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John Belushi (1949–1982)


John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was six. Though a young hellion in grade school, John ... See full bio »

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

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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 / ...
- 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:

Appears on National Lampoon's "Missing White House Tapes" LP released by Banana Records (a leisure service of National Lampoon) in 1973\74. 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:

Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock 'n' roll and staying out of the army. See more »

Trivia:

His good friend Dan Aykroyd used to refer to the green ghost Slimer from Ghostbusters (1984) as "the ghost of John Belushi", based on the similar party animal personality. See more »

Trademark:

Often known for his expressive eyes and the solitary raised eyebrow See more »

Nickname:

America's Guest

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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