JordanG said on 30/Apr/23
Hey @Hong, just a heads up, that was a movie prop for The Blues Brothers. It also shows John Belushi's character as being 5'9 with his character's driver's license.
5'7 and a fraction said on 7/Apr/23
He might be dipping below 6'0 by a bit these days. Peak height looked around 6'1, although I would definitely give Murray the edge.
said on 12/Dec/22Click Here
His driver's license says 6ft
V for 1984 said on 27/Dec/21
Same as Bill. 6-1 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Oct/21
Decent enough 6ft1 in the 80's-90's, Murray likely had a centimeter or so on him though
berta said on 24/Nov/20
peak legit 185 cm probably about 185,5 and today i think he is not down to 183 already but maybe little under 184.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Sep/20
Aykroyd looks likes he’s lost more height than Bill
Tall Sam said on 1/Jul/20
I think Dan is actually more likely a bit under six foot these days. Recently Bill Murray looked taller than him by a bit but back in their younger days they looked pretty much the same height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jul/20
🎉🎁🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Dan! 🎈🎂🎁🎉
Many Happy Returns to Dan Aykroyd, who celebrates his 68th Birthday today.
Have a wonderful time, Dan! 😉👍🎊
Peak 6ft1; nowadays 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/20
Aykroyd ooked all of 6ft1 in the 80's. I'm more inclined to place Murray at 186-187cm and Ramis 188-189cm can downgrade Dan
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jan/20
He looked a good 3 inches shorter than Chevy Chase in Spies Like Us I thought. More than 2.5 inches.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Nov/19
Ramis was at least 6ft2
Jtm said on 18/Jul/19
i have to admit he didn't look too tall with jamie lee curtis in trading place even taking her heels into consideration but he was clearly taller than paul gleason. not suure about gleason's height but he looked at least 5'11 to me.
Badman said on 16/Jul/19
I think he was a weak 6'1 (more like 6'0.75), Murray was a strong 6'1 (6'1.25) and Ramis around 6'1.5.
billionaireslayer said on 20/Mar/19
very strong 5'11, weak 6ft peak.taller than Hanks and did look kinda tall in the Blues Brothers next to Belushi when he was skinny and trading places next to Murphy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Feb/19
6ft peak is too low. That brings Murray down to a similar mark, Ramis at 6ft1 and pushes Tom Hanks to 5ft11
There’s a fair argument that he wasn’t as strong 6ft1 as Murray though who really should be given 186cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Feb/19
He was a fairly solid 6ft1 guy. Murray just held better posture
RichardSpain said on 16/Dec/18
Hi again! I must change my guess about Mr Aykroyd. Last night I was watching the movie "Trading" and next to Eddie Murphy and other actors like jamie Lee Curtis , Dan looks 183cm not more, so 183cm or 6feet was his height in prime time.
Nowadays maybe 181cm strong 180 cm. Excelent actor Mr Aykroyd in comedy roles.
said on 15/Sep/18
Rob what is the chances of this guy being the same height as someone like David tenant an almost 6"1 guy?
If you're nearly a certain mark, most of the time you would just say it.
Dan might fall into the same just about 6ft 1 range.
Visitor said on 12/Jul/18
Aykroyd never looked 6 ft ONE in Ghostbusters (neither did Murray, or Hudson or anyone except Ramis really). Even 6 foot flat is a bit of a stretch for Aykroyd as I think he's a tiny bit shorter than Murray.
Would not surprise me one bit if it turned out he's 5'11".
BTW I wonder if there's a statistic somewhere of how many male actors/celebrities say they're "6 foot" (or more)? Got to be 90% of them.
Jug said on 8/Mar/18
He did look the same height as Bill Murray in Ghostbusters and towered over Eddie Murphy in Trading Places. Chevy Chase looked three inches taller in Spies Like Us. Morgan Freeman looked about two inches taller in Driving Miss Daisy, but Aykroyd was playing an older man and had to slouch a little. I would say a pretty solid 6'1 at peak. I actually saw him once in New York. He was a pretty big guy.
Mister lennon said on 30/Dec/17
said on 29/Dec/17
I wouldn't rule out 186cm peakfor Aykroyd who looks pretty even with Murray here, and Ernie Hudson looks a minimum of 183 cm or possibly even 184cm in his ghostbusting days. And yes, 182 cm for Dan in his youth is definitely a joke!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/17
Peak it definitely is a joke. He looked a decent 6ft1 guy in the 80's and similar to Murray a lot...
