supernatural equipped him to gather research along side his brother for the 1984 Ghostbusters film, but this wasn't his only brush with entertainment. After high school in 1976, Peter earn a spot on Toronto's Second City comedy troupe. From 1979 - 1980 he did a brief stint on NBC's Saturday Night Live where he was Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program. In 1993 he appeared as Highmaster Mentot in the film Coneheads. In 1997 Peter Aykroyd and Jim Belushi provided the voices of Elwood Blues and Jake Blues for The Blues Brothers Animated Series, reprising the roles made famous by their respective brothers Dan and John.

In addition to his brief acting roles, Peter Aykroyd is a songwriter and screenwriter. In 1991, he co-wrote Nothing But Trouble with Dan, however it was later nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay. He has also been credited as a writer, creator and executive producer for the paranormal show, Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996 - 2000).

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