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John Landis began his career in the mail room of 20th Century-Fox. A high-school dropout, 18-year-old Landis made his way to Yugoslavia to work as a production assistant on Kelly's Heroes (1970). Remaining in Europe, Landis found work as an actor, extra and stuntman in many of the Spanish/Italian "spaghetti" westerns. Returning to the US, he made ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Blues Brothers
(1980)
Twilight Zone: The Movie
(1983)
Blues Brothers 2000
(1998)

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 2008 Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 The Kronenberg Chronicles (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 The Lost World (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1999 The Lost World (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Honey, It's No Fun Being an Illegal Alien (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Honey, Meet the Barbarians (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Honey, I'm Streakin' (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1996 The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990-1996 Dream On (TV Series) (executive producer - 119 episodes)
- Finale with a Vengeance (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Finale - Part One (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Tenants, Anyone? (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Cupid Is as Cupid Does (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Hey Diddle Diddle (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Campus Cops (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Muskrat Ramble (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1995 Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Sliders (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
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- The King Is Back (1995) ... (executive producer)
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- Eggheads (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Summer of Love (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Weird Science (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Fuzzbucket (1986) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Nonfiction book (ed.): "Best American Movie Writing 2001". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Landie | Landis

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I always loved those 1960s films and the things Richard Lester had done with The Beatles, and I conceived An American Werewolf in London (1981) with that spirit in mind. London was horror central, of course, home of Jack the Ripper, Jekyll and Hyde, so I wanted all that Victorian Gothic, but I also wanted to show the real London of 1981. See more »

Trivia:

He has made commercials for DirecTV, Taco Bell, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kellogg's, and Disney. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts other directors and filmmakers in small roles See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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