The Shredder said on 29/Nov/17
5'11.5 nowadays isn't a joke , but it might be a little too low.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Nov/17
182cm is a joke
Bugsy said on 12/Nov/17
Typical 5'11 + something guy. When he was younger. And still the same these days. He's 65, NOT 95.
Slightly shorter than Bill Murray (5'11.75") so... 5'11.5" .
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/17
Honestly, Dan could look identical to Bill on SNL. Wouldn't rule out 186cm for him either. Both were slightly shorter than Harold Ramis and John Candy
Richardspain said on 28/Aug/17
I was watching Ghostbuster movie yesterday night. And depending on angle camera Murray seems a bit taller than Aykroyd but in others angles they looked similar. Who is clearly more taller than Aykroyd and Murray is Harold Ramis.
So Aykroyd's height was very close than Murray's height. Aykroyd has a bad posture if you walking with bad posture you seems shorter than other people similar you.
I see to Aykroyd in 185-186 zone
Murray was a strong 186 cm 187 in peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jul/17
I think Ramis could have been 188-189cm zone. Makes sense with Murray 186-187cm and Aykroyd 185-186cm.
RichardSpain said on 27/Jun/17
Bill Murray 187 cm in peak 185 cm nowadays.
Dan Aykroyd 185cm in peak 183 cm nowadays.
Harold Ramis 188cm
Ernie Hudson 183cm
The Ghostbusters team could be a basketball team
Sonny Black said on 6/May/17
In the movie "Into the Night" he stars alongside Jeff Goldblum, who've I've met and know to be 6'3 and some change, and he looks 5'11 next to Goldblum. Among other movies I've seen him in I think his peak is 6'0 and his current is 5'11.
Richardspain said on 30/Apr/17
He was shorter than Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. But excellent actor too.
Bill 185cm today.. 187cm peak
Dan 183cm today.. 185cm peak
Also Dan Akroyd has a short role in the Spielberg's movie Indiana Jones and the temple of doom.
He was "Weaber" the Indy's assistant.He
Seems a bit taller than Harrison.
You can see this after scene in obi wan's Club. Dan Akroyd is wait at the airport.
RichardSpain said on 4/Apr/17
In my opinion,
peak; 185cm (with good hair)
mister_lennon said on 25/Mar/17
berta said on 24/Mar/17
i think dan was 0,5-1 cm shorter than bill murray a pretty legit 6 foot 1 guy and murray was probably just over 186
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/17
I could see an argument for 186cm peak. Him and Murray could pass for 6ft2 at times because they both had great posture. Aykroyd's gotten heavy over the years which may have affected his height
SonnyboySlim said on 22/Mar/17
I've met Ackroyd quite a few times. In the 80s and 90s, I'd guess closer to 6'2" but now, just over 6'.
Aza said on 21/Jan/17
Great listing Rob! His Lionel Joseph scene with Nwenge Omboko still is so funny in Trading Places...classic!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/16
He's put on considerable weight and it might've affected height loss compared to Murray whose stayed in reasonably good shape
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/16
@charlie: that is stupid statement
charlie said on 4/Jul/16
A very big man but not as tall as 6 ft. I as he stated in a 2013 video with Sway.Many actors misdiagnose their height and every male actor adds 1 to 2 inches of height to their true height.I am going to put him at 5 ft 10 which is still pretty tall for a man.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, also appeared in Driving Miss Diasy, Neighbours and Coneheads
said on 23/May/16
He actually looks a bit taller than Bill in these photos. I think 186cm peak is arguable for both guys...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/May/16
Similar range to Murray in Ghostbusters and could look close to John Candy in Trading Places. I think he was an honest 6ft1 guy.
said on 16/May/16
Rob, do you think he was a legit 6'1 guy at his peak? I only saw Trading Places with him and he really didn't strike me as a tall guy for some reason...
I have hard time to imagine him as tall as other 6'1 guys like Obama, Josh Holloway, Jim Caviezel but again i've seen only this movie of his... I remember he didn't look that much taller than 5'7 listed Jamie Lee Curtis in some scenes (and she didn't wear particularly big heels)...
to me he looked at worst 184-5 zone, he appeared taller than hanks I thought in dragnet, in ghostbusters maybe at times could look sub 6ft 1.
said on 15/May/16
Rob, what are the chances of this guy being 5ft11 today?
looking 5ft 11 at times yes...but I think he appears a guy whose posture just isn't as good as it used to be, so I doubt he'd really measure that low.
said on 5/Apr/16
Wait wasn't his name Akroyd instead of Aykroyd? Could have sworn thats the way i always saw him billed? What do you think mr Rob?
I can't remember, might just be visually at times it will look Akroyd, or the brain sees it as that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/16
I think B is fair also. A very honest 6ft1 guy in his prime. But A isnt entirely out of reach either. He could look 186cm at times, like Murray
said on 25/Mar/16
Rob, which one at peak?
stick with about B
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/16
Can still look 6ft0½ range now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jan/16
Yeah he's a hefty dude but he has good posture and is most likely still a solid 6fter today. Back in the 80's he was quite slim and could give a 6ft2 impression at times. Definitely not under 6ft1 at peak and possibly was a fraction over like Murray. I think I heard him claim 6ft2 elsewhere.
said on 7/Jan/16
Rob, is it more possible he's still a little over 6ft today or that he might be even dipping slightly under it?
he's a burly guy so maybe at times can look 182 range, but measure him and I think 6ft range today yes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/16
Weird...he actually looked close to 6ft2 next to Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates.
Similar range to Murray in his prime I think (6ft1-1½)
said on 4/Nov/15
Rob, it looks like the general consensus from 2005-07 points to Aykroyd being 6ft2 and I think Murray was getting repeated 6ft4-5 estimates!
I went on to Tom Hanks page and everyone is hell bent on him being 6ft1-2 also!
I think aykroyd himself saying 6ft 1 was useful to find.
said on 2/Nov/15
Those old posts are quite something, Rob
it's useful to see some opinions from 9-10 years ago...
said on 1/Nov/15
Rob is dan forehead little larger then normal
wouldn't say it was very long, but a bit more than average yes, for his height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Oct/15
Bare minimum 6ft1 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/15
Murray edged out Aykroyd but I think he was closer to 6ft2
KH said on 6/Aug/15
Aykroyd was very close to 6'2 in his ghostbuster days. Watched Ghosterbusters 2 the other day he was clearly taller then Bill Murray. Probably has lost an inch due to age and surgery.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
184cm isn't impossible now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/15
Rob, are you sure he's as low as 6ft flat today?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Feb/15
"Peak height was 6ft 1¼(186cm)"
Might be dipping under 6ft1 today though
sd2002 said on 17/Feb/15
Might want to downgrade him. Just saw a recent pic of him with Howard Stern: he's up to his chin! How tall is Howard again?
Danimal said on 17/Feb/15
Rob, Dan's lost some serious height. He was on the SNL 40th Anniversary special on Sunday night and he did a Blues Brothers dance with Jim Belushi who was 5'11" at his peak and Jim was taller than Dan on Sunday.
A6'1Guy said on 23/Jan/15
Kind of funny how the cast for the Ghostbusters (The team itself) were of such similar heights, not counting Rick Moranis of course (If you could count him as being part of the team).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/14
Like Murray, he was a guy who held good posture and could regularly pass for 6ft2.
mike said on 11/Nov/14
Aykroyd: 185-186 cm
Murray: 186-187 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
Anything less than 6ft1 for an 80s Dan Aykroyd is out of the question
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/14
6ft1-6ft2 beside Tom Hanks in Dragnet...
177cmGuy said on 4/Oct/14
He was legit 6'1 back in his younger days today I think he's just flat 6'0
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Oct/14
6ft0½-6ft0¾ range today
Sarah said on 7/Apr/14
Why does he look only 2-3 in taller than weak 5'8" Downey on "Chaplin"? Lifts?
Bud said on 22/Mar/14
I've hung out with Dan Akroyd and used to hand out with John Candy back in the Toronto days and both guys were bigger than average thats for sure. Dan is easily 6,1" and Candy was id say a bit taller around 6' 2". Never met Murry but I did know Chevy when I lived in LA and he was tallest of that group around 6'4".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
He could be down to 6ft0.5-6ft0.75 range.
No way 5ft11.5, though
Dom said on 28/Feb/14
Yeah Aykroyd looks a bit shorter than Murray in Ghostbuesters, I would say lik 184 if Murray is 186.
said on 23/Dec/13
Rob, is there a chance he may have been a fraction over 6ft1 in the 80s?
Didn't look much shorter than John Candy or Morgan Freeman
an honest 6ft 1 I think is fine for him
said on 12/Dec/13
Could he be a little less than this today, Rob?
He's 61 and I got the impression from that interview that he may have had neck surgery...
he could certainly have dropped half inch
said on 11/Dec/13Click Here
Rob, at 4:27 Aykroyd says he's 6ft1. You may want to add that quote?
good spot Rampage...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 1.5in (187cm)"
Wasn't much shorter than 6ft2-6ft3 range men, like John Cusack, Harold Ramis, John Candy and Morgan Freeman.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Oct/13
Aykroyd looked barely shorter than Freeman.
Arch Stsnton said on 3/Oct/13
6'2.5" peak Morgan Freeman looks two inches taller in Driving Miss Daisy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/13
Rob, who do you think was taller at their peak, Aykroyd or Murray?
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
Hang on, I thought he was shorter than Bill Murray in Ghostbusters?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/13
Lol, Aykroyd looks about 5ft11 in that pic.
But, Viper is that Charles Johnson guy actually listed 6ft2 or is that just your estimate?
James Crowley Maximus Meridius
said on 10/Sep/13
Rob he is 61 and still hasn't lost any height how is that possible men by his age would have lost height even at 55 56 57 58 59 and 60 he didn't lose any height do you think he start too lose height soon he might go down too 6ft 0in maybe even 5ft 11in maybe even in like 4 years time he start too lose height like an inch or two.
he could have lost a little by now, I've not looked at him for a few years
said on 23/Aug/13
6'2 Charles Johnson with Aykroyd. Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
Both Murray and Aykroyd are/were 186-187cm
jtm said on 30/Jun/13
same height as bill murray. 6'1 is accurate.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/13
Peak height was 6"1.25"(186cm). In Dragnet he's 1-1.5in taller than 6"0" Tom Hanks.
Might be 184-185cm range now though.
James said on 25/Dec/12
Looked at 5'11 at times in trading places
Brad said on 24/Nov/12
Not too sure about footwear, but in Ghostbusters looked the same height as 186-187cm Bill Murray
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/12
Well if Freeman was 6ft2.5(189cm) in Driving Miss Diasy then Aykroyd was 187-188cm in comparison.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Sep/12
I think 6ft1.5(187cm) is possible or at the very least 186cm. He was easily around Murray's height and stacked up well next to legit 6ft2 guys like John Candy, Harold Ramis and Morgan Freeman. He towered over Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Still around 6ft1 today
hgyg said on 28/Jul/12
In The Great Outdoors he looks virtually the same height as John Candy, who is listed as being 6'2". At the most he looked 0.5 in shorter, Candy was a strong 6'2" so I think at his peak Aykroyd was around 6'1.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/12
Peak 187cm, Today 185cm
He turned 60 recently, so there's a strong chance
he's lost a wee bit
jasperwazup said on 5/Jun/12
In My Girl the actor Richard Masur who plays his older brother looks an inch taller than aykroyd. Masur is a legit 6'1'' i'm pretty sure or was. Aykroyd was 6'-6'.5'' nowadays a little under 6'.
said on 27/Jan/12
Please Rob, tell me why would a 6ft1 guy wear lifts? Everyone is in sneakers, but Aykroyd is the only one who wears high heal shoes.
Here is some pics with Chevy Chase in Spies Like Us:
In this movie they have the same footwear and onestly the diffrence between them is significant, i guess somewhere between 9-10-11 cm. Thats why i belive that Aykroyd was no more then 6ft in his youth.
And some another shots with Chevy Chase:
CoryCoco said on 8/Dec/11
I had met him at an LCBO in Ontario. He was in dress shoes and looked at least 2 inches taller than me. I had notice him cause his height but recognized his two colour eyes - he'd stood to each of my sizes to pick out wine. I think he's 6'2".
Joel said on 12/Nov/11
i met him in 1989. I was with my father. I'm six feet and my dad is 6'1.5/1.87 m. He looks very close to me and a around 1,2 in shorter than my dad, so i think he could be 6-6.05 max on a good day...I don't know how tall is Aykroyd nowadays...
Joe said on 29/Oct/11
He's still at least 6'0.5.
Jeff/AUS said on 27/Oct/11
I think he was a string 6'0.5 ft/184 cm at his peak...nowadays he looks in the 5'11.25-5 ft/181-2 cm range to me...
Joe said on 21/Oct/11
I got to meet him today. He was in town signing autographs for his Crystal Head vodka. I got a picture with him, but unfortunately he took them all sitting down since he was signing autographs. When he first arrived though he was standing beside my friend at one point who is 5'11 and Aykroyd looked to have about an inch and a half on him, so I would estimate him at about 6'0.5 now. This was about 1pm so he may still even be 6'1 out of bed, but he was definitely that and maybe a little more in his prime.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/11
He'll be 60 next year, believe it or not so there is a good chance he's maybe dropped 0.5in.
I think in the 80s and 90s he was at least 6ft1 and likely a bit taller. In Ghostbusters he looked more or less the same as 186-187cm Bill Murray and in The Great Outdoors could look near in height to 188-189cm John Candy.
Peak height 6ft1.25(186cm)
Current height 6ft0.5(184cm)
Hansen said on 24/Aug/11
murray always look 1/2in shorter than 6ft1 Dan Aykroyd in ghostbusters. murray 184 and Aykroyd 185.
mcfan said on 28/Jul/11
Aykroyd and Murray were 6'2...in their shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/11
He does look near 6ft2 in Ghostbusters...
said on 15/Jul/11
Since he's aging and overweight, he might be more of a 6' guy right now, but he definitely was at least 6'1.5 in Ghostbusters I, he could look a hair taller than Murray back then, even tho he was already fat. I'd call him 6'2 peak, don't you agree, Rob?
I don't know 6ft 2 peak, maybe with hair sticking up he could look that.
elRey said on 6/Jul/11
he consistently looked at least half an inch -maybe the same height but never less- over murray; I expected 6'2" for Dan
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/11
187cm out of bed, Rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
Those are just characters...
said on 28/May/11Click Here
Well, that anwers that, I guess.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/11
6ft0.5 range now...
Bon_ said on 25/May/11
Weak 6'1 at peak, now maybe heading towards 6'.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
Looks 6"0.5(184cm) beside 181-182cm James Belushi
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/11
Rob at peak was he perhaps between 6"1 and 6"2?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/11
Nothing below 6"1 in his prime...looked only 1-2cm shorter than 6"2/6"3 Morgan Freeman
Bon_ said on 14/Apr/11
6'0.75 - 6'1 at peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/11
He looks 184cm or 6ft0.5 range today....but may have been a strong 6ft1(186cm) at peak
den said on 2/Feb/11
i'm watching according to Jim and Dan is a guest star they about the same height but dan is fatter!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jan/11
The guy is 58 and in terrible shape nowadays so it's likely he lost some height
mcfan said on 23/Dec/10
The photo from Jacob Dec '09 below where he claims Murray is wearing regular shoes and Aykroyd boots is incorrect. Murray has his pants legs over his boots and Aykroyd's tucked in. Also, Aykroyd has his head tilted downward so it is obvious that they are almost the exact same height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
He's the same height as Bill Murray
Both are 186cm...
James said on 8/Dec/10
Never would have belived he was this tall in trading places becasue he looked 5'11 or 5'11 1/2 at times in that film. if anything he looked shorter with Eddie Murphy than Nic Nolte did.
maybe he is a short looking 6'1 or does not stand with good posture?
Mark said on 7/Jul/09
I met Dan in Ottawa on Canada Day about two-three years ago. I'm 6'1 and a half and he was slightly taller than me.
Hugh 190cm said on 29/Jun/09
Okay I take that back. 6ft1ish in the 80's like 185-186cm and around 6ft0.5 nowadays? 6ft1 max.
Hugh 190cm said on 22/Jun/09
I doubt very much that Aykroyd is 5ft11.5! 6ft1.25.
Ron said on 22/Jun/09
met him today at the Wally High Poker Run, im 5'11 1/2 he is around my height, maybe a half inch taller in good posture. Im 21, hes probably close too 50.
mcfan said on 11/Jun/09
Dan Aykroyd was at least 3.5 inches taller than Eddie Murphy in Trading Places. I would believe that if Eddie Murphy was 5'7.5.
Hugh 190cm said on 18/May/09
5ft11? not a chance 6ft1 at least and maybe 186-187cm range.
James said on 16/May/09
How come he only looked 5'11 in Trading Places?
Anonymous said on 6/May/09
Yeah 186cm and John Candy was a little over 6ft2. 188cm-189cm.
Hugh 190cm said on 1/May/09
Hackman was slouching in that pic. With good posture I'd say he's at least half an inch taller than Dan. I'd say Dan is 186cm and Hackman is 188cm.
Hugh 190cm said on 6/Apr/09
Hackman still looks every bit of 6ft2 to me.
mcfan said on 4/Apr/09
Gene was slightly taller than Aykroyd in the movie, but I think Gene wasn't quite 6'2 anymore...more like 6'1.5.
Hugh 190cm said on 2/Apr/09
I see 6ft2 with Hackman.
said on 25/Mar/09Click Here
(Dan Aykroyd 37 y/o & Gene Hackman 59 y/o)
Hugh 190cm said on 25/Mar/09
Mr. Conan since when is half an inch towering?
TELLEM said on 25/Mar/09
aykroyd looked an inch taller than 6'0 tom hanks in dragnet...6'1 is spot on
Hugh2 said on 20/Mar/09
Well there's a fair chance that Hackman was a little over 6ft2 in 1990. Which would make Aykroyd 6ft2ish.
Mr. Conan said on 14/Mar/09
I saw him in a 1990 film called Loose Cannons with Gene Hackman. Standing next to the 6'2 Hackman, he towers over Aykroyd by half an inch. Is it possible he's 6'1 1/2?
\-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-// said on 23/Feb/09
\\-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 20/Feb/09
I'd say 186cm. He looks slightly taller than Bill Murray.
mcfan said on 4/Feb/09
No way is Aykroyd 6'2. He was only 6'1 at his peak and so was Bill Murray. The difference is Bill Murray has great posture and Dan slumps a lot. If you're to believe Dan is 6'2, that would make Steve Martin over 6ft. John Candy was 6'2, although he could look shorter due to his hunched back.
Hugh said on 12/Nov/08
But the big question is if he actually IS 6ft2.
Hugh said on 8/Nov/08
I wouldn't give this guy the full 6ft2.
Hugh said on 18/Sep/08
Hugh said on 18/Sep/08
I think Dan is 186-187cm.
Hugh said on 4/Sep/08
Frank2, Hanks is legit 6ft no less. Aykroyd is 6ft1 minimum.
said on 30/Aug/08
Nope. Nope. Nope. Wrong. Dan is about half an inch over 6'. He was obviously shorter than 6'2" Harold Ramis in GHOSTBUSTERS. And looked nearly the same height as Bill Murray who like Aykroyd is slightly over 6'.Click HereClick Here
Dan was about an inch taller than 5'11.5" Tom Hanks in DRAGNET.Click Here
Have you seen Aykroyd these days? He seems to be doing an Orson Welles impression.
Hugh said on 28/Aug/08
Definately not a solid 6ft2. Near enough. I'd give him 186cm.
MHouillon said on 19/Aug/08
Yes. Aykroyd is a bit taller than 185cm. In "The Temple of Doom" Airport-Scene (Lao Che), he is clearly taller than a 183cm-184cm Harrison Ford AT THIS TIME (1980's). Not quite 6'2 (188cm), but a 186cm-187cm.
mcfan said on 19/Jun/08
John Candy was taller than Aykroyd in the Great Outdoors. Looks like a good inch taller. I own the movie. Both actors have bad posture.
Scott b said on 10/May/08
He looked the same height as John Candy in The Great Out Doors. Aykroyd looks to be 6'2.
Jimmy said on 26/Apr/08
Hey anonymous its Bill Murray not Murphy dumbass
anonymous said on 7/Mar/08
dmeyers right rob. he does look 6`2 in both of those shots. However, he was the same height as 6`1 bill murphy in both ghostbusters films.
dmeyer said on 31/Jan/08
looks a bit over 6'1 in both pics maybe you should list him 6'1.5
Lebensdorf said on 31/Jan/08
Hey, Rob, I think Dan is a 6-1.25 man. He looked a smudge taller than pin-straight Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. Were they on SNL at the same time? I don't know, but they're worth comparing when they're together. I'd say 6-1.25 to be sure, especially considering these pictures with Glenn, in which he looks to be almost 6-2.
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
looks 6'2 in both pics
6'1'' George said on 20/Sep/07
I saw Dan Aykroyd in midtown Manhattan yesterday. It's funny, I recognized him immediately, even though he was wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap. He has a distinctive face. I felt he was about my height.
Alex said on 5/Aug/07
He always gave me the impression of a pretty tall guy. I thought he was more than 6'1 actually. At least 6'3.
Chris said on 4/Aug/07
Anyone got an idea for Dan's wife Donna Dixon? Looks about 5'8" to me, but gets listed at 5'9".
Franco said on 30/Apr/07
nice "invisible" guitar GLENN :D lol
hmm DAN is definetely 6'1 , maybe even 6'1.5
Brad said on 20/Mar/07
Looked 6' 2" onstage at House Of Blues in Vegas. Big guy. His wife is really tall in heels.
The Horse of FUNK said on 3/Mar/07
Why are you so easily offended and insecure, footballed28?
footballed28 said on 2/Mar/07
NNucci...since when is 6'1 is well over 6'? you are clueless....
The Horse of FUNK said on 2/Mar/07
Probably more like 6'1.25" or 6'1.5". I think a solid 186cm is most likely the truth.
Roma1983 said on 2/Mar/07
6'1, neither more, nor less
Del Mar said on 2/Mar/07
In the upper pic seem 6-3, and 6-2 in the other one
AAAA said on 2/Mar/07
yeah at least 6'1 maybe 6'1.5
Viper said on 2/Mar/07
Looks a solid 6-1 in both pictures.
Troy said on 27/Feb/07
Over 6 feet for sure. I say 6'2''
NNucci said on 10/Dec/06
I know Dan. HE's well over 6 feet. . .so 6'1" seems accurate. Donna (his wife) is around 5'9". He's a sweet guy.
Anthony said on 28/Sep/06
Aykroyd's an easy 6'1 IMO. Him and Murray seemed to be eye to eye in "Ghostbusters". I could believe him being taller, though. He looks 6'2 with Glenn.
Danimal said on 5/Aug/06
He was shorter than 6'3" John Candy. Dan is probably just shy of 6'2".
thelasttiger said on 3/Jun/06
Gonzalo said on 1/Jun/06
He was shorter than Jeff Goldblum in Into the night, at least three inches. But you know, Jeff Goldblum towers over everybody
dmeyer said on 31/May/06
if aykroyd is 6'1" then hanks is less than 6'1" also i dont thin he was mush taller than 6'1" at peak since h has only lie 3" on murphy mybe 6'1.5" at peak
Gerry said on 20/May/06
if he is so tall - how tall is Donna Dixon then, who seems awfully close to him in height?
mcfan said on 1/May/06
In the video for "Spies Like Us" he is about three inches shorter than Chase and about three inches taller than McCartney, so 6'1 would be pretty darn accurate.
Glenn said on 24/Apr/06
Which cover? the special edition?
Limo said on 23/Apr/06
On the cover of )The Blues Brothers it says 6'1 lol
Glenn said on 5/Apr/06
Yeah,I dont know why he comes up as 6-1,when he can look taller.
yoto said on 27/Feb/06
he really is 6'2''.Rob this man is really tall a saw him.
bob said on 2/Feb/06
Ayckroyd is 6'1" in inch shoes and 6' no shoes. Just get Spies like us, he's a good 3 inches shorter than 6'4" chevy chase.
Jason said on 28/Jan/06
Dan Aykroyd's at least 6'1''. I think Bill Murray appeared taller in Ghostbusters because he wore big shoes in that film to make him appear taller than he is against the towering Sigourney Weaver.
Anonymous said on 27/Jan/06
In Ghostbusters he looked shorter than Bill Murray who is also 6`1"
J.J.F said on 21/Jan/06
Yeah I'm with glenn on this one - looks closer to 6'2"
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
yes,he can look 6-3 even now!
175cm16andgrowing said on 15/Jan/06
He looks 6'1'' in height and width... :D. Sorry, since when is Aykroyd that heavy?
But yes, 6'1'' seems about right... exactly right. You know this film with those heads? I mean those plastic heads, those aliens... Aykroyd could look 6'3'' then.
dmeyer said on 13/Jan/06
he looks way taller than adam sandler in 50 first date so he can look 6'2
Glenn said on 13/Jan/06
he can look 6-2.
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
From showbiz newsgroup: "I've seen him in RL at a local restaurant. It's striking how big his nose it, how beady his little eyes are and how chunk-o-rama he is. He's also quite tall: over 6'"
mcfan said on 18/Jul/05
In "Dragnet" he was clearly taller than Tom Hanks when he stood up straight, so if Hanks was 6ft then he must have been 6'1. Him and Bill Murray were extremely close in height on SNL.