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John Belushi (1949–1982)


The son of an Albanian immigrant restaurant owner, Adam Belushi, and his vivacious wife, Agnes, who was also of Albanian descent, John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six. Though a young hellion in grade school, John became the perfect all-American boy ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Movie)
Zhelezna Postruk
 1981 Continental Divide
Ernie Souchak
 1975-1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Samurai Futaba / Himself / ...
- Buck Henry/Bette Midler (1979) ... Various
- Maureen Stapleton/Linda Ronstadt/Phoebe Snow (1979) ... Caller / Roach / Himself / ...
- Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979) ... Various
- Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman (1979) ... Various
- Margot Kidder/The Chieftains (1979) ... Various
 1979 Old Boyfriends
Eric Katz
 1978 All You Need Is Cash (TV Movie)
Ron Decline, The most feared promoter in the world
 1977 The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Movie)
Slave Driver / Bartender
 1976 The Beach Boys: It's OK (TV Movie)
Cop #2
 1975 Shame of the Jungle
Craig Baker (English version, voice)
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Other Works:

His final filmed performance was a comedic death scene for the comedy series Police Squad! (1982). When he died soon after filming it, the producers chose not to air the sequence out of respect. Before "Police Squad!" was released on DVD, a search was made for that footage so it could be put on the DVD as an extra, but it could... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jake | Kevin Scott

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Some comedians love their characters. I don't fall in love with mine. In fact, I get tired of them very fast. You have to be willing to throw it all away. See more »

Trivia:

The epitaph on Belushi's tombstone (on Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts) read, "He made us laugh, and now he can make us think." John's grave drew so many curious viewers that his casket had to be moved and reburied in an unmarked corner of the cemetery... after which Belushi's fans posted a new epitaph for him which has since become famous: "He could have given us a lot more ... See more »

Trademark:

On Saturday Night Live, he often did a running act on the Weekend Update section where he would give an editorial speech that starts calmly, but increases in emotional intensity until the end he is screaming and flailing around like a maniac. See more »

Nickname:

America's Guest

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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