Yes, Peter Ackroyd and Dan Aykroyd are related. They are siblings. Peter Aykroyd is the younger brother of Dan Aykroyd.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on November 19, 1955, the younger Peter Aykroyd followed in his brother’s footsteps into Toronto’s legendary Second City comedy troupe, and then into the cast of “SNL.” During the 1979-1980 season of the show, Aykroyd worked as a writer and performer.
Peter Aykroyd co-wrote “Nothing But Trouble,” a 1991 film directed by his brother Dan and starring Demi Moore, Chevy Chase, and John Candy, with his brother.
He also starred in the films “Gas” (1981), “The Funny Farm” (1983), “Doctor Detroit” (1983), “Dragnet” (1987), “Coneheads” (1993), and “Kids of the Round Table” (1993), and developed the Canadian series “PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal” (1996-2000). (1995).
In real life, Peter and Dan were fourth-generation paranormal researchers. Dan Aykroyd co-wrote and acted in the “Ghostbusters” franchise.
Their father, Peter Sr., was the author of the 2009 book “A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters,” which he died last year at the age of 98.