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Peter Aykroyd (1955-2021) RIP

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:37 am    Post subject: Peter Aykroyd (1955-2021) RIP Reply with quote

Younger brother of Dan Aykroyd, actor-writer Peter Aykroyd, who played Mirschtia in Canadian TNA episode Emily, passed away.



https://deadline.com/2021/11/peter-aykroyd-dead-saturday-night-live-pays-tribute-to-former-cast-member-writer-1234878310/

Peter Aykroyd, the Emmy-nominated former Saturday Night Live cast member and writer, has died. The NBC sketch show paid tribute to SNL alum following Simu Liuís eventful hosting debut.

Saturday Night Live revealed the actor-writerís death with a 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 of SNL original Dan Aykroyd.

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. That same year he starred as Joe in Tom Schillerís short film Java Junkie.

During his yearlong tenure at Saturday Night Live, Aykroyd received an Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Emmy nom for SNL, shared with several other writers.

He created the Canadian series PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and co-wrote the 1991 film Nothing but Trouble with his brother. His additional acting roles throughout the í90s included Nothing but Trouble, Coneheads, The Blues Brothers Animated Series and Justice.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Peter Aykroyd (1955-2021) RIP Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Younger brother of Dan Aykroyd, actor-writer Peter Aykroyd, who played Mirschtia in Canadian TNA episode Emily, passed away.



https://deadline.com/2021/11/peter-aykroyd-dead-saturday-night-live-pays-tribute-to-former-cast-member-writer-1234878310/

Peter Aykroyd, the Emmy-nominated former Saturday Night Live cast member and writer, has died. The NBC sketch show paid tribute to SNL alum following Simu Liuís eventful hosting debut.

Saturday Night Live revealed the actor-writerís death with a 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 of SNL original Dan Aykroyd.

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. That same year he starred as Joe in Tom Schillerís short film Java Junkie.

During his yearlong tenure at Saturday Night Live, Aykroyd received an Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Emmy nom for SNL, shared with several other writers.

He created the Canadian series PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and
co-wrote the 1991 film Nothing but Trouble with his brother. His additional acting roles throughout the í90s included Nothing but Trouble, Coneheads, The Blues Brothers Animated Series and Justice.





so very sorry to hear about this..talented guy..RIP, sir..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this. A talented fellow from a talented family. Emily is one of my favourite episodes, my daughter is named after it.
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Frankymole wrote:
Sorry to hear this. A talented fellow from a talented family. Emily is one of my favourite episodes, my daughter is named after it.


don't think he ever really got the kudos he deserved, being in his brother Dan's shadows..he was just as talented..on another level...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes and especially being a writer. They seldom get recognition, maybe only from the cognoscenti who bother to look into the craft of creating a series.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
. Emily is one of my favourite episodes.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Yes and especially being a writer. They seldom get recognition, maybe only from the cognoscenti who bother to look into the craft of creating a series.



exactly...and w/0 their input, there is no scripts, no series...and the actors are now unemployed....unless they are doing theatre, etc
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
. Emily is one of my favourite episodes.
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C'mon. It was a lot better than most new TV that was on in 1977. Even Dr Who!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Frankymole wrote:
Yes and especially being a writer. They seldom get recognition, maybe only from the cognoscenti who bother to look into the craft of creating a series.



exactly...and w/0 their input, there is no scripts, no series...and the actors are now unemployed....unless they are doing theatre, etc
And even then, the best theatre directors/producers of older writers' work are often skilled at writing their own plays. Some of the best actors are, too. They have a feel for the material as they can analyse it and know where the writers are "coming from".
